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Money-Saving Master Closet Remodel Tips
Closets might bring to mind fashionable clothing, but rarely a fashionable space for your clothing. If you're considering a master closet remodel that will leave you with some extra money for more outfits, then check out these creative tips from interior designer Leslie Hart-Davidson to make your closet as stylish as your favorite outfit.

PURGE
Having too much clothing can defeat the purpose of a pretty space. Before you spend any time on aesthetics of the closet, pull all the clothing and accessories from the space and look at each piece with impunity. If you're unwilling to donate the garment, store it elsewhere so it doesn't take up valuable real estate in your daily collection. Once you've thinned the herd, measure carefully for the amount of hanging space required and plan accordingly.

LOOK UP
"Life is in the details" is my favorite expression as a designer. Finding beauty in unexpected places is always a treat, so consider making a fashion statement with both the ceiling and lighting in your closet. The beadboard ceiling featured in this master closet was distressed and aged using leftover bottles of acrylic craft paint. The chandelier adds a bit of bling and more lumens than a standard ceiling-mounted closet light.

UPCYCLE
Storage solutions don't have to be either traditional or newly purchased. Go shopping in your own home for furniture pieces that could work as additional storage in your closet. The tall dresser I used for my closet was too high for the space intended, so the top half was cut off and fitted with a scrap piece of granite to create an island in the closet. A paint job and some new drawer pulls completely transformed the dresser into a beautifully functional piece.

More information on this master closet project can be found on the designdemocracy Pinterest board here: http://www.pinterest.com/designdemocracy/ as well as www.designisademocracy.com

Courtesy: Leslie Hart-Davidson

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