Build a Wardrobe ClosetJuly 8, 2014
Building a wardrobe closet can be an easy addition to any home that creates a unique touch and valuable selling point after years of homeowner enjoyment. Even if you’re not particularly handy, there are a number of prefabricated types of shelving and storage units available that can simplify the task of building a wardrobe closet to an easy weekend task. First, empty the closet that you wish to convert to a wardrobe closet and evaluate the space available with regard to how the space will fit your needs. If you opt for a less-intensive approach to construction, decide on the type and number of shelves and built-in units you will be installing, and make sure that they space they’ll take up is available-pay attention and take close measurements of all lengths, widths and depths to ensure that your new units will fit easily into your closet space.
Make sure that when you construct the framing for your shelves and units, you have marked off the positions of cross beams and studs, so that the framing is easily able to support the shelves and units without damage to the walls. Mark the positions of beams and studs to ensure the accuracy of your positioning. When connecting the frame to the walls, 2x4s will be the most convenient material to build with. Remember that the height of your frame should be no less than ¼ inch from the ceiling, and that all inside depths should be at least 27 inches. Once you’re the frame for your wardrobe closet is secured to the walls, make the new structure really shine, by painting or papering the surface and frames, as well as doors, rods or other design accents for your new wardrobe close.