In any home, the demand for more storage, simpler organization, and more beautiful solutions for everyone is a must for every owner. Hidden storage is a rare find in one of our homes, and today I’m sitting down with Closet Factory to find answers to many of your storage dilemmas. from the children’s rooms to the garage and laundry room, every room has wonderful storage solutions and Closet Factory shows you how.
The number one complaint of most homeowners is that they don’t have enough storage space. What is your advice for people looking for a hidden space in their homes?
Maximize the space in your home as much as possible. Most people don’t realize that floor-to-ceiling can be a potential storage space. Having the right built-in or custom cabinets with compartments for small items will keep things organized.
Many owners of small houses and apartments want to find smart storage space in their bathrooms, especially when they share it with other people! What storage ideas do you suggest?
When sharing a space, it is better to separate different areas for both parties. These sections can be shelves, drawers, or even cabinets. Then, go a step further by adding storage accessories such as drawer sections, removing bins, and even adding additional racks or double-hanging racks to maximize space.
Closet Factory offers a wide range of pantry organization options, but many homeowners think they should spend a fortune on a custom organization, is that true? What kitchen ideas are good for the budget conscious?
For the price-conscious, the best way is to invest in transparent storage bins, which you can find at any mass market, to sort the items in the pantry. Use a labeling machine to organize things so you know what’s in each container. Try to divide the contents of the kitchen pantry by dividing them by type. Keep them organized by grouping a section for herbs, dry goods, spices and storage items such as kitchen utensils, sandwich bags, and aluminum foil. You can find mini baskets inexpensive enough to fit in drawers instead of custom drawer dividers.
For homeowners who want a high-end and personalized custom closet, what tips do you suggest to adapt their lifestyle to their storage needs?
Closets have evolved over the years. They are no longer a single hanging rod with a shelf on top. Now you can adapt the appearance of your closet to the rest of the living space of the house. If you like contemporary lines, you can opt for a modern and elegant cabinet design. If you want more luxury and ornament in your interior, there are custom moldings and appliqués that can be applied, not to mention all color combinations! High-end cabinets should look like a built-in piece of furniture in the house. This will not only look beautiful, but also increase the value of houses.
When working with a professional cabinet factory designer, he will take an inventory of the contents of your cabinet. Let’s say that if you have dozens or even hundreds of shoes, this storage need will be filled by shoe shelves or drawers. If you have a lot of hats, custom racks and hooks can be added to the space. Perhaps you have many washing departments such as dry cleaning, dark, light, fine, etc. We can meet your needs by removing bins in the closet itself or even transforming a laundry room.
Most of the main closets are basically walk-in closets. They have everything you need inside, from custom lighting to even a seating area. Some cabinets even have flat-screen or built-in powered stations for phones and small mobile devices.
The great thing about Closet Factory is that we build around each customer and their needs.
Storing children’s toys and clothes is always a challenge in every home. How does Closet Factory help us get organized, but also make it child-friendly to encourage children to organize themselves?
“The best way to keep your children’s things organized is to teach them a daily routine as early as possible. Every day they have to make the bed, put the laundry in a laundry basket, clean the clothes in the drawers, the books on the shelf and the toys in the toy box. Keep it simple and consistent,” writes Debbie Lillard, professional organizer, author and guest blogger of Closet Factory’s Expert Advice blog on our website.
The key to maintaining a daily cleaning routine for your child is to have the right organizational systems. What I mean by this is that it is necessary to have a good storage unit so that your children can store their things in it, thus creating a “home” for everything. One of the best storage solutions for children is to have a built-in wall unit that includes shelves, toy storage, possibly drawers, a sofa or chair by the window, and maybe even the inclusion of a desk to promote good study habits while you are there.
Security is an advantage of having an integrated organizational system as opposed to a stand-alone unit. The built-in elements are anchored in the wall and supported by the floor. This allows the built-in shelves to be larger than the freestanding shelves, as it does not depend on the weight of the items in the shelves to keep the unit upright and weighted in place. The construction of racks and cabinets six, seven or even eight feet long allows for maximum storage and nowadays everyone needs all the storage they can get.
Another advantage is the adjustable function of our racks and storage units. This makes it possible to optimize the organization system for all types of items, including toys, games and books. Every centimeter and a quarter of the shelves can be adjusted. Low shelves are best used for your child’s daily items that he opens himself and is responsible for putting back when he is ready. The upper shelves and cabinets can be used for decorative items or storage that you don’t want your children to get into.
Having the right structural foundation for a great storage system as well as Debbie’s daily routine tip almost certainly guarantees success with a little follow-up on your part. Closet Factory offers a complete selection of sustainable materials and colors so that your child’s room does not compromise on style by opting for a built-in bedroom.
No room in your child’s room for a wall-mounted wardrobe? Consider a closet organizer. It is very common to have storage and shelves for toys hidden out of sight and in the closet. As your child grows, items such as shelves, bins and baskets can be exchanged for bars!
In many homes, the laundry room or mud room is an area that has hidden storage options but tends to be underutilized. What are the organization and storage solutions to help us facilitate the dreaded task of washing?
many owners have too many “tricks”! What are your suggestions for helping them clean up and purge before they try to get organized?
Well, you need to take inventory of the contents that require storage space. You can find tons of magazines, clothes that you no longer wear… actually rommel! You must 1) distribute what is waste, 2) must be kept or 3) can be donated (sometimes sold).
here at Freshome, we have shown beautiful dressing rooms! What do you think of the Freshome website?
Freshome is an excellent site that presents beautiful houses and design concepts. I use this site to see what’s going on in the industry and often tweet and post the comments on my Facebook and other social media.