So we were feeling pretty cocky, pretty woohoo-we-are-done-with-this-house-remodel-deal! And then the closet bars fell down and we realized that we had forgotten to check on the status of the closets (there are only two in the house).
Once we looked, it was a pretty sad state of affairs. Each had a crummy single bar running the length of the closet but they actually weren’t even bars – they were plastic wired shelves (like you see in Home Depot’s cheap crap aisle). One of the cheap plastic wired shelves actually collapsed once any weight was placed on it. The tenants were sad as all of their clothes ended up on the floor. Gamely, they were willing to put up new poles. We decided to finish what we started with the remodel and do things right.
First we asked the tenants to think about what they’d like, then we went to Costco and checked out their closet design deals. It’s very cool: here in California they contract with California Closets. We gave them our tenants’ design ideas, they drew up the plans, we wrote a check and hey! presto several weeks later, we had new closets that were a big upgrade from what was there before, for a very reasonable price.
Here’s the second bedroom closet before and after:
And the master bedroom closet before and after:
Okay, so we really, really feel that we are now officially, completely DONE with the front house remodel. Except for the refrigerator. Which is coming in July. Then we’ll be done. Really.