Monthly Archives: March 2014

Using Houzz to Create a Closet Ideabook

You may already be using ideabooks personally or to collaborate with clients or colleagues. Did you know you have sharing settings to specifically control who can view or edit your ideabooks?You can:
• Set your ideabooks to public or private, or share them with only certain people.
• Enable others to just view, or view and edit your ideabooks for easy collaboration.

Here are 4 easy steps to get you started:

Step 1: Go to your ideabook and click the “Collaborate” button.
Step 2: Select whether you would like this ideabook to be public or private.Tip: Public ideabooks are visible to anyone visiting your profile. Private ideabooks are visible only to you and the specific people you choose to share them with.

Step 3: Enter the email addresses of anyone you would like to share your ideabook with. 
Step 4: Select whether you want to give the people you are inviting permission to view your ideabook, or to view and edit the ideabook.Tip: If you give permission to edit your ideabook, the people you invite will be able to add, remove or comment on the photos inside. This can be a fantastic tool for collaboration with colleagues or with clients.

To finish up, click “Add” to save your changes and to send the invitations to the people you entered in Step 3. 

Each person will receive an email notification from Houzz inviting them to your ideabook.

Tip: You can view and edit these sharing settings at anytime by clicking the “Collaborate” button within each ideabook. 

For more best practices, follow Professionals on Houzz.

 

Plan, Budget, Produce With Custom Closets

A home without sufficient closet space can quickly deter buyers. Anyone who has lived in a home with lack of storage realizes quickly that that is not a way to live. Another frustration is where there are large closets, but there is nothing in them. Without a way to strategically pack items into a closet results in piles of clothes and items that are hard to keep organized. Organization is key to keeping to a clean home and providing easy access to everyday items. Perfection Custom Closets in Chicago allow you to add closets to your home as well as organize existing closets so that you can maximize the space in your house.

Perfection Custom Closets in Chicago can turn any space into a usable closet space. Every room should have some sort of usable closet space. Whether the room is a bedroom, office, kitchen, or bathroom, there is always a need for storage space. The first thing to think about when putting in a closet is what the closet will be used for. For example, a pantry will store food items, an office closet may store papers, and a bedroom closet will most likely store clothes and shoes. When choosing a design from Perfection Custom Closets in Chicago, you want to make sure that the closet space is designed specifically for that room. Shelves, pull-out drawers, and baskets make storage of certain items easier. A bedroom closet should have a rod for hanging clothes and may also include a built-in dresser. A bathroom closet should have a way to store towels as well as toiletry items. Make sure to think about the purpose of the closet when choosing your design to make sure that every square inch may be used.

The next think to think about is the location of the closet. Whether you are planning to have Perfection Custom Closets in Chicago bring in portable storage, install permanent structures, or construct a closet from scratch in the wall, it is important that the closet space be placed in the correct are of the room to continue good flow throughout the room. A closet door should not interfere with other doors in the room and should generally be placed along a side wall, facing away from the door so that it isn’t the first thing seen when entering a room. You also want to remember to leave space for other objects in a room such as a bed in a bedroom or a washer and dryer in a laundry room. Plan the design of the entire room before installing closets to make sure that there is easy access to every item in the room.

The design of the closet space is another thing to think about. Besides designing which structures will be placed in the closet, it is important to think about the style of the actual structure. Closets that are placed in the wall should have some sort of door, whether it is on hinges or sliding and you will need to choose the style of door. Portable and built- in closet spaces that are brought in should match the style of your home whether it is contemporary, traditional, or classic. Perfection Custom Closets in Chicago can provide any style of closets to make sure that you have the perfect closets for your home.

When installing custom closets, you will want to remember to keep your budget in check. This may mean that you don’t install all of the closets at once, but work to make your closet space perfect by installing one closet at a time. Perfection Custom Closets will work with you to make sure that all your closet needs are met and that you feel satisfied with your purchase.

Perfection’s Custom Closets Organization Tips

When it comes to finding your belongings in a closet, organization is key. By properly organizing your closet or by finding a custom closet designer, you will notice a huge difference in the overall organization of your life.
Let’s just say you’ve got a big meeting at work today. You wake up extra early to prepare wash up, eat a proper breakfast, and organize your material for your presentation. After getting out of the shower, you look at the clock and see that you have plenty of time to make breakfast and enjoy your hearty meal. Your breakfast was excellent and now it is time to get dressed.

There are a certain pair of shoes, shirt, and tie you would like to wear so you glance in your closet for your clothing. You are looking…and looking…and looking. Where are they?

You begin to dig deeper and deeper into your closet. You are throwing shirts, pants, belts, and ties on your bed shuffling through everything to find that one outfit. Your boss told you to wear colors that matched the company colors! After half an hour you look at the clock to notice that you have to be at work in forty five minutes, and the drive is forty minutes. If you live in a city like Chicago or New York, good luck beating the rush hour traffic.

After turning the closet inside out, you find everything you are looking for and quickly throw your wardrobe on. Even though you have found all of the things you are looking for, there are many other ways to efficiently organize your closet:

  1.  Take out one entire day to and buy some custom closet organizer units- You would not believe how investing one day into reorganizing can make a difference in your everyday life. There are websites online dedicated to helping you sort your belongings. Do a simple Google search and you will find many.
  2. Hire a Custom Closet Design Company- For a reasonable price, a company will come in and give a free estimate on your closet space. They can work with your dimensions and cater to your needs on how many shelves/hangers and let you know what kind of custom closet design materials you will need. Promptly after, they will install.
  3. Invest in Storage Space- Storage space is a must if you are looking to organize and sort all of that clutter in your home. By removing the belongings from inside of your home (but still hanging onto them in your heart ) you will be able to have a more efficient clutter-free life.

After living in Chicago for twenty-two years, I have realized that the face paced city is easy to defeat if one is organized. If you talk to anyone who leads a life of organization, they will tell you that a simple closet organizer can make a huge difference in the quality of someone’s overall life. Take the next step and look deeper into finding a custom closet that will make your every day life easier.

Closet Solutions for Kids

KIDS’ CLOSET

At Perfection Custom Closets we believe that there is a closet for any age or time in life, our Closet Design Consultants are experts at crafting solutions for your Kid’s Room and their changing organization needs. Children need organization spaces that will grow with them. This includes space for toys, clothes, and even areas to study.

Change is the name of the game: A babies room needs safe space for floor play and plenty of storage for diapers, wipes and the endless amount of new parent equipment. A few years later, that same kid’s room will benefit from drawers to house toys. And just a few years after that, your child will want an area for art projects and homework.

Here are some tips to help you plan out the Perfect Kid’s Closet:

  • Having a shelving unit that can equip drawers or not will make the storage needs more flexible as your child grows
  • Think small when organizing clothing for kids. They have a habit or sifting through things and even dumping out whole bins! Smaller drawers, cubbies, and storage bins make it easier for your kids to find what they need. Put toys and clothes in shallow, easy to riffle though bins, or on shelves that are in plain sight.
  • Adding doors to a storage area can help hide some of an older child’s messes and it also gives them a more personal space 
  • Adjustable rods and poles allow a closet to evolve as baby’s clothes become toddler’s, then grade-schooler’s and ultimately, a teenager
  • Get kid’s involved in the design process. They will be more excited about their new closet system if they get to make small suggestions to the design and lay-out. Plus, it is a fun way to bound with your children

Although children don’t often see eye-to-eye with their parents on what a tidy room may look like, if there’s a home for their various personal belongings, it’s more likely to end up there! The benefits of an adjustable system can go a long way for the changing needs of a child’s closet.

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At Perfection Custom Closets Chicago, we know a closet is the perfect solution for better organization and structure in your home and in your life. Our talented team of designers can create built-in spaces for entertainment systems, a customized walk-in closet for your bedroom and your child’s bedroom, and even add cabinet space to your home or business office. We can also work on areas of the home that aren’t as frequently visited, like the garage. We can install slat-wall and accessories so you can keep your tools separate from all the other items you store in your garage.

Plain and simple, our company works hard to create custom closets, cabinets, and storage space that will inevitably make your life easier and less cluttered. Our unique, premium quality closets are imagined and then created with precision and care by our team of designers and workers. They work long and hard to ensure we produce the highest quality custom closets Chicago has available. If you have questions about the services we provide please contact us. We can’t wait to build your dream closet!