If you'll recall from this post, our toilet and a bidet use to sit in a 5 foot deep alcove. We decided we didn't need the bidet and instead we would move the toilet forward so that the alcove could be half as deep. This allowed us to create a linen closet accessible from the hallway. Here's the hallway before:
After cutting out the hole for the doorway:
In the process, we discovered something, there used to be a window right beside our toilet, which we always had the blinds down on. Once the blind was removed, it turned out that particular window let in the most light of all the windows in our house:
But alas a window at the back of the closet made no sense, so we had Castle Rock Masonry brick it up from the outside, while i framed the interior:
To finish our closet i used bead board to panel the interior...
I then ripped a cedar fence board in half and used it to make cleats:
Then i used some more cedar fence boards to create shelves (gotta tell you, we love the smell of the cedar):
Here's the almost finished product:
Just have a little more trimming out to do, and that will be another project off the list.