May is National Home Improvement Month!

Springtime is a great time to start planning upgrades and improvements to your home. That's why May is National Home Improvement Month!

We'll be posting home improvement tips, trends and inspiration throughout the month of May so that you can get the most out of your home improvement projects.

To get started, read on: Organize & Upgrade: 6 Ways to Boost Your Home's Resale Value and 5 Easy Steps to Prepare for a Home Improvement Project.

Celebrity Closets: Jewel's Custom Pantry

You’ve already seen how California Closets designed custom closets for singer-songwriter Jewel, her husband Ty and their new baby Kase.

  • But design consultant Tanya Roberts also designed custom storage in another very important part of the house: The kitchen!

Check out Jewel’s custom pantry on the California Closets blog!

California Closets Pantry Storage and Display

Home Improvement Tips: Upgrade Your Kitchen Storage

For many of us, the kitchen is the center of our home - for eating, socializing and organizing for the day. It's no surprise that it's also one of the top remodeling projects that increases your home's value.

Ready to upgrade your kitchen? A custom pantry is a simple project that can make you feel like a master chef in your own home.

Jewel's Custom California Closets Pantry

Home Cooking on the Ranch: A Singer's Custom Pantry

You've already seen how California Closets designed custom closets for a famous singer-songwriter, her husband and their new baby.

But design consultant Tanya Roberts also designed custom storage in another very important part of the house: The kitchen!

Check out her custom pantry!

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Family Room Fun! A Woman's Day Makeover with California Closets

Erica Heath was delighted to work with the recent winners of a Woman's Day-sponsored home makeover contest.

You're going to love this transformation! Beth and Mike and their twin boys went from avoiding the cluttered and scary basement to entertaining and playing in their bright and comfortable new family room!

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Inspiring Eco-Kitchen at Milan 2012

Our chief design officer Ginny Snook Scott traveled to Milan last week to attend the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, more commonly referred to as the Milan Furniture Fair.

She was captivated by TM Italia's eco-friendly kitchen design, which married gorgeous contemporary design with forward-thinking eco-technology. You'll be impressed by this green kitchen!

Laurie's New Walk-In Closet

A Closet Worthy of a Wife

My client Laurie called on me to transform an office space in her new home into a beautiful and functional walk-in closet.

We accomplished her goals and she was thrilled. But the highest compliment may have come from her 14-year-old son!

Read on to find out why Laurie's new closet makes him marriage material.

Stunning Design Inspiration in Milan

It's time once again for the Milan Furniture Fair - the premier event for contemporary design. Our chief design officer Ginny Snook Scott is on the scene, reporting back the hottest trends in home design, storage and organization.

Check out her findings from day one and let us know - which are your favorites?

Keep in touch with Ginny's discoveries by following us on Twitter (@caclosets) and on Facebook (/CaliforniaClosets)!

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A Pantry Makeover: From "Disaster" to "What's for Dinner?"

After nearly nine years with California Closets, Melanie Schuetz has finally designed her custom California Closets pantry!

And not a moment too soon. Her young son was becoming more self-sufficient - getting cereal and snacks on his own - but had to navigate cluttered piles and sagging shelves to reach his favorite foods. It was, as Melanie said, "a disaster".

Watch how she transformed her disorganized pantry with a few simple design techniques that have made her life a whole lot easier.

From Disaster Pantry to Organized Bliss

When Melanie's almost-five-year-old son started climbing over dog food containers and scaling shelves to get snacks, she knew it was time to redesign the pantry.

  • Check out the before and after story on our blog and see how Melanie replaced sagging shelves and ill-fitting storage spots with a clean, bright and organized custom pantry!

Learn more about home organization and design on the California Closets blog.

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Ginny's Faves from #ADShow2012

We'll be posting more about the trends we saw on display at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, but I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite items that caught my eye!

The common theme is one of using texture and light to add visual interest and style to your home.

I snapped some pictures with my iPad of my favorite examples. Let me know what you think - do you like these design elements as much as I do?

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Dining by Design Wows at #ADShow2012

One of the most popular exhibits at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show this year was the Dining for Design exhibit.

At times whimsical and fantastical, then glamorous and dramatic, the exhibit featured dining rooms created by leading designers and brands.

Tell us - which ones are YOUR favorites?

Dining by Design Wows at Arch Digest Home Show

One of the most popular exhibits at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show this year was the Dining for Design exhibit.

  • At times whimsical and fantastical, then glamorous and dramatic, the exhibit featured dining rooms created by leading designers and brands.

Take a look at the slideshow on our blog and tell us – which ones are YOUR favorites?

Tangerine Tango at Arch Digest Home Show

At the Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC, we noticed that bursting out from the trend of subtle, neutral palettes was the unmistakable pop of Pantone’s Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango.

  • This lovely red-orange tone is warm and dramatic, comforting and bold. It adds brightness and sophistication to kitchens, bedrooms, wall art and more.

Check out our photos on our blog and tell us: Can you imagine Tangerine Tango in your home? 

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Tangerine Tango Strikes Again! #ADShow2012

We've just wrapped up our first day at the Architectural Digest Home Show and noticed that bursting out from the trend of subtle, neutral palettes was the unmistakable pop of Pantone's Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango.

This lovely red-orange tone is warm and dramatic, comforting and bold.

See how it adds brightness and sophistication to kitchens, bedrooms, wall art and more. Which are your favorites?

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Follow Our Coverage of the Arch Digest Home Design Show!

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is one of the leading events of the year for inspiring design, architecture and style for your home.

And, this year, we'll be there!

Learn more about you can find us in person or follow our live coverage online. Ask us your design questions and we'll find answers for you from the event!

Before & After: Clif's New Reach-In Closet (+ Time Lapse Video)

At the California Closets corporate office, Clif Windecker, our director of marketing technology, was frustrated with his closet.

The main problem? Disorganization.

Watch how Clif's closet transforms from a disorganized, noisy eyesore to an elegant, practical and custom California Closets system! Check out the before and after photos and time lapse video and let us know what you think of the makeover.

California Closets Walk-In Closet

How to Feng Shui Your Closet

We've talked about the benefits of feng shui organizing before - how the ancient practice can be used to create a happy, healthy, and harmonious home. Those same principles can be applied to your closets so you can feel serene and calm when you open your closet doors!

Design consultant Jessica Ballesteros give you the step-by-step plan to feng shui your closet for better health, creativity and prosperity. Try it out!

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Our Closet Makeovers on HGTV Remodels

Expert design consultant Debbie Royal designed three amazing closets for New Jersey couple Laura Baer and Mike Levine that helped them beat clutter and disorganization and create efficiency and harmony in their home.

Their new linen closet, master bedroom closet and teen closet were all featured on HGTV Remodels. Read how upgrading to custom closets has helped change their lives for the better!

Make an Impact: Color Inspiration for Your Home

Design consultant Tara Hatazawa is a big proponent of designing with color.

Color has an emotional impact and creates visual interest - and it's not just for living rooms or kitchens. Tara describes how bold colors and textures can create a "wow factor" in reach-in closets, walk-in closets, home offices and more.

The Top 5 Habits of Organized People

Organization isn't a natural gift. It's a practice.

And there are some habits that organized people practice all of the time - that's how they stay organized! So, if you still struggle with clutter or aspire to be more organized, adapt these five habits in your life and see how things change!

Jewel's Custom California Closets

With their first child on the way, singer-songwriter Jewel and her rodeo champion husband Ty Murray were ready to organize their home with custom California Closets. We designed three custom closets for the family that reflect the couple’s laidback charm. See them on our blog:

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Celebrity Closets: A Baby's Nursery

We've shown you our celebrity client's soft, romantic walk-in closet and her husband's simple, cowboy-style closet.

Now, take a tour of their first nursery - for their son Kase Townes!

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Celebrity Closets: A Rodeo Champion's Closet

We've already shown the soft, romantic look of our celebrity client's custom walk-in closet. But there are two more closets to share!

Not to be left out, her husband got his own custom California Closets and the nursery was prepped in time for the arrival of their first child! Let's start with his closet.

Jewel's California Closets Panoramic View

Celebrity Closets: A Singer's Closet

With their first child on the way, a four-time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter and her rodeo champion husband were ready to organize their home with custom California Closets.

We designed three custom closets for the family that match their personalities and their practical needs too. Take a lookt!

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