The Master Closet was something that I struggled with when renovating the property in Historic Clifton.
I loved the idea of a fully customizable closet and wanted to provide all of the features that I could. On the other hand, we were on a budget doing the entire property and the closets seemed to be something extra beyond a necessity.
I came across this closet by Ana White.
I love Ana’s carpentry and her comprehensive design plans. Since, I do not have the ability or time to DIY this one…I showed these to my carpenter to obtain a quote. Unfortunately, in this instance the cost was in the labor and not the materials. His quote was over $1,000….so I had to really consider the value vs. money a built-in closet might add to the property.
I was back at the beginning, looking for ideas when I came across this stunning minimalist walk-in closet on a budget.
From this photograph, I mapped out simple design plans for my carpenter to see. This idea came in way under budget because it required minimal labor and materials.
We planned to add:
- 95″ wooden clothing rod
- 95″ upper shelving
- 95″ lower shelving
- shoe rack
- decorative lighting
The L-shaped closet within our Master Suite seemed to lend itself to a similar layout and design.
There is a area to the right of the door is large enough to place a dresser or dressing table.
Around 16″ from the floor we used a piece of paint grade pine to build a shoe ledge or shelf for bins and storage on top of a ledge placed by our contractor to hide some HVAC duct work.
Here, I would consider placing a large rectangular mirror on the wall at left.
So, there you have it…by providing minimal shelving along with a sturdy 95″ clothing rod, we designed an open closet space with lots of potential for customization.
I am happy with the results and believe that anyone would love to have a clean slate like this to dress-up and organize their wardrobe.
Thanks to Stylizimo for being my inspiration.
Stay tuned for more on the Master Suite coming soon!