Our envy of the day is the liquor display in the featured image above. A simply stunning functional, unisex statement piece.
Have you ever dreamt of having your own wine room or bar at home?
Many of our clients that we see store their wines & liquor in their Pantry, in some random cabinet, or worst of all on top of their fridge!! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to proudly display your collection the next time you entertain guests?
Dream no more- because our experienced Senior Designers WILL find the solution that suits your needs. We will first consult with you and determine how extensive your collection may become, and what spaces you may have that would best suit these needs. (Our designers are experts at finding the space.
We have endless materials to choose from (with a new exclusive line coming soon) to build your dream into a reality. Customizing your space will ensure maximum utility and will be a pleasure to use and to see on a daily basis. Using custom uplighting or ribbon lights, we ensure that your labels are easy to read while also providing a dramatic appearance. Your wine room or liquor cabinet will become a statement piece.
Do you also have beautiful stem-ware (maybe from your wedding years ago) that has been hiding away in a cabinet somewhere? Hide no more! We can install custom hanging stemware racks with lights shining from above to truly illuminate your glass collection.
We are SO excited that our very own Senior Designer Rhonda Ray based in Dallas, Texas was featured on Good Morning Texas yesterday morning! She showcased our gorgeous closets in the Booth Brothers Homes model at Montgomery Farm in Allen, Texas!
If you missed it live, watch it below:
In it she emphasizes how important closets are to your daily life. They are where you start & end your day. If they are cluttered & not functional, they can really effect your life in a major way!
She also pointed out that we include 4 free hours of on-site Professional Organization with every project of $4,000 or more! We only partner with the best, licensed professional organizers to make sure that our clients get the very best!
Some of our clients enjoy utilizing the Professional Organizing services both before & after we install their new closet. First to declutter their closets & ensure that only the correct items stay, and then to organize their newly installed closet by putting away all of their items! How much would this impact your life to have a master closet that is both gorgeous and fully functional?
She also mentioned that we will SOON have 20… that’s right… TWENTY new colors to choose from exclusively at The Closet Envy to completely customize your dream closet! We are so excited to show you all the new line of product! More on that soon… stay tuned to our blog to learn more!
So you’ve decided to make an incredible investment in your home by having The Closet Envy install a custom closet system! Congratulations! Now that you have the perfect functional and beautiful blank canvas to work with, you can start to fill it with your own items!
If you’re wanting your closet to look absolutely Pinterest-worthy, it’s important to keep your new space as streamlined as possible by arranging each item of clothing appropriately. In order to utilize your brand new closet in the most efficient way possible, remember to keep unnecessary items (aka clutter) far away!
Utilize these 8 Pro-Tips:
- Group like with like: Since your clothing & accessories have already been removed before your Closet Envy System was installed, now is the perfect opportunity to group your items! Start by sorting your hanging clothes by type. Divide your clothing by person (should you be sharing a closet with your significant other). Then, divide the clothing by work, casual, and dressy attire. (*NOTE: leave your sweaters in a separate pile, you’ll see why soon!) Next, you should sort these items further by type… pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, blouses, etc. Now that you have these groups sorted out, sort them further by length… short sleeved shirts to long sleeved, short dresses to long dresses, tight fitting pants to looser ones, etc. Now it’s time to hang! Make sure you keep a little bit of space in between each section to save time searching!
- Organize shoes by type: Did you get a jaw-dropping highly illuminated Closet Envy shoe wall like this one? Make sure to do it justice by sorting your shoes by type, color, and “prettiness.” Pro-tip: When organizing heels, make sure to have one pointing towards the wall, and one facing outward as shown in this photo!
- Hang your pants on top: Wait… what? It may seem more than a bit odd to have your pants on top when their worn… on bottom… if you follow this tip you will get the illusion of more space because your pants will inevitably take up less space than your shirts. So: start by folding your pants in half, and then hanging them on the top rod! If you’d rather not have your pants hung, they can also be folded and placed on your shelves instead.
- Add baskets to cubby spaces: There are endless designs of baskets to match with any decor. These baskets are the perfect place to keep socks, bathing suits, and other smaller items. Storing these items in baskets will create greater visibility, allowing you to easily find exactly what you need, unlike if you were to keep them in drawers.
- Stack (don’t hang!!) sweaters systematically: Pro-Tip: sweaters should not be hung because hangers can pull the threads at the shoulders which would cause major damage over time! EEK! So, to avoid the unraveling of your gorgeous sweaters, fold them and keep them on your custom shelving! How to sort them? First by weight, then by color, and stack them no more than five high. When you create short stacks of sweaters, they will naturally break up your pieces by season which will save precious time when you need to find that exact sweater to wear on a given day. Another good reason for shorter sweater stacks: these piles will fit perfectly between your
brand new shelves!
- Organizing belts: Sort them first by purpose, and then separate these belts by color. Next, hang them (or roll them into a basket) and place them in a low-traffic location to keep them out of the way but still accessible!
- Divide your scarves by knitted or cloth: Did your custom closet come with diamond-shaped nooks? These are the perfect spot to roll thick scarves and easily see what you’re working with! If you didn’t get these custom nooks, you can also fold your thicker scarves & store them on a shelf or in a basket & then hang your lightweight scarves by length so they’re easier to locate as needed!
- Don’t allow unworthy items: Do you have random promotional T-shirts, clothes you haven’t worn in years, wire dry-cleaner hangers, or orphan socks still in your possession? These items will just clutter your beautiful new space! Take stock of any undesirable items and consider donating old items, and store pieces you just can’t part with elsewhere!
Does your closet have a few dark holes of wasted space? Think about the pesky areas where two walls meet, the dreaded corners. Learn how to utilize closet corners!
Adjust Closet Rods
Many builders grade closets have overlapping closet rods. This design creates awkward corners that are difficult to utilize. What can you do to fix this overlap issue? Organizing Junkie has a few suggestions on how to fix this problem.
For a quick fix, shorten one of the closet rods by at least 24” and then reinforce the hanging rod with a closet support bracket if needed. One closet rod will stop short of the adjacent wall, creating not only more hanging space but also making it easier to see and access clothes on both sides.
Instead of overlapping the closet rods, extend one closet rod all the way to the wall and allow the other to stop short. Be sure there is approximately 12 inches of empty wall space between the edge of the closet rod and the fixture on the next wall, whether it’s another closet rod or a beautiful shelf full of shoes. We vote for the shelf full of shoes! It’s like art for your closet!
Use Corner Cabinets
Another design option for your closet corners is a corner cabinet. You may like the look of two cabinets straight cabinets side by side, or you may prefer an L shaped cabinet in the corner of your closet. Either way, a cabinet gives you many storage options in your closet. Baskets or bins are the perfect way to store a variety of items. Or you can use this space to display bags and hats.
Creative Corner Solutions
Adjusting closet rods or using corner cabinets are common answers to the closet corner conundrum. But HGTV shared a unique solution.
Even in our homes, corners are generally considered dead space, but in closets they can be utilized in a surprising way to free up space for additional shelves and compartments. Lisa Adams, CEO and designer of LA Closet Design, suggests incorporating a corner carousel into your closet design to really utilize a corner that would otherwise go unused.
Picture it like a spiral staircase for your clothes. Not only would this allow you more storage space, it would be a fabulous design feature. Like the crowning jewel of your closet!
Another option for the corners of your closet is a series of hooks on the wall. Hooks are great for storing scarves, belts, hats, jewelry, purses…if you can hang it, hooks can organize it! Consider using hooks for any awkward wall space in your closet. They will add useful organization in a heartbeat.
We’ve Got Your Corners Covered
There are so many ways to make those closet corners work for you. Closet Envy knows how to conquer your most difficult organizational challenges. We can take on your closet corners, your paper piled office, your kitchen pantry nightmare, and turn them into pure organized bliss. Schedule your free consultation and find out what Closet Envy can do for you!