It’s not as hard as you think it is to totally rejuvenate a run down space. Half of the battle is getting over the fear of just getting started. With every project you complete, you get better and better at DIY-ing. I recently renovated a bedroom, and converted an adjoining room into a walk-in closet in my 160 year old fixer upper. Most of the work was cosmetic (priming and painting the walls, sanding and staining the floor), but I also tore out the back of the small closet in the bedroom in order to connect the two rooms.
As for the walk-in closet, all the big box stores sell wire shelving and brackets. There’s a rule of thumb for the height of closet rods: 40 inches high for the bottom row and 80 inches high for the top row. It requires a little bit of know-how to install the brackets and shelving yourself, or maybe it just requires common sense. Whatever it requires, I found out the hard way. My one gem of advice is to make sure you screw those brackets into the wall studs. Indoor avalanches= no bueno + wall patching.
Anyway, I’m pretty happy with the overall result of this renovation.
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