Happy Monday, Friends! I have an inspiring collaboration to share with you today! Now before we get into the post, I want to acknowledge two things. First up, as I already stated, this a collaboration, BUT I did pay for a percentage of the work that was done. And the reason I’m telling you this upfront is, so you know that my opinion is exactly that. I love this company and there work that I was willing to put not only my money but my name behind their work. And I hope you love and perhaps make an investment in this company for your own life and home. Let’s get started!
What does your closet look like? I’ve lived in apartments with walk-in closets that had metal shelves for storage, a house that had one small closet with sliding doors my husband and I had to share, another house where I had a 1970’s dressing room add on off the master bedroom, and finally my current home. A cookie-cutter home with his and her closet. Now both closets are pretty similar. My side is a long room with sloped ceilings and two bars for storage while my husbands have 10-foot ceilings and three wooden bars to hang clothes. Neither closet is impressive, and to be honest, they don’t even come close to utilizing the space they have. Which is so frustrating and something that has drove me nuts about our current home. And in the almost three years we have lived here, I’ve tried many designs and Pinterest ideas to try and create something that would not only work but look good as well. And if you’re asking why you haven’t seen these plans over on my Instagram, well, there’s a reason they NEVER worked out! And that my friends is why I brought in the Closet Factory to help me out!
Design: Let me just say if you are thinking or trying to design your dream closet in your head, you need to stop and call the incredible team at Closet Factory, Austin. I had the pleasure of working with one of the co-owners, Sarah. After exchanging several emails explaining what I was looking for in a closet, Sarah came out to my house to take a look at the closet and measured the space. She arrived on time, measured the room, and counted the items in the closet better design/plan what I needed space for. A few days later, I had an email with the closet design, the layout was great, but in the end, we decided to make a few minor changes. Yet again, Sarah quickly reworked the plan and changed anything I was uncertain about. During Sarah’s second visit, she helped me visualize the space by explaining the design and helping me choose accessories for my closet, including a tilt out hamper, scarf rack, belt rack, and a valet rack. (PS If you only had enough room for one or two add on’s in your space, I can’t recommend the hamper or valet rack enough!) Sarah’s third and final visit to the house was a quick five-minute pop in to do a last measurement of the space to make sure everything we would fit as planned. And it allowed me to ask those last-minute questions, namely who takes down the current shelf and rod that’s currently installed. Sarah informed me that the install team would remove the existing shelf and rods the day of install. So, if your not DIY inclined, don’t stress; the Closet Factory team has your back!
Installation: Install day was probably my favorite part of the process, because I was finally going to be able to see this beautifully designed closet in my own space! Joseph, my installer, called me before arriving and was on time. Upon arrival he quickly set to work removing the old shelf and rod that was in place. Making sure he cleaned up any dirt or dust that had fallen on the floor. Once everything was removed, Joseph, brought all the pieces into the house and went to work installing the unit. The installer was the best! He was friendly, worked quickly, and was extremely neat! In about six hours, he had the old unit removed and the new one installed. Just take a look at the pictures to see what a great job he did! Now all that’s left is to dive into the organizing and styling, which I’ll be sharing all that with you in the next couple weeks!