When we welcomed our son into the family, our girls had to share an upstairs bedroom until we remodeled the basement. Our upstairs rooms are not large, so in order to get 2 girls in the same room I built them bunkbeds (post here). I have never really loved bunkbeds, but my girls loved them. Our other dilemma was having enough storage space. I decided to maximize space by upgrading those builder grade closets with a using what I had, instead of tearing everything out.
Here is the Before
Upgrading Those Builder Grade Closets
- Remove closet rods to the same side, creating one upper rack and one lower rack for more hanging storage.
- Add shelving to the other side. The wood for the shelves only cost me $20 and was simple to install with a nail gun.
- I also added a few hooks for hanging purses, jackets and scarves.
- A shoe organizer provided a spot for all of their shoes. I found this one at Home Depot for $30.
Here is the result for upgrading those builder grade closets!
With 2 girls in the same room I knew it would be hard to keep things organized on open shelves, and with only 1 dresser I needed a few more spots to stash clothes. As such, I found some storage containers to complete the look. The galvanized buckets I found at Ace Hardware and the canvas bags were purchased from Kohls. They work great for organizing clothes and toys!
Now you may be thinking, my kids would never keep their closets that clean! And yes, you would be right. I actually cleaned it for these pictures. However, I checked their room today and the closet is still clean. I think this is a record!
Try upgrading those builder grade closets too! Maximize your storage space by making easy fixes that don't break the bank. Happy DIY-ing!
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