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How to Get the Closet of Your Dreams

Do you cringe every time you open your closet door? It may be time for a makeover Full Story
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@Jennifer Matherne. An other option might be a system that utilizes rails. You attach one rail to the wall and everything hangs off that rail. When you move, lift the sections off the rail, unscrew the rail and patch the screw holes (one per wall stud). The one we have we purchased at Costo twenty years ago for less than $100.
It is seven feet long and made of melamine. The only problem we've had was a broken rod end, that the company replaced at no cost. It was made by Laminations,Inc. of Holland Michigan. I have to say this was purchased as a temporary fix but has held up so well there has been no need to replace it. When the closet it is in becomes part of the bathroom next year, I plan on moving it to another closet and getting another 20 years of use from it.
May 19, 2014 at 6:27am   
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Katelyn1953, the system you are describing sounds very much like the ELFA system I just used in my walk-in & am about to use in my Garage. I have also used it to support the bookshelves in my Bedroom, which are beautifully finished solid timber from my late Father.
Easy to install, adjustible, modular & removeable.
Re the IKEA discussion : My next project after the garage is a small kitchen, where I plan to use IKEA. I have done so twice before & been pleased with the results. They also help with the design if you need help. This time I am planning more "back-saving" features, as age & injury is catching up with me. So we'll see how they meet that challenge.
Thanks for everyone's input. It is always helpful. Enjoy.
June 28, 2014 at 9:20pm   
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Design Basics to Help You Think Through a New Master Bath

These standard dimensions and layout tips can help you plan the deluxe bathroom of your dreams Full Story
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Steven Corley Randel, Architect
In case you missed it, here is the article on smaller baths:

July 23, 2014 at 12:46pm     
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These were gorgeous baths, but I always wonder, as are a couple of these, why would any one spend this amount of money on a beautiful bath, and leave the toilet open? I have gotten so use to water closets, that I cringe when I see a toilet in the corner of the bathroom. Unfortunately, my present house, does not have a water closet either, so I "cringe" each time I use it.
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Key Measurements to Make the Most of Your Bathroom

Fit everything comfortably in a small or medium-size bath by knowing standard dimensions for fixtures and clearances Full Story
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Katherine Floritto
This is definitely the best piece I've read on understanding how a bathroom 'works' in relationship to the plumbing and measurements. Thanks for writing it! We have a very strange (to me) ensuite. Toilet and sink on one wall, shower opposite..so far, so good. But..the Shower doesn't take up the whole wall, so there is a space, as deep as the shower and as tall as the room, about 12" across that does absolutely nothing. Would you recommend installing shelving in it or extending the shower? I think, if we extended the shower, we could put in a tub (I'd like that!). Door is a slider, so no opening/closure to add into the measurements and, on the wall outside the ensuite are 2 7'long closets on either side of the passageway to the bedroom...so I suppose the Bathroom could be extended, if called for... ?? Thanks again
July 20, 2014 at 10:33pm     
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Just bought my retirement home and am planning on gutting and redoing the only bathroom in the house. As this is the home I plan to age in and I haven't sat down in a tub for at least 10 years, I'm planning on replacing the tub with a shower. This article has a lot of good info for standard dimensions, and I'm looking forward to incorporating some of the design tips the author discusses.
As far as designing with resale in mind, I couldn't care less. I'm going to enjoy my house with features that please me - period. Thanks for the informative article.
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