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Old 01-15-2014, 11:30 AM   #1
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Hi! We live in a home built in 1905 and somewhere in time, closets for two bedrooms were put into the main hallway to the MBR with a linen cupboard facing into the present hallway:furious. We have to go through one of the bedrooms to access the main hall!! Talk bout disruption!

Now I want to re-open the hallway and put one bedroom closet into the sunroom and one into my "dressing" room. The built-in closets for the MBR-one is along the wall outside of the MBR and mine is on the opposite side with access through a doorway in the MBR.

I want to carefully remove all of the old closet doors and drawers and rebuild them in the width of the space vs the length. I realize I'll lose some space as that one bedroom goes into my dressing room.

Has anyone successfully maneuvered through a similar situation? How deep do closets need to be in a one person bedroom? The present ones are 3.5 and 4.5 deep!!! I don't want to give up that much space!!

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What has happened is the plaster has pulled way from the lathe. They make a plaster washer that will pull the plaster back up tight. I would get some and see what happens, but don't be surprised if it doesn't work. The reason I say this is it could be the water from the leak even though it was a long time ago could have caused some rot to start and it finally ate through the lathe. If the ceiling ends up needing to come down yes it can be drywalled. As far as finding someone ask around neighbors, friends, and relatives if they have had any drywall work done.

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Shasha, It would be best if you could add a diagram or two (with measurements!) so the folks here can better picture what you want to do.
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Made this its own thread. Its less confusing when people answer.
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