Thursday, April 17, 2014

Walk-in (Master) Closet Makeover (Part One - Planning)

This is the biggest DIY project I and hubby have worked on so-far and its the one we are very proud of. In this post I would like to walk you thru the layout and design plan

We had builder grade master walk-in closet. All that it had was one shelf which ran across and the dowel underneath to hold the hangers. It was ready to burst with the cloths in big suitcases on one side on the floor, loads and loads of boxes on the shelf. All Our Indian ethnic dresses in the suitcase made getting ready for parties literally a nightmare. After working on my sons closet, we were pretty certain that we can handle walk-in closet makeover too. 

Since the walk-in closet has three sides, I will be revealing the makeover in a series of 3 posts. sorry these posts will be picture heavy :)

We ripped out one side at a time as we were still using closet during the makeover and handled just that part. It took us about 6-8 weekends to finish it. Master bathroom was used as the workshop.

Closet layout:-

Hubby was using side A and most of side B. I was using just side C as most of my cloths were stuffed in the suitcases. Before coming out with the design, we both came up with the wishlist.

My side:
-- Hanging Rod with the glass door for the Indian Ethnic wear (sarees)
-- Drawers for seasonal wear
-- Space for the hamper
-- Lots of shelves
-- space above the built-in for storing the boxes or the cabin bags.

His Side:
-- Hanging rod for the casuals
-- Hanging rod for formals
-- Hanging rod for the Indian Ethnic wear
-- Drawers for seasonal wear
-- Dropping zone for his wallet, watch and coins

Closet Plan :-

Hubby wanted to build drawers himself, but I wanted to finish off the project quickly. When he built the drawers for my sons closet, it took him lot of time, so we decieded to go with the Malm dressers from Ikea.

We used the hardwood plywood and got it cut to our measurements at homedepot.

Stay tuned for the next post and I will be back with the details of side A soon.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Wow this is going to be awesome!! Can't wait to see it finished! And thanks so much for your comment on my blog!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Mindi. I have posted his side of master closet reveal. i hope you do stop by to check it out. would love to hear your feedback

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  3. Bharati, I envy you for the size of your closet. Waiting to see the complete makeover.


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