Friday, February 28, 2014

A Master Closet Inspiration | My 6 Tips to a More Efficient Closet Space

Hello All,

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of House by Holly.  It has been an awesome ride and many thanks to you, my readers, for your support!

Are you on Pinterest or Houzz?  Talk about the ultimate search engines loaded with inspiration for any project you have in mind.  If your anything like me you have been perusing the master closets with all the custom shelving...  Perfection.

The reality: Since the moment my husband and I closed on this house almost 10 years ago, I couldn't help not loving this master closet.  The builder did not utilize the tall ceilings with more storage solutions. I always felt there could have been a more efficient way to place the white wire shelving to create more room for clothes and other items.  And the look of custom furniture in a closet is, well... magnificent.

I have been left always wondering .. Where's the beef?

Today, I am sharing an easy way you can add sophistication and organization  to your closet, yourself.   That's right, get ready for the new you... (really the new me, but hopefully you are inspired to do your closet too.) ;)

Mr. House and I found this closet system at a local hardware store for $390. We bought two. 

You can purchase the closet system like this one, or you can buy individual pieces and build your own.  We bought the complete system and then added on a few more pieces to customize our look. 

Here's the before..

Say what?!

 I don't even know what to could I have lived like this for so long?

What's the 'misters' opinion, you ask? 

much of the same... It's a damn shame all this closet and no bangs or thrills.


We started by clearing everything out.  Then I took the shelving down.

I pryed the nail out with a flat screwdriver which made the process so much easier.

Good bye ugly wire shelving! 

Mr. House came in next to patch the holes.  

Yes, there were a lot of them...  

I let the patch dry for the rest of the day and the next morning I sanded it down.

Then I painted the walls in Benjamin Moore -Stone Hearth.

While I was painting, Mr. House started assembling the new closet furniture..

And after we moved in..

 Even Mr. House is happy.

The Truth: I have to admit, this project forced the mister and I to make some tough decisions about 'what to keep' and 'what not to keep'.  We donated about 7 trash bags of clothes...

Hallelujah, did that feel good!  

We now have an organized, visual pleasing place for our things.  We are also considering adding on to the closet system more with another shelf above the expandable poles.    
My 7 tips to a better closet (you)..

1.  Create an efficient way to store shoes and keep them off the floor.

2. Place an over the door hook on the door so you can lay out special outfits for the next day or a special occasion. 

3. Find a unique way to show-case your jewelry.

You can find my earring, bracelet and necklace stand at the top of this page on the right.

4. Roll magazines and slide them in your boots to get your boots to stand up straight so they don't lose their shape.

5. Create a place to sit down and put your shoes on. 

6. Consider folding sweaters on a shelf to create more room for your clothes.

For more inspirational and organization ideas check out my Pinterest board for Master Closets.

Who doesn't love the look of a custom closet?  While it is an investment, it can only add value to our house, right?  What do you think?

From my House to your House, Happy Hunting!

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1 comment:

  1. House by Holly is one of the best to get household makeovers without a huge house renovation! What she shows is always do-able to anyone! 5 stars for Holly


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