#BBbrownstone: Stylish & Affordable Closet Makeover

Formica-She-Knows-Budget-Closet-Makeover As part of moving to New York City last year I had to quickly get used to streamlining my home life. My husband and I downsized from a two-bed, two-bath apartment with four closets, to a one-bed, one-bath apartment with one closet! That closet sits along one side of our open plan kitchen, living and dining area at the front of the apartment in our Brownstone property. This one space houses all the clothes, coats, shoes, belts, watches, accessories – you name it – for both of us, so it’s safe to say it’s been a squeeze! So, when Formica got in touch asking to partner with us to makeover our closet with their Formica Laminate product, we were thrilled! As well as adding new lighting, new sliding doors, additional shelving and drawer space, we also covered the built in with a beautiful Calcutta Marble and Salvage Planked Elm Formica Laminate finish. I chose these two finishes to bring visual and textural contrast to the space: I love the the smooth, cool marble is juxtaposed alongside the rich and textured planked elm. Check out the whole renovation in this fun video over on She Knows. Let me know which design elements you love from our new closet!

// Photography by She Knows; used with permission.


  • Reply Jackie (York Avenue) May 18, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Ahh that video is adorable! What an upgrade. I wasn’t familiar with Formica Laminate before, but it’s awesome that it looks great and also adds that durability. Seems like a great product and the closet looks fantastic. I only have one closet in my apartment too so I feel your pain πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar May 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      @Jackie – Thank you so much! It really has elevated my closet in both style and practicality, I love it!

  • Reply Harriet May 18, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Amazing transformation!!

  • Reply Patti May 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I have a new found respect for people living in New York hahaha that closet is so small! Well done on the makeover

  • Reply Jules May 18, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    That marble! Will it’s stunning. xo

  • Reply Paula G May 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Great! So who did the covering with formica? How much does it cost? What trades person do I need to make this happen.?


  • Reply Grace May 18, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Love the result! Good job! Thought the same, kinda small closet.

  • Reply Lynn | Adorable Home May 19, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Great transformation! It’s amazing how marble pattern adds style and elegance to any space, even the closet!
    And a bit off topic – watched your video, love your haircut, I’ll show it to my husband πŸ™‚

  • Reply jana May 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Fabulous what a transformation!

  • Reply Dana May 21, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Great makeover. What make/model are the closet doors?

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar May 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      @Dana – I had them custom made to look like barn doors by an independent maker!

  • Reply Nidhal Al-Brashdi May 25, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Beautiful transformation! Love the laminate formica, really does make a huge difference. Well done!

    Love from Oman,


  • Reply Ivona Elena February 8, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Interesting transformation. Add elegance and good taste.

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