Whether for budget reasons or just the satisfaction of doing it yourself, there are many reasons to install your own closet system. There are a lot of different closet systems available to the consumer, here are a few of my favorites…
Closetmaid is my go to DIY system, I’ve used it in many different projects. It is easy to put together and install, you can customize it to your needs, it is inexpensive, and it is normally readily available at your local Home Depot. There are a few different closet lines to choose from but I generally use the Selectives line. The above picture includes a 16″ starter unit with two 5″ and two 10″ drawers and shelving above the top closet rods. The cost for the entire system was ~$300.
ELFA – I love the infinite possibilities that ELFA provides in terms of being able to shift around the components to customize the system as needs change. I do not love the ventilated shelves which are required above the clothing rods. They make a product to go over the wires however there are other systems that don’t make you purchase additional materials. I love using Elfa in office and craft rooms as a shelving system because you can move the components over time, you are not locked into a certain shelving height, and because there are no closet rods you can use wood shelving.
There are other systems on the market but these are my go to DIY closet systems. Do you have any favorites?
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