How much time do you spend on a daily basis looking for things? It could be that specific tie that you need for an important business meeting or a pair of shoes that you haven't worn in ages. You know that you have it somewhere and wind up searching through every closet in the house. Then there is the additional time you spend ironing clothing after you've found it shoved in the back of your closet. Or, there is the endless number of shoes that seem to be on the floor in your closet. How can you organize your items so that you can always find something quickly and easily?
A couple who had lived in the same home for over 15 years needed a compromise. The biggest point of contention was whether to list the house on the market, or stay in the current home they love. The couple decided to reach out to us and presented us with the challenge of coming up with a way to make everybody happy by making practical use out of underutilized square footage. Our Designer, Jennifer Molinelli, met with the couple where she listened to them both and assessed their needs. They wanted a natural extension of their master bedroom that would elevate their seldom-used sitting room to include a storage solution for clothing, a vast jewelry collection, handbags and sentimental gifts from family members. Taking into account the specific items they needed to accommodate and the type of organization that would work best for them, Jennifer designed a stylish and functional room with a lighted vanity, display areas, window seat and a blend of open and concealed storage. Now, everything has a home and they both love their new space. And needless to say, they did not sell their house.
When it comes down to it, the best closet design ideas are those which are functional and work for you. Everyone’s goals are different and organization preferences can be very personal. They say necessity is the mother of invention and that is certainly true when you’re tasked with accommodating a wide range of needs. Innovation is the name of the game for custom work and turns challenges into triumphs.
Storing and organizing the items in your garage can often seem like an impossible mission, but it doesn’t have to be. Of course, let’s be realistic and not over-complicate things. The objective is simple, organized placement of all of your items, so they can be retrieved quickly and easily without risk to life and limb. We recommend coming up with a plan before attempting to organize your garage so you can truly create a space that is functional. Here are some tips to creating a garage space that is usable and organized while keeping items safely accessible.
The idea of going through the items in your closet and organizing them can often seem like an overwhelming task. It is not uncommon to feel a lot of stress or worry when making decisions on what to keep or throw away. So what is the secret when it comes to having a space that is organized, neat and functional?
If you recently purchased a new home, you may be concerned about storage and whether there is enough closet space to hold your entire wardrobe. Especially when you are packing your belongings and realizing how many items you are actually taking with you. One of the best parts about moving into a new home is that you are starting fresh. Everything is empty and there is an opportunity to start with a clean slate. With a little planning prior to moving in, the process of unpacking those boxes will be much more efficient and save time.