why are closets so expensive?

M_N_AApril 17, 2014

a simple drawer like this costs almost $50. but with a bit extract, you can get a 3 drawer dressers. nothing great quality but the closetmaid isn't something great either.

can I buy dresser with drawers and use that in the closet? anyone did that or saw that?

Also can I just use the drawers on my shelves directly and throw the dresser frame away?

This post was edited by M_N_A on Thu, Apr 17, 14 at 17:38

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If you have room, there's no reason a dresser or chest of drawers can't go in a closet. Just make sure you have room to open the drawers enough to get to the contents.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 11:08AM
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The closet systems are expensive because they can charge that. And, because they're semispecialized.

You can absolutely put a regular dresser into a closet!

And I think it's a smart move.

Of course, you have to be sure it'll fit, and Annkh is smart to remind you to check whether you can open the drawers. (dressers are often a little deeper than a closet system)

I have a dresser in my kid's closet. It's one of those ultracheap ready-to-assemble ones, w/ the bottoms that pop out easily. But it's been working for something like 16 years. I'd intended to replace it when my daughter got older, but I was too lazy and it was still functioning.

You can also just put a bookcase in a closet instead of shelves.

Here is a link that might be useful: my closet--see the little brown dresser on the left

This post was edited by talley_sue_nyc on Thu, Apr 17, 14 at 14:01

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 1:58PM
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thank y'all! this is exactly how I feel. LOL. "The closet systems are expensive because they can charge that"

even ikea pax is so expensive. then I found this dresser for only 60 from ikea.

I also found this post. lt looks just fine isn't it?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 5:33PM
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Another one. 35 for 3 drawers. size is good for what I need too

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 5:40PM
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