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

 Subscribe

>> Blog Home

Tags

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

Posts

Blog Calendar

SuMoTuWeThFrSa
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
      





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.

Form

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!

Fit

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

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?


     
CUSTOM CLOSETS  |  OFFICE CABINETS  |  GARAGE CABINETS  |  LAUNDRY CABINETS  |  PANTRY CABINETS  |  ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS  |  AND MORE
WALK-IN CLOSETS | CLOSET DESIGN PROCESS | CLOSET INSTALLATIONCLOSET ORGANIZING TEAM | CLOSET TESTIMONIALS

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