The Perfect Wedding Gift: A Custom Walk-In Closet
When I got married, I knew that it would come with certain perks. A brand new husband, a sparkly ring, and someone to do the dishes when I didn’t want to. (Which is pretty much every night.)
What I didn’t expect was the custom his and her closet my sister got for us.
I’ll admit, I didn’t pay much attention to the gift at first. After all, I’d never really considered getting a custom closet before.
But my sister must’ve known something that I didn’t because it ended up being my absolute favorite wedding gift.
My husband and I didn’t live together before we got married, so when we moved into our new place after the wedding, we had no idea how different our organization and storage styles were.
After a couple of arguments, I decided to take my sister up on her offer of a custom closet design. And boy, am I glad that I did.
Here’s how 180 Closet Design helped us to create a space that worked for both of us.
The first thing we did on our road to the perfect closet was to determine what each of us wanted.
He hates hanging clothes up. He avoids it at all costs. When it came to a custom closet, he knew that a lot of hanging space would be a dealbreaker for him.
I, on the other hand, own a lot of nice clothes that need to be hung up, so I wanted a pretty generous amount of space for these items.
We also wanted a space where we could get ready without having to run back and forth between our closet and our bedroom.
This may not seem like a big deal to most people, but my husband doesn’t have to be at work until two hours after me, so we wanted a setup that allowed me to get ready with all the lights on without disturbing his sleep.
Lastly, we wanted something that was easy to maintain. We didn’t want to go to the trouble of getting a custom closet if it was just going to fall into disarray a few weeks later.
With all of our goals set, we brought in the experts.
One of my biggest worries was that our designer would come in and take over and build a closet that neither of us wanted just for the sake of aesthetics. And because he was an expert, I would probably just go along with whatever he said and then regret it later.
That didn’t happen.
Scot emphasized from the very beginning that he was going to give us a closet that fit our specific needs. And then he sat us down so we could outline exactly what we wanted.
Of course, he had some suggestions, but they were all about creating a space tailored to us specifically.
For example, we fully intended to split our closet space 50/50. My husband would get one side, and I would get the other.
But because I have more clothes than my husband, one side would’ve ended up looking cramped and crowded, while the other would’ve looked sparse by comparison.
Scot pointed this out to us and helped us to plan a layout that would give us both the space we needed.
And I was so relieved when he took our ultimate goals and incorporated them into his design.
This meant more shelf space for husband, though he wasn’t completely able to avoid hanging rods. (He does have a few suits, after all.)
It also meant setting up dressers and shelving units so that our entire wardrobe could fit into our closet, along with installing better lighting and a full-length mirror for me to get ready in the morning.
Lastly, it meant a space that was easy to keep clean.
Scot suggested having a dumping zone. This would be the place where we could throw shirts, belts, pants, jackets and more when we change our minds about what we want to wear but don’t have time to put everything back.
For me, it was an armchair set up beside the mirror, and for my husband, it was a chaise lounge by his shoes.
This has been a miracle solution for us. I can’t tell you how many times I change my mind in the morning. When I look in the mirror and decide I’d rather wear a different shirt, I can just throw the discarded clothing on the chair right beside it.
And because all of our discarded clothing is confined to one area, it’s easier to clean up and put away.
The great thing about this consultation was Scot eased all of our worries and gave us a 3D layout of what we planned together. We got to see ahead of time what we’d be installing and gave us confidence about our decision.
Oh, and it was completely free. So that was a bonus because we could turn tail and run at any time.
But, with Scot’s design in front of our eyes, my husband and I were convinced. It was time to commit.
Waiting for our closet to be installed was absolute torture. Anyone who knows me can tell you how impatient I am when I’m excited about something.
But it was so worth the wait.
My husband and I both absolutely love it. Scot followed through on his promise to tailor it to us. It’s completely customized to our needs and makes getting ready in the morning so much easier.
(Not to mention, my husband loves being able to sleep in while I get dressed.)
My only regret is that I wasted so much time taking my sister up on her offer. It was the perfect wedding gift.
Having a custom his and hers closet may not be for everybody, but it was exactly what we needed. It’s also cut down on a lot of our bickering.
Now we just argue about who’s going to do the dishes. (Him. It’s always him.)
If you’re looking for a custom closet, call 180 Closet Design. I guarantee they will give you everything you want and need, just like they did for me.