You have decided to install a custom closet system and soon you will have a beautiful, new and functional addition to your home. The installation date has been scheduled and all you need to do now is get prepared for your wonderful new closet. To get the best out of your custom closet installation, there are some essential things you can get done before the installers arrive.
If you are having a custom closet installed, you will need to remove all your personal items from the closet. This is an excellent opportunity to organize all your clothes, shoes, bags, knick-knacks and other belongings that have been buried in there. Create 3 categories: keep, throw away/repurpose, and donate.
If you want to give your closet area a facelift or recolor the paint on the closet wall, it is recommended to do so a minimum of two days prior to installation. This allows adequate time for the paint to dry and cure. Painting a contrast color to harmonize with the style of your new closet system will give you custom closet a great new look.
This is a great time to replace, upgrade or refresh your flooring. Whatever flooring you have in the closet will be a labor-intensive process to change it after the closet has been installed. If choosing to keep your present flooring, it is a good idea to make sure it has been cleaned before installation begins.
The workers will need to be able to move materials back and forth from outside to the construction area so if you have pets or small children, it would be a good time to arrange a play date for them at a friend or family’s home to keep them out of harm’s way while construction is underway.
This is a great time to add, upgrade or change the design theme in your room. If you are having a walk-in closet installed and would like to make the space a little more personal, then try adding some color or finishing touches like a chair, rug, or footstool. It is also a great time to consider replacing your old clothes hangers with some new ones to create a showroom look.
Once your new custom closet is installed, grab the champagne because it’s time to celebrate the new addition to your home! Now you get to decide how you would like to organize everything.