Closet Confusion

Last week, I brought my dear friend and realtor to our property to give her the nickel tour of the framing job progression.  As we walked from room to room, I explained what room we were in and what my vision was for each space. As we finished, my friend very graciously told me it was lovely, but from a resale point of view, my closets were too small.  And you know what? She was absolutely right!

I immediately thought of Carrie Bradshaw’s original closet in her New York apartment.

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Although considered small by today’s standard, I love the fact that she was able to store thousands of dollars of couture in her “small” closet. I also thought about the barely four foot wide closet I had in our very first home and how I managed to make use of it.

However…

After what we have been through with the building process, the last thing on my mind is resale value. If someone wants to make us a ridiculous offer, than they can certainly worry about making a bigger closet.

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 Today, closets have been taken to a level that most people can only dream of. They basically can be considered private boutiques.

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Don’t get me wrong,…I would LOVE a closet like this, but I had decisions to make-

Did I want a great room that I could use to entertain and let people enjoy, or did I want a masterpiece closet that no one but me would be allowed to be in?8d0a3a49bc46bc2d325d7f617feee363

A closet like this is worthy of a store front on Madison Avenue.

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From a design point of view they are beautifully done down to the smallest detail. Moldings, custom cabinetry and hardware – nothing is left undone.2960fc5803a773af59169b1472062a56

I would be more than happy to have a closet like these…

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Especially if pink is involved and there is plenty of room for shoes..

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and who can’t have enough crystal?

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Imagine waking up in the morning to something like this..

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I would never leave!

I love this one also..

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Being a neat freak, I love the idea of organization and everything out of sight.

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So my challenge will be to make a closet that is pretty and functional. It may not be what Mr. Big bought Carrie..

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But I will have plenty of money leftover to fill it with these!

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