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From Boring Bedroom to Beautiful Boudoir

Is your closet too small to share with your other half? Are your shoes all over the floor and there is just not enough room to get dressed in the morning?

Why not convert that unused bedroom you've been neglecting into a beautiful "boudoir"? Design consultant Sue Knox describes her recent work helping a client create a pretty, feminine space with a functional design. Is this your dream closet too?

Julia loves her new California Closets!

A Closet Worth Waiting For

It takes a very special kid to forgo presents on Christmas morning! Adults know that the holiday season is about more than giving gifts, but kids usually can't resist the excitement of brand new toys, games or clothes.

13-year-old Julia Hong had a different idea in mind for Christmas last year. She was determined to redesign her bedroom into a "big girl's room". And she knew exactly what she needed: California Closets.

Garage Makeover Before

Before & After: Solving the Garage Clutter Problem

Debbie and Fred had California Closets installed in their master bedroom of their new house and quickly realized that there was another room in desperate need of organization: the garage.

It was becoming a clutter magnet, with disorganized piles of tools, sports equipment and more. Design consultant LiShelle Putnam quickly helped them identify their problem areas and come up with custom solutions. The results were fantastic. See for yourself!

Year in Review: Our Top 7 Posts of 2011

It's been a full year for us at the California Closets blog, posting lots of articles with organizing tips and home design inspiration. We're looking forward to a fantastic 2012, sharing before and after stories of custom closet transformations, offering more home organizing tips, and featuring design and fashion trends.

Here were our readers' favorite posts of 2011. Enjoy and happy new year!

2012 calendar

How to Stay Organized in 2012

With the new year, you've no doubt starting setting intentions or making resolutions for 2012.

Are you thinking about how to get more organized? Do you want to spend more time with family and friends and less time dealing with stressful clutter? Do you finally want that dream closet, organized perfectly to fit your needs?

We've pulled together the best of our 2011 organizing tips and advice to get you started with a fresh slate this year.

Creating a Multi-Use Room for the Holidays

Ginny Snook Scott, our California Closets chief design officer, shows you how to create a multi-use space out of one room in three easy steps.

Watch the video to see how one room can accommodate extra storage, a home office and a wall bed for guests!

California Closets contemporary wall bed solution

California Closets Wall Beds Featured in Wall Street Journal

We've talked before about how wall beds can help you get more space out of your small space.

In an article in the Wall Street Journal this week, our chief organization officer Ginny Snook Scott explains why wall beds (or Murphy beds, as they're commonly known) are a smart and popular design solution for many homeowners:

BEFORE: Cluttered Walk-In Closet

Before & After: Cindy's Amazing Birthday Present

Cindy and Jim were tired of dealing with a cluttered walk-in closet that made it stressful and difficult to get dressed in the morning. With Cindy's birthday approaching, they realized it was time for a fantastic gift: A custom closet design that would meet all of their requirements for function and design.

Check out this amazing transformation! You'll hardly believe it's the same closet.

colour lovers french roast palette

Color Confusion? Try These Online Tools

If you've ever had trouble choosing just the right colors for your home, these online tools can help you visualize different color combinations before you paint or redecorate!

California Closets Cherry Brown Rattan Baskets in White Pantry Cabinetry

Pantry Tips: The 4 Secrets to Fantastic Food Storage

The best cooks have all of their ingredients beautifully organized and displayed so that cooking isn't a chore, but a treat! Ready to organize your pantry like a top chef? Design consultant Leticia Pfeiffer is here to help with four simple strategies for a beautifully organized pantry.

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