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This post has been a long time coming! I am so excited to share with you my newly finished Master Closet! When ClosetMaid approached me about outfitting a space in my home I immediately knew that I wanted a system in my closet to keep it organized. We were in the midst of building our new home and I was overjoyed with the prospect of my large walk-in closet. Our old home had a walk-in, but the ceiling slanted towards the back so that the back of the closet was virtually useless space except for shoving stuff that we hardly used.
The above photo is obviously while they were still building the house and the finish work was not complete. You can see the two doors and the slope of the ceiling, which made finding a system tricky. Luckily ClosetMaid’s lines are customizable and we were able to find the perfect system for our needs.
To start the process with ClosetMaid, I went onto their website and checked out their DIY Design Tool, which let’s you input your closet dimensions and helps you design the closet system that best fits your needs. Unfortunately, because our new closet has a slanted ceiling AND two doors, the tool didn’t work for us. I would recommend using ClosetMaid’s Professional Design Services or calling in a local expert to help with your design if you have an odd-shaped closet, which is what I ended up doing.
I did originally have ClosetMaid draw up a design, but like I mentioned, this closet has some oddities – the sloped ceiling, the two doors PLUS we have baseboard heating on two walls (kind of annoying since we have radiant throughout the rest of the house!). I was in love with the design they came up with, but once we started looking at install we realized it just wasn’t going to work. It would have been perfect if our closet was a normal box shaped one though. I ended in bringing in a local closet company that had done the other closets in our house and they were able to come up with a design that fit my space, utilizing as much of the space as possible, and still giving me what I needed – lots of drawers and hanging space.
The second door in our closet leads to cold storage where we actually hung some more of the wire racks and where I store odd-month clothing (right now our summer stuff is out there) and other items. So no clutter in my new closet – it is strictly for clothes! I even have a space for the overflow of my shoes, so again I can have a nice clutter free closet which makes it so much nicer when picking and choosing outfits for the day. And we have so much space that it is easy to get dressed, right in the closet, something we couldn’t do in our old one.
I ended up choosing ClosetMaid’s new line of wood laminate solutions, Impressions, in Chocolate. It comes in three laminate wood finishes and multiple kits so that you can configure the perfect closet for your needs. This system is totally a DIY project if you are confident with a saw and level. Because we had so much going on with the move and the three kids activities, school and my husband being taken away on work trips (he is currently in Israel for work, which is why his side of the closet looks so lite!), we decided to hire a professional to do the install for us. It took a full 10 hours to install the closet, so if you’re planning a DIY, definitely set aside the weekend.
The laminate pieces look stunning in their dark finish and I am super happy with the end result. And I love how it is customizable. I can move the wire shelving up or down to fit my space needs. Plus the hanging portion isn’t broken into sections, so you can slide the hanger across the whole length of the hanging rod – it’s the little things that really make a system! I will note that we had a few shipment issues (several pieces didn’t make it into the original shipment) but ClosetMaid was quick to fix the issue and all’s well that ends well. I’ve been using my closet for a week now and I haven’t found any fault with it yet!
Disclaimer: I received free product in order to write this honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.