My house is small and the two bedrooms have no(!) closets, which is something I intend to remedy hopefully in the next 6 months or so. Here's what I'm thinking, though-- I was going to cover the closet exteriors in beadboard anyway, but it occurred to me that space is at such a premium that wouldn't it be better to do a cabinet-style closet so as to minimize loss of space to the room? With a built in style cabinet, The only non-usable space would be the actual breadth of the board enclosing the closet space, as opposed to the 5 or so inches that would be lost to 2"x4" and drywall, etc., on a conventional framed-out closet. Do any of you lovely readers have experience with this sort of thing?
Also, considering the expense and energy that will be involved on this, would I be better off to order these custom cabinets from a cabinet maker through Home Depot or something? I just don't want to go to all this trouble and expense and end up with something that looks shoddy and ethnically engineered. Ethnic engineering is what I'm trying to overcome here. I did think that if I make the cabinets myself with the help of hapless helper friends, I could buy ready-made doors for cabinets. And I would have an upper cabinet area above the closet door with glass front doors for storing blankets.
What do you think? I've googled cabinet style closet and I'm really not finding anything. This seems the most sane solution to me, and I'd be eager to hear what anyone has to offer on the subject.