Post # 1
I’m not sure if this questions is suitable for wedding board, but since the Bees have been helpful int he past, so I’m giving it a shot. I’m looking for a new closet system for our new walk-in closet. I got a quote from The Container Store and it comes out to about $2,400. I haven’t check with the professionals such as Closet World and such, but I think it would be a lot more expensive since they look a lot better.
Does anyone have a closet system for their closet at a reasonable price or know where to get one? Below are the design from The Container Store.
Post # 3
@cutexkitty: Check out easyclosets.com. I was able to design exactly what I wanted, order it and then we installed it ourselves. It looked professionally done and was cheaper than other places. I don’t know how it compares to The Container Store prices but judging from the quote you mentioned, I think it would be cheaper.
Post # 4
@namarie: Thank you. I’ll check them out.
Post # 5
Have you considered Ikea’s PAX system? They have a digital planner where you can choose what you want and then they give you a price list of all the items. I am sure you can fit the elements into your existing closet space even though they are made for their external closets. I just tried it for the first time last night and mine wa about $1000 including the external closet pieces so I imagine you could build a similar layout for about half of that quote.
Post # 6
My parents used IKEA to deck out their walk-in wardrobe and it works perfectly. Plus has the advantage that you can change bits around later if you want to.
Post # 7
@namarie: The easycloset looks really nice, but husband is concern about the quality (it looks good to me) so we’re requesting free sample of the material. It is about $1k cheaper than the Container Store.
@slicey19: and @clumsylawyer: The Ikea Pax system looks pretty nice as well and the price is even nicer (under $1k). However, the thickness of the closet might not work with our dimension. PAX would work perfectly for one of the walls, but might not work with the other 2 walls. It appears the depth of the closet is about 23″ and the other 2 walls are 18″ deep; that means it will stick out of the wall. Do you think it will be okay or is there a way to get around it?
Below is the shape and dimension of the closet.
Post # 8
From what I see based on the sketches provided, you don’t really have either a complicated layout or any “closet furniture” involved (both of which can complicate things, and add to the expense of getting a closet outfitted), so it really is a basic hanging setup
Therefore, I suggest that you take a look at Ikea OR Home Depot / Lowes. They all have very affordable easy to install it yourself systems.
We’ve been gradually retrofitting the closets in our home, and are quite pleased with the various Rubbbermaid DIY options available thru Home Depot
In simple terms, it is a grid system. You hang a master bar along the closet wall (drilled into the wall studs), and then the down bars from it along the same studs… off of that you can hang clothes rails, open selving, wood shelves, or furniture systems (wire baskets, wooden drawers etc)
Not cheap, but a lot better pricing than you’d find hiring a Closet Designer and doing it thru them (ie California Closets etc)
Post # 9
@cutexkitty: Mine was white and honestly the quality to me was just as nice as the professional closet companies. I am pretty particular when it comes to what I put in my house. It was about 7 years ago though so I don’t know what materials they use now. Hope the sample works for you as that price sounds great!
Post # 10
Update: So after going over the options and coaxing from Husband, we made a decision to get the Container Store system. There were a few items not in stock, but today they called and said everything is ready for pick up. I’m hoping to essemble it tonight. I’m so excited that now my purses and shoes have a display section. Woo Hoo.