Goodbye builder grade hallway linen closets and hello customized organization for your home textiles! Check out the before and after process to upgrade this space with a hallway closet remodel to inspire you to upgrade yours!
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I feel VERY lucky to have a handy hubby who’s up for doing a little upgrades here and there. Sometimes it’s a full gut and rebuild, like our downstairs half bathroom last winter, sometimes it’s starting from scratch, like the addition of our backyard garden last spring and sometimes it’s the addition of some key organization elements, like our mini mudroom added to entryway closet a few years back.
This linen closet is a project similar to the last home improvement mentioned. We only have one hallway closet upstairs which held most of our linens, laundry and stock of bathroom supplies but the white wire shelves were a poor organization choice for the items we own and how we use them. There was no room for our vacuums, there was a ton of wasted space above our laundry baskets and a lack of organization for our bathroom stock of supplies.
Like most home improvement projects, we started with removing all the shelves, patching the holes and painting it all a fresh coat of white. Since were were planning to store both our Dyson carpet vacuum and hardwood floor vacuum, we needed to add an outlet for the latter so it can charge when not in use.
When it came to the shelves, we decided to DIY them using the same technique as our entryway closet makeover using this tutorial from Jaime Costoglio using plywood.
These taller laundry hampers with lift liners are great! They were a taller but skinnier profile, allowing for more space on the left for the vacuum area. The life liner allows the girls to bring their laundry up and down the stairs, making them more self sufficient.
Derek is in charge of all the wood cuts and measurements (since my crafting style is more of an eyeball thing! lol) but I’m always brought in on the paint taping step. He painted two coats of white paint and two coats of poly acrylic to protect the surfaces.
We LOVE this updated hallway closet space! Not only is it prettier but it’s more functional for our family! The girls can access their laundry baskets and now bring their clothes up and downstairs using the detaching bags. The vacuums finally have a place to live, which also allows them to be charging. Our bathroom stock is fully organized in these grey baskets and there’s plenty of space on top for our sheets, towels and extra comforters.
Next time you open your builder grade closet, consider the alternative look you can create with just a few pieces of wood and paint!