Just as a reminder, here are the before pictures:

Contents removed, shelves removed, holes patched and everything painted.

First order of business was to unload all the components and carry them upstairs. That took a good couple of hours!

The fact that the system rests on the floor, as opposed to hanging from the wall, was one of the main reasons for going with this company.
At the end of the first day – everything but the handles (which were left at the factory/showroom) and the counter (which was meant to be done later).
Wayne did a good job of inspecting, found a couple of minor issues (which were fixed the next day), pronounced it overall very good, and decided the first items to be returned were the suitcases.
He didn’t like the fact that the top looked unfinished, but that’s the way it comes. However, with a little bit of elbow work (and supplies already in the garage), everything is shiny and white, even if no one else will ever see it!
For 35 years we’ve used a laundry basket for a hamper. Personally, I don’t mind that because it makes trips to the laundry room easy. However, one of the things we’re looking forward to using is the built-in hamper. Hopefully it lives up to our expectations!

The finished product – just waiting for our clothes and shoes and mementos to find a new home!