It’s no secret that one of the things I miss the most about our last home is our closet. We used the IKEA PAX system and hacked the wardrobes into our very favorite luxury closet. While we are anxiously awaiting a shiny new closet in this home, I had to show you what we did a while back in Greta’s closet to give her some much-needed functional storage. This is Greta’s closet using Container Store’s Elfa closet system.
The Elfa system (purchased at Container Store) is a versatile storage solution that can be customized to fit specific needs. You can configure it to include shelves, drawers, hanging rods, hooks, baskets, and more. Its modular design makes it easy to adapt as needed, which is perfect for a teenager’s ever-evolving needs. We worked with one of Container Store’s Closet Designers (totally free) to come up with a good storage solution, but you can also design your own using their Closet Designer tool!
Greta’s closet is a mini walk-in with a sloped ceiling and a second door that opens up to unused attic space. It’s kind of a clunky space, but I think they did a really good job at making the most of an awkward space. We wanted to give her drawers for bottoms, socks, underwear, and whatever else. She also has shoe shelves, enough closet rods for tops and dresses, and plenty of shelf space for additional baskets and bins. You can even customize your decor pieces, and I really loved the birch finish for all the shelves and drawer fronts.
The installers removed the existing closet rods, patched, painted, and installed everything! This costs an additional fee, but you can also do it yourself. In fact, the Elfa system is known for being a really straightforward, simple install. Depending on the size and complexity of the design, it could take you only a day install, but likely less.
This is all getting me very excited to have a better-functioning closet space of our own! Do you have any closet organization or storage hacks that I should know about??
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