Monday, April 29, 2013

Upgrades to the master closet - net $0 project

My most recent home improvement project was an upgrade to our master closet. Oh and by the way, I did it ALL FOR NOTHING!
First, the old bi-fold closet doors needed to be replaced. The grand plan is to upgrade to a king size bed, and in order to do that, the dresser will be moved closer to the closet. The bi-fold closet doors won't open properly with the dresser so close, so the solution is: sliding closet doors. I SOLD these bi-fold closet doors on Craigslist for $25.

The old closet organizer was inherited from the previous owners of the house.  It is rickety and doesn't make the most effective use of the small closet space. This old organizer was carefully disassembled and  given for free on Craigslist (probably for scrap metal).

The new sliding closet doors were scored for FREE on Craigslist. Believe it or not, the person getting rid of the doors had the exact same closet dimensions as my closet opening. I painted the doors, replaced the handle pulls and purchased the track and hardware.  Cost for material was approximately $25 (ie. the exact amount I sold the old doors for...)  
I scored the new closet organizer from a friend for free, including the brackets, clips and braces.   Cost $0

On Rich's side of the closet, there is a second tier of hanging space, which increases the capacity of the closet significantly.

Blog post by:
Heather Fulcher
Professional Organizer for Hire
Vancouver, BC, Canada