L’avez-vous remarqué? Les nouveaux condos construits en plein centre-ville de Montréal deviennent de plus en plus petits. (Les prix de ventes sont de plus en plus haut, par exemple!) Malgré que ces unités sont construits pour être vivables, es-ce vraiment la meilleure façon d’aménager les espaces? Es-ce la meilleure utilisation de l’espace?
Et, es-ce vraiment possible d’habiter dans un espace de moins de 500 pi.ca? C’est possible. Mais, il faut faire des compromis: vivre plus simplement, se libérer de ses “bébelles” inutiles et de retirer de son vocabulaire toutes phrases commençant par les mots “j’ai besoin d’acheter…”
Prenons exemple d’un photographe français qui à choisi d’habiter dans un espace moins de 450 pi.ca. Cette mini-maison (qui est spacieux, en fait!) est un exemple d’un espace bien utilisé, fonctionnel et adapté à ses besoins.
Like most people your new year’s resolutions have probably fallen by the way side by now. If one of them was to get more organized for 2013 don’t be discouraged. We can help transform your closets! With the help of our professional designers we can create storage spaces that are simplified and functional to your needs. We can help motivate you to get rid of all your clutter by donating to those in need. As one person’s garbage is another person’s treasure.
Why not de-clutter your home and closets and start the year with a fresh outlook. It is amazing how energized you become when you are not burdened with clutter. The time you save by knowing where everything is in your house is a precious gift to yourself. So give us a call for a free consultation for your closet and storage needs and we would be more than pleased to help you keep your new year’s resolution of getting organized!
A well-organized closet saves you 15 minutes a day. That’s 90 hours a year!
Storing your clothes by colour is a time saver and it makes accessorizing so simple.
A closet equipped with drawers for jewelry and accessories with all your accessories in plain view helps avoid that “same-old-outfit” habit.
Install a valet rod to hang tomorrow’s outfit to save time in the morning.
We also suggest that you keep heavier objects in your closet below waist level and lighter ones higher up.
Take care of your garments and other stored items
Always use wooden hangers. They help prolong the life of your clothes!
Hang dresses, robes and coats from one high rod. It helps them always look their best!
Fold your sweaters and knits for storage. It keeps them neat and helps avoid stretching them. Also, remember to place heavier sweaters on the bottom of the pile.
Never leave clothes in a dry-cleaning wrapper in your closet. It traps moisture.
Always clean clothes before storing them in the closet. It stops stains from setting.
Don’t store wool or silk in airtight containers. They really do need to breathe.
Place your shoes on inclined shelves to improve accessibility. Consider lining the shelves with cedar planking – the natural aroma helps neutralize odors.
Use acrylic separators to keep your bags and purses upright, and maintain their shape. Also, stuff them with acid-free tissue paper when not in use.
Maximize your closet storage space
Double up on your rods to increase your hanging space. If ceiling height permits, you can add a 3rd rod that pulls down for counter seasonal garments.
Use adjustable shelves so you can modify your system when required to avoid wasted vertical space.
Fixed shelves can be put on sliders to improve access to deep storage systems.
Use your floor space properly. Add shelves or cubbies to utilize this space for shoes or baskets.
Hooks and Racks can be mounted on the wall space or back of the door to make sure no available space is wasted.
Keep smaller items in bins, baskets, or closed containers to keep them organized.
Add integrated lighting to help you find what you are looking for quickly. If no outlet is available in the closet, use battery operated puck lighting.
All of our project present different obstacles and opportunities. Homes and storage spaces can vary greatly from one building-type to another. That’s why all of our designs are 100% customized to the space available.
We will design your space to your immediate requirements and we recommend the design respects the investment you are making against the life of the closet. Your needs will change over time and our designs can be adapted as required with minimal costs. Your investment should also offer full value to prospective buyers when you sell your home. We understand you are not just purchasing a closet for the immediate benefits – you are also investing in the value of your home.
If you are challenged by closet organization or need to improve your home storage systems, we look forward to your visit to our centrally located showroom near downtown Montreal, to explore our range of custom closet design options and home storage solutions that can be incorporated into your unique closet design. There is no charge for the consultation or the closet design.