Before and After Master Closet Makeover

Before Style: A Big Mess of tiny Rooms!

Before List of Client Dislikes:

  • There were multiple, tiny, and unusable rooms for his/her vanities, tub, wc, and closets
  • You were forced to open at least 2-3 doors to find the correct room; the doors would slam into one another when opened
  • All the tiny rooms felt cramped and were dark
  • Not enough closet space/ storage
  • No washer and dryer

Before List of Client Likes:

  • Nothing :-)


  • My clients wanted a more open layout that was both beautiful and functional. Essentially a luxury, modern, bathroom with a good size closet for both hanging clothes and storage.
  • While they appreciated the ‘mountain look’ they also wanted me to bring in some of the clean lines and contemporary elements that I provided for in their NYC penthouse.

After List:

  • The first thing we did was to tear down all the tiny rooms and centered the staircase.  We then divided the new open space into 2 major areas, a closet and the bathroom.
  • Between the bathroom and the closet, we added a water closet and a room for a washer/dryer combination
  • We maximized the closet area by allowing the sloped ceilings to dictate the custom built-in layouts. The built-ins are made of distressed, reclaimed, veneers but with clean lines to match the double vanity in the master bath.
  • We dressed up the space with glass chain link decorative chandeliers and we added directional recessed lights
  • We added 2 gallery benches in faux-grey ostrich leather with chrome legs on each side of the aisle. The benches rested on top of a black and white cowhide rug over beautiful black walnut floors
  • The closet leads to new luxury bathroom at the end of the aisle to: a huge walk-in shower with custom designed tiles, a freestanding tub and filler, and a custom floating double vanity in reclaimed wood with recessed lights hidden behind an acid-etched mirror