Cindy Gargano and her husband moved into their home in 2007. Their master bedroom was on the small side and their His and Hers reach-in closets and dressers were inadequate for their needs. Their clothes were exploding out of their drawers, making it difficult to find things and they were tripping over items left on the floor. They wanted to get rid of the stress caused by having to search for things at the last minute, when they’re walking out of the door.
According to realtors, a common concern for potential home buyers is ensuring that there is a sufficient amount of closet space to hold all of their belongings. Having an understanding of your storage needs (what items you plan to store and how you like them organized) will ensure that your new space is not only maximized, but in a manner that is best suited for your everyday needs.
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.
Closet clutter might not seem like a big deal, but it can overload your senses and make it more difficult to process information.
One of the biggest problems people have when they’re faced with limited closet storage is that, while pants, dresses, blouses and shirts might fit okay in your closet, it’s all the other stuff that’s hard to store. But when you choose a custom solution, there are suddenly ways to solve all of your storage needs, whether you’ve got space for a walk-in closet, a smaller reach-in closet or you’re opting for added storage by way of a wardrobe.