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How to convert your spare room into a dream closet


Blog by Heather Davis | June 7th, 2016


HOW TO CONVERT YOUR SPARE ROOM INTO A DREAM CLOSET

Longing for a bigger closet?

Remember that rooms in your home don’t have to be used the way they were originally intended. Get creative and convert a small room into the ultimate walk-in closet, says Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins” and “Property Virgins.”

“Homes built before the ’80s just didn’t have the room size that today’s buyers have become used to, or the walk-in closets we’ve been trained to expect,” she says.

Giving up a room can be a big decision. The trick is doing it on a minimal budget and retaining the flexibility to use the room differently in the future, says Kevin O’Connor, host of PBS’ “This Old House.”

CHOOSING THE SPACE

Ideally, use the bedroom closest to the master bedroom, says Sherrod: “That way you have the option of opening up the wall to go directly in.” Creating a doorway in a wall is relatively minor construction and can easily be undone, experts say.

DIY CREATIVITY

The simplest way to convert a small room is by lining the walls with clothing racks on wheels and with free-standing wire shelving units. You can customize the space by adding colorful bins and baskets.

Or you can create shelving that expresses your personal style.

For those who like to lay out their attire to help them choose their outfit for the day, a table would be perfect. And for changing or trying things on, having a snazzy upholstered bench or chaise in the space will certainly come in handy.

 

“Article provided by Global News.ca”