Making a Customized Closet System

Kelly and Jennifer Foster love bettering their residence, however their closet has them stumped — what’s good for him isn’t essentially good for her. So, we’re making a customized closet system to maximise cupboard space in a pair’s divided closet.

The Tasks

Custom closet system consisting of shelves, rods and a cabinet
The cabinets on Jennifer’s facet of the closet create house for purses, sneakers and folded garments. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Construct new shelving

Step one in making a customized closet system is to take away the previous wire shelving. These builder-grade wire cabinets are widespread in newer properties, however they’re not very user-friendly. The slats are the precise measurement for hangers, nevertheless it’s unattainable to slip them to create extra space. 

After the cabinets are out, we patch the holes left behind and arrange Kelly to color the closet partitions and Jennifer to pre-paint the shelf boards we’ll be utilizing for the brand new storage techniques. 

And on the dividing wall, we set up wall hooks to hold necklaces on.(3 Echoes Content Studio)

The shelving unit on Jennifer’s facet of the closet is simply too giant to assemble outdoors, so we put it collectively contained in the closet. It consists of house for purses, folded garments, and cubbies for bins.

To create house for shoe storage, we take away the hanging towel cupboard and use it as a base for extra cabinets.

Custom closet system with cubby shelves and double horizontal rods to hang shirts
The double horizontal rods maximize the variety of shirts that may grasp within the closet. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

For Kelly’s facet of the closet, we set up double horizontal rods to get double the quantity of hanging house. 

For his shoe rack, we construct a smaller model of the shelf unit Chelsea constructed earlier. However due to its measurement, we are able to assemble this one solely within the storage.

Finished laundry chute/linen cabinet with cabinet door open inside a closet
This laundry chute/linen cupboard combo supplies house for storing towels. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Set up laundry chute

Each time Kelly and Jennifer stroll into their closet, their eyes are instantly drawn to their soiled garments hamper.

Since their laundry room is on the opposite facet of the wall on Kelly’s facet, we set up a laundry chute so the soiled garments can go straight to the place they should be. 

Hands using an oscillating saw to cut a hole in drywall
An oscillating noticed simply slices via drywall. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

By slicing a gap within the wall, we are able to create a laundry chute and a linen cupboard that may be accessed from each rooms.  

Linen cabinet/laundry chute inside a closet before a custom closet system is installed
Trim across the opening provides the chute a completed look. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

To complete the opening, we construct a field that precisely suits the house and provides trim on one facet so we are able to slip into place and add trim on the opposite facet.

Then, we add cabinets to inventory clear towels. This one opening serves as each a linen cupboard and laundry chute. 

For extra particulars on how one can construct this laundry shoot, watch the video in 2 Methods to Construct a Easy Laundry Chute.

We additionally:

  • Moved the prevailing cupboard to the ground
  • Eliminated the door

Today's Homeowner TV cohost Chelsea Lipford Wolf and Today's Homeowner TV host Danny Lipford pose with Kelly and Jennifer Foster.
Chelsea and Danny pose with Kelly and Jennifer Foster. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Put up-Manufacturing Ideas

Kelly and Jennifer have a spacious closet however there was little or no about it that was environment friendly or handy. The wire cabinets solely supplied the naked minimal to make the most of the house out there to not point out the truth that there was nothing “fairly” about them.

However now, the house feels even bigger because of a customized closet system that options shelving that organizes and shows the contents of the closet for each ease of use and visible enchantment. And the addition of all these horizontal surfaces hasn’t diminished the hanging house in any respect as a result of the double rods we put in have made up the distinction. 

Plus, the brand new laundry chute/linen cupboard combo is the definition of effectivity. 

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