When we bought this house, I failed to notice the lack of cupboards for our linen.
We bought some of the cheap DIY cupboards from Bunnings and used them and then along came a big chrome stand/rack and that was used too.
But enough was enough and I wanted a closet.
But the hard part was knowing where to put it.
But after the wall was built between the front door and the lounge room it gave us an unused area where the kids would throw the school bags, kick their shoes off and the bags of donations for charity would be thrown.
So that was where I thought a closet could go!
With the opening to it being made in to the hallway near the bathroom.
This is what I was using – a double door and a single door cupboard
The space we had – was often junked up
So that was the plan.
A walk in closet/cupboard.
I was able to picture how I wanted the shelves to be and thankfully the guy we got to do it knew exactly what I wanted.
I didn’t want single lengths of timber for the shelves .. I wanted a whole shelf in one piece.
And at least 3 shelves if not 4.
So whilst eagerly awaiting construction day to come, I cleaned out the boys’ linen and pictured how I wanted to arrange the closet.
Oh my … one must lead a boring life if they are excited about a closet being built!!
Wednesday arrived and I met Danny from Daniel Prestage Home Maintenance at Bunnings and purchased the timber, plaster, nails and screws.
Headed home and eagerly awaited the first cut in the wall to be made.
Well .. we got a surprise!
First cut made and look what we found!!
Another layer underneath!
We found that when this wall was put back in by previous owners, they actually wall papered it and then someone else put another layer of maybe MDF over that!
More than the normal distance between the walls too
There’s the other hallway!
Frame time for the wall
Plaster on and looking good
Looking good I say
And now the mostly finished closet
A few little things need to be done -
- back wall needs to be painted – one day
- door way needs to be bogged again, sanded and painted
- concertina door put on
At this stage I am not worried about a light in there as there is one in the hall way which gives enough light.
After all, it is only a linen closet!
I have the vacuum in there, all school bags have a home in there too.
Towels, sheets and other linen and on the very top shelf are the sleeping bags, spare pillows and doonas.
It feels great to have a dedicated linen closet after being without one for 6 years and to know it was my idea and vision .. well it shows that us women do have good ideas!!
Thanks to Danny for his good workmanship!!
Now next project!!
Do you have a linen closet?
How is it organised?
I still have some visions of organising this better at a later stage!!
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