Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted a custom closet designed specifically for me. I am so honored and beyond thrilled to partner with @inspiredclosetsarizona to build our dream closet. One of the best parts is Jeff gets to sit this one out, well mostly sit this one out.
We started this journey with a tour of the showroom in Phoenix and a design consultation to go over our wish list. There was a huge selection of finishes and styles to choose from. After our initial discussion we met with the design consultant again to go over a virtual rendering of our new proposed closet. We absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait to have it installed.
The original closet had builder grade shelves and bars to hang the clothes. That was about it. The entry to our closet was double mirror track doors.
The first thing we did was remove the outdated double mirror doors. Once the doors were taken out, we reduced the double door entry to a single door entry by extending the wall. We used a 2×4 frame and sheetrock. This created more space inside the closet to add a wardrobe cabinet.
Next we removed all the contents of the closet to start the demo. As you can see there wasn’t much there but a couple shelves and bars.
Demo was fairly easy as the original shelving was minimal. All we needed to do was repair some drywall and paint.
With a blank slate, the closet was ready for installation of the new custom cabinets. We went with a natural wood grain and took the cabinetry to the ceiling for more storage space.
The next step was to change out the overhead lighting. The original lights were utility lights with large fluorescent tubes. They weren’t positioned correctly and are not our style, so Jeff decided to change them out with recessed lighting. He used 4″ Led lights with a gimbal to position the lighting on the new cabinetry.
After Jeff moved the housing for the new lights he patched the the holes from the old lights.
With the new lighting installed Jeff moved on to the new metal and glass barn door. This door is very heavy so Jeff mounted it directly to the studs and hung the door.
With the door hung we moved on to the hardware. We used small round gold knobs for the drawers and gold latches for the cabinets. For the wardrobe cabinet we use gold pulls. Now that finishing touches were added, the closet was ready to put away all our clothing and accessories.
We couldn’t be happier with how the closet turned out. I’m still pinching myself every time I walk into my closet! It’s exactly how I envisioned it. If you live locally in Arizona, I highly recommend checking out Inspired Closets of Arizona.