The Wall Closet, the Wine Rack and the Wardrobe

The Wall Closet, the Wine Rack and the Wardrobe

Every house is as different as every owner, and it’s important you know all the options that are available to make your home into the magical space you want it to be. When choosing new storage furniture for your home, there are some unique items that you may have overlooked.

The Hidden Secrets of the Wall Closet

It’s not only small objects left around the room that create clutter. Having too many large pieces of furniture in the room can make the place feel crowded. While closet space is always necessary, it’s also nice to have the room feel open for different types of furniture other than shelves and cabinets.

A proper ceiling to floor closet that lays perfectly flush with the wall can be a perfect solution to allowing other great types of furniture to take up some space. Whether you want flashy wooden drawers built into the wall, or simply a more hidden sliding wall, our experts can give you the proper help you need to make your walls into so much more.

Enter the Credenza

A good dinner party can often be ruined by the lack of space on your table. Your great food and beverages might look more like a cluttered mess rather than a well put together ensemble.

The credenza is a unique dining room sideboard cupboard that is often used to store things or as a decorative wine or liquor rack. The best part about this specific storage space is that it also becomes an extra table where you can place your desserts, hors d’oeuvres, additional plates or candles. It’s a classy affair made easy.

The Timeless Wardrobe

Although the term wardrobe can be used for any space where we put clothing, it’s more commonly used as a closet that is removed from the wall. In olden times, wardrobes were reserved for the nobility in their castles and estates. Nowadays, they are much more common, but can be just as regal.

Not just for the bedroom, the impressive wardrobe can also spruce up the living room or dining room with their signature look. Along with clothes, they can be customized for any daily object you want to organize and store, whether it be important papers, expensive dishes or your growing collection of video games.

Finding what furniture and design is right for you is what Closet Envee is all about. Contact us for a free consultation.

Four Ways Your Garage Could Be So Much More

Four Ways Your Garage Could Be So Much More

In almost every house in America there is a room with great potential that is completely overlooked. It’s usually quite big, ready for renovation and is often completely unused. If your house is looking for space to put your things, a new hobby room, or even a whole new space for your grownup teenagers, you can look to your garage to find a whole set of new great ideas to revolutionize your home domain.

1. Working From Home Made Easy

With many people starting to work from home, the need for a car or two has become less and less of a necessity. No space inside the house for the office you’ve always wanted? Not a problem. With the proper help and incentive, you can turn your garage into a fully functional work station. Replace the old worktable with a new desk and set of modern shelves covering the wall. Transform your stone floors into hardwood and make your old garage into an office to be desired.

2. Build Your Dreams With a New Workstation

When people dream of a garage, they often also dream of a space where they can work, build, organize their tools and work on hobbies. Why wait for tomorrow? Turn your old garage into what you always wanted by building a work station complete with an organized tool box built into the very walls. Customize every nook and cranny into a space worthy of your hobbies, whether it be carpentry, painting or remodeling your car.

3. Not Just For Adults

A house can get really small once your young ones start growing up and playing around the house. Instead of having them use the living room and dining room to play in, why not convert the old garage into a space they will absolutely love? Replace the floors with safe mats and the walls with cupboards filled with their favorite games and toys. It may just be the best gift you’ve ever given them.

4. A Home Inside a Home

Due to recent economic decline, many people are wanting to cut corners and looking for the cheapest living options possible. For a teenager looking to move out under the thumb of their parents, this can be a real hassle. Many people have been converting their garage into fully functional living quarters, complete with kitchenettes, cupboards and baths. Giving your teenager or elderly parents a place to stay that is under the same roof can be beneficial for everyone. Family aside, renting out your renovated garage can be a great way to save money.

Whatever creative ideas you have for your garage, you can count on Closet Envee to tackle any specific projects you have in mind. Contact us for a free consultation today!

Feng Shui: Easy Tips to Unburden Your Living Space

Feng Shui: Easy Tips to Unburden Your Living Space

While Feng Shui began almost 3000 years ago, its practices have become amazingly popular in the modern era due to its emphasis on personal environment and mental health. It attempts to deal with the complex relationship between the self and the area which you inhabit, particularly your home.

In Chinese, Feng means wind, while Shui means water. The Chinese believed that these two things flowed both ways, towards the negative and towards the positive, and were dependent on how your land or space was divided and organized.

Get Rid of the Clutter

According to Feng Shui, the most important way to nurture the best energy in your apartment is to avoid or hide clutter from the regular flow of the house. Creating harmonious spots where you can place and hide personal items that might take away from the peace of the house is essential. If it doesn’t fit in the room, it should be put away in an appropriate closet or hiding space.

Every home is different, and every person as well. It’s important to make sure every shelf and cabinet fits within the theme of your own personality and home to defeat any air of unrest.

Create Space of Airflow

While getting rid of the of unwanted knickknacks around your house is important, it’s also important to make sure all your furniture is organized in a way that promotes as much breeze and open air flow as possible.

If a cabinet or couch is blocking a window or door, you’re not allowing your home to breathe. It’s important to make sure your furniture fits your rooms perfectly. Customizing the things in your house to fit just right is the best way of keeping a perfect balance.

Let the Sun Shine In

Allowing natural light to flow through your house is as important as air flow. Brightness, according to Feng Shui, helps create positivity and promotes better energy and health for those living around it.

When placing your larger pieces of furniture, make sure they don’t block essential passages of natural light. Hallways should be left open to give the sunlight its longest trajectory into your living space. Open doors and properly accentuated color schemes can also help.

Know Your Directions

The Baa, or the Feng Shui energy map of your home, is defined by cardinal directions. The east, for example, is based on health, and the south west, love and marriage. By changing different rooms in the house to fit these specific standards is said to promote each specific life theme, whether it be your career, creativity or spiritual growth.

Don’t leave it all up to yourself. If you need help organizing your home, Closet Envee is ready to assist you in whatever your personal needs are.

Hidden Storage: 5 Ways To Use Empty Space

Hidden Storage: 5 Ways To Use Empty Space

Ever since we were children we’ve been trying to store our excess stuff under our beds and in any nook imaginable only for our parents to yell at us to get our stuff out from behind their sofa. The struggle for storage has been real since we were little. Fast forward to us being adults and now there are plenty of options for storage utilizing empty space you never thought possible.

5 Places That Can Be Used For Storage

  • end tables
  • paneled stools
  • ottomans
  • butler carts
  • benches

End Tables That Can Be So Much More

Your end table doesn’t just have to be a place where you set your lamps and coasters. Adding storage with character to your living space is easy when you consider using a rustic barrel or vintage trunk. Distinct decorum that doubles as storage hiding in plain sight.

Step And Store Paneled Stools

Having children requires you to create access to things they want or need. When utilizing stools, consider having paneled stools. You can keep plenty of odds and ends within them, for you or your children. You can keep it light and easy by story blankets and other household treasures inside.

An Ottomans Hidden Treasures

One of the best things to do after a long day is unwinding on the sofa and kicking your legs up onto an ottoman. No longer just a foot rest, you can store the day’s newspapers and your magazines as well as other useful things to help you relax. Ottoman storage is a great way to store living space clutter.

Butler Carts Can Serve More Than Just Food

Before you may have seen a butler cart as being to fancy or unwanted kitchen clutter. But, this is a functional antique piece that can be used to move food around your home and is a great place to store kitchen utensils at the same time. By maximizing the dead space below the serving surface you are able to free up kitchen cabinetry space.

Don’t Sit On A Bench’s Potential

You can never have enough benches in your home. They are versatile pieces of furniture that could pull triple-duty for you. By adding a bench near your entryway or in your kitchen, you get an aesthetically pleasing storage space that guests and family members alike can sit on.

Let Your Creativity Fly

With a little imagination you’ve been able to remedy our storage problems while maintaining a sense of style within our homes. These solutions are just the tip of the iceberg available to you. Your house has so much space maximizing potential. If you are a little crafty with a hammer and nails, your options are boundless.

Check out some of these ideas or contact Closet Envee to bounce thoughts off of us, we are here to meet your storage needs!

Reaching Your Kitchen’s Full Storage Potential

Reaching Your Kitchen’s Full Storage Potential

Your kitchen doesn’t have to be a collection of pots and pans stacked in annoying locales. Getting the utensils and ingredients necessary to make the world class dishes you enjoy cooking won’t have to be a nuisance for much longer. Take a step back from your kitchen and imagine what you would like for it to be while we share with you some great ideas you can bring into your home.

Towel Racks Aren’t Just For Towels

Placing a towel rack above your stove or on the inside of a cabinetry allows for some great storage options. Lids and be placed here along with oddly shaped utensils that waste drawer space.

Using Shelf Space To Its Full Potential

With just a few screws you can install a shelf above your doorway. Placing items that aren’t as frequently used up here reminds you that you do have them and keeps them out of your way when not in use.

Hanging Racks Aren’t Just For Fruit

Installing a hanging rack above your counter top gives you quick and easy access to your pots and pans. You won’t have to get on your knees digging to the back of your cupboards looking for the pan you need.

Installing Magnetic Strips

Placing a magnetic strip on a wall near your stove is a great way to store knives. You’re placing them high and out of the reach of children, but also allowing you to easily use them when needed.

Space Savers Inside Cabinet Doors

Hanging racks and baskets on the inside of cabinet doors is a great way to store items. Along with so many other options, you can place cleaning essentials in the baskets and store favorite spices in the racks.

Trays Help Keep The Things You Use Most Together

Filling trays with cups you use frequently or condiments is a great way to organize used items in one central location that is easy to access. By keeping the tray on your counter top, everyone will know where to find these essentials.

Floating Shelves Help Fill Your Empty Air Space

A great way to maximize your cupboard space is to install invisible shelving where needed. If your glassware is small placing an invisible shelf above it will allow you to utilize all of the unused airspace.

Kitchens Have Unlimited Storage Potential

When you look at your kitchen, use your imagination to see less of what is, and more of what can be. You are not bound to the limited space and inefficient cabinetry you see before you. You can bring a distinct design flare that reflects your creativity. Your kitchen transformation will have you opening the area up to guests with your stylish storage solutions.

Contact Closet Envee to answer your kitchen storage problems. We look forward to helping make your kitchen fun again!

5 Double-Duty Furniture Ideas

5 Double-Duty Furniture Ideas

There just never seems to be enough places to put the stuff you have or the amount of room for the things you need. No matter what size of space you are living in, it’s important to maximize your home furnishing options and not spend a fortune. There are a large number of creative options available to you allowing your furniture to pull double duty without compromising style.

5 Home Furnishing Items That Can Pull Double-Duty

  • Beds
  • End tables and coffee table
  • Book shelves
  • Seating
  • Desks

Beds Can Be Hiding Any Where

You can never have too many places to sleep, but you can have too many beds. They just take up too much space and aren’t really feasible. There are plenty of space saving solutions available to you. A drop down bed can be utilized in your own home office that allows guests to sleep over, but can be folded up out of the way so you can work. Your sofa can hide a fold out bed within in it, giving you more sleeping options for visitors. Also, you may want to consider a bed mattress that’s easily stores and pulls out from your current bed’s base board.

Getting Creative With End Tables And Coffee Tables

Your living room tables can be more than a place to set down your coffee. Add some character and style to your room with vintage luggage shopped at local thrift stores. You can transform your luggage into storage space decorum or with a little creativity and elbow grease they double as bookshelves and open-face display shelving while still being your coffee table and end-tables.

Book Shelves Aren’t Just For Books Anymore

Book shelves don’t just have to be a place for your books. If you live in a small space or you want to make two rooms out of one, you can use book shelving as a wall divider. You can still utilize the shelving space for books or anything else you like, but more importantly, you also create your own space in some privacy.

Seating That Has You Sitting On Storage

If you’re in a real crunch for storage space, consider turning your bar stools and kitchen seating into accessible places to store items. Chairs can be purchased with storage for children’s playing needs. Also, by hanging baskets on the lower rung of bar stools and chairs, you can get quick access to items while keeping your kitchen seating fashionable.

Desks Don’t Have To Be All Work And No Play

A desk top is a blank canvas for every living situation. By adding and rearranging your desk top it can go from a work space, to shelve space, and even be utilized as a vanity. Four legs and a table top can be transformed into so many different things, but add a other double-duty furniture items, like an ottoman or an end table, and your possibilities are limitless.

Every Piece Of Furniture Has Double-Duty Potential

Your home office area can easily become a bedroom after you’ve punched the clock. You have a limitless number of sleeping options for family and your children’s friends without piling mattresses against the walls. These are only a few of the many options available to you. There is no limit to what furniture you currently have that can be made space efficient, doubling as another equally important piece of furniture.

Contact Closet Envee to discover what home furnishing options can provide you with some space versatility today!