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Maximizing Kids' Spaces with Elfa

Heather Altman, Jana Kramer, and The Design Twins show us their beautiful new kids' spaces

by Brad

Although we've offered it to our customers for more than 40 years, Elfa continues to be one of our most versatile storage and organization solutions. Whether you're maximizing your closet space, organizing your office, overhauling your garage, or giving your pantry a makeover, the Elfa system has customizable solutions for just about any area of the home. And we're always adding new components to our selection to ensure that we continue to meet our customers' ever-changing needs.

While adults obviously love using Elfa products for their spaces, kids certainly do too! In fact, we recently partnered with Heather Altman, Jana Kramer, and The Design Twins to transform their children's spaces and demonstrate Elfa's supreme functionality in different areas of the home. Check out the results below!

Heather Altman

Heather Altman's playroom closet (left) and pantry.

Realtor Heather Altman used Elfa Shelving and Drawers with White Decor Trim to organize both her children's playroom closets. "I have finally completed my house," she explained on Instagram. "The last [task] to be done was finishing the closets and getting organized, so I contacted the best--The Container Store!" She describes the design experience as "amazing" and is proud to now have an organized space to store her kids' toys and games.

While she was at it, Heather also decided to treat herself and put Elfa to good use in her utility closet. The Ventilated Shelves with White Décor Trim are used to store overstock paper goods, bottles of water, drinks, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies. On the side wall she used the Elfa Utility Track with hooks to hang brooms, mops, backpacks, coats, and more. What an efficient use of space!

Jana Kramer

Jana's daughter's White Elfa Decor closet.

Actress and singer Jana Kramer also used White Elfa Décor for her children's closets. "Finding a way to keep a kid's closet cute, organized, and kid-friendly ain't always easy--until The Container Store's Custom Closets stepped in!" she raves. "I absolutely love the way Jolie and Jace's closets turned out using the Elfa line, which offers a variety of options and styles to meet any budget!" She goes on to note how the shelves and closet rods can be adjusted and customized as the children get older, allowing the closet to grow along with them over time. And with the addition of Elfa Drawers and Natural Canvas Storage Boxes, all of the children's clothing now has a tidy home!

The Design Twins

White and Platinum Elfa Study Space

Jodie of The Design Twins decided to use Elfa to update her boys' homework stations. In the first space she used a combination of White Elfa Décor Shelves, Drawers, and Platinum components (including our handy Utility Boards and Shelf Trays) to make sure every item had its own designated spot. "We love how [the Utility Track] allows awesome organization in plain sight," she says. "Like the perfect tool bench, your homework station can keep all tools visible for quick, easy access. No more hunting around the house when it's time to get to work."

White and Platinum Elfa Component Desk with Perch Wall Components.

The other homework station cleverly combines an Elfa Component Desk and Perch Magnetic Wall Components to organize school and office supplies. With the addition of Poppin Desktop Accessories and comfy Bungee Office Chairs to both spaces, her sons are now fully-equipped for study time!

Ready to organize your kids' spaces (or your own) with Elfa? Let us help your organization dreams become a reality! You can schedule an in-store appointment, live chat with us, or give us a call at 1-800-733-3532. (Our Customer Solutions Department is available to take your call or chat Monday through Saturday, 8 AM - 8 PM, and on Sundays from 9 AM - 7 PM CST.)