The Closet People Are Coming!

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  1. Carol Cook

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    Today we have a designer coming to our house to design my walk in closet and dressing room.. California Closets.. Anyone done business with them? Anyway.. the room is a blank slate and I'm excited about getting all the features I've been dreaming of. More drawers.. shelving... shoe and boot storage.. and most of all more hanging space. I'm also incorporating my dressing/makeup table and my jewelry cabinet into the design. I should be able to walk out of the shower and into this room emerging all set and ready to go.. I'm excited to see what they can come up with..
     
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    Sounds very much like a worthy deal. Have not heard of California Closets. Most usually, my experience has been that bathrooms are designed as though they were "afterthoughts". I made certain that would not happen, when we built our own house, the one and only time I took on that task. I have a few pics, would you care to see it? There are NO hallways in the entire house. My wife considers them expensive wasted space. Frank
     
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    @Frank Sanoica , I'd like to see them. I like to see designs that are original. I live in a home that started out in 1870 with a 25x26 log structure, and it was adapted through the years into a 2500 sq.ft. home. Houses are built so quickly now days that you seldom get the individual little touches that come with designing and building your own home.
     
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    I'd like to see your pics..
     
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    YEY!!! Today is installation day!!! The Closet People are here now putting it in... So far.. IT'S GEORGEOUS!!! and so worth all the planning and the waiting... Will post pics soon!!
     
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    That is SO awesome, @Carol Cook , and I am glad that they are coming today and will have your new walk-in closet and dressing room all ready to use soon. I think that we are all looking forward to seeing the pictures once it is finished and you have it ready with the refinished dressing table and jewelry box set up in there.
    The way that you describe it, it sounds like it will be perfect for what you want it to be.
     
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    @Carol Cook that is great. I will never live in a place again that doesn't have a walk in closet. I have a walk in now, and it is one of the things I really like about this house. I have a lot of "stuff" anyway, so I really need the storage. However, I am in the process of cleaning it all out, and that is a big job. I mean a walk in is really a small room, so it is akin to cleaning one out. I hate cheap closets where the doors are always getting off track and stuff.
     
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    Congratulations!:)
     
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    I have heard of California Closets, but I don't recall where. It was probably on an HGTV or DIY Network show, since I watch a lot of those. It sounds as if it's going to work very well for you, and I'm interested to see pictures of the finished product. My question is, will there be a chandelier?
     
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    @Carol Cook , You have inspired me to look into doing a walk in closet for my self. I have a small 12X13 room that just collects boxed stuff. It has an 8X8 shelving unit already built in, and my grandson put a long clothes hanging pole in recently. I have two dressers that I plan on putting in there, and an old rocking chair. It should be very comfy, I just wish it had a window.
     
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    Sounds like a perfect retreat for you.. I'll try to get some picks posted tonight... It's not finished yet. Just minor things like trim and such left to do..
     
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    If it is a dressing room, and you plan on actually dressing in there, then why would you want or need a window, @Ina I. Wonder ?
    As a person who doesn't even have enough clothes to warrant an actual dresser (let alone a whole dressing ROOM), I am having trouble relating to this part.
    Do people sit and read in their walk-in closets ?
    I have a few "good clothes" hanging up in the back closet, and 2 shelves with my "everyday clothes" , and I just put them on in the bedroom, turning off the bedroom light when put on my nightgown at bedtime.
    It does everything that I need.
     
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    Here's the closet.. Shoe rack on the left.. Baskets for sweaters under the window.. Shelves and hanging space on the left. A storage bench on the floor[ IMG_0275.JPG
     
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    Another view

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    @Carol Cook , Beautiful and so sophisticated. Mine will not be so grand. Since I live in an 1870 log cabin such a modern room would not fit. I do have some very old pieces of furniture so at least I'll not need to spend any money, and being by myself, why not set up the old nursery as a dressing room. Here are a few of the pieces that will be going in there.

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    @Yvonne Smith , a window would give me some natural light, but that's not possible. Although my bedroom is twice the size as most masters, it only has a very small closet, I guess I sould say 'tiny'. I'm in this great big house and I had started to just live in a couple of rooms. Not good. So I decided that since I have the room I might as well live in it by expanding into the rest of the cabin.

    I have had a bad habit of forgetting about clothes that were stuffed in dresser and my small closet. I would totally forget all about many of them. Now with my clothing all visible in the shelving and hanging on a 12' rod I can see everything at a glance. I will keep my night clothes and house shoes in the small bedroom closet for ease access after my shower. Now I can rotate my winter and summer clothing from the dressers to the shelves. The rocker is because I tend to loss my balance while dressing so setting is helpful.
     
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    I really like your furniture and your log cabin... it's so cool!! I agree.. now with my dressing room, all my clothes and shoes will be right at my fingertips and I won't keep grabbing the same old outfit all the time.. I will be able to see what I have and what goes together. I also won't have to do the winter/summer clothing switch and figuring out what to pack away each season. It's all going to stay put. My dressing room is right across the hall from my bathroom.. so I have only a few steps when I get out of the shower which makes it very convenient.
     
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    I still need to move the dressing table and the jewelry armoire that I refinished into the room... and as you can see hubby still has to install some molding and ceiling trim.. I want to find just the right cushions to go on the bench.. I'm thinking white, but those are hard to find.. In the meantime, I don't really need cushions.. I just need a place to sit to put on my clothes and socks and shoes.
     
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    It is turning out really nice,@Carol Cook , and with the newly refinished furniture that you just did, it will have that personal touch to everything as well.
    Did you ever find the short flowers that you wanted to put along the front borders (by the hedge ?) that you were mentioning in the garden thread a while back ? While you are taking pictures, please show us how you worked that part out and what red or pink flowers you decided on for there.
    I think that it is wonderful that we can all share the little things that we do around our homes that make us enjoy life better, no matter how fancy or how plain our homes are.
     
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    Yes.. I put in Dianthus.. also known as Pinks. I have a variety of reds, pinks and a combination of white/red. I bought a whole flat and the plants are tiny, but look really nice so far... thanks for asking.. I'll have to snap a pic.

    As for the closet.. I am moving into it this weekend.. as soon as hubby finishes the trim. It's going to be a whole weekend project for sure. In addition to all my clothes and shoes, I have to put everything back in the dressing table and jewelry box, and all my stuff into my new chest of drawers. That means figuring out where to put what and how to arrange it. I can start using my new room next week!!
     
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    Now @Carol Cook , I have just GOT to share this with you.......
    When you started this topic and I read the title about the "Closet People are Coming" .......... THIS is the image that keeps popping into my head of what the Closet People look like.

     
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    Hahahahahaha... No.. they didn't quite look like that!
     
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    All moved in and the project is officially DONE!! I'm very happy with the results..

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    Not sure why some pics posted multiple times...
     
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