It may seem crazy to even consider turning a spare bedroom into a walk-in closet in a manufactured home, but if you have the space and don’t need the extra bedroom then why not. If you are an empty nester or are just lucky enough to have an empty bedroom, keep reading this one is for you!
Advantages of Creating a Walk-in Closet
The biggest advantage to a walk-in closet is space! Who wouldn’t want to be able to keep all their clothes in one spot without having to pack up their out-of-season clothes and store them somewhere? Not to mention the extra space from not having to share a closet with your significant other. Finally, if you are able to add the convenience of a dressing room into the walk-in closet space you will have the added privacy and peace of being able to get ready for the day (or night).
Disadvantages to Consider
It’s hard to think of many disadvantages of changing a spare bedroom into a walk-in closet but there are a couple. One might be if this is the only room you have to use as a guest room. Not sure it would be a good idea to remove your only extra bedroom, especially if you decide to sell at some point.
Another drawback also goes back to whether you are ever planning to sell the home, if you are the walk-in closet might decrease your home’s resale value depending on the market. If you are still thinking that you want a walk-in closet you might consider making the shelving and setup easily removed in case the next owner wanted to use the space for something else.
Basic Tips for Converting Your Spare Bedroom
Like any remodeling project, the first step will be to plan. There are tons of closet design software out there and we found an article that breaks down which ones are worth using at Designing Idea. After you have worked out what you are hoping your dream closet will look like, it’s time to get to work. Of course, you will need to empty out the contents of the spare room (if possible try to donate or find a home for everything).
Next, add the essentials to your spare bedroom walk-in closet:
- Good lighting
- A floor-length mirror
- Plenty of storage areas
- Sitting area if possible
- Make sure to add some color to the room
That’s pretty much it. Your walk-in closet will need to meet your individual needs so if you have a ton of dresses you will want more dress racks, but if you are a shoe lover, make sure there is plenty of room for your beloved heels. Also, if you have the space you may want to add a spot for your jewelry, or even a nook to do your makeup and make the spot a complete dressing room. The options are really endless.
If you don’t have the space or the budget to create a walk-in closet try to Maximize Closet Space In Your Mobile Home Bedroom With These 4 Smart Tips to try and make the most of the closet you have.
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