Tell you what, it was worth every penny because it forced us to get rid of "stuff." My husband built shoe shelving that holds a certain amount of shoes and that's it. I had to choose what shoes I would keep and what shoes I would not keep and if I couldn't fit them on that shelf, I AIN'T BUYING anymore shoes or I would have to give away another pair and make way for the new. The closet has made us more organized which has reduced a great amount of stress & enhanced time management. Also, it is just beautiful to behold which I am beginning to realize that beauty is as necessary a commodity as say, a water heater.
Don't have a good "before" pic but you can see the yucky 8 year old carpet.
AND NOW COME THE AFTER PICTURES. . .
Husband's side, he installed LED lighting so you can actually SEE in there!
Notice the all wood hangers. Bought them at Walmart, I think they add a nice cohesive look to my wardrobe.