Mold Appears During Closet Installation

By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 02/08/2013 10:54AM


Going through a closet remodel can require as much patience as organization. It is often the small unforeseen details that greatly influence the project, especially when it comes to ripping out the old closet system and prepping the space for the new.

Joni Rae Russell saw that firsthand during her closet transformation, which Closets has documented over the last few months; from the initial concept, proposal, measurements to drawings and design challenges.

When the workers ripped out the old closet system, it created two challenges for Russell: dealing with unexpected mold and developing a process to store her clothing while the LED lighting (installed in both the ceiling and closet system in sets of twos as part of the design), construction and installation were taking place.

Dealing with the mold was perhaps the easiest of the challenges because the workers simply cut out and replaced the baseboard and replastered the wall. However, storing her clothing required finding and purchasing racks from a local discount store as well trying to arrange them in a manner that would diminish the chaos in her spare bedroom.

Russell says closet companies should consider providing organization services, if they don’t already, to help clients during remodeling by providing racks and helping them move their clothing to temporary storage areas. “It makes the move to the finished closet easier,” she says.

Look for the final reveal in the next issue of Closets.


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Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Woodworking Network magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at or Google+.

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