Whether you are deciding to move in with your partner for the first time or moving into a home as a new married couple, sharing the same space can be a challenge, to say the least. You’ll quickly discover the “problem areas” in the home that are prone to getting cluttered. This general maxim is particularly true where closet space is concerned. For many guys, it can be frustrating to watch a significant other take up more and more of the storage space, and many women will get annoyed by the general disarray of their partner's allocation of closet space. While the following list is by no means exhaustive, it will highlight plenty of great solutions for many of the challenges that arise due to sharing closet space.
“I don’t have anything to wear.” How many times has that thought crossed your mind when a last-minute business meeting pops up, or you’re headed to lunch with friends at a trendy restaurant? No matter how many dresses, pairs of jeans and blouses sit in your closet, there are bound to be times when surrounded by outfit after outfit, you can’t figure out what to wear. Part of keeping your closet organized is properly managing your wardrobe—making smart purchases, knowing what you have and what you need, and storing everything in its appropriate spot. It’ll make getting ready easier, help you coordinate new outfits and get the most out of your clothes.
Now that you’ve settled into a summer routine with your kids, we’ve got some bad news: The school year starts in just a few weeks! If the beginning of the school year is hectic for you and your family (like most of us), now’s the time to consider ways you can make the transition from summer to school a bit easier. Helping your kids get organized will help them do well at school and at home—and staying on top of homework, chores and their toys will take some stress out of your life.
As the owner of a vacation home, it’s your job to ensure that those guests enjoy their accommodations. One way to do that is by adding custom storage to your bedroom closets. Custom closets easily beat out DIY storage. They’re not only sturdier than a closet system you build yourself, but you can add more functional and beautiful options with a custom solution. For many families, a vacation home can take on almost mythical status—it’s where summers are spent and memories are made. Whether it’s in the mountains or down the shore, you likely welcome extended family, friends and other guests during the summer months. With an ever-rotating guest list, the need for efficient storage is magnified, particularly in storage-starved secondary residences.
Summer leaves more time to travel, which means you might be entertaining overnight guests at your home—whether your family is staying with you or you’re hosting out-of-town friends for a weekend. But creating a permanent guest room in your house may not always be realistic. You might be short on room or hesitant to dedicate an entire room to guest quarters you’ll use just a handful of times each year. Unfortunately, the other sleeping options, such as an air mattress that will no doubt deflate overnight, a thin, uncomfortable sofa bed or even the floor, aren’t very attractive. Rather than offering friends and family a bad night’s sleep, there are some creative and attractive ways to accommodate extra guests and create a dual-use room.
What truly takes a custom closet design to the next level are the accessories. These gadgets are both beautiful and functional. They make it easy to store your stuff, a snap to get ready each morning, put laundry away, pack for a trip or organize outfits for the week.