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Old 09-03-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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How to make this a closet

I just purchased this condo, and in the second bedroom there is this instead of a closet.

I think I want to take this out and make a reach in closet.

It is 20" deep, 66" wide and 72" tall if all the shelving is removed.

That piece of glass is a sliding "window" from the bathroom to the bedroom. I know it's stupid, but I think I'm going to just leave it.

in the top right shelf, is tv and internet wiring for the whole condo

I've never really done work on a house before.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Loose the window, it's useless.
Remove everything that's in there.
Frame in where the window was and patch the sheetrock on both sides.
Reframe the opening for two 32" doors.


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Old 09-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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I think it is fine with window and place for TV no need to remove it.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:59 AM   #4
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I'm guessing the window was someone's idea on how to get natural light into the bathroom. Depending on the structure of that wall you could continue that effect by putting a clerestory kind of window higher up. As long as there's no ductwork or other infrastructure hiding inside that part.

It also looks like that probably used to be a closet anyway. 20" is a bit shallow but should still work (check the depth of your other closets). Just get a set of folding doors that will fit the opening.
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Another thing to consider is the floor, does it go through
And if 20" is too shallow - which it probably is especially once you take off room for the doors. . You could do a 6-8" bump out to get the depth you need.

You could also do a built in type unit with cabinet type doors even like what is there, so basically 3 tall lockers then the doors could be on front and not taking up any of the 20".
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