- ordered an area rug for the living room space - it ships soon, I am giddy with anticipation
- ordered our barstools and pendant lighting to create a functional 2nd eating area in our house
- continued work on the garage, only to discover we have a termite problem that is being treated today
After doing a lot of research online and in store, we found that the best quality and most customizable DIY system was from Martha Stewart for Home Depot's line. We loved that the lining came almost all the way to the ground, creating that true custom look, there were endless configurations available, 3 different color choices to choose from, and the cost was mid range; not as high as custom closets, but not so cheap you doubt their quality. We first designed each closet online with their awesome design tool.
You begin by choosing your closet type, either walk in or reach in, and then enter the width of your closet. It spits out a design that they think would be right for your space (coincidentally their design is also the most expensive, but that's okay, they're trying to upsell). You can see the price for each design in the bottom left hand corner.
Syd's closet was the first one Art installed and because the walls weren't quite plumb, he had to add some shims, which took a bit more time. Installation on Syd's closet was about 6 hours total from start to finish.
Taylor's closet went much quicker and only took about 3 hours. Both closets though did require some cutting with a standard table saw, so beware, depending on the size of your space, some cutting will most likely be involved.
As a frame of reference, this is what Taylor's closet looked like before the installation:
Shelves are perfectly spaced apart for maximum storage space
and shoes fit perfectly in a row, with some room for her growing feet
our favorite part of the entire system, eliminating the need for a big bulky hamper we previously had
I'm linking up with Jules for her William Morris series