10 tips for a perfect closet remodel

Think new shelving, new supports

Q: My husband and I have a house that was built in the 1950s. One of the little remodeling jobs that was done by a previous owner was to turn two built-in recessed cabinets that were on top of each other into a closet.

Unfortunately, he just cut off the horizontal strip of wood that divided the lower and upper cabinets and took out the shelf. He then put in five shelves.