Winnetka & North Shore Closet Organizers
A closet with a single hanging rod isn't much use to us nowadays. Utilizing every last inch of that space is critical unless you want your clothes strewn all over the floor. If your closet reminds you of this messy cable box, you may need additional space. Plus the planning and installation of a new closet system.
Many of our high-end homes here in the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Glencoe, and Northfield have closets as large as bedrooms. They are beautifully outfitted with shelves, drawers, rods, bins, chandeliers, and center islands. While most of us don't have that kind of space, we still want to have an efficient closet with decent space for everything.
It may have started with California Closets, the company that was the first "go-to" closet organizer. Now there are dozens of local places that can help, including big-box stores like Container Store that sell do-it-yourself closet organizing systems.
Don't limit your organization plans just to your master closet - all these companies also do kitchen pantries, media units, bookshelves, offices, laundries, mud rooms, and garages.
NORTH SHORE CLOSET ORGANIZERS
Closet Works - 800-4-CLOSET
Closet Works will come to your home for a consultation, then design, fabricate, and install your closets. They also have a showroom if you would like to go in and see samples of finished products and materials. They are located at 2112 N. Clybourn in Chicago. (4.5-star Yelp review)
Creative Closets & Storage - 312-388-8420
Free consultation and quotes - their website claims they have very competitive pricing. Good reviews on Yelp and they are also listed on Angie's List. (5-star Yelp review)
Perfection Custom Closets - 847-647-6461
Perfection has a showroom at 7183 N. Austin in Niles as well as a team of designers to help you design your closets. Free consultation - they will then design, build, and install your custom closet. (5-star Yelp review)
California Closets - 847-398-9350
They have a showroom at 740 N. Waukegan, Deerfield
California Closets starts with a 1-hour complimentary consultation at your home. They will create a virtual model of your desired closet with their proprietary 3-D software. After approval, they will build and install your new closet.
Closets by Design - 888-500-9215
This is a toll-free number, but Closets by Design has a presence (but not a showroom) in Addison IL, and will put you in contact with a local designer. The designer meets with you at your home, measures the space, discusses design options, helps you choose materials, designs the layout, and gives you a quote. They often have discounts of 30-50% so be on the lookout for coupons. Google Review: (4-star Yelp review)
Everything Closets - 888-828-8280
A consultation can be set up with Everything Closets either at your home or in their custom showroom. You will receive a draft layout and after it and the estimate are approved, they will build and install your closet system. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, they can provide you with a 1-hour installation instruction in their showroom. Showroom located at 7344 N. Milwaukee in Niles. (4 1/2 star Yelp review)
Inspired Closets - 888-248-1233
Their website has an "idea gallery" where you can see sample closets with price ranges. A great tool to get a handle on the budget. They consult, design, prepare, and install. You can also visit their showroom at 1s 550 IL Route 83, Space B, Oakbrook Terrace (5-star Yelp review)
Chicagoland Custom Closets - 773-301-9994
Complimentary in-home consultation plus they have live chat on their website. They say they will beat anyone's price and have lifetime guarantees. They're big into recycling as much as they can. They have a showroom at 5352 W. Devon in Chicago. (5-star Yelp review)
The Container Store - 847-559-8222
The Container Store sells its Elfa Custom Closets and Storage system which is completely customizable. This product can be used to design closets, pantries, wall units, bookshelves, craft rooms, drawer systems, door rack systems, garages, and utility rooms. Since most of the work is done by the consumer, this is by far the most cost-effective system. Store located at 101 Skokie Blvd in Northbrook at the Village Square Mall.
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