There is no time like the present to start getting your life and your house more organized. The easiest place to start is the closet.
You could downsize and get rid of things you no longer find useful, but while you’re at it, why not make your closet more practical too.
Just a few simple additions can add valuable space to your closet without breaking the bank. You’ve most likely seen the closet system at the big box stores, and while there is certainly nothing wrong with them, you may want a more customized experience for yourself.
There are numerous custom closet builders online, as well as specialty stores that help with closet customization. We’ve put together a list to help you build the custom closet of your dreams and live your most organized life.
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1. Easy Closets
Easy Closets was the first internet closet designer out there. They have an impressive pedigree as part of Stow designs, which has been in the closet design business for over 30 years. Their products are all sold online, and they offer free design assistance.
They are proud of being environmentally responsible, utilizing recycled materials in their products, and using 95% recycled materials in their packaging.
Easy Closets offers storage and organization systems for every room in your home. They offer helpful DIY guidance on their website, including videos.
2. Closets To Go
Closets To Go has been in business for over 30 years providing custom closet service. They started as a small retailer in Portland, but for 8 years have been offering their services across the US and Canada.
Everything is made to measure based on your specifications, and they offer free design services to customers outside their local area. All of their products are manufactured in the United States from high-quality materials.
They are careful to make sure all their closet equipment is firmly attached, so you won’t have to worry about shoddy craftsmanship.
They offer a free design tool as well as numerous closet accessory options so you can have a closet worthy of envy.
3. California Closets
They may have gotten their start in California, but California Closets offers its services across the United States.
With beautiful options and the possibility for full customization, California Closets is perfect for the person who wants to redo their closet space completely.
You can have a home consultation, or consult with a designer online, to help you figure out your closet customizing strategy. Have dimensions handy if you are working with an online consultant and make sure you have accurate measurements.
They don’t just offer design services. If you need extra storage space, but a designer isn’t in your budget, they also offer an elegant modular system, as well as storage options for jewelry and shoes that give your items a high-end look and feel. Learn more about California Closets and their services here.
4. Modular Closets.com
This closet builder offers modular closet systems that can be assembled by anyone, and adjusted to accommodate your closet dimensions. They offer free design consultation, and their modular systems come in several finishes.
Don’t let the name fool you. Even though these are modular systems, they still give you the fully customized feeling you’re looking for. Well constructed and sturdy, they are an excellent choice if you’re working with a strict budget.
They have a team of designers ready to consult you virtually, if you have questions, or run into any problems during installation. Modular Closets.com offers free shipping as well as financing.
5. The Container Store
The store for people who love to have a place for everything and everything in its place. The Container Store offers an easy to use design system.
You simply provide them with the dimensions of your space, and they will configure a closet system for you. You can pick out your finishes. You can then have the components delivered to a Container Store near you or delivered directly to your home.
One of the best parts about the container store is the accessory options they offer. If you are a shoe fanatic, they have a gorgeous selection of shoe storage options that enhance your shoe collection while fitting perfectly into your new closet.
Their closet options have varying price levels so that you can have a custom closet on a budget. They also offer in-store design consultations for those who are more comfortable talking to a designer in person.
6. Organized Living
Started as a family company that made pipe fittings, Organized Living has evolved into a business that focuses on making the most of your space, from the garage to your closet.
Organized Living offers an online design tool that allows you to design your closet, and have it delivered directly to your home.
Organized living has pre-made kits if you are redoing your closet on a budget. Their kits offer a set of back rails and simple rods, which you can further customize with modular units that are available on their website.
You can order directly from them, or work with an Organized Living dealer. To find out more about their closet systems and products, view their website here.
7. Closet Organizers the USA
Closet Organizers USA has an easy to use design tool to help you design the closet of your dreams, without having to leave your house. You will even be able to see a 3D rendering of your closet to help you see how well it will function.
Alternately you can have one of their designers design a closet for you. All you have to do is fill out their online questionnaire to answer questions about your preferred finishes and fixtures and the dimensions of your closet. To make it even easier for their customers, they also have a live chat available so you can speak directly to one of their designers.
Your completed closet components will be sent directly to your home for installation, and shipping is free. They have an extensive accessories store, with organizing tools for every room of your house.
There is no organization tool, and they can be hit or miss, but if you keep your eyes peeled, you can find closet organizers on their website, and score a deal.
If you are confident in your abilities, you can use an online design tool to help you figure out how you can make the closet system you have found work for you. Wayfair offers free shipping on purchases over $35. To scope the deals on Wayfair, check here.
9. Closet Maid
You’ve definitely seen the Closet Maid brand at the big box stores, but give their website a try. They have many more options than you see at retailers, with finishes that are truly high end looking.
Closet Maid offers a 3D design tool to help get you started, as well as a professional design service. Their design service comes at a price, but, at $5, it won’t break the bank.
If you don’t think you can handle installation on your own, they offer that as well. To see what you may have been missing out on with ClosetMaid, check out their website.
10. Simple Closet/Lundia USA
Simple Closet offers an easy to install, a modular closet system that is perfect for fans of minimalist design. They offer a wide range of wood finishes, as well as extensive tutorials on how to install their closet system.
This company is environmentally friendly and does not use formaldehyde in the construction of its products. You can design your own system or get assistance from one of their designers.
Their website provides pictures of completed systems with examples of pricing, so you know what you’re getting into.
11. Joss and Main
Like Wayfair, you can find a variety of closet systems on Joss and Main. Take some measurements, and you’re ready to design your own custom closet. There is no design assistance, or installation available, but you can easily design your custom closet with the help of an online design tool. To see what Joss and Main currently has to offer, check out their website.
No matter what your budget is, there is an online closet designer or store that will work for you. If you can’t take on a huge closet remodel, even something small can help you feel like you have a brand new closet.
Something as simple as a shoe rack and some baskets are a great start to getting your closet looking fresh and feeling more functional.
Ready to take on a large scale project? Take a look at our article about the newest design software. It will help get you started.