If you’re looking to update your unfunctional reach-in closet you’ll love this Closet Makeover. I took an outdated reach-in closet and transformed the space into a dreamy organized closet. I increased storage space and made this closet look up to date.
I’ve been on a closet organizing kick lately, next on my list is my youngest daughter’s closet. The wire closet insert was breaking and lacked the storage she needed.
I recently updated our small closet and knew I wanted to the same for her. Now she stores all of her clothes and books in her closet giving her extra space in her bedroom.
Here’s a video of the entire process:
Closet Makeover Process
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First, we started off by removing everything from her closet. As you can see the first thing we did was remove the closet doors. I’ll be making new ones in the next step of the closet makeover series.
As you can see we added a small Ikea drawer, some shoe storage but this closet was missing something.
So Allison (my daughter) and I spent the day replacing the closet.
Once the racks and railings where removed I patched up any holes that were left behind.
Once the holes were patched up it was time to install the new closet organizer. I went with a similar style as the one I added to my closet. Since her closet is bigger (how did that happen?) she got larger drawers and shelves. Below is the exact set I ordered:
Installing the new closet organizer
Installing the new closet organizer was simple but it did take almost the entire day to do. We stared off by installing the middle tower.
We then built the drawers and installed them.
Once the drawers were built and installed it was time to install the rods. There are three and they all needed to be cut down in order for them all to fit. I used a hack saw to cut the aluminum rods down to size.
Organize your closet
Finally, it was time to get organized! In order for this closet makeover to be transformative, it needed to be well organized.. The process started off by putting all of her clothes back. We hung like items together on each rod.
We designated each drawer to groups of clothes.
- Socks, intimates, etc.
- Shorts, Skirts
- Tank tops, swim ware, etc.
She was able to fill each drawer with room to spare. We fold our clothes using the Konmari method which saves a ton of room!
Shoe storage was a must in this closet makeover. We decided to reuse her shoe organizer from before and we actually had a spare. She built the second one and we placed them both on one side.
Her shoes are organized by type. She loves her Vans and Converse shoes so they are organized by type.
The top shelf stores her suitcase and the rest are storing her books. She loves to read and has a lot of books so having storage for them is a must!
Final Closet Makeover thoughts
All-in-all this closet makeover was easy to do but more importantly, necessary. We’ve increased the amount of useable storage with a simple closet organizer.