How to Create an Inexpensive Custom Closet

I had a ton of clothes before we downsized and thought my purge before the move would be enough to get my wardrobe to fit in the tiny closet Lew and I now share. Nope! The builder-grade wire rack & rod combo wasn’t exactly space efficient so I wanted to come up with something to suit our needs without spending too much.


I found tons of cute ideas on Pinterest, and used them as inspo on this ClosetMaid system I found at Home Depot —it fit perfectly in the space AND the budget. 🙌The kit was pretty simple to put together and has add-on options like the decorative wooden drawer I installed at the bottom to store shoes.


Add some accessories, matching hangers and an ottoman or bench for seating and VOILA! It’s now a custom closet that maximizes space and makes getting ready more fun. I added a hanging mirror to the back of the closet door which makes the closet feel a little bigger. Everything is linked below for anyone looking to spruce up a closet on a dime! I spent less than $200 on this project and love sneaking away from my all boy world to enjoy a little me time here. XO.