Now My Closet Loves Me!
“To say my closet transformation was life changing is an understatement! I must admit it took some soul searching and motivation (thank you, Laurel) to part with clothes that were from the “working” chapter of my life. I’m very glad I did! (I did keep a few skirts just in case!) I am now so organized I know exactly where to go to get what I need every day. No more stressing out! Now on to the rest of my house!”-KO
Who Needs To Evaluate Their Closet?
It does not matter if you are a busy Mom, a frazzled entrepreneur, an employee in the business world, or a retiree with a bit more freedom…we all have one thing in common..we have to get dressed at sometime during the day. When our closet does not work for us, it can create stress and take up valuable time each day. Remember this post NOT ENOUGH TIME….IS YOUR CLOSET THE CULPRIT?
On Monday we reviewed a virtual interior design plan we were fortunate to work on with a client after she suffered a drywall mishap…one side of her closet collapsed. The photo on the left shows the wall that did not collapse before the closet remake. The photo on the right shows what happened when the other wall rods collapsed. The Mother of Necessity put a long-awaited project into high gear.
Here are photos that show the same wall with the new DIY closet system in place on the far left and her shorter clothing organized in the finished space. Look we can see the floor!
Virtual Design Plans Include Photos For Visualization
You can see the entire virtual design plan, complete with floor plans and wall elevations, on our previous post Breaking Point- A Closet Story that we also included in Monday’s post. Our virtual design plans also include many photo examples and links to the actual products we are suggesting in the plan. Let’s look at more before and after photos below and you’ll see some of the items and how they worked in the plan.
Don’t Over Look Painting The Walls In A Closet To Create A Custom Look
Hope you noticed that the walls in the closet have been freshly painted. While it can be a pain to repair all the holes that previous wire shelving may leave in the walls, the newly finished walls are prime real estate for some well planned paint to create a custom closet to enjoy. Our virtual design plans include suggestions for painting.
In the left photo you see the “natural disaster” of the collapsed wire system when the drywall failed. In the right photo you see a mirror was attached to the outside of the entry door. It would be really nice to have the mirror “in” the closet.
The new closet remake plan allows for a mirror to be in the closet, and adds a stool. Handy for putting on shoes. You will notice from the above photo suggestion board that the mirror is as planned, but the stool is a little different. Our virtual design plans give you sizes and finish concepts to follow and yet are very flexible. A few texts back and forth with our client and an alternate stool evolved.
In these three photos you see the wall hook bar suggested for the back of the door for hanging purses and hats. Also the gray fabric totes with lids (plus a few patterned boxed our client had before the makeover-how nice they are with the paint color) and the bright purple open cubbies. A directional light fixture brings more light into the closet in spots needed.
One of our favorite closet organizing product is this clear pegged board which is just perfect alone, or in groups, for hanging jewelry. We have to chuckle at how our client saved the reminder that she is a shopper! (you can see it more clearly in the opening photo of this post)
Custom Closets Can Be Designed With Off The Shelf Components
A custom closet plan can be designed using readily available big box and online products. Notice how we mixed espresso finish case goods with white and chrome shelving components. About half of our first time clients say things like “I would have never thought of that!” Nearly all of our repeat clients say, “I knew you’d come up with something !”
We’d like to sincerely thank our client who allowed us to share this exceptional example of how working with our virtual design packages works. We enjoy nothing more than helping all of you create the Perfect LBD For Your Homes. When we get to share them with others, all the better. As far as soul searching motivation…it’s always included with our design services!
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