Last weekend was our first weekend as homeowners and we started the process of tackling projects! Our first major project: storage and organization! Other than the master closet, the two other bedroom closets are fairly small and there are no coat or linen closets in the home. Just off of the laundry room was a rather large [5'x4'] "closet" with a blank slate:
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    ..the builder recommended it could be used as a small office, which we did consider, but with no window, no air conditioning vent, and our need for coat and linen storage, we nixed that and decided to make it a closet! Inspiration? Every California Closet I've ever seen, and this beauty from the Pottery Barn catalog:
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    ..after seeing that, I knew we could do something fun with the space so we decided to check out the closet section at Ikea. We fell in love. And we turned the empty space into this:
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    We used the Pax System from Ikea and could not be happier with the results. There's a space for everything we need it for and then some!
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Top shelf storage for bins with candles, light bulbs, batteries, etc.
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Pull-outs for hats, umbrellas, sports bags, and purses!
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Coats, extra linens, cleaning supplies, and shoes!
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Handy pull-out tray to use as a folding table or use with a mini ironing board for quick touch-ups!
    The best part about the Pax System is that you design it to fit your needs - originally I had a shelf where the folding table is now but I loved the accessibility of the shoe tray so I returned the shelf and purchased the pull-out tray. Although you can choose to have everything delivered and installed for an added fee, we chose to do the building ourselves to stay on budget. Speaking of budget, everything seen here was just under $525 total. That's both units, all clothes rails, drawers, trays, shelves, and pull outs. In my opinion, putting it together wasn't terribly difficult. As with any Ikea project, it's important to have patience and really look at the word-less directions or you could end up putting a small wooden dowel in a larger screw hole and not be able to get it out - points finger at husband.
    We're so content with our Pax System that we're thinking of biting the bullet and doing something similar in the master closet to provide that built-in look with more structure and organization:
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    Maybe that will be a "Weekend Warrior" project in the near future? Regardless, the fluorescent light has got to go! Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend! Need something to do? I highly recommend the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
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Karen Peters
08/23/2014 5:29am

You inspire me!

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09/30/2017 5:07am

That is a very nice way of organizing a room. As you've said, you've managed to make space for everything that you have. My room is the exact opposite. I wish my room is as organized as that. I'll try to organize my things like the way you did here. Also, the interior design of that room looks really beautiful. I would want to have a house designed by you guys. Good job for you and your team that did this.

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01/23/2018 8:35am

I am happy to know that your first project is successful. Based on your article and photos above it seems like you created many storage that you can use to organize your clothes and things. The closet really looks amazing and the cabinets are huge enough for more space for your clothes. It is good that you had an idea to create a wonderful and useful project. I hope that you will create another project that will help you guys in the future. Keep up the good work.

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09/01/2016 11:52pm

These are nice products. useful and charming.

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10/15/2017 11:35pm

These closets are so beatiful! Maybe this post will help me to make my closet great too!

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12/11/2017 11:20pm

Very nice and well arrange wardrobe.

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12/11/2017 11:53pm

That wardrobe exactly matches with mine.

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02/19/2018 7:33am

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