Closets

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My dad and I are making acloset in a room to turn it into a bedroom. We were wondering what material we would need, how long it would take, and inspections. Please Reply.

IKEA has some easy options that work in most settings and look good ($300-$900 and take a couple hours). If you need a custom-sized closet or want a truly integrated look, sheetrock and 2x4's are cheap but the doors, base and case moldings, and time can add up quickly. It can take a couple days to frame, rock, tape, mud, texture, trim out and paint a new closet and might cost $400 or more in materials. I have done this several times though to add value to a property. If you can go from a 2 bedroom to a 3 bedroom home just by adding a closet, you can add 10K to 50K to your ARV, depending on your area of the world. Most areas also require that a "bedroom" has a closet AND a window, so don't advertise another bedroom unless you tick both boxes.

Below is a closet I recently added to a master bedroom that was really lacking in closet space. The cost was about $500 in materials and about 2 full days of work.

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Make sure you have compliant egress before you call it a bedroom! Also, you may need a permit to do what are considered structural changes - in my town, it's "no permit, no build." Trust me, you don't want to get on the bad side of the city inspectors/zoning board. Do a little prep work before you start buying 2x4s.

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