When we built our home, we insisted they left out the wire closet racks and I’m so glad that we did.
If there’s anything that drives me crazy, it’s wire racks in closets. To save myself, and the construction crew, time I asked that they skip adding wire racks to the bedroom closets so I could install my own easy and inexpensive built in closet organization system.
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After I measured all the closets, I did a little internet search and found this system on Wayfair.
There are plenty of professional closet design companies out there that can give you a custom built in closet organization system, but the price tag is a wee bit ouchy. The average cost of a custom closet can range from $3,000 to $5,000 per closet depending on size. We had four closets to organize which meant we would be paying $12,000 – $20,000, and that was just not happening.
I liked this closet organization system so much that I ordered two for our primary bedroom closet and one for each of the girls bedroom closets as well. The total price for this order was $2,125.36 for all four systems.
Delivery and assembly
Since we had such a big order, it came by freight and was delivered on a pallet. Wow did that take a lot of muscle to move into the house. Whew!
We figured the easiest thing to do was assemble each of the pieces and place the finished pieces in their respective rooms. This process was very time consuming and took an entire weekend. Legit the whole weekend. It definitely went faster having two people do the assembly.
The instructions were super easy to follow and the overall construction was very good.
What I absolutely loved about this closet organization system from Wayfair is the flexibility and options.
When I did Kennedy’s closet organization in the last house, I learned a lot that I applied to this closet organization project. I purchased the Wayfair closet set with the idea we would construct the organize the closets just like the picture. HOWEVER, once we go the closet organization pieces in their respective places, light bulbs were flashing like Times Square and I moved EVERY single one of them to a different place.
Ask Courtney, we tried out a million (million might be a “slight” exaggeration) different configurations. What we settled on made the most sense for our family and I’m thrilled.
Making the closet system custom
In our primary closet I wanted the closet organization systems to sit more flush up against the wall. We removed some of the baseboards and trim and cut them down to size to fit around the closet organization systems. I also opted for a different system for the clothes that needed hung up.
We also opted to turn the closet organizing systems to use up the side spaces in the girls closet. This made those awkward side spaces more usable. I did let the girls have a say in how they wanted their hanging clothes which is why one closet looks a little higher than normal. She wanted her closet to have a walk in feel.
Changing how we would organize the hanging clothes was an additional $200, bringing the total spent on this project to $2325.36. Breaking this down by room, our primary bedroom closet was $1162.68 and each girls closet $581.34 which is a lot less than $3,000 per closet for a custom system.
Final thoughts: what I should have done and plans for the future.
I ended up not using the hanging system that came with this set and I should have just purchased the base pieces, then decide if I needed something more. Other than that, I’m glad I ordered this set from Wayfair and I may end up adding additional closet storage in the future.
Also, I have plans to one day actually decorate these spaces. Before any of that could happen, I had to establish a good foundation for closet organization. The girls already decided all they want are those plug in LED lights that change colors. Now their closets look like a club, but whatever you do you girlfriend. 😉
Overall I highly recommend the system from Wayfair if you want an easy and inexpensive built in closet organization system. There are so many different products in this line and plenty of configurations that will give you that custom closet look to fit your needs.
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