Before & After: Anna's DIY Custom Closet

Take the Side Street

While Anna's mid-century house has a fair share of closets, they weren't exactly outfitted to store much stuff. Faced with the predicament of storing two young boys' clothes and other belongings, Anna decided to build out the closet herself.

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A lot of us have faced a similar problem with our own closets — one measly shelf and a long hanging clothes bar do not exactly make the base for an organized closet. And while there are closet building services that could customize the space, that would be an expensive investment. Instead, Anna was able to build out the closet for less than $100. As an added bonus, she was able to overcome her fear of the circular saw while working on this project.

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By adding shelving to the middle of the closet, Anna has increased the storage space exponentially, making room for storage cubes and folded clothing. Plus, as she reports, the closet still has the same amount of hanging clothes storage space - it has simply been spaced out.

Check out the full project on Anna's blog — Take the Side Street: A Custom Closet on the Cheap.

(Images: Take the Side Street)