Master bedroom closets

My clients originally contacted me to help them choose some ready-made cabinets to improve the storage in their bedroom. They had purchased a home a few years ago that was built in the 1950s but the previous homeowners had done many ad-ons that weren't well built. One example was the back wall in their bedroom, half was closets, the other an open nook that had maybe been used for a desk.  

I started to do some research into ready-made cabinets but then I came to them with my conclusion. Even if they purchased these units and put them up against the walls, they would not be solving their lack of storage issue once and for all. If they put their house for sale down the road, buyers would visit the bedroom, and even if it was nicely decorated they would see the cabinets and realize there was a lack of closet space. Buyers might pass up their home in favour of one that has a master bedroom with plenty of closet space.

The first concept I made was using the open area as an office and closing off the other area with doors. I started to do some research into ready-made cabinets for the side walls but then I came to them with my conclusion. Even if they purchased these units and put them up against the walls, they would not be solving their lack of storage issue once and for all. If they put their house for sale down the road, buyers would visit the bedroom, and even if it was nicely decorated they would see the cabinets and realize there was a lack of closet space. Buyers might pass up their home in favour of one that has a master bedroom with plenty of closet space.

I presented a few concepts of types of doors we could use, both bifolding and sliding doors and they chose sliding barn doors. My proposal was to create 2 closets for the back wall that would be separated by a centre wall that we would use to attach clothing rods.

The contractor got started with the demolition revealing the floor and wall that was previously closed in. Now we could see how much space we could leave open for the new closets.

Ready for priming and painting now, it's really starting to come together!

And here's the finished product! The homeowners were thrilled to finally have so much space for all their clothing and to each have their own personal space! The barn doors were custom-made and stained by a local carpenter based on the homeowner's design, we chose matt black rails and ordered them online.

A custom drawer was created with a transparent front that makes choosing accessories a breeze!

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