closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana


>> Blog Home


gift bag storage spaces mirror placement in design patterned glass and mirrored doors media storage solutions garage cabinets cordless lighting fixtures multifaceted office design office wall unit custom storage solutions angie's list award eliminate electronic cable clutter designing with mirrors hiding fuse box in closet beautiful custom storage solutions Home Organzing System ultimate garage closet organizing systems video closet lighting vertical and horizontal storage space custom wall units shared closet organization pantry storage options task lighting multi-functional mudroom design pantry de-clutter interior design trends closet organization tips closet master closet reach in closets reach-in closets pull out mirror organized closet man cave updates master bedroom closet multi-functional office and storage closet organization mahogany melamine look designing around obstacles custom garage design solutions mudroom tricks to make small spaces feel bigger full length vertical drape small windows 2014 closet color trends office organization closet os awards challenging home organization solutions ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets grouping together food storage items create zones with design Closets: ribbon storage ideas master organizer garage organization reduce clutter in home attic storage ideas vintage garage design hiding wires with design closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin contemporary closets customer service gift wrapping counter top closet remodeling incandescent and compact fluorescent garage shelving home office organization Home Organizing Tips reorganize clutter create a wood texture look with melamine bright color home decorating attic closet solutions garage design led Closet Os Overview built in usb cable stations pantry organization gloss cabinet drawers shoe closet design tips boutique size walk in closet home office design multi-use office melamine textures walnut and burl inlay family activity area multi-function furniture gift wrapped storage station closet design organizing tips Closet Design Tips organized media center master closet design spring closet cleaning organize shared closet space comtemporary closet design antique decorating trends reduce clutter utilize pantry space kids' closets create illusion of more space with mirrors loset organization ambient lighting elegant prints fro home vanities cover up computer and lighting wires dressing room craft storage room bedroom wall unit shoe closet angies list super service awards 2014 home decorating ideas multi-use office entryway Home and Garage Organization maximize closet storage creative custom closet design furniture for small spaces Chicago closets brass hardware Top Shelf Industry Design Awards closet mirrors remote controlled lighting pantry organization tips award winning garage closet organization systems awards closet os video Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" multifaceted office space pre-built cabinets cedar backed closet custom closets build in storage custom cabinets pullout media cabinets makeup vanities Chicago closet organizers


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter


Closet Organizing Systems Blog

How to get the most out of your home storage project

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The decision to have a custom storage solution designed and built in your home can bring you long lasting results and satisfaction.

It can also be a daunting process because you’re working with someone to “create a one of a kind original from nothing”, so to speak.

You’ve got the designated space where you want this storage solution to “live” – and you likely have an idea of the kinds of things you need stored there (files, books, clothes, electronic equipment, etc.).

Now you need a design/build professional to work with to make this all happen.

The most important variables to consider as you’re working on this project are form, fit and function.


This is the “look” and “feel” you want your project to have. 

Do you want it to blend in with the rest of your décor, or stand out and make a dramatic statement?

Do you like a rustic, knotted wood or a smooth, high-gloss, lacquered finish?

Do you want open storage, closed storage, or both?

And what about shelves, drawers and doors?

An experienced design consultant can guide you through this part and will be sure to ask you all the questions that you didn’t even know you had to answer!


Making sure a built-in fits the space is crucial – otherwise – it’s no longer a built in – it’s a mistake.

All obstacles need to be considered in terms of allowing access and making sure the pieces are manufactured so they work and fit correctly.  This includes outlets and vents as well as sprinkler heads and anything else that resides in that space.

Any special AV or office equipment that will be stored within the units need to be measured and incorporated into the design – so there’s no such thing as “it’s just a standard printer” or “40” flat screen” when communicating with your designer.  We need to know the precise measurements of any special equipment that you plan to incorporate into the design.


Function is the place where a skilled designer can really take your project to the next level.  Any woodworker can make a box and add shelves or drawers.  It takes experience to know that 24” deep shelves aren’t good for much in a closet space unless they pull out.  And that shallow shelving as well as deep shelving increase functionality in areas like pantries and home offices.  And that corner shelves in lower cabinets end up becoming “big, black holes”.

Having an experienced design consultant, like one of the team members at Closet Organizing Systems, that can work with you to make your dreams come true – is – well – quite frankly – a dream come true.

So how can we make your dreams come true?

Post has no comments.


Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems