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February 27, 2014

Closet Expansion In The Master

You have no idea how excited I am to FINALLY have this Closet Expansion In The Master finished.   It has been fifteen years in the making...yup I said 15!!!

Master bedroom closet expansion

Our home was built in the 60's and the rooms are a modest size by today's standards. But especially lacking in homes of this era is closet space. Our master had one closet - you know the ones with a single rod running from end to end with one shelf above it. In dire need to maximize this space we installed a double rod system a few years ago. It helped but with two of us sharing this valuable real estate clothing was squished like sardines. Here it is, the one and only teensy closet pictured below...

Master bedroom existing closet

As Mr. Frugalista's wardrobe has expanded for his job and mine for...(we won't get into that), I was bound and determined to figure out a way to steel some valuable real estate in this room to create a Closet Expansion.

I kept pondering this small little space beside the closet. It's a whopping 12" deep!

Master bedroom closet expansion before

For over 15 years we made due with this little wardrobe...operative word being "little".

Master bedroom closet expansion before

A couple of weekends ago I presented Mr. Frugalista with a scaled drawing of an idea I had.  Hearing the desperation in my voice construction began...

Master Closet Expansion

 By the end of the day I had this...

Master bedroom closet expansion

And the following day this...

Master bedroom closet expansion

While I was playing with chalk paint down in the Workshop this happened...

Master bedroom closet expansion

After I finished my Happy Dance, this happened...

Master bedroom closet expansion

Now that there are empty hangers and empty shelves in both closets this is going to happen...

But first I just want to pinch myself as I stand and stare with coffee in hand at the Little Project That Could but only took 15 years!

Master bedroom closet expansion

Now that we're on a roll...shhhhhhh...I have another scaled drawing to present to Mr. Frugalista.  Mama needs a window seat and a book case wrapped around the master bedroom window!
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