DIY Custom Master Closet: Part 1, The Plan

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!

Our master closet is huge. Like, way too big. The pictures don’t do it justice as I don’t have a very wide lens on my camera, but it’s the size of a small bedroom. There is SO much space but the standard builder shelves and rods just didn’t make a lot of sense in here. We don’t have THAT many hanging items that we need 4 walls of rods. What we needed more of was shelving to store pants, shoes, hats, bags, junk, etc.

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!
View looking west. The doorway is right behind me.

 

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!
View looking north, the doorway would be to the right of the picture.

 

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!
View looking southwest. The door is on the bottom left side of this picture.

 

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!
View looking southeast. Doorway is to the left of this picture.

When I painted my master closet a few months ago (Simply White by Benjamin Moore in semi-gloss), I took some pictures and did a quick Sketchbook rendering of what I thought might work in here. I really had no intention of accomplishing this any time soon, if at all, but once the idea was in my head…well, it was gonna happen. Plus, as I’ve tried explaining to my husband, it really just kind of makes sense to do it now. When we eventually tile the master bath, we plan to tile this closet as well, as it is attached to the bath and is kind of our “dog crate” for our pups when we are away during the day. Their drool and dirty dog bodies and random grass pukes had made the carpet in there pretty rank. It needed to go. At least they are cute?

My pups.
This picture is 7 years old but it’s the best one I have of both of them together. I better remedy that soon. Kolbie the Goldendoodle on the left, Riley the Husky on the right.

My plan for the new closet was to build the cabinets up off the floor a little bit, because our Husky likes to kind of burrow under all of our clothes as it was now which just gets everything covered in hair. Therefore, we couldn’t even use any of the bottom rods in here. By building up the cabinets, it will save me a few bucks in tile as I won’t have to tile underneath them. See? It just makes sense to do it all now!

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!

Other plans in this room are obviously to increase the amount of shelving, add a little desk area under the window where I can do my makeup, and install a proper floor length mirror. After ripping out the carpet the room now looks like this:

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!

My plans for a DIY custom closet in my master bedroom!

It’s gotta get worse before it gets better, right??

What do you think?