House Renovation – Framing A Closet

Renovating can either be a fun experience, or a frustrating one, depending on how well you are prepared for it. And if you're renovating a house, then we would hope are quite well prepared. After all, the last thing you want to have to do when you're done is to re-do something you thought was working out just fine.

In any home, space is an issue. You can really never have enough of it. And a well made closet space is an essential part of the house's over all aesthetics. When smartly framed, your closet can be quite an asset, whether it's for your precious wardrobe, or next to the main door to just hang coats. Now let's take it from the top.

First, you want to decide on the ideal size. 27 inches of depth is what you want for minimum, especially if you plan on hanging your clothes. Other size factors depend on the size of your room or what you need. You could go with a smaller single door closet, or a larger walk in.

The best way to frame your closet is by laying the structure flat on the ground. You might want to consider placing it at one end of the room's wall, just to make it more space efficient. But make sure it does not obstruct windows or heat boxes.

Once you've got the raw raw materials ready, make sure you've got the hardware too; apart from your tool box, keep in handy a nail gun, a power miter box and a compressor. If you do not have it on you, you could easily rent all three for less than $ 100 a day.

After you measure the wall height, you should cut them into length and lay them out between the top and sole plates that will be fixed to your ceiling and floor respectively. Also, figure out where your door will be centered and make sure you mark each spot that needs nailing or trimming, and each part of the frame clearly. After that, it's really just putting the parts in place carefully.

Once your frame is ready, hoist it up carefully to put in place using 3 screws to fix the top of the frame to the ceiling. Place your choice of doors on to the frame and if you want to put a light bulb inside, it is advised you consult your local electrical inspector and use only fluorescent lights.