Buying an old old home, we were completely prepared for the lack of closets. When we originally toured our house, the lack of a master closet was a concern until we stepped into a small room off of the bedroom and saw potential. Making this space into a closet became one of our top priorities for move-in projects (until it's complete our wardrobes are on the floor in an extra bedroom!)
The room is somewhat 'L' shaped with a few elements that dictate where we'll be able to create storage. Namely two windows, a radiator, a column and two doors. Its similar to the photo above in the white painted wood floors and tall ceilings - both fabulous attributes!
We researched a few different systems and have decided to go with your standard white metal Closetmaid product from Home Depot. Its projects like these that make me so frustrated we do not have an IKEA. The walls we're working with are a variety of different construction and I would love to utilize their Stolmen system that is entirely supported from the floor and ceiling (meaning there's no need to carve into 100+ year old plaster walls!) Unfortunately the nearest one is 8 hours away... So we began installing the system this weekend and its been interesting to say the least. As our first 'home improvement' project, we're just getting the hang of using some of these tools. We may or may not have made six trips to Home Depot in the last two days. When its all said and done I'll post photos - in the meantime any tips? Whether on closet installations or keeping your sanity as you learn how to be a handy-couple?