When purchasing a house, home buyers are confronted with the good, bad and often bizarre decisions that the previous residents have made about the appearance and function of the residence. Whether it’s leaving the original pink kitchen from the 1950’s or adding on a second story, these choices have to be taken into consideration when investing in a home. So, what happens when a previous owner renovated the master bathroom but in the process completely removed the master closet, just leaving two completely inefficient linen closets that look like this:
Such was the case for Michael and Gaye D., who bought a home constructed in 1961. The previous owner had expanded the master bath into the space previously used for the master closet, but didn’t build any other type of storage. Upon moving in, Michael and Gaye knew that the two tiny linen closets were not going to suffice for their needs. Wire shelving provided no type of organization and wasted precious inches by being spaced too far apart. As the photos show, stacks of clothing were continuously falling over and the space between the floor and the first shelf was so large that is just asked for clutter to collect.
The Doanes called upon Closet Factory to transform the spaces. The solution came in removing the doors and building out both closets as wardrobes; rods and shelves behind doors on the top provided hanging and space for folded clothes while the bottom held banks of drawers for items such as undergarments and pajamas.
To achieve the “it-was-here-all-along” look, the installers had to cut the panels around a soffit and pull the unit forward to be flush with the frames of the closet. Trim was them put around the opening to make the wardrobes appear built-in. The white color keeps the hallway light and airy, while the raised panel doors give a hint of texture and elegance.
Overall, the clients were thrilled, writing: “We both are extremely happy with the transformation of the Linen closets to the custom-built Closet Factory wardrobes. The full extension drawers are perfect and the workmanship and quality is superb. Oh, and the Customer Service you provided was exceptionable! This project will surely improve the attractiveness to the buyer down the road.”
We would say that this is one decision that will make a future home buyer happy!
For your challenging projects, call Closet Factory. We will send out one of our highly trained designers to find the perfect storage solution for you and your space! Call (303) 690-6901 for a free consultation!