Tour our closet makeover using Modular Closets tower systems, see how we organized each section, and find out my honest opinion of whether Modular Closets is worth the money.
I am a former professional organizer and I have worked with a lot of different closet systems, but in my own house, I’ve only ever owned wire shelving in my closets. From our first house, to our last house, to our current house, I used the exact same system and brand because it’s what I was comfortable with. I knew it was easy to install and affordable enough for any size of closet.
But after two years of living in our current house, my husband and I were starting to realize that our closet really isn’t big enough for the two of us. No amount of rearrange shelves with our adjustable wire system was giving us the amount of storage we needed. So we started scouring the internet for a better option.
Getting Started With Modular Closets
When we stumbled across Modular Closets, we knew it was right for us. I have had clients in the past who had Modular Closets in their homes, so I was familiar with the quality of the product. And while it is on the pricier side for a closet system, it’s nowhere near the cost of a fully custom build. So we started playing around with the Modular Closets online closet design tool and created a few plans..
I really like that you can either design your own closet or you can let the in-house professional from Modular Closets do it for you. With my pro organizing background, I wanted to take the reins and do it myself, but if you aren’t familiar with closet design, that service is incredible. And Modular Closets doesn’t even charge extra to have your closet designed by their pro.
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Modular Closets Delivery & Assembly
Once we ordered our entire closet system and had the in-house designer take a look to make sure it would work with our measurements, we did some major purging and room prep before delivery day. Modular Closets is shipped via freight, so a full-sized semi truck shows up at your house and unloads a large pallet of all your closet components bundled up tightly.
Our sweet delivery driver tried to put the pallet in our garage because it was going to rain soon, but it was about 2 inches too tall to fit. So my husband and I hurried to unload the pallet and stack all the boxes in the garage before the first drop hit.
A few days later we were all-in on closet demo. We removed the old wire closet system and patched up the many holes in the wall. My 14 year old son, my husband, and myself were able to assemble all the closet towers in just one day, and we got them all installed on the walls the second day.
These units are pretty heavy, and they have to hang on the wall, so you definitely need some strong arms and some 2x4s cut to size to balance them during the hanging process. We didn’t get all three of our units on the back wall exactly level to each other, but you can barely tell. Hanging the Double Unit was very difficult, so we were just happy we got it onto the wall.
The Finished Closet
I spent a whole week arranging and rearranging the closet. I kept trying out different ways to use the shelves and drawers to maximize every inch of our small closet. I did also get two additional towers from Modular Closets for our bedroom to add some extra storage for accessories and seasonal stuff. I’m calling it my “dressing area” and I’ll be sharing that space later next week.
Let’s take one last look at the closet before the remodel…
Now cue the drumroll for a look at the exact same angle in the new closet…
OMG, right?? Such a huge difference! I have been walking into the closet so many times just to look at it. I just can’t get enough. It feels like a Real Housewife’s closet.
The shoe tower is my absolute favorite Modular Closets unit, and I just love seeing my shoes on display. We added the tower legs to give me an extra shelf, and I can actually fit three more pairs on the floor, too, so that gives me a reason to go shoe shopping!
I was a little nervous about the 31.5 inch shoe tower because I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get to the hanging clothes. I had originally submitted a 25.5″ shoe tower to be on the safe side. But the Modular Closets design expert emailed me and assured me that the 31.5″ would fit and I’d be able to access all the clothes, even the ones in the back. He was totally right, and I’m so grateful for his suggestion.
Moving to the middle of the closet, you’ll see my shelves and drawers. We don’t have dressers in our bedroom, so these drawers hold all my underwear, bras, workout clothes, PJs, lounge tees, and sweatshirts.
On the upper shelves, I stacked all my jeans, linen pants, shorts, and sweaters. I also have some of my hats on the top two shelves. I prefer to keep my pants folded instead of hung, so these shelves were perfect for them. I do hang my dress pants, but I only have a few pairs so most of my bottoms are stored here.
On my husband’s side, we had to get a little creative. The HVAC bump-out is in the corner, which limited our layout. To make sure he had the same amount of hanging space as my side, his hanging rod is longer on top. He can also utilize the space on both sides of the HVAC bump-out for his dress pants.
He also has a four drawer unit on his side to use as his dresser. Inside are his socks and underwear, work tees, lounge tees, and shorts.
On the upper shelves are his jeans, casual pants, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and sweaters. We also hung his hats on the side for easy access. Nigel has a separate closet for his shoes, so he only keeps a few pair of dress boots in here. He’s a sneaker collector so he’s got a dedicated closet for his shoe babies.
My Honest Opinion Of Modular Closets
I can honestly report that I am in love with my new Modular Closets closet. The assembly was as easy as building a Target bookshelf, and the material quality is really impressive. These things are stur-dy! PS: Use code LELA for a discount when you shop for your own closet towers.
Installation was a bit tough for the hanging units just because they’re so heavy. But luckily only two had to float. The rest sat on the legs, which made bolting them to the wall really easy.
The drawer units come with standard silver knobs, but we upgraded to the brass handles option. Modular Closets offers a few handle upgrades, and the drawers have pre-drilled guides for either a single knob or a two-hole handle. No measuring required.
The clothing rods are also really sturdy. There has been no bowing of the rod, and the hangers slide smoothly on them. They’re similar to the clothing rods at retail stores, which I really like. Back when I managed a clothing store, we would use wax paper to clean this type of rod if the hangers started to squeak. I’ll do that if it happens in the future with this rod, too.
Want To See How The Closet Came Together?
You can see the entire process from delivery to installation to organizing on my Instagram page @lelaburris. I filmed it all and saved the videos to a Story Highlight, and there are Reels touring the whole closet, too. Head over to Instagram for an in-depth look at how the closet turned out, and shoot me a DM if you have any specific Q’s. And if you’re planning to purchase from Modular Closets, you can use promo code LELA for a discount.
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