Birch & White elfa dÃ©cor Chic Reach-In Closet
Love, Love, Love the Elfa System.....
After owning several homes throughout the years, I recently moved into a newly built apartment in the city. The closets were large, but completely inefficient. As one might expect, they used the standard shelving (or should I say shelf) found in the "big box" stores. Vertical space was completely wasted. As this is an apartment and storage space is at a premium I looked to rework the closet. I've had the high-end closets installed in my previous homes at a premium price and left them for someone else to use. This time I turned to the Container Store and came upon the Elfa Birch System. Easy to install and it will be easy to take down when I move on to my next adventure. I tell my friends that it's like a puzzle; I keep moving the shelves as I need them. Easy as can be. I'd highly recommend the system to anyone. It makes it much easier to keep organized now. In fact, I don't have a linen closet, so I also use the shelves to store toiletries, towels, etc. I have completed three walls with a fourth to go - wish me luck! Did I mention that I love this system....
May 3, 2014
Best investment in my no-closet bedroom
My husband and I purchased a home with a bedroom without a closet. So we quickly turned to the Container Store to design and install a white Elfa closet with birch accessories. It looks so beautiful against our gray wall. We installed carpeting after the elfa unit was put in but it was easy to take the pieces off while the carpeters installed. The drawers slide out effortlessly, and the birch is sturdy and strong. Tip: I'd recommend investing in all-the-same felt hangers and utility bins to make the whole closet look more streamlined.
April 25, 2014
The best purchase ever!
The Elfa system is a great affordable option if you want to create your very own custom closet. Although I initially cringed at the idea of forking over mucho moolah for the Elfa system, it's a much better deal when you consider that cost of one quality dresser is $500+ vs the $300-$700 you might spend with an Elfa system. (My closet costs me $400 and it is 75" wide.) Also, since your clothes are completely confined to your closet, you have more space in your bedroom.
Three outstanding features of the Elfa system is it's easy installation, versatility, and the customer service. The Elfa system is designed so you do not have to be handy to customize your closet. The only thing you attach to your wall is one piece of steel which doesn't even need to be attached to studs. It's so easy that I managed to install an entire wall unit by myself. I designed a home office/craft room/design studio using the Elfa system. So far I've organized and filled my wall unit with a full bookcase worth of books, oodles of craft and paper supplies, office supplies galore, 3 printers (including the wide Epson R1800 and two all-in-one inkjets), my laptop, one large Carl rotary trimmer, and I still have two empty shelves and enough room for two task areas. Did I mention that this room is only 11x12 and I have a twin bed and an additional full length bookcase in there? Truly, I am a testiment that the reps at The Container store are wizards at solving major clutter problems and design obstacles. They will provide you with friendly professional help and get you motivated to tackle your overwhelming organization problem. Even a year later, they helped me with my major measurement blooper. He, my measurements were off by one inch. Also, I didn't have my old reciept, and I didn't have my design plan. So they looked up my old, old, old plan, recut one of my pieces, and doublechecked to make sure that my design would still work. Talk about some awesome customer service.
March 3, 2010
Space, space and more space!!
What I love about my new closet is all the stuff you can't see!
An entire shelf on top that stores a ton
February 21, 2014