So when Marc approached me with the idea of redoing our closets I got super excited. It was a bit hard for me to picture the end product so I hopped right onto Pinterest to see what images would inspire me. I'm an expert at daydreaming ;).
Ok, so when I was done daydreaming I came back to reality and realized my closet would not end up looking like those perfectly staged images above... I'm used to having these little realizations as I am on Pinterest often....
We have separate walk-in closets almost identical in size (mine is slightly bigger of course). They are not very big so we had to get smart about the layout. We decided to go with the ALGOT system from Ikea." The ALGOT storage system from Ikea can be easily customized to fit your space and storage needs it can be used throughout your home, and in a combination that's right for you".
Here is a before shot of what my closet looked like empty... we are horrible at getting before pictures, so you won't see just how inefficient the storage really was in there.
I took advantage of a recent garage sale to get rid of all of the stuff I wasn't using. All that's left over are things I know I'll wear... and lots of room for things I know I'll be purchasing ;).
After prepping the walls and painting and a lot of hard work from my man.. this is how the closet looks like now.
What I love most about this system is that you can use all of the vertical space in the closet... Comes in handy for storing clothing and shoes by season. I also love that I can customize it exactly to my needs. I can add more baskets or shelving as my closet grows. I can even add more hanging hardware. The possibilities are endless...
It was very important for me to have a spot for my makeup storage. Since my closet is attached to our master bath I thought this was the perfect spot for me to keep my makeup. I hated having everything in the sink area of our kids' bathroom while our bathroom remodel was ongoing.
For now I'm focused on keeping this area cute... A place for me to walk into and feel 100% myself.
Wish me Happy Shopping! ;)