Are you a new homeowner here in Houston? It’s an exciting process, but it’s also overwhelming. And what’s clean and organized now may not be in a few months from now, when family and life gets in the way. The key is to have an effective storage plan before putting your roots down, so you can keep your home beautiful and organized for years to come here in Galveston, Baytown, Aldine, Bellaire, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Conroe, Cypress, Deer Park or Friendswood.
To avoid having a messy home, be sure to avoid these five common mistakes.
Relying on a “traditional closet”
Most closets aren’t that fancy – they come with a hanging rod, and maybe a few shelves. In order to truly get organized before your clothing items find their home on the floor, it’s important to come up with a closet system.
A closet system is a group of closet accessories that work together to best organize your items, whether in the bedroom or the garage. Accessories such as custom cabinetry, multiple hanging racks, shelving and drawers, shoe storage, shelf dividers and jewelry drawer dividers will not only store your items, but provide a beautiful place for them to be stored or displayed.
Not taking advantage of wall space
When most people think of storage, they think of out, not up. Installing a Fusion Track Wall System is a great way to store rakes or bikes in the garage or ties, belts and scarves in the closet so that you have a designated, easily visible place to store your miscellaneous items. Take advantage of corners too, so that no space is left where you can store items.
Not taking advantage of your garage space
Although the garage often goes neglected, we believe it’s a vital extension of your home. Custom cabinetry, drawers, shelving, baskets and a Fusion Track Wall System work together to give you a beautiful, organized and custom designed space unique for your needs. Deep storage cabinets can house everything from sporting equipment to seasonal décor, and baskets can keep balls and gardening supplies from making their way on the floor.
Thinking storage has to be a certain way
Oftentimes, especially in smaller spaces, you have to get creative with storage. This means finding storage possibility in unexpected places. Your kids’ playroom, your entertainment area, or your mudroom is all great places for storage. Window seat storage, cubbies and integrated drawers will make cleanup a cinch in your kid’s playroom, and having a mudroom will make it easier to locate keys, coats and shoes when you’re walking out the door.
Sacrificing your space for guests
If you have guests come often (or just occasionally), it’s important to give them a comfortable place to sleep. However, many people sacrifice their spare room for guests that is only utilized a small percentage of the time, and the rest of the time, that room goes unused. Make a multipurpose room by installing a Murphy bed. This way, you can have a designated place for guests to sleep, while all other times you can use the room for something else, such as a home office, playroom, or living space.
You want your new home to be spacious, clean, organized and somewhere you can truly plant roots. Make this possible with the help of the design team at California Closets Houston. Visit our Houston showroom or schedule your complimentary in-home expert design consultation where our designers will work with you one-on-one to achieve your storage goals.