As a new year comes around, so begin the resolutions for starting out organized and prepared for success. You can begin by creating your own beautifully organized and dreamy walk-in closet with these simple steps.
If you're sentimental about your belongings, you're not alone.
In a recent California Closets survey, 53% of women said they were sentimentalists. They have a hard time letting go of anything memorable, from concert tickets to kids’ art projects to favorite clothing items that don’t fit anymore.
Decluttering can definitely be emotional if you're sentimental, but sometimes you need to be practical. Here's how.
May is National Home Improvement Month, so it's the perfect time to plan upgrades for your house.
We've already talked about how pantry storage is a top priority, especially if you're looking for ways to increase the value of your home. But there is another feature that impresses househunters and it's no surprise: closets!
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.
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!
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)!
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.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!