It's raining today so the siding guys can't work on the house. While my son is taking out all of the windows (except for the two in the front of the house) I am going to empty out the attic. There is a carpeted, normal width, 4 step staircase leading to it from the master bedroom, and since there is no closet in the master bedroom, I am going to have Joe enclose it and make it into a walk-in. Joe thinks the angles of the attic are so steep that it will cost too much money in labor to make it cost effective. But how can you live without a closet in the master bedroom? Besides... that little staircase looks stupid just going up to 'nowhere'. And I detest the folding door that opens to it.
Right now we are using one of the other bedrooms as a walk-in closet for our clothes. But it's on another floor and I'd rather use that room for something more functional.
ClosetMaid has a great web site that teaches you everything you need to know about designing your own closet. Home Depot will cut all the wire shelves for you for free when you bring in your measurements, so your closet will be 'custom made.' Even if you just want to make an existing closet more organized... I think ClosetMaid isa definitely the way to go.