Office closet renovation | Organization / remodel ideas | How to


Alrighty. Time to clean out our – ahh! Hahaha. Hey guys, we’re Evan and Katelyn. Today we’re gonna be showing you how we renovated
our office closet. Sorry, you know I’m bad with lines! We also wanna thank HostGator for sponsoring
this video. Now lets get into the very exciting first
step. Step one of renovating our closet. Is to clean it out. Oh sorry oh please you go ahead. Oh gosh. Oh shoot! Everything’s fine! Lets take you on a very short tour. The previous owner had done layered shelves
on top of one another, which isn’t good. What the heck. Like a nail that went through this board. Why? They didn’t – that was ok? Oh my gosh. Man look how saggy this one is. Ohhh, ooooo. Also all the shelves, they’re covered in this
really crappy contact paper that’s peeling off and wearing off. And then we have these brackets that they’re
sitting on that are all nailed in. We might try to work with these but just add
more support and hopefully kinda hide them because there’s a lot of ugly going on in
this closet. Ok tour done. This is terrible. This is sad. Let’s uh let’s measure. Yeah. What 55 and a half. Wow. It’s even. We measured the total length of boards we
need but weren’t sure how deep to make the shelves. 16 inches. 12 inches. 12 12 12 6 5 16… We decided 12 inches but needed to fit one
extra deep shelf for our printer and a little packing station for products and stuff. Oh here’s an idea – the deep shelf could come
from the back. Hahaha with my left hand! I was also thinking because we’re so compacted
in, it’s like the uh 3 inch punch. Let’s do a 3 inch high five. Hahaha that was really good! Oh that was awesome. Getting supplies, we made an interesting discovery. Whats up? Is this cheaper than the 1x material? 2x12x10 13 bucks. Should we do like beefy shelves? It’d be better. I think it would look cooler. It’d look cool. Let’s do it. It was cheaper to get 12 foot boards and have
them cut in half than to get 6 foot boards. That is a lot of wood for our closet! Ooo, dust collection? I need to write dust collection right here. Yeah. When we got em home we cut them down to their
exact length. Also don’t assume your walls are even all
the way up. Our top shelves needed to be shorter than
our bottom shelves. This is optional but we ripped the sides where
our shelf pieces would come together to make a U that way it’s a smooth transition between
boards. We also ripped down a 1×6 so we could attach
it to a 1×12 for our extra deep printer shelf. And we used a biscuit joiner for the first
time to join these two pieces. Ahh! That was really easy! Biscuit! nom nom nom nom nom biscuit. It’s biscuit. It’s biscuit time. Girl you know it’s biscuit time. Here you go. While this big thing was drying, we turned
our attention to the supports that would hold up these shelves. Should I come in? Sure. I got that. In this corner right here, we showed this
earlier. This board is resting on top of this board. What if we just cut a spacer to go here. We could do that. Would that be easier? Let’s just take everything out and figure
it out later. So easy. Doing the hard part of just watching the camera. Here let me help. I can do it! It’d be funny if we were just like barely
out so it’s just like our butts. Oh you totally bumped it Oh gosh be careful
oh my gosh oh my gosh it’s stuck to your butt it’s stuck on your butt. Goodbye and good riddance. Hey! We found these in the garage, I think they
might be the right size. for the spacers. for the spacers! We predrilled so we wouldn’t split the wood
and countersunk so the screws would sit flush. Then we attached them to the existing supports. We got primed 1×4’s to use as support pieces. Now that we have all of the measurements for
all the supports. And it’s a good thing we measured because
none of them are the same. Thank you for the assistance. Some existing supports were cut at an angle
which is weird so we cut the new supports at an angle to match them. Let me know when you’re filming so I can stop
this. I’m filming. One down, 13 to go. It wasn’t the prettiest but it’s much stronger
and most of it will be covered anyway. Our big shelf glue up had dried so we turned
our attention towards sanding this and the rest of our shelves. We actually used to do a lot of home projects
like this before starting our channel. We documented it all in blog form on evan
and katelyn dot com if you’re ever in the mood for some bonus tutorials and baby faced
versions of us. For 8 years we’ve been hosting all of our
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starting a home blog, selling furniture plans, or needing a website of any kind. Go to host gator dot come slash evan and katelyn
to get 60% off hosting. We’ll put a link below. Thanks! Go ahead and lift it up and above. Oooo. Alright, big beefy? Big beefy. Big beefy. hup hup hup hup. Man it’s looking good. It’s looking really good. This is so nice. I know! Now let’s measure these- these… this width. Probably the tallest thing that we have drilled
pocket holes into. Does the inspector approve/ Do you need to
inspect? What do you think? Since the weight is held by the supports we
added earlier, the pocket holes really just keep everything from shifting around. You look really comfortable. It’s really cool. We’ll bring you in later, we’re just having
a moment. Katelyn’s having a moment. Every night in my dreams. I see shelves. I feel shelves. Thank you guys for watching hope you like
this project and get some ideas for your own office closet that is super strong and can
hold up your husband. Yeah! Bye! We forgot to mention our aftershow, which
is where we cover all of the behind the scenes stuff that didn’t make it into this video! So if you want to check that out head over
to evanand… I mean… patreon.com/evanandkatelyn! Bye, bye!! Huuuu hi guys Katelyn… Hi guys Evan Katelyn here, closet reno is
the thing… step one of cleaning out our closet… rennovating our closet. Man… I’m so excited for Indian food. Oh my gosh I’m so hungry! SHORTY GET LOW. You bumped it! No I didn’t! Yeah you did! Think we’re good! I think so. Unless… unless you can see me

100 thoughts on “Office closet renovation | Organization / remodel ideas | How to

  1. New subie y’all are great! Can you add a project budget (just an idea of the coast of materials would be so helpful)

  2. Hey guys. You are awesome. I'm a direct match to all of your interests. I ❤ DIY, crafting, making products and selling them. You're inspirational, awesome company and a great watch, i love your editing style, snappy, interesting and to the point narration. You both have the best chemistry together too. Thank you for all your input, work and inspiration and most of all thank you for making me smile. Mark, Scotland.

  3. I had a deep closet in my living room that the landlord called a 1/2 bedroom … it had shelves exactly like those.

  4. Ok the first installation was not good. But I wouldn't say that it was "terrible" ! Maybe they were reclaimed wood or the person didn't have much tools to cut de boards properly and maybe it looked ok at first with the contact paper
    (Ok for the nail that was sticking out there are no excuses)

  5. At first I thought the 2×12 was a silly idea, but with the added strength and a bolder look you have won me over. Do not stop having fun!

  6. Was that a Little Shop of Horrors reference? Sounds like "Supper Time"…

  7. When you use the mitre saw, do not cut in 2 passes, just pull the blade out all the way and then drop the blade completely, then cut through the material all in one pass. when you do it in 2 passes, you risk kickback and injury. (I was a tool rep for 15 years, i'm not trying to be an ass.)

  8. You guys literally made me believe in love again.

    So friggin cute together. The 3" high five bit was hilarious.

  9. 8 Years, wow, going on 9 now. Good job guys — You deserve all the success you get with how much work you put into this channel.

  10. Please! What kind of floors do you have??

    Also, LOVE this idea. When I have our water heater moved from our closet, I'll definitely be using this method! One question though, are you worried the shelves will start to sag down on the unsupported side in the future?

    <3 you guys! new subscriber! DIY goals AND relationship goals! xoxo

  11. OMG, you 2 make projects so fun… as well as entertaining… great job… ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  12. I started singing a song about biscuits at almost the same time (like right after Evan said it)… and your, "and girl you know it's biscuit time" was just fucking perfect! XD — btw, was the biscuit maker expensive?

  13. this video isnt in all there videos for there channel for some reason
    and thi is 3 days after it came out

  14. There's noooo souuunndd.. i tried Chrome and (cough) whatever browser comes with Windows 10… Edge?

  15. This channel needs more respect for the Flight of the Concords reference based off of biscuit joints.

  16. You two just make me happy. I like to think we'd probably be friends in "real life". 🙂

  17. So I just found your channel two days ago. I LOVE YOU BOTH!! Such a cute relationship and building things with a spouse isn’t always easy. Thanks for your great videos.

  18. Found your channel a couple days ago and almost instantly fell in love with your style of videos and how adorable you peeps are together 🙂 keep up the awesome work!

  19. bruh ur not supposed to show us the before and after in the beginning 🙁 now we know what it looks like 😢.

  20. I absolutely love binge watching your makeover videos but they make me sad. They make me want to give my room a makeover but then I realize i dont have proper tools nor does my room have space. 😢

  21. I’m so jealous! I’m in an apartment, so I can’t remodel. My craft room/office needs a makeover bad. Any tips for organizing and redecorating a space for an apartment that won’t let you drill into or paint your walls?

  22. I love you both so much your like the funniest people ever and I love the high fives 😂

  23. You guys are so cute and get along great! I love your videos! And I just found it to day and hit the subscribe button right away!!!!

  24. I love this video!! On my third watch I thought of something, how does the printer get power?

  25. Was that a Flight of the Concords reference?! Did we just become best friends?

  26. You guys are match made in heaven!! Literally 🥰😍😂❤️

  27. I think what makes this channel so brilliant is the fact that you guys have managed to remodel your house, turn that into a business and make money off of it. Two birds one stone, beautiful.
    Y'all are so adorable. Definitely relationship goals.

  28. Did y'all know we have 4 channels now? This main one, plus:

    🎮 Evan and Katelyn Gaming youtube.com/evanandkatelyngaming

    (us playing games and chatting, enhanced by epic editing and a heavy dose of memes)

    🎙️ Evan and Katelyn Podcast youtube.com/evanandkatelynpodcast

    (chatting about life, YouTube stuff, and playing games you can play along with)

    😹 Evan and Katelyn Too youtube.com/evanandkatelyn2

    (still figuring this one out 😂)

  29. i obsessively watch your guy's videos when im bored. i just wanted to say that EVERY single time Evan hugs Katelyn another year is added to my life and my depression is cured. thank you, E&K!

  30. You guys have earned more than this, but all I am able to do is award you with one shinny new subscriber.

  31. The existing supports looked like beefy fence pickets. 🤷🏾‍♀️ (shrug) Meh using have you have lol

  32. Hahahaha I never thought I'd hear a "business time" reference 😂 you guys are great! Been following ya for a while, just watching some old videos

  33. i had a relationship like this once, i bet making a youtube channel would have saved it.

  34. Ya…. favorite part of the video starting at
    Min 1:56 …. 😄

  35. @1:25 Katelyn "There is a lot of ugly going on in this closet." Me: "But you two are so cute so it balances out!"

  36. When they move out (if they move out) the new owners will go to see so many closets and stuff with special shelves and other interesting things!!

  37. Ok, Katelyn, Evan, you two are adorable, one of the cutest couples I know in ytb and I may be YouTube's overlord, so take my word on it.

    I just wanted to say that I hope for the best for you two, I know you both may never read this huge comment on an old video, but if any of you do, know that you guys are pure joy for me.

    Love from Brazil <3

  38. Now I know where all the happiness in the World has gone…

    This happy couple. Nice vids.

  39. Watching this made me want to make a suggestion of doing an art video of fired alcohol ink art don't know how that popped into my head but 😂

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