Thursday, December 5, 2013

Son's Bedroom Closet Makeover



This one is a long post. 

My Son's room is the smallest bedroom of all the 4 bed rooms, so his closet is also small comparatively. We had kept two bookshelves in the closet as a temporary arrangement (which lasted for good two years)  along with the builder provided one long shelf with the rod. His closet was bursting with his clothes, toys and books. Like any tween, he started using ‘No space’ as the excuse for an un-kept room. 


we started looking at the various closet making companies, didn’t want to try Ikea as closet needed to be really strong to endure the teenager’s (then 11 yr olds) (mis) handling. Quotes we got were much higher than we expected, so we decided to take matters in our own hands (literally). 

Here is how it looked before ( couldn't find the one original ) and after :)
My son’s (ok, ok….my) requirements :) for the closets were
  • Lots of Hanger Space
  • Lots of shelves to store the out grown clothes (to be donated) and board games
  • Easily accessible books
  • Drawers to hide all his paperwork 
  • Drawer for the dirty laundry (bottom drawer which is big has removable laundry bag)

While Hubby dear worked on the specifications for the closet to make use of every inch, I started to take down the single shelf provided by the builder (this was reused in the same closet, you will find the details below) and the baseboard in the closet. 

Here is how it looked during the process. I like the white background so decided to not to paint ;) lol...read it as..I was soo excited with closet building that I even forgot to paint behind :) ( I know… I know… I am little crazy, little weirdo)  


 
With angled top shelf (middle one in the above pic), we could increase the height of the closet and also put the big items on the top shelf easily. The builder provided shelf  was reused as the top shelf. Third one in above picture is before we built the drawers. 

I wanted to buy the dresser and put it in that space but he wanted to build it. This was little tedious task as the bottom of the drawer should be strong enough to hold the weight of things inside.  Also requires lots of patience.

Here is another After picture.



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53 comments :

  1. Very nice Bharati. we should also start working on shelves....hopefully soon!!

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  2. Bharati, The closet turned out so good and looks like did by Professionals. Isn’t it amazing how simple changes can really update a room?

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  4. It is really amazing something which I have never came across . I have lot of things in my bedroom but the only thing that bother me is closets, It just because of me and my partners different sense of choices. I would be glad if you could share it for us.

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    1. Hi Bethany,
      Thanks for the feedback. Are you looking for the measurements. Please let me know, I would be happy to share that.
      Thanks

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  5. So awesome!! I bet you just love it! It looks amazing, great job! I know how much work that is, as I am doing my master bedroom closet right now, I can't wait to be done like you! Thanks so much for linking up to the wowza weekend link party! Hugs!

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    1. Thank u, Mindi. Cant wait to see your closet reveal. Thank you so much for hosting the party. Have a blessed day

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  6. Hi - Great design work! What type of panels / boards did you use? And are the shelves supported with shelf pins...or if not, how are they put up?

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    1. Thank u soo much. We used laminated plywood. Top and bottom shelves are attached with long screws and the middle ones re supported with shelf pins.

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  7. This is a really nicely organized closet! I love all the wonderful shelves that you built.

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  8. I need to get my closets organized! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2014/01/amaze-me-monday-40.html

    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thanks for the hosting the party Cindy!! Have a blessed day!

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  9. You guys did an amazing job!! I bet your son is so happy to have all that extra storage....or not lol... (no more excuses for a messy room)

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    1. Thank u Feral. He loves all the storage but gets innovative with the excuses for mess room..lol...

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  10. I WISH my closet looked that nice! LOL Great job!!

    http://www.artworkbyjm.com

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  11. It looks great! You will love this and everything will stay so much more organized! We put built in's in my closet back in May and I can't believe how clean I keep it now. Enjoy!

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  12. Thank you for linking up to the Hit Me With Your Best Shot Link Party Last week. Hope to see you and your Awesome ideas tonight at 7 EST!

    ~Ariean http://onekriegerchick.com/

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  13. Nice work- need to do something like this for our daughter! She also has book shelves in her closet :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

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  14. Wow! I need this in my closet! Great job.

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  15. Thank you for linking to Whimsy Wednesday last week! I featured your closet makeover in my featured project post!
    You can see it here http://www.ohmy-creative.com/home/10-diy-made-wood-home-projects/

    The party is open this week...stop by and link up!

    Have a great week!
    Susan

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    1. Thank u for featuring my work Susan! have a awesome week!
      Hugs
      Bharati

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  16. I love how this turned out! It's so organized and there's room for everything. I'm sure you and your son are really happy with this!

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    1. Thank u for stopping by Lisa. We love this closet too.

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  17. This looks wonderful! So delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  18. I love the shelves--so easy to keep things organized! Great project Bharati! xo Thanks for linking to Twirl and Take a Bow~

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    1. Thank you Robin. Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Looks great! you really have made great use of a small space.
    Thanks for sharing @ MamasBlogCentral.com :) Have a great weekend!!

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  20. It looks fantastic, what an amazing transformation!

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  21. That turned out so good! Great space when you organized it well! Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty this week! Tell a friend, and we hope to see you both next week! Happy Saturday :)

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    1. Thank you, Kristen. Thank you for hosting, love to party with you :)

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  22. Wow, you didn't waste an inch of available space! Awesome:)

    Thanks for linking up this week.
    xx
    Mila (Idea Box)

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    1. Thank u, Mila. Have a wonderful week ahead

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  23. That is an awesome job! Can he come to my house next?

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Trish. Happy Friday

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  25. Wow Bharati!!! What a transformation! It looks awesome. So glad I found you on Inspiration Monday! Following:-)

    Katie
    funhomethings.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Katie. Have a wonderful week ahead

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