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Bandana 08-01-2007 01:54 PM

Closet Organizer
I know this is minor, but I really needed to do something about the mess in the guest room closet. I don't have your skills so I purchased machined parts, but did install this myself.

Sorry about the zoomy slide show. I couldn't figure out how to make it not do that...

KUIPORNG 08-01-2007 02:06 PM

very nice.... how much it costs you...

Bandana 08-01-2007 02:30 PM

Closet Organizer
Thank you Kui****g. I was so afraid people would make fun of my little closet when they build houses...

I chose this company because you can spend as much or as little as you want. They give you the price of each item so that it helps you decide.

I don't know if you can tell with all the zooming but the units are 87"L x 96"H x 24"D. It cost $932 with raised panel drawer fronts. It would have been $842 with flat fronts.

We almost went with their 16" depth, which would have been $750 with raised panels or $660 for flat but, as you can tell, we needed the extra depth to store big items. (I still have my notes so it was easy to find the costs.)

If you're interested, here's a link.

ktkelly 08-02-2007 07:56 AM

Actually, that's a really nice job....:thumbsup:

And yes, you did need to do it. That "garden hose" clothing rod in the before photo is a fine example of a quality closet....:no:

Bandana 08-02-2007 08:10 AM

Closet Organizer
That is very kind of you kt, especially since I was just looking at your bathroom. I'm surprised you're not in the shower. I'd be! I'm so glad you added the shower pix.

yummy mummy 08-02-2007 08:21 AM

I really like it.

What a difference.
So neat and organized.

Bandana 08-03-2007 07:17 AM

Thanks Yummy. I hesitated to show the before picture because it is so bad but I was hoping others have a catch-all room that you close the door on and ignore until you just can't stand it anymore.

KUIPORNG 08-03-2007 08:23 AM

although it is so nice... I have to say it is a handsome investment though.... but like many say... shelving is expensive... can't get away... in the long run... you gain... just difficult for someone like me to put up thousand dollars upfront for an organizer which hide behind a door most of the time... just find it hard to fit in my mind...

Bandana 08-03-2007 09:09 AM

Closet Organizer
Kuip, I know what you mean but we consider this a home improvement that will pay for itself when it comes to resale. (I read that upgraded closets are second in importance to home buyers, with only state-of-the-art kitchens ranking higher.)

We could have purchased the cheap systems that the home improvement stores offer but they don't hold up over time. We checked out all of the on-line companies that offer closet organizers and found their pricing about the same. Closets Central was a little less but we chose them because they had the widest selection and they mount their systems using cleats, not a rail.

We certainly didn't do this project first, as you can see, but we try to do one a year and it was high time to get our guest bedroom back. Now that it's done I really wish we'd have done it sooner!

yummy mummy 08-03-2007 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by Bandana (Post 56019)
Thanks Yummy. I hesitated to show the before picture because it is so bad but I was hoping others have a catch-all room that you close the door on and ignore until you just can't stand it anymore.

OH YES, I certainly can relate to that. My closet gets just like that and then I can't stand it.

So I shut the door again. :jester:

Ulysses 08-30-2007 09:05 AM

That is an awesome improvement. I've been doing some closet renovations myself but I've been building the units from scratch. More work but cheaper in the long run. I also found great prices on closet rod tube and mountings at The stuff they sent is really heavy duty; no sagging closet rods in my closet! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bandana 08-30-2007 09:09 AM

Closet Organizers
Those are good prices for rods, Ulysses. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing.

KUIPORNG 08-30-2007 09:13 AM

How about anyone trying to build the closet using "practical boards" , "pine wood"..etc... ? There are plans available for such... and the cost should definitely be much lower.... I can't still accept the concept of "thousand dollars" investiment for a closet... I meant anyone trying DIY before and has any success story to share...

Crackers 08-30-2007 11:33 AM

Very good ideas! I will copy some and hope it comes out as nicely!

Bandana 08-30-2007 12:50 PM

Closet Organizers
We'll be waiting for your pictures Crackers so we can tell you how GREAT it looks!

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