Birch & White elfa dÃ©cor Laundry Closet
We ordered online for pick up. It wasn't clear from website what componants we were actually ordering until we picked it up and the receipt had everything itemised. Ended up that we had one shelf too many which we had to return. We were told that it included installation instructions but it didn't so we had to rely on their instructional videos. We didn't find it as easy to install the shelves as it looked. In fact it was quite frustrating. You could push one side in and the other side would pop out. At the very end we realised that you have to have the middle support exactly in the middle in order to fit the birch decor and we had to dismantle it again to adjust it. It looks great so I am very pleased with it. Although the birch decor is the expensive part it really does make it look nice.
September 3, 2014
The single, 12"-deep "builder's standard" shelf just wasn't cutting it anymore. If you shop at warehouse stores, you know the evil that is the paper towel rolls just falling all over the place!
This system was designed by an in-store Elfa expert and installed by the Container Store team. Not sure the designer paid attention to the measurements, because when it was first installed to his specs, I couldn't get my washer door open. But the installer was fantastic and kept working with me on the configuration until we got something that worked!
Those drawers are life-savers! (That paper towel drawer is the best!) The designer suggested the pull-out drying rack for the 10" of dead space to the right of the dryer. I like that you can push the rack in when you're not using it, and the intent was never to hang sweaters or anything in there. While the height between some of the shelves is quite narrow, it's worked out so far -- with a sewing repair corner right near the dryer.
So nice to have all of these cleaning items in one place -- and out of my kitchen!
May 4, 2014
I am "hooked" on Elfa!
The quality, versatality and style won us over!! After visiting the Container Store for the first time, we were literally "hooked."
We were updating our laundry room which is located in a kitchen closet that has a 5' bi-fold door opening. We needed a shelving system not only to hold laundry soap, softner, etc. but also to shelf towels, washcloths, a laundry basket, as well as kitchen appliances and miscellaneous kitchen items.
We were surprized to have a professionally-trained associate at the Container Store to design our closet using the Elfa Shelving System that just fit our needs. They also were able to design an additional shelf for suticases or odd things I needed to store. I am short, so I love the basket for my towels and cleaning supplies put in the design just for that purpose. I also have a place to hang my hangers.
My husband and I were surprized how clear the directions were and the ease of putting the shelf sytem up. Also, he works with metal and he said the quality of the materials and metal coatings were excellent.
All in all, it was a delightful experience for both of us!
March 9, 2012
Functional & Custom Look
Beautiful, snap to assemble, incredibly versatile. Allowed us to reorganize the laundry room and add mud-room capability. Makes us want to replace all the wire shelving in our closets which looks amateurish in comparison. Could not recommend more strongly!
January 8, 2011