Birch & White elfa dÃ©cor Chic Reach-In Closet
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
Love My Closet
For my birthday last year, my husband and family gave me an elfa closet. Everyone gave me Container Store gift cards, we brought the cards along with the measurments to the elfa consultant and she designed a closet for me. She was so nice! She asked me questions about how I use my closet space and then designed a space that was perfect for me!
It is nearly a year later and I don't know how I lived without this closet. I use the dresser in my bedroom to store out of season clothes and my elfa closet is my every day clothes place! Whenever friends come over, I take them in to see my closet because it is always neat & tidy, every thing is in its place. My next goal is to do the other two bedrooms in my house with elfa. If we ever decide to sell this house, I think the elfa closets would be a BIG selling point.
March 16, 2010
I took measurements and brought them to the Container Store. I explained what I was looking for and the store rep designed a custom space. She knew all the ins and outs of designing a space and asked all the right questions! There were certain setups that I saw in the store and I asked for them to be included in the design. She reviewed my request and added them in just the right location. Finally, although it would have been quite easy to install, I decided to have it installed since I am very short on time. The installer came to my home, removed the old hardward in my closets, installed elfa and left my home spotless. The Container Store personnel are experts in Organization and I would not hesitate to use them for all my closets. I have three closets done now and best of all I can mix and match pieces if I want to move shelves.
May 17, 2010
I love my pantry
Simply love it. Would do my entire home if I could.
January 11, 2011