Do you need more closet space in your home? If you have a spare room that doesn’t get much use and isn’t serving a purpose, this is the perfect place to create a walk-in closet and give yourself the additional space you need.
Check out our tips below to get some ideas about how to convert a spare room into a walk-in closet on a budget.
Assess the Space
Before anything else, you’ll need to start by assessing your space. Measure your spare room and then gather all of the belongings that you’ll be putting in your new walk-in closet. When you see all of the clothes, shoes and accessories, you can get an idea of the type of cabinets, shelving and/or racks to buy.
With the list of items to store and ways to store them, you can then go about figuring out the best design and layout based on the amount of space you have available.
DIY Design Options
One of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to convert a spare room into a functional walk-in closet is by lining the walls with clothing racks on wheels and with free-standing wire shelving units. This is a great option if you want a purely practical space and don’t care about the aesthetics. Of course, to add more style and personality, you can also incorporate colored or patterned bins and baskets for storing smaller items.
Another DIY budget option is to use a couple of large bureaus (scour flea markets or thrift shops to get unique ones at a good price) for storing clothes and other items that don’t need to be hung. You can use the tops of the bureaus for arranging accessories and displaying jewelry trays.
To have your walk-in closet double as a dressing room, be sure to incorporate a bench, small sofa or an armchair into the design, as well as a full-length mirror.
Consider Investing in a System
If you have more room in your budget, don’t want to DIY, want to ensure your space is maximized and/or want a more finished, cohesive look to your walk-in closet, look into having a professionally customized system installed.
There are a wide variety of options available; some are free-standing, others are anchored to the walls and you can also choose to mix shelves and custom cabinetry. Get started with a free online room design from our experts and see how to create a walk-in closet with high-quality products at reasonable prices.
Transforming a spare room into a walk-in closet is a perfect way to create a purposeful space and improve the overall organization of your home – and you’ll love the peace of mind that comes from minimizing the clutter in your environment!