So, why is all this stuff piled high on every surface? Yes, it is out of the closet which is being redesigned. It was the hubby’s idea that rather than reclaim the deposit we’d made for a custom closet at the place we aren’t moving it would be a good idea to redo what we have. OK…….
As with any project, there is more to it than meets the eye. The old stuff has to come out and walls have to be patched and painted.
Then come the new elements and all the tools necessary for installation.
Nothing happens quickly and for days on end, installers will be in and out working to get everything perfect. I have to say these two guys were not only skilled, they were incredibly polite and pleasant to have around.
Though I found nothing wrong with the old closet, I must admit that the new one is much improved. There is a place for everything and I very much like the addition of doors behind which can be hidden anything that is unsightly or needs a bit of extra protection.
What I learned during this process is that you don’t have to have a room sized closet for it to be efficient. What is important is for the space to be well organized. That means considerable preliminary planning to determine what from clothing to jewelry goes where. Too, it is very helpful to measure differing lengths of clothing in order to plan hanging spaces.
These days there are a number of accessories that make everything in a closet accessible. Taking the time to educate yourself about them contributes to a functional closet design.
Perhaps most important is getting rid of anything that is no longer useful. That means all those clothes that you think are too good to dispose of but that you haven’t worn in five years or more! It’s amazing how much space that opens up. Finally, when putting everything back in the closet the Marie approach is great. Not only does rolling create more room, you can actually see what is in the drawer. I’ve used this approach for packing for years and it translated nicely in the closet.
For sure, a closet that is as carefully thought out as any other room in your house has great reward.