Adding a Walk-In Closet to
Making home additions by adding a walk-in closet to
your home is a great idea to increase closet
storage space and provide more utility use of the
closet. Home construction contractors usually use
the minimum floor space for walk in closets. As a
result you are stuck with small closets with little
storage space. Modifying your closets to walk-in
closets is a relatively easy DIY task.
entails modifying the closet outside closet wall a
few inches and adding additional shelving or
hanging racks to the closet.
are preferred for bedrooms because they allow so
much more storage space and are very versatile in
their use. There are many home redesign contractors
that are skilled and knowledgeable in the design
and construction of closet modifications, but if
you are handy with basic construction tools you can
do the job yourself at a fraction of the cost a
contractor will charge for doing the work.
Here are some
tips to consider adding a walk-closet to your home:
That is all there is to it.
If you do this task yourself you saved a lot of
money and have the walk-in closet you want. All the
supplies can be purchased at you home improvement
center and if you need some advise they will be
more than happy to provide that too. Adding a
walk-in closet to your home will provide you with a
lot more closet space and the convenience of easy
access to it.
closet can be expanded into the room so that it
becomes a walk-in simply by reconstructing the
outside closet walls. The new closet walls can
be made to fit the space in a square or rounded
shape in any way that works with the existing
closet and room.
If you use
your imagination you will be surprised at the
spaces in your home that can become a walk-in
closet. This includes space underneath
staircases, attic space, or space that cuts
into an adjoining room as well.
yourself to just the one room when considering
a walk-in closet design. A walk-in closet is a
great way to provide additional space for
children to keep their clothes and other things
organized to have a neater room.
simple plan for the closet modification. Lay
out the new closet wall on the floor.
necessary supplies which in most cases is a few
2X4s, a few pieces of sheets sheetrock, and
some baseboard trim. You can use the existing
closet doors in the new closet.
carpeting by cutting it along the line where
the finish wall will be. Don’t overcut the
carpet as you can do a final trim cut after the
new wall is constructed.
existing wall material and discard.
the new wall(s) in place by attaching the 2x4
to the floor and the ceiling. Cut and install
the vertical 2x4s by nailing at the top and
bottom. Install and finish the sheetrock and
install the closet door.
Now that the
new walk-in closet is constructed finish the
interior to your preference with additional
shelving and hanging rods.
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