Now it's time for me to kick back and let Laura VanSickle from Closets by Design coordinate the design and installation of the perfect closet system that will meet my husband's and my needs. Again, we are on a budget here - as much as I would love mirrored doors, spotlights, and drawers with glass pulls like Big and Carrie's closet, we've got to be realistic.
For our initial consultation, Laura looked at our current system and asked what we were using and what was lacking. She took measurements of the actual room and also measured how much space to allow for each of our shirts, pants, and folded clothes. Again, this is what we came from - ClosetMaid wire shelves with no utility and wasted space:
|Far Wall - BEFORE|
|Shoe Wall - BEFORE|
A week later Laura shows up with a professional design with a room layout and 3 walls complete with shelves, hanging bars, a shoe wall (yay!), belt rack, valet bar, and laundry basket. With a couple of adjustments, she and I have agreed on the perfect layout that will fit what's left over from our organizing purge a few weeks before.
She shared 20 different color options with me, and knowing the low lighting situation and future green walls, I chose classic white cabinetry to brighten up the space. I asked that we keep the back of the units open to feature the green paint and stenciling that would be featured on the walls behind the cabinetry. The only upgrade that we added was crown moulding across the top of the cabinets for $350 to go with our glamorous dressing room design.
We scheduled the install for the morning of December 21st, which was supposed to take approximately 3-4 hours. Promptly at 9:00 AM the installers from Closets by Design show up ready to work. After speaking with a friend about her closet installion nightmare from a competing closet company, I was unsure what to expect when they arrived. However, Victor and his partner are extremely friendly, courteous, and were very prompt in the installation, completing the entire project in 2 1/2 hours.
|Far Wall - AFTER Install|
|My Wall - AFTER Install|
|Husband's Wall - AFTER Install|
|Shoe Wall - AFTER Install|
|Our makeshift closet while painting and installation was completed|
|Far Wall - AFTER|
|Shoe Wall - AFTER|
|Husband's Wall - AFTER|
|My Wall - AFTER|