Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 79
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gp easy update
I bought 2 of these for both sides of a walk-in closet. As a 55 yr old woman the hardest part was drilling into the studs to place the wood screws, so I got muscle help for that part. Read through the directions in advance and have a good electric drill on hand for an easy install. I did make some adjustments by ordering an additional shelf for both sides, but it was still less expensive than putting the whole design together from scratch.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyLady Fabulous!
Shelves and drawers look great, added much needed space for storage in a very tight area
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pita closet made easier
Affordable I love it and it looks great in my room
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Organized with ClosetMaid
The two 4 ft. - 6 ft. closet organizer kits had everything I needed to upgrade and organize my daughter's closet. The material is heavy duty and high quality, the directions were easy to follow, and along with the videos on HomeDepot.com, I was able to complete the job with no miscues. When I did have questions, the representatives at my local Home Depot were knowledgeable and happy to help. The shelves, baskets, and hanging rods provided an incredible amount of storage. Thanks ClosetMaid and Home Depot.
July 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PaulaB Simple, easy, doubled useful capacity in a couple hours!
Our closet is an odd size, and was poorly fitted out to begin with. It is only 22 inches deep, but 78 inches wide. It has a 36 inch wide framed doorway, with 12 inches blind space on the right, and the rest on the left. I purchased the 4 to 6 foot ClosetMaid organizer, because the extra 6 inches I might obtain from a wider one was not worth the effort to cut a wider one down to fit a 6 1/2 foot space, especially since much of it is really hard to reach. I used the configuration shown on the box, with 36 inches of double hang space and the balance tall single hang, but I reversed the locations, placing the double hang on the right, where only 12 inches of it is behind the wall, and placed the tall hang area on the left. All of that is somewhat obstructed, but we wear our long coats and I my longer dresses and skirts less frequently, so it will be fine. Our closet is very tall, I placed the top hang rails at 86 inches. And my longest skirts, on wooden hangers with skirt clips along the bottom of them still would touch the floor. On the lower rod. I will look for nice wood hangers that will hold the skirts higher in the hanger than my present ones. (I'm a stickler for matching nice hangers in my closet!)
I appreciated greatly that the instruction documents were accessible online at Home Depot website before purchasing, it helped me make my decision on the product. Before I became aware of the 4 to 6 foot option, I'd looked at the 7 - 10 thinking to cut it down, but then started shopping piece parts to customize something. When that tallied up to over $350 for one closet in a rented apartment, I renewed my search for packaged organizers and found the 4 - 6 foot version.
Our old closet fittings were really rough - just a shelf at eye level the entire length of the closet, and below it, a single iron rod. The long coats dragged on the floor, the shelf had so much room above that it was tempting to pile avalanche-worthy stacks of stuff up there. I removed the shelf and rod and gave a quick and dirty paint job (whoever built this closet never even painted all the wallboard in the closet, just slapped paint on some of it).
The directions make sense as far as how the product goes together. Snags I ran into include the instructions for installing the shelf track hang rail at the top of the product. It recommends drilling 3/8 inch holes for the toggle bolts going into drywall. But the toggle bolts won't fit through a hole that size. Research online indicated that 1/2 inch holes fit that size. The directions also said not to drill any pilot hole for the screws going into wall studs. Big, big mistake. Even with soaping the screw threads and carefully choosing the best fit of screw bit for the electric screw driver, I had a very hard time with this, ultimately backing out the screw when neither I nor my husband could get the last inch of threads screwed down, and we ended up drilling very skinny pilot holes. Instant success after that.
One area of the instructions that I thought was going to be an annoying problem but wasn't is the section where, after installing shelves, etc., the instructions ask you to place screws and anchors to secure the vertical supports. It appears you'll have to assemble the whole thing to be sure you have those verticals the right distance apart and then need to take the shelves all off to secure them. The instructions show "shelf removed for clarity", which led me to think it needed to come off. It doesn't! Assemble the highest shelf on each section, finagle the distance between verticals, as needed in this process to meet the specs for safety, as detailed in the instructions. Leave that top shelf on, use a level to be sure the verticals are actually vertical, and mark the hole location. Swing the vertical aside an inch (the upper shelf will not fall off!) drill, place the anchor, swing it back over and drive in the screw. Easy peasy, done!
Overall, this project was a success. It took me a long time, mostly because of the need to paint the closet and wait until it was dry. And for the time figuring out what do with the anchor bolts that wouldn't go through the holes and the screws that wouldn't drive into the studs on the first attempt. If I were to go install another one right now, I could do it in an hour or less, (not counting the demo and the painting). Yes, I'd buy this again, if I had another closet to do!
July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HTXEdgarNDenver Excellent Addition to My Closet
Needed to maximize my closet space and Closet Maid came through. Easy to Install and good quality.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Merlot26 Love it!
Great product, easy to install and very sturdy also a great space saver. Worth every penny.
February 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alper Easy to assemble, good variety of configurations
I ordered this online and it was ready for store pickup within a half hour. I am not the most handy guy, but found the instructions very simple and had the entire system installed in about 90 minutes. Good value!
April 9, 2013