Liza Greis

Do-it-yourself projects and Home Decor

Walk-In Closet Luxury Makeover!

It is always fun for me to do a room transformation for someone else especially when that someone is so deserving. Remember the time I did the kitchen makeover for my sister? She had gone through some hard times and found herself a single mother who rented out her upstairs to make ends meet. She and her 5 kids moved into the basement, which luckily had a small kitchen. The kitchen was baby blue and needed some help. I love surprising her with that makeover!

Fast forward a few years and my sister just got remarried and moved into a new house! When Angie’s List contacted me about creating a luxury walk-in closet, I knew she was the perfect person to get this new space.

Their closet was your run of the mill, basic builder grade closet with particle board shelving.


closet before the makeover


closet BEFORE


After about a week of demo and installation, we finally had a dream closet!


Luxurious closet makeover! I love the velvet ottoman and crystal chandelier!


I managed to create a “His” and a “Her” side that fit their very different needs.


Closet makeover with velvet ottoman and crystal chandelier!


I tore out the old particle board shelving and the carpet. Once the staples and tack strips were out, I patched the holes on the wall from removing the shelving.



I repainted the walls with a fresh coat of white. Once it was dry, I was able to instal the new beautiful hardwood floors.



The new closet inserts were easy to to assemble. Once they were in place, I added the hanging bars.



Then came the really fun part…..decorating!

I had a lot of fun shopping for the perfect light fixture, ottoman, and accessories.



Walk-in closet makeover!


So I am curious, what elements would go in your dream closet?

I was compensated for time and materials by Angie’s List for this project but all design ideas and opinions are 100% my own :)

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  1. Diane W says

    Would definetly have a soft regular heigth chair in there, to put socks or nylons/tights on. And lots of room for shoes. Our closet just seems to always we a dump. Probably anything would help! Ha.

  2. Danita Courtney says

    Hmm? I would need more hanging space for all my hand sewn items that get squished with the limited space I have to use! Mostly dresses and shirts that need TLC all their lives! Store bought items can be stored differently, I would think. YES, more, or better designed hanging space! PLEASE!

  3. Clara says

    WOW! That chandelier is gorgeous! I wish I had a walk-in closet. Mine is a tiny one with those ugly sliding doors.

  4. Jesseca says

    Where did you get the shelf/drawer units. Looking to upgrade my closet, but having trouble finding a set I like. Thanks!