5 Home Organization Trends to Watch in 2017
With hectic schedules, long work days and busy social lives an organized home can seem like a far fetched thought, but with benefits like reduced stress, boosted productivity and increased happiness there is no reason why you shouldn't focus on organization in 2017.
Home organization comes in a varity of projects - each with multiple styles and configurations. It can, at times, be tough to know where to start!
Here we focus on ways you can improve your home and quality of life with organized, stylish and quality solutions that won't break the bank in 2017.
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1. His and Hers Closets
It's all about he said / she said, especially in master bedroom closets. One of the biggest trends, according to the real estate website, Zillow, is a closet where all of his things are exactly as he likes them, and all of her things are as she likes. In practice, this means a closet space where each user has the features that work for his or her needs.
The goal is creating a closet space that's as unique as the people who use it every day. There's no room for cookie cutters here. The great thing about this trend is that with The Closet Works, we can take two very different approaches to organization and blend them together seamlessly because everything is custom.
2. Dedicated Storage
In case you hadn't heard, clutter is out. That doesn't mean you have to toss out everything. It just means that if it's worth keeping, it really deserves a space all its own. Premium home builder, Starkey Ranch, says that's one of the pivotal keys to keeping an organized home. Without a dedicated storage spot, anything and everything can land almost anywhere. But if everything has a home, it's much easier to put things away.
One of the areas where we excel is creating the right storage and organization systems for you. When you pull a pre-made organizer out of a box, you have to learn to live within its dimensional constraints. But when you approach it from the opposite direction, the system is designed for your things and the way that you live. That makes a lot more sense.
3. Open Storage Spaces
When you think about the traditional storage solutions, many of them have doors that conceal. And in some parts of your home, that's probably still important. But visibility is another big trend for 2017. So if you can, opt for a more open storage area.
However, you can put sliding doors where and when you need them for dust control, security, etc. Consider using glass inserts, either clear, patterned or textured, which can give you a more open and interesting look.
Open shelves, pull-out baskets and other storage accessories that improve visibility make finding your things much easier. Zillow also says that spotlight lighting is something to think about this year. It looks interesting, much more than typical overhead lighting, and it highlights individual areas where you need lighting the most.
4. Closet Islands
Closet islands are an excellent addition to further organize your walk-in closet as they provide storage solutions both above and below the counter top. Maximizing this compact space with with drawers below to organize pieces such as blouses, pajamas and bottoms as well as countertop storage for accessories, perfumes and cologne a closet island is far more functional that most may realize. Not to mention the fact that a closet countertop also doubles as an excellent place to fold laundry.
When designing your closet island you can go with a simple design, for example flat panel cabinets and quartz tops or with something more ornate such as hand carved cabinets and marble tops (plus many options in between).
5.Multipurpose Guest Rooms
With the holidays just around the corner you more than likely have family & friends planning who are planning to visit for a night or two. Many of us however, do not have a designated guest room or space that isn't already being used for something else. So instead of investing a home remodel why not repurpose what you have and maximize your space by outfitting your existing guest room, or extra space with a Murhpy Bed.
We know what you're thinking...a bed that folds up into the wall? Is it really comfortable? Will that go with my current home style? How will that even work?
Trust us...Murphy Beds have come a long way in their design and style, offering an ideal solution to transform your home office, craft room, playroom or den into the space you need for extra sleepers. Most importantly they can help you to use the space you already have more efficiently and at a fraction of the cost.
Depending on your room design or shape, your custom Closet Works Murphy Bed can be installed vertically or horizontally, allowing for artwork, bookshelves or even a TV to be placed on the wall above the bed. Providing function and eye-catching style...now that's a win-win!
It is well known that trends come and go, but the best ones, including some of these top 6 for 2017, will turn into classics. It doesn't happen by accident. When something works, you want to keep it. That's why storage and organization systems from The Closet Works are such an important addition to your home. Simply put, they work. And they work because what goes into your home was designed and built just for you.
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