Before & After: Busting Out a New Closet

published Apr 13, 2011
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Getting the most out of a small bedroom closet can be a challenge in spatial recognition akin to playing a game of Tetris. So what if you discovered that you could expand your small closet to create a big, walk-in with enough room for even the most avid shoe buyer’s collection?

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I am stuck with one small closet that I share with my husband so when I saw this post detailing the expansion of a closet over at Life in the Fun Lane I was insanely jealous! That is, I was jealous of the amount of space they gained … but not of the amount of time and work that went into the project.

It all started simply enough for Holly and Sean. Their original plan for this bedroom closet was to install hardwood flooring and reconfigure the hanging bars and call it a day. Then, Sean discovered that there was wasted space behind the closet and in the blink of an eye the expansion project began. As you can see in the rendering below, they couple tripled the amount of closet space in their bedroom.

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As insanely jealous as I am over the amount of space in their new closet, I do not envy the work. Not surprisingly, the project kicked up a lot of dust. And then there was the little matter of falling through the fall and into the kitchen! Eek!

Check out the full posts about this closet expansion, including a detailed description of all the work, over at Life in the Fun Lane: Part 1 and Part 2.