Thinking about giving your bedroom a makeover to get more closet space? Do it right the first time. Otherwise, you will spend years saying you wish you had done things differently.
Many people make a rash decision that it's time to expand the bedroom closets. They are in the closet one day, get frustrated, and start changing things, piece by piece. Eventually they will have one of two things - a mess of a closet that seems like it's always under construction or a less than perfect job that annoys you every time you look at it. This is not the way a makeover is supposed to be done.
You need a plan. Don't just start moving things around or rip things out of your bedroom closet. Think about what you really need from your closet and take notes. You may want to just 'deal' with the current closet situation for a few extra weeks and every time something bothers you, write it down. Also write down how it could be made better. After a while, you will see a list of the priorities for your makeover. You also should think about if you want any extra perks in your closet. After all, if you are redoing it, you may as well make it the closet you always wanted. Do you want a dressing area with a vanity and chair, or an island storage option in the middle? You may want to view our furniture shopping guide before you buy new furniture for your closet.
Now you need to start figuring out how to make that closet the space you hoped it would be. Look at decorating magazines, TV shows, websites, and any other place you can think of to see how others have redone their closets. Some of the great ideas other people have come up with might be worth while to create a better storage space in your bedroom.
Some of the things you may want to add include:
Shoe Bins – Sick of all your shoes ending up in a messy jumble on the floor? If each pair of shoes has its own space to stay, they would always be neatly stored and easy to find.
Laundry Hamper – Unless you take the laundry directly to the laundry room every time you change clothes, you likely have a space in your closet where the dirty clothes go until it's time to wash them. An open hamper in the closet is unattractive and automatically makes the space look messy. Luckily, there are hampers that look as if they are part of your closet storage. They can slide into a slot in the shelving to look neat while the laundry piles up inside. When they are full, they can be pulled out and trekked to the laundry room when they are ready to clean.
By creating a complete plan before starting in on your closet makeover, you will end up with a closet that you enjoy walking into and can keep in line for years to come.