Custom Closet for Him (+ A Video!)

His Master ClosetI hope you’re not too terribly tired of closets just yet! This one marks our third custom closet (see the office and guest room in previous posts) and they keep getting better and better. The next two closets are located in our master bedroom, so we decided to install his and hers master systems. The bedroom itself is pretty small, so we had to maximize our storage with the units. This might as well be Emmett’s post because he totally steals the show with his closet and his handiwork in the video (PS. bloopers coming soon)

Nostalgic HardwareIf you follow along on Instagram, you already know we painted the two sets of french doors a beautiful powdery blue last week- just in time for the shoot, I might add. It’s sort of difficult to grasp the lovely color because we’ve yet to paint the walls in this room… it’s on the to-do list! I’m still drooling over the doorknob sets from Nostalgic Hardware (more on that in this post).

Alright, let’s dive into the actual closet. This is Emmett’s closet. I designed it, but he was very specific with his needs and wishlist. He asked for a fair amount of shoe space, a smaller amount of hanging space, and lots of shelving and drawers. It seems the older we get, the more we enjoy minimal wardrobes… we’ve been purging and minimizing our closets. This project came at the perfect time and was just the kick in the pants we needed to commit and clean house.

ClosetMaid Custom Closet for Him

Custom Closet DrawerHere’s a glimpse into the installation process and our favorite things about his closet. Emmett was a little hesitant about being behind the camera, but I think he did an amazing job. Like I said, not-so-serious bloopers are coming in a separate post.

My favorite thing about the video project this time around is showing what it’s actually like to install one of these babies! But back to the finished closet…

Custom Shoe Storage for Him

Mens Custom ClosetAs I stated in the video, I love the way these closet systems function, but I love the way they look even more… super seamless and built-in!

Hanging Space in Mens Closet

ClosetMaid System for HimKnowing Emmett, I’m guessing this closet won’t look this organized forever, but I do think it will motivate him to keep items in their designated places (rather than finding things scattered throughout the house). Honestly, he’s pretty good at being neat and tidy, but articles of clothing and shoes do tend to end up in unexpected places. Typical husband complaint, right?

His Custom Closet

Custom Closet for HimYou guys know I’m a big fan of using bins and baskets to organize. The guy has a TON of hats, so we sorted and kept his favorites, popping them into the open container for easy access.

Mens Closet

Custom Closet DoorsThat concludes HIS closet. Be on the lookout for my closet next month… it’s behind the french doors to the right of this one. It’s much different than his, and I also have a plan up my sleeve for shoe storage.

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with ClosetMaid. I am a brand ambassador and receive free product in exchange for media. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow us to create unique content while featuring products we actually use and enjoy! Special thanks to 43 Productions for the amazing video!

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  1. Great job, you two! I hope you’re enjoying all of your cool closets, and that ClosetMaid appreciates your classy representation of their products. Cheers, Ardith

    1. Thank you, Ardith! I never would’ve guessed closets would be the first part of this massive renovation we’d complete… usually it’s the other way around. Now that we have them though, we definitely appreciate them! Have a great weekend! xo

  2. Where are his suits and dress pants?

    1. He has a couple suits hanging in the far left corner. Typically, he never wears dress pants, so all of his denim and pants are folded. If anything needs pressed (which is rarely) he does it beforehand.

  3. I never ever would have guessed this closet comes from a flat pack! It totally looks like a luxe built-in custom closet – well done!

    I am amazed how little wardrobe you and your husband have (I read about your side of the closet first before coming to this post). My closet it about the entire size of yours, but it feels like I need more (or different sectioning). Sadly, I’m renter.

    My sister is an amazing closet organizer and I just want to weep for joy when I think of how she whipped my own badly constructed closet into shape. Besides streamlining my wardrobe and sectioning my clothes (though looking at yours, I think I could do another pass), she DIY’d a double hanging rod for me (a closet savior, really!) and custom drawer partitions (so now everything looks like a shop display when you open the drawer).

    It’s closet makeover posts like yours that give me hope!

    1. Thank you so much, Naomi! I’m so glad… that’s exactly what I was going for. My husband and I definitely did a huge downsize when it came to our clothing. I’m not that into fashion and I love the idea of keeping quality, staple pieces only. Your sister sounds amazing- lucky!! Good luck with your own closet! xo

  4. Which Closetmaid system is this? Selectives, Impressions, etc? Love those drawers!!

    1. Thank you! It is part of their Space Creations collection.