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Trick To DIY A
Walk-In Closet
By DIMITRIUS JONES
Gather Equipment
Start by gathering the right tools and equipment for your DIY walk-in closet, and you’ll most likely need a tape measure, level, circular saw, glue, stud finder, and paint. IKEA also sells materials like PAX Wardrobe Frames and KOMPLEMENT Shelves that will help you get the job done.
Prepare Your Space
Decide on the location, layout, and type of closet you want to prepare your space before construction. Figuring what items you’ll be storing and how much space you’ll need will help you determine the size of your project and any adjustments you might need.
Measurements
Create a floor plan to get the dimensions of your future closet while spotting any potential obstacles like windows or outlets. You can never be too careful when it comes to measuring, and IKEA's PAX Planning tool to help you plan the perfect closet for your space.
Woodwork
Make sure to double-check the measurements of your wood before cutting, and always adhere to safety measures when using tools like circular saws. You can install your baseboards using construction adhesive, and for a polished look, add in some crown molding.
Shelving
Wire shelving is cheaper and more customizable than wood shelving, but wood typically looks cleaner than wire. If you go with IKEA's KOMPLEMENT shelves, make sure they are level with the ceiling, and be aware that you might have to build them in the space.