Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Southern California
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I have 2 Elfa closets - in my kids' rooms.
They're OK. I didn't want a California Closet system particle board in my home, that's why I went with this. (Though a friend whose kids closets are tiny compared to mine, ordered California Closet system from Costco and I'm amazed how much she crammed into her tiny space! So I think I just need to get creative with my daughter's
My time is valuable, and I suppose I could have gone to Lowe's (a million miles away) to figure something out, but I don't have time for a million returns/exchanges). I knew with Elfa I order it, put it in and I don't have to worry about it again. I believe Elfa shelves are DEEPER than what you find at your hardware store and I'm trying to maximize closet space here, so that matters too.
I made sure to buy during their annual sale. If you go with ELFA, make sure to keep your receipt and return anything you do not use. I kept my receipts and items in my garage for 3 yrs, returned a bunch of stuff, and got back over $100. Elfa will sell you things you may not need (bumpers for the edges) and everything adds up.
My son is 9 and I put his in about 3 years ago. I bought their mesh drawer shelves for one side of his wide closet and that was a giant rip off because it was very pricey and I think IKEA sells a smaller, cheaper version.
I think his shelving (I changed things up recently) works very well for his needs.
I just put in a closet for my daughter, but I feel like I made a mistake in the design. Like there isn't enough shelf space for all her stuff. But maybe I just need to play with it a bit.
I NEED to post pictures so I can show you what the heck I'm talking about.
What's the easiest way to do that? Flicker? Where I can highlight areas???