When you live in a small home – at least by America’s standards, you have to make the most of what you have. Over the years, we maximized the space in our small home by adding EasyClosets storage systems.
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Why We Chose EasyClosets
We came across EasyClosets storage systems in 2005 after purchasing our first home. We were thrilled that we could design our own closet systems online from the convenience of our home. Though we were both computer savvy, we weren’t designers. Fortunately, EasyClosets made the design process easy with their Closet Builder application.
Semi-Custom Closet Design
We chose EasyClosets organization systems because we could size the closet system to best fit the space. For our closets without drawers, we were able to specify the width and height we wanted for each section. However, our master closets each included a section with drawers that was sized to fit the drawer width.
Easy to Design
All of our EasyClosets storage systems for our first home were purchased and installed between 2005 and 2009. While writing this post, I accessed the Closet Builder application again, and the look, feel, and ease of use appear the same.
When using the Closet Builder application, the closet price updates with each design change that you make. Shorten a side panel, and the price will decrease. Add drawers rather than shelves, and the price will increase. It’s helpful to see how changes to the design affect the final cost of the closet.
Easy to Order
All of our EasyClosets organization systems shipped for free and arrived promptly. When we ordered the organization system for my closet, we received a phone call from EasyClosets to confirm that the drawers would open correctly due to their location. Clearly, the Closet Builder application alerts EasyClosets staff to possible issues before the closets are manufactured.
Easy to Install
Installation of the EasyClosets systems was simple and straightforward. I will confess that my husband always hung the steel rail as I have never been comfortable drilling holes in a wall. As soon as the steel rail is hung, installation is very easy.
Learn more: EasyClosets installation instructions and videos
Easy to Uninstall
When we remodeled our kitchen and laundry room in 2015, we removed the EasyClosets cabinets from the laundry room temporarily. It was very easy to remove the doors, shelves, and section dividers. I did break one of the cams, but since EasyClosets includes extra installation hardware, that was an easy fix. When the remodel was completed, reinstalling the laundry room cabinets was a cinch.
Our EasyClosets Makeovers
EasyClosets for the Office/Bedroom
The first EasyClosets system that we designed and purchased in 2005 was for our office. In this closet, rather than a standard reach-in design, we decided to create two very simple sets of shelves – one for the left side of the closet and one for the right side. Though the middle of the closet is bare, all shelves are within easy reach. When this was an office closet, it held heavy books and office supplies. Fourteen years later, it is still in great shape, and the design continues to maximize space.
When our second child was born, we converted the office closet to hold clothes rather than books. To do so, I simply called EasyClosets and requested two hanging rods for this closet. Because all of our designs are saved to our account, it was a simple task for them to locate the design and determine the correct width of the hanging rods.
EasyClosets for the Master Bedroom
In 2007 we remodeled our master bedroom by removing the floor-to-ceiling dorm-room-style closet doors. My husband built in the wall above the door openings and added a bi-fold door to each closet. We each designed our own closets to suit our needs. We both included drawers so that we could maximize the space in our bedroom with the absence of dressers. Later we learned to maximize our drawer space by using a standing fold.
When I designed my closet, I was still working outside the home. Now, as a stay-at-home mom and homeschool teacher with a penchant for minimalism, I need even less closet space than I did then. My favorite feature is the valet pole. I use mine constantly.
Save to Pinterest: From Design to Reality – Maximize Closet Space
My husband designed his closet with particular sections for each type of clothing. Work pants hang to the bottom left, short-sleeved polos and button-downs hang at the top left, and dress shirts and suit jackets hang on the right side. In 2017, ten years after installing this closet, we contacted EasyClosets to add a fourth drawer. Once again, an easy addition maximized the available space.
EasyClosets for the Nursery
In 2007 we remodeled the room that would eventually be our nursery. When we designed the EasyClosets organization system for this closet, we weren’t sure how much hanging space we would need. We decided to make this small closet as versatile as possible by creating two sections of equal width. This way the shelves and hanging rods would fit on both sides. We still haven’t used the third hanging rod, but it’s ready to go if needed.
EasyClosets for the Laundry Room
In 2009, we added our final EasyClosets storage system to the laundry room of our first home. We designed a simple shelving unit using the Closet Builder application and then attempted to add doors to the two sections on the right. To make sure that the doors were added correctly, we contacted EasyClosets, and one of their designers modified the design for us. A few years later I added two valet poles to the left of the cabinets to increase the space I have for hanging items to dry. When we remodeled our kitchen in 2015, it was easy to uninstall and later reinstall these laundry room cabinets.
EasyClosets for Our Next Home
As I write this post, we have purchased another home in our town and are moving soon. Although the new house is bigger, it doesn’t feature organization systems that maximize storage space. When we are ready to remodel the bedrooms and their closets, we will definitely consider using EasyClosets organization systems again. They have always been easy to design, order, and install. They’ve also stood the test of time.
EasyClosets for You
Whether you’re just in the dreaming phase or ready to design your closet system, I encourage you to try out the design tool with EasyClosets. This will allow you to test out several possibilities and gauge the cost as you do so. You can then use this design to comparison shop other closet system companies.
EasyClosets offers sales on a fairly regular basis. Because the sales usually last only a few days to a week or two, it’s best to have your design ready to go. Design now and take the time to create the perfect closet for your space. Then wait until a sale occurs to buy the system. Patience and planning really pay off.
As I mentioned at the top of this post, the EasyClosets links in this post are affiliate links. We purchased all of the EasyClosets systems featured in this post long before I became an affiliate, so I did not receive a special discount for the closet systems. Neither did I receive payment to write this post. I only recommend products that I already use and love.