Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Master Closet Redesign: Planning

Towards the end of 2015, we started talking about redesigning our closet so we can get more storage and a full length mirror in there. I'm not even sure how this ended up becoming our top priority, but once we started talking about it, we decided we had to do it. In reality, there's nothing really wrong with our current closet but it's a fun upgrade. I think part of the desire to redesign the closet is we're getting the itch to do some project in the house. Since we're holding off on paint until after our 1 year drywall fixes, there really isn't much else we want to do and nothing is pressing at this point. 

So I started looking into different closet systems and running different closet planner applications to get price estimates. We ended up deciding on IKEA's PAX system. We really liked the look of it and it was the cheapest system we designed plus IKEA is right down the road so we can always add drawers, shelves, or other accessories at any time. 

As we were looking through all the different layouts, we decided that we really wanted to have shoe pullouts and I wanted a small drawer for jewelry. We also decided we wanted to get white to keep the closet light and bright. Since we decided to get the system in white, I'm thinking about painting the closet a pale blue to add a hidden pop of color to our bedroom. For now, we decided on each getting a taller version of this PAX system for our sides of the closet. I switched out the side shelves on my side for more shoe pullouts since I have a lot of shoes and added an accessory drawer for some of my jewelry.
The system went on sale for January so we ordered everything and it's set to arrive on Saturday. I can't wait for my new closet!