Closet Solutions and the Coordinated Crafter

By iqnection - June 12th, 2012

It’s surely no coincidence that mega-retail giants devoted to the supply needs of crafters have braved the recent economic downturn successfully and emerged victorious, whereas so many other mega-retailers met their demise (I’m looking at you, electronics). Crafters are a passionate, devoted lot who, when faced with adversity, will cut, paper, paste and paint themselves into better times.

Crafting, by nature, requires supplies.

Lots of ‘em.

And nothing can slow down a crafter-on-a-roll faster than disorganization. Having to drag out scrapbooking supplies every time the opportunity (and inspiration) presents itself can surely damper the memory-lane mood. Stacks of gift wrap and tissue stashed in each corner of the dining room is a meal time eyesore. Markers, scissors, rulers, yarn, glitter, not to mention the countless other embellishments crafters use in pursuit of their chosen art form, strewn across every available flat surface, has undoubtedly been the source of many a domestic squabble.Storage Solutions - Carfters

There is another way, my organizationally-impaired craft enthusiast!

Let Closet & Storage Concepts design a custom craft closet to meet your creative needs! Imagine all of your supplies stored neatly and accessibly in a closet dedicated to your craft. Benefits of having a custom closet storage system such as this include:

  1. Saves Money: You will know at a glance where all your supplies are. Never spend good money to replace a missing pair of scissors, only to find the old pair three weeks later jammed in a junk drawer. Also, by seeing your inventory at a glance, you will not be tempted to buy that extra felt “just in case”.
  2. Saves Time: No more wasting the first precious ½ hour of crafting time hunting for and gathering the necessary supplies. Everything you need will be stored in the same place every time. Now take a moment and let this possibility soak in…
  3. Saves Sanity: Be honest–how many times have you torn your place apart looking for that one thing that would make a good project great, only to say to yourself, “I must be going crazy, I know I saw a (insert missing item here) somewhere just last week”. With a closet organization system by Closet & Storage concepts, you’ll know exactly where (insert never-lost-in-the-first-place item here) is immediately.

With a custom closet solution by Closet & Storage Concepts you will (rarely) question your sanity again and always put your best sequined sneakers forward!  Contact a Closet & Storage Concepts Specialist today and schedule a free in-home consultation or Call us at 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567).

Cubbies Aren’t Just For Preschoolers Anymore

By iqnection - May 22nd, 2012

The word cubby makes me smile.

Maybe it’s because it reminds me of simpler days when my now (late teens) teenagers went to preschool and everything revolved around “the cubby”.  At the end of a long work day, I knew that I had something special waiting for me in the cubby—a finger painting or a drawing of me with a huge head and tiny feet, macaroni sculptures, paper plate hats and yarn crafts — all lovingly created by my little sweeties. Correspondence to and from the teachers were left in the cubby, as were pictures of my darlings in various stages of their day — playing, eating or sleeping– all left in the cubby for me to savor and cherish forever.

Or maybe it’s because cubby is a funny word.

Either way, a cubby is a place of distinction as far as I am concerned. And now that one of those aforementioned sweeties just came home for the summer from her first year of college and the other sweetie can grow a mustache, the cubby has a new and more practical definition that has matured along with me—that of a closet storage system to store and organize the (literally) hundreds of pairs of shoes I have amassed over the yeCloset Designs: Shoe Rackars.
I’m no Imelda Marcos and I think many, if not most, women have accumulated a recalcitrant collection of shoes by their late forties. Shoe cubbies restrain the unrestrainable and add order to chaos.

Cubbies, for those who don’t know (e.g. men) are rows of box-like compartments stacked in layers as high as one wishes. Shoe storage cubbies come in different configurations and can be customized by a closet designer in accordance to ones individual storage needs.

The benefits of cubby shoe storage system are:

  1. Space Saving: If one were to line up 20 pairs of shoes, each pair taking up 9” of space, one would need 15 feet of shelf space. The same 20 pairs of shoes can fit in a 24” x 24” cubby shoe storage system.
  2. Money Savings: Shoes piled on the floor get kicked around and stepped on and thus need replacing more frequently. Cubby storage also keeps the shoes safe from damage by pets and free of dust.
  3. Time Savings: Unlike storage in shoe boxes, cubby shoe storage allows you to see your shoe collection at a glance and enables you to pair shoes with an outfit in a snap. Shoes are kept clean, dust free and ready to wear every time.
  4. Face Savings: Mishandled stacks of shoes tend to become aromatic over time and your living space can begin to smell like a dirty thrift shop.

Contact Closet & Storage Concepts about a closet organizational system that meets your shoe storage and overall closet solution needs so that you too can have something special waiting for you in your cubby, everyday.

And The Winner Is…

By iqnection - May 21st, 2012

It seems that America has caught a case of lottery fever. Lately it seems that every week, headlines of a new mega-millions drawing is splashed over the newspapers and internet. Remote news broadcasts from convenience stores, showcasing the long lines of would-be winners, have become common. Photographs of smiling millionaires holding a press conference ending in the presentation of the ceremonial “big check” has become familiar to the point of ordinary.

Today a study by the English National Lottery Operator Camelot was released which outlined buying trends among lottery winners. Some of the results were expected. For example, half of the mega-winners moved into a new house within three months of the award, and a quarter of the winners put up fencing, secured by a gate, around their house.
Some results were somewhat unexpected, such as; 20% of winners purchasing a dog in the months immediately following the win.

The trend that struck me however, is that 1/3 of winners installed a walk-in closet in their home immediately following the big win. Like the Custom Closet Storage Solutions - Closet & Storage Conceptsdog-trend, one can only guess the psychology of such a purchase. My guess is that people yearn to benefit from something that they perceive as a luxury, but in practicality, like dog ownership, can be enjoyed within most people’s budget.

Much like one chooses a breed that matches the owner’s means, desires and lifestyle, closet organization solutions from Closet & Storage Concepts are designed to fit the way it’s owner lives. Closet organization systems are designed to match the needs and décor of the homeowner and then custom built in our own factories. Even the most challenging space requirements can be easily conquered by a Closet & Storage Concepts custom closet designer.

One need not wait to receive a “big check” to enjoy the closet organization system of your dreams. Contact a Closet & Storage Concepts Specialist today and schedule a free in-home consultation or Call us at 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567).  Our closet designer can set you on a path to achieve your walk-in closet design dreams, including a space to store Fido’s squeaky toys and bacon treats.

Closet & Storage Concepts Named 2012 Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs Magazine

By iqnection - May 18th, 2012

Closet & Storage Concepts is delighted to be named among the recipients of the 2012 Military Friendly Franchises® list, which represents the top 10 percent of the nation’s franchises that are doing the most to recruit military veterans.

The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® will be published in the June issue of G.I. Jobs, the July/August issue of Vetrepreneur Magazine, and on www.militaryfranchising.com, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose.

Closet & Storage Concepts honors military veterans all year round by offering service members a 10% discount on franchise fees, special military veteran financing of 50% of the initial fee for a period of 12 months at zero interest, and a team dedicated to supporting the veteran franchisee program, thus allowing veterans to use their training and operational skills in a new civilian career.

The Military Friendly Franchises® list was created three years ago out of demand from military veterans, many of whom want to start or own their own business but are unclear where to begin,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs. “Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise places Closet & Storage Concepts in this elite group, and is testimony to Closet & Storage Concept’s world class programs and policies that support military veterans interested franchise opportunities”

Using a Professional Closet Designer to Create Custom Storage Solutions vs. Using a Handyman or Honey-do

By iqnection - April 17th, 2012

You are a spring-cleaning warrior.

Checking sentimentality at the door, you rolled-up your sleeves and filled more lawn and leaf bags with the contents stuffed into your closets than Custom Closet Organizersyou could have thought possible.

Congratulations! You have fulfilled the first step in organizing your life by first ridding yourself of what has become useless to you. The second step is to create a closet organization system that uses this space efficiently, and for the specific use you intend.

BUT, before you call a handyman (or worse still, include closet design on your “honey-do list”), consider the benefits and cost-efficiency of having a closet storage professional design your closet space. The professionals at Closet and Storage Concepts are expert in creating practical, yet chic, closet space that is custom designed for your maximum closet space usage.

Benefits of using a closet designer with Closet and Storage Concepts over a handyman or honey-do:

  1. A professional closet designer knows the questions to ask about your unique storage needs and has intimate knowledge of the most innovative closet solutions available. This IS NOT the “one-size-fits-all approach your handyman, or honey-do (gasp!) utilizes.
  2. Using custom measurements, your professional closet designer will create a closet organization system that actually GIVES you new space, by adding adjustable shelving, double hung devises and drawers. What has your handyman GIVEN you lately?
  3. You can choose from a wide-variety of melamine and laminate finishes, manufactured using ¾” “furniture grade” melamine laminate in our local facilities. Your honey-do gives you one option: whatever is on sale at the home-mart store.
  4. Closet and Storage Concepts can make the most of your space by using: adjustable closet shelving, long, medium and double hang areas to maximize space, belt, tie and shoe racks, drawers, wall safes, valet rods, jewelry drawers, hosiery drawers, etc.

Your handyman or honey-do: they don’t have the expertise to include any of these closet storage innovations.

So, given the choice, who will you choose to design and create your custom closet design? The professionals at Closet and Storage Concepts, of course!!!  Call us at 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567).

No Room for a Home Office? No Problem! Create a Closet Office Work Space

By iqnection - April 17th, 2012

With shifts in how American’s are making a living as we enter a post-recession economy, more emphasis is placed on entrepreneurship and working out Storage Solutions: Closet Office Work Spaceof the home. While this may be a boon for the economy, many homeowners fear they lack the space for a home office. Fear no more, as Closet and Storage Concepts has a solution—a custom office built into an existing closet.

Because our office storage products are built in our own factories, even the most difficult of spaces can be easily designed. From desks to filing cabinets, shelving units to bookcases, a productive home office environment can be yours, with guidance from one of our closet designers. Our closet designers understand that the key to your business success is proper office space organization and a home office work environment that meets your personal style and needs.

Our closet designers can help you transform your existing closet design into an organized home office solution. Our closet systems are designed to fit the way you live.

Contact us for a No Obligation in Home Storage Solution Consultation or call us at 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567)

Children’s Closet Organization Systems

By iqnection - April 16th, 2012

As any elementary school teacher will attest, teaching children how to get, and stay, organized is as important today as learning one’s A, B, C’s. The small “cubbie” of the yesteryear has transformed into a highly functional space which provides sanctuary for the child to enjoy quiet down time to Children Closet Designs read, study and relax.

Add a splash of color to personalize and anchor the area, and this modern closet becomes less of a “catch-all” and more a focal and versatile living space for your child to enjoy. Utilizing the latest in closet shelving systems by Closet and Storage Concepts, toys, clothes, audio, video and sporting equipment, etc., can now be neatly stored, and still provide space your child can “live in”.

Our custom features include:

  • Adjustable closet shelving to accommodate a small child’s reach.
  • Long, medium and double hang areas to maximize closet space.
  • Desk and bookcases to create a study environment that a child looks forward to using.

Our closet designer can create a completely custom designed closet system tailored for your child’s needs – custom built and custom installed by company trained and employed installers.

Contact us for a No Obligation in Home Custom Closet Design Consultation or call us at 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567)

Spring Real Estate Trends – The Custom Closet Design

By iqnection - April 15th, 2012

Spring is traditionally the season the real estate market heats-up after months of hibernation. Many home owners looking to sell, and potential home owners looking to buy, analyze the current features and versatility a home has to offer. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or simply live better in the space you are presently in, this season’s hot real estate trend is custom closet design.

“Couture Closets”, as seen on reality shows and other media featuring celebrity homes, is all the rage. With the assistance of ClosetAdd a Vanity to your Closet Organiztion System and Storage Concepts, any home owner can incorporate this “”Hollywood” touch into their home, without requiring a movie star’s salary.

Hot tends in custom closet design include:

  • Closet space that one “lives in”. Creating a vanity space inside a closet will free-up bedroom space and add a touch of old-Hollywood luxury to any home. Including mirrors and lighting in the closet vanity space is both aesthetic and practical.
  • Hanging a chandelier in a walk-in closet adds a deceivingly high-end look, even on a tight budget.
  • “Themed” closets are fun, practical and can make your home memorable. Model your custom closet space after a department store and display your belongings openly on neatly arranged built-in shelves. Let your inner-hippie free with an “Age of Aquarius” color-blocked custom closet concept. Add lace and crystal features for a more demure Victorian feel.

Inspired? Need more custom closet ideas? Let our closet designer create a completely custom designed closet system to meet your storage and organizational needs. Closet and Storage Concepts will custom build and custom install your project using company trained and employed installers devoted to bringing your custom closet vision to life.

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Reach In Closet Designs

By iqnection - March 21st, 2012

Utilizing existing space in a reach in closet is the best solution. Creating a functional and stylish space is the key.Closet Designs - Closet Storage System

Adding a closet storage system, you will gain new space:

  • Drawers
  • Double hanging area
  • Tie-rack and shoe racks
  • Adjustable shelving

All can create a neat accessible closet bringing a whole new look to any room.

You deserve to have a well designed closet tailored to your personality. By organizing your closet, you organize your life saving you time and energy.

Our closet designers can help you transform your existing closet design into an organized solution. Our closet systems are designed to fit the way you live.

Contact us for a No Obligation in Home Custom Closet Design Consultation or call us at 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567)

 

Closet Designer

By iqnection - March 21st, 2012

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When a customer calls our office, we offer an in-home, no obligation design consultation at no charge. During this visit in the customer’s home, our closet designer will

  • Measure the closet
  • Show the customer photographs of our closet products
  • Perform a closet analysis

Using all of the information gathered, the closet designer will create a plan for a closet system which best serves the customer’s needs and budget.

Custom closet design options include features like:

  • Built-in drawers for socks and underwear
  • Pull-out baskets for storage or laundry
  • Jewelry drawers,
  • Belt and tie racks
  • Shelf-dividers

and much more!

Our closet designer can create a completely custom designed closet system – custom built and custom installed by company trained and employed installers.

Contact us for a No Obligation in Home Custom Closet Design Consultation or call us at 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567)

 

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