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Old 05-06-2021, 04:46 AM
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We have a Gardenia model and need to add a closet to the 3rd bedroom as it does not have one.
Has anyone hired a contractor to do this?
If so, can you please provide details cost and contact details of the contractor.
Thank you very much
Julie
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:07 AM
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We have a Gardenia model and need to add a closet to the 3rd bedroom as it does not have one.
Has anyone hired a contractor to do this?
If so, can you please provide details cost and contact details of the contractor.
Thank you very much
Julie
If you have basic skills, it’s frame work and some doors, Lowe’s or HD will even cut the lumber for you. If not some handyman’s talents are pretty good, without trying to find a contractor for such a small job
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:20 AM
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Or if you don't need a full wall closet buy a free standing unit.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:22 AM
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How can they sell you a 3 BR home if a bedroom doesn't have a closet? I thought that was a requirement to call it a 3BR.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:27 AM
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How can they sell you a 3 BR home if a bedroom doesn't have a closet? I thought that was a requirement to call it a 3BR.
Lots of bedrooms here do not have closet.

We are in a 3 bedroom Begonia and front bedroom is closetless.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:38 AM
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It’s not a 3 bedroom home. It is a 2 bedroom plus a den.


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It’s not a 3 bedroom home. It is a 2 bedroom plus a den.
It's a den.
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:33 AM
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We bought a Gardenia. It's the version of the plan with the windowed arches above the front door, and above the kitchen window and den window. We bought pre-owned. It was all the natural light that comes into a Gardenia that sold me.

Now, you are going to make your home an official 3 bedroom. Good idea.

Mr. Boomer can do the kind of work you need -- but he is not for hire. You should be able to get some suggestions here though.

You have probably thought this all through, but I cannot resist throwing in a few things to think about -- if you have not already.

I don't know if all Gardenias have a cathedral ceiling in the den, but if you do, you might want to think about if you would like for the drywall to follow the angle of the ceiling as the finished look. (I am assuming you are thinking of using the wall that backs up to the bathroom -- but maybe not.) Anyway, you will want someone who is particular about their drywall work so the closet will look like it has always been a part of the room.

You will need to decide if you want sliding doors, bi-fold doors, or French doors. French doors can come pre-hung. Also, discuss finish trim with the person you choose.

A closet is supposed to be a minimum depth of 24 inches for clothes. Rod height has a formula to it, too. If you do not need the closet for mostly hanging clothes, you could have shelves built along the sides in addition to the top shelves and leave a smaller space in the middle for hanging.

Please forgive me for going on and on. I love a good project. And I think your idea to make your Gardenia into a 3 bedroom is brilliant.

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We bought a Gardenia. It's the version of the plan with the windowed arches above the front door, and above the kitchen window and den window. We bought pre-owned. It was all the natural light that comes into a Gardenia that sold me.

Now, you are going to make your home an official 3 bedroom. Good idea.

Mr. Boomer can do the kind of work you need -- but he is not for hire. You should be able to get some suggestions here though.

You have probably thought this all through, but I cannot resist throwing in a few things to think about -- if you have not already.

I don't know if all Gardenias have a cathedral ceiling in the den, but if you do, you might want to think about if you would like for the drywall to follow the angle of the ceiling as the finished look. (I am assuming you are thinking of using the wall that backs up to the bathroom -- but maybe not.) Anyway, you will want someone who is particular about their drywall work so the closet will look like it has always been a part of the room.

You will need to decide if you want sliding doors, bi-fold doors, or French doors. French doors can come pre-hung. Also, discuss finish trim with the person you choose.

A closet is supposed to be a minimum depth of 24 inches for clothes. Rod height has a formula to it, too. If you do not need the closet for mostly hanging clothes, you could have shelves built along the sides in addition to the top shelves and leave a smaller space in the middle for hanging.

Please forgive me for going on and on. I love a good project. And I think your idea to make your Gardenia into a 3 bedroom is brilliant.

Boomer
Call it as you wish but TV calls the closetless bedroom a bedroom.

Sitting in it now as I took it for my office but when the world returns to normal we will also use it as a bedroom. If we had regular guests would add a closet of some sort but it can be used as a bedroom if one wishes.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:37 PM
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We have a Gardenia model and need to add a closet to the 3rd bedroom as it does not have one.
Has anyone hired a contractor to do this?
If so, can you please provide details cost and contact details of the contractor.
Thank you very much
Julie
We also have a Gardenia. I think you had an option to have a closet in the third bedroom that would reduce the size of what I use as an office. Looking at what we have, I would assume where you would put a closet, opposite the window would make it necessary to move the air conditioning duct, as well as rebuild the sunken ceiling.

As someone else suggested using an armoire might be an idea-a solution.
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Lots of bedrooms here do not have closet.

We are in a 3 bedroom Begonia and front bedroom is closetless.
From where I’m from, that floor plan should be called a 2 bedroom plus den. A bedroom should have a closet to be called a bedroom. Right???
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:15 PM
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How can they sell you a 3 BR home if a bedroom doesn't have a closet? I thought that was a requirement to call it a 3BR.
Yes, it is a requirement legally, to have a closet for each bedroom. So no, she didn't buy a three bedroom if the third room with a bed doesn't have a closet. .

That's the difference between lay talk and legal talk. . .

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From where I’m from, that floor plan should be called a 2 bedroom plus den. A bedroom should have a closet to be called a bedroom. Right???
The Villages Gardenia Floor Plan has it as a 2 bedroom and den.
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:37 PM
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From where I’m from, that floor plan should be called a 2 bedroom plus den. A bedroom should have a closet to be called a bedroom. Right???
Could well be but when we purchased our Begonia beginning of 2020 all of the literature called it a 3 bedroom.

Besides look at what the Villages sales dept is selling and calling it a 3 bedroom.
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