I always thought my tiny closet was a hopeless cause until my California Closets transformation. I love the charm of an old house, but the downside is small rooms and not enough closet space. Since we started our renovations last year, I was determined every inch of my house needed some love and attention. Enter Katie Pyne of Room For Peace Organization. I thought I was pretty good at editing and organizing for other people, but when it comes to your own stuff it’s more challenging. It really takes someone who is not attached to your belongings to ask “Do you really use this? Does it bring you joy?” Thank you Marie Kondo.
Katie asked what my biggest challenges were in my house and the first thing that came to my mind was my closet. I share it with my husband and space is always an issue. Of course I don’t have just one closet to store all my clothes and shoes, but this is the main one that I use and I always shuddered whenever I opened it up. My clothes and shoes were stuffed everywhere and it took me way longer than it should to find the shoes that I wanted to wear. She suggested that California Closets could design a space that would solve these issues.
I met with California Closets Charleston design consultant Catherine Ingegneri and she came up with a plan to maximize the space. The process is very thorough and they really spend a lot of time designing a space you’ll love. She came to my house to measure, and went over all of the options. I loved the idea of the shoe shelves in the middle and I wouldn’t lose the clothing space because the rods were broken up into 4 equal parts.
When it came to the installation day I was amazed on how fast the process was. I was expecting my room to be upside down for the whole day. The installer took less than 2 hours to complete the job! The transformation far exceeded any expectations I ever had. Believe it or not I can fit over 80 pairs of my shoes on the shelves. I just alternate them facing forward and backwards and hide a pair behind the 3 that show.