How to Remodel Your Closet on a Budget
Remodeling a closet doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, you can do much of the remodeling work yourself for next to nothing. Learn some handy home remodeling tips for transforming any cluttered closet into another attractive and functional part of your home.
The first step to a closet remodel is to completely empty it. Sort through everything as you do, deciding what to keep and what to donate or toss. Having an empty closet and an accurate picture of what has to go back in it will give you a clearer vision of what you need to accomplish with your project.
Now that your closet is empty, you can assess what it has and what it needs to serve you better. Does it need a mirror, lights, or additional shelves? Maybe you just want to give it a fresh paint job to pretty it up.
Take stock of your closet’s natural features and think about how you can best use them. Is there a lot of floor space for storage or even a dresser? Plenty of vertical space for hooks or shelves?
Of the items you’re storing, what do you use most? Do you have lots of heavy items that will need to be folded? Suits or blouses that need to be hung? Shoes galore or just a few frugal pairs?
As you start to think about putting belongings you removed from your closet back in, you can visualize more practical storage solutions. You can purchase or repurpose baskets, chests, hooks, shelves, boxes, and rods as your needs demand. Remember, you can always raise a shelf for more space. Don’t forget to use the back of your closet door as extra space, if you can.
Remodeling a closet on a budget is like any other house remodeling job. Start with an honest assessment of your needs and the space you have, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box when coming up with a solution.
If the closet just isn’t going to be large enough no matter how creative you get, maybe it’s time to look into self storage. We have storage units of all sizes with flexible, month-to-month leases to help find the right solution for you.