Phase 1 – Primary bedroom Dream Closet

Watch the full reveal transformation video here.

To see the full tutorial of this closet being built, check out the “Closet” highlight bubble on my Instagram page.

When we first moved into our Toronto house, the primary bedroom closet left A LOT to be desired. There was no way this amount of space would be able to fit all of mine and Ash’s clothing.

As I went through the demolition process, the wall sounded hollow when I knocked on it, which made me think that there could be more space behind the existing walls. Much to my delight, when I knocked the wall down, there was DOUBLE the space back there. Who on earth would close up and waste all that space?

After opening up the full amount of space, I decided that this would be a closet built in two phases: first the bonus closet at the back which was made up entirely out of additional square footage, and then I’d later build ikea closets on wheels in front of it (more on that later!) to give us even more space. 

Since we were stripped right down to the studs, I got the process rolling of drywalling the full closet, saving every nook and cranny that I could for jewelry, purses, and other accessories. This new closet also meant the shoe storage of my dreams! 

After the drywalling was done, I bought MDF wood, used my table saw to cut the pieces down to size and create custom shelves to fit in all of the spaces. I installed the shelves, a clothing rod, and finished the front of the shelves off with Edge Banding for a professional look. 

And here’s the final result! So happy with all of this additional space considering this was all hidden before! 

Here are some handy links if you need them!

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