DIY Open Idea Closet

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All of the juicy particulars on how we created an open idea closet and the methods it has revolutionized my wardrobe!

After we did our bed room makeover, I saved flip-flopping over what to do with my closet.  Possibly I’d simply hold my Pax wardrobe.  Possibly not.  We had an expert firm come and customise the opposite current closet house, which we thought might perhaps maintain mine and Adam’s issues.  Not a lot.  It did, nevertheless, go from a tragic one bar closet to a phenomenal organized show of Adam’s clothes (and my lengthy clothes/jumpsuits).

With our restricted bed room makeover funds dwindling, my designer Jamie, from Amanda Hamilton, advised that I both make the Pax work or discover a very funds pleasant resolution.  This led me to a number of soul-searching when it comes to what wasn’t working about my Pax wardrobe, and why I’ve by no means in my life been capable of hold my garments and equipment organized.


I’ve by no means been capable of hold my bed room tidy.  I’ve been drowning in a sea of clothes for so long as I can bear in mind.  Clearly, a conventional closet wasn’t working for me, so maybe it was time to attempt one thing out of the field (haha actually).  I knew that I needed to discover ways to undertake a extra minimal life-style and that maybe a change in wardrobe was one of the simplest ways to steer me there.

That is the unique picture that I discovered and thought would swimsuit our house.  As a visible particular person, I had a sense that an open idea closet system would really find yourself working for me.  I made a brief video to additional clarify why I selected this type of closet and the way it has modified the way in which I hold our bed room organized.


Edit, edit, and edit once more.  If you’re a little bit of a clothes packrat and you’re going to keep that approach, then an open idea isn’t for you (and no judgment, as a result of I lived that approach till lately).  Right here’s a publish I did which may enable you declutter your closet, and it features a printable!

It took me months to purge our issues.  I needed to actually determine what was serving me proper now and never maintain onto issues that had been from my previous.  It required a LOT of letting go, however after all of the work, I’ve to say, that it felt wonderful.

Adam and I took aside our big Pax wardrobe and cleared the nook the place our new wardrobe would go.  After we took the sliding door down that was a full-length mirror, we realized that we might re-use it within the room which made us actually blissful!  Wanting it to be safe and accomplished proper, I employed my cousin’s husband to put in my Pinterest impressed open idea closet and he went out to House Depot for provides.  Under is what we used and what our remaining measurements ended up being.

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Editor’s Observe: My gifted designer styled the closet for these photographs.  Although it seems to be wonderful and minimal, it undoubtedly has not seemed like this since.  The quantity of garments hanging is definitely most likely quadruple this (and that seems like an excessive amount of, but it surely someway nonetheless seems to be ethereal and arranged).  You’ll be able to see the present state of it in my YouTube video


Brackets from House Depot $15 | Everbilt 10-3/four Inch White Shelf and Rod Bracket

Adjustable Rod from House Depot $21 | Everbilt 48 Inch – 72 Inch White Adjustable Closet Rod

Pine Shelf from House Depot $40 | Pine Store Shelving

four Drawer Dresser from IKEA $299 | Nordli four Drawer Dresser

TOTAL COST: $372 CAD (+ labor) and a Saturday


Okay, so initially, we had been going to do a 40″ closet rod throughout and put this 10″ CB2 mirror beside it, type of like the unique inspiration.  When my handyman Kevin confirmed me what this may appear like, I made a decision that it simply wasn’t price it for me to overlook out on the additional 23″ of hanging house.  Plus, I needed to only repurpose our current IKEA mirror, so all of it labored out.

Going off the measurements of the Nordli dresser, we made the brackets, rod and shelf 63″ throughout to create a cohesive look.  We minimize the shelf right down to be 16″ deep, which offers just a few inches hanging over the clothes rack.

When it comes to peak, we hung the bracket in order that the highest of it/the shelf sat round 75″ off the bottom.  The dresser is 21.5″ tall, in order that allowed quantity of house for hanging garments.  Take be aware, that I don’t hold something that’s actually lengthy hanging there although, I want for objects to not contact the highest of the dresser.

Kevin additionally correctly anchored the whole lot into the wall and secured each bit collectively.  The rod is screwed into the bracket, the bracket is mounted to the shelf, and many others.

That’s it!  That is how we created an open idea closet for our one bed room residence.  It really makes our room really feel bigger and isn’t as clunky and outsized as our previous wardrobe was.  I’m so proud of the way it turned out and might’t consider that I’ve been capable of hold a clear room for the primary time in my life!

So, what do you suppose?  Would you ever attempt an open idea closet?  Or is having the whole lot on show not actually your factor?  Would love to listen to within the feedback beneath!

Images are by Meghan Bustard and all styling and design is by Jamie from Amanda Hamilton

The closet system was constructed and put in by my cousin Melissa’s husband.  If you’re native and wish one thing related put in for you, he was wonderful.  He additionally fastened just a few different issues round our place that wanted changing or upgrading.  Attain out if you’d like his information!

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