Posts Tagged ‘Closet Factory Richmond’

It’s Time for the 2011 Richmond Home Show!

February 7th, 2011

Attention Richmond homeowners, are you aware that your home needs to undergo a few renovations, but you have no idea what you want to do or where to start? No need to worry, Richmond’s premier home and garden show is here to rescue you. The Richmond Home Show will commence this Thursday Feb. 10th and run until this Sunday Feb. 13th. The Greater Richmond Convention will be home to the latest in remodeling and gardening trends. There will be displays from over 300 vendors at the home and garden show, home seminars, speakers and home tours to name a few. So if you are at a loss for where to go with your remodeling project head out to the Richmond Home Show for inspiration on everything from interior design, renovations and landscape design.

Richmond Home Show

  • What: Richmond Home Show
  • When: Thursday Feb. 10th – Sunday Feb. 13th
  • Where: Greater Richmond Convention Center
  • Admission: Adults $12, Seniors $8, Kids (12-17) $6, Kids under 12 FREE
  • For additional information: MAC Events

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4 Benefits of Custom Closets

February 4th, 2011
Charlottesville Design House after closet

Custom closet design by Closet Factory Richmond

Every home comes with closet space, some spaces happen to be rather large while others are fairly small. Just because a standard amount closet space was set aside in your home does not mean it is efficient or beneficial. Often times the reason home closets become so cluttered is because the lack of design and customization. With a custom designed closet you are presented with benefits you never realized could make you more efficient. The 4 benefits of custom closets include:

  1. Efficient use of space- with the help of a Closet Factory Richmond professional storage solutions can be added to your closet to maximize the space in your closet.
  2. Seamless blending of design and function- not only will custom closets be tailor made to your storage needs, so will the design which will blend in with the functionality.
  3. Organizational efficiency- with storage space design specifically for your lifestyle you will be more efficient when it comes to organizing your belongings.
  4. Added value to your home- custom work by any means will increase the value of an object, the same goes for your custom closet and home value.

To begin discussing plans for your custom closet with a Closet Factory Richmond designer call or visit us today!

Enhance Your Custom Closet Design with Appliqués

February 1st, 2011

Creating a custom closet solution for your home is not entirely about creating storage solutions to fit your needs. A part of the process is developing the actual design for your custom closet solution. Just as you need your closet solution to function properly with your lifestyle, you need the design to flow with the interiors of your home.

Closet Factory Richmond offers multiple, stylish series of organizational solutions to fit any style. And to add to that we offer appliques to help you further express your style. Our carved wood appliqués are the perfect finishing touch to personalizing your organizational solution and making it uniquely yours. Our appliqué styles include:

Corbels which provide structural support for shelves or upper cabinets, they also provide aesthetic enhancements.Closet Factory Richmond

Exclusives are sleek layered solid wood highlighting elements of any style, that can be customized to your design.Closet Factory Richmond

Half columns add elegance and drama when integrated into custom closets and cabinets.Closet Factory Richmond

Petite smaller-sized wood appliqués which be used as detailed accents on your closets or cabinets to add architectural character.Closet Factory Richmond

Rosettes most popular closet and cabinet embellishments which work well with fluted columns.Closet Factory Richmond

Scrolls architectural onlays which create the exotic look of embossed ornamentation.Closet Factory Richmond

If you are ready to create your custom closet solution and enhance it with appliques call Closet Factory Richmond today!

Get Organized Month Tip: Bedroom Organization

January 28th, 2011

organized bedroomYour bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s the place where you start and end each and every one of your days. It is supposed to be calm and soothing, but if it’s full of clutter you probably experience more stress and anxiety. To help you bring your bedroom back to its original purpose of a place to relax and rest we are going to to provide you with a few bedroom organization tips for Get Organized Month.

  • Maximize closet space. If your closet is in a cluttered rut design a custom closet designed and have it installed by Closet Factory Richmond so that all your belongings will have a set place.
  • Create a system. When it comes to organizing the items in your closets or drawers throughout your room develop an organization system by color, fabric or style so you can easily store and retrieve things.
  • Rotate by season. If you are limited on space place your season clothing, linens and other bedroom accessories in long-term storage until they are needed.
  • Use your furniture. Be sure the furniture in your room is useful, for storage or any other needs you may have. If it is simply taking up space incorporate it in another room and purchase furniture you can actually use.

Call Closet Factory Richmond today for a custom closet consultation so you can be on your way to enjoying an organized bedroom!

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How is the Clutter Created in Your Home?

January 25th, 2011

Have you ever sat back and wondered, “Where on earth did all of this clutter from?” If you often find yourself doing extensive organizing and cleaning on a weekly basis you probably repeat this thought quite often. Depending on your personality the clutter in your home can come from numerous places. Maybe you always shop sales because the prices are so low, or maybe you feel guilty throwing out your child’s artwork from 5 years ago, you may even keep every little thing that has been passed down to you. Today we are going to share with you some funny ways clutter is created that we found shared on the national Closet Factory Facebook page.

  1. Whenever you stay at a hotel, take the tiny shampoos and soaps home with you. Don’t use them, though. Hoard them in your bathroom for the coming zombie apocalypse.
  2. Treat your home like a museum. Be sentimental about everything, from your first-grade report card to family heirlooms.
  3. Agree to store things indefinitely for other people.
  4. If someone offers to give you something you don’t really need, like an extra set of dishes, say yes.
  5. Combining households with your sweetie? This is the perfect opportunity to bask in the thrill of double ladles, DVD players and litter boxes. Don’t be tempted to get rid of a single object; you never know when you might need those extra dining room chairs.
  6. On to your wardrobe. Don’t weed out old things when you buy new ones, and keep clothing in a wide range of sizes in case you shrink or expand like Alice in Wonderland.
  7. Solve all of your organizational issues in one fell swoop with a quick trip to The Container Store. Buy loads of stuff, but don’t measure spaces beforehand or create a clear plan for how you’re going to use them.
  8. Deal with every stray emotion by going shopping. Spend more than you planned to so you can get the free gift at the cosmetics counter, even if you never use eye shadow or flavored lip gloss and already own enough toiletry bags to last a lifetime.
  9. Take your “miscellaneous” pile of papers, sort papers according to category/subject/urgency, label each pile as such with a sticky note, paperclip each pile together, file under “miscellaneous” in your filing cabinet, voila!
  10. Instead of appreciating what you have, dwell on the nagging feeling that you’re missing something important.
  11. There’s nothing in a “free pile” that can’t become your new best friend. Broken TV’s become objects d’art, and rain-soaked couches transform into guest bedding for the in-laws!
  12. Buy sale items because they are such an amazing deal and not because you actually need them.
  13. If you can’t sell your old things for what you think they’re worth, keep them instead of donating them.
  14. Take up a hobby or activity that requires lots of specialized gear or supplies, like ice hockey or scrapbooking. Oh, sure, it seems innocent now. Just wait until an entire room in your house has been devoted to your spouse’s model-train collection.
  15. Out of sight, out of mind. If it’s tucked in a container or hidden away in a cupboard, it’s not clutter.
  16. Speed up your impulse shopping by signing up for “flash sale” sites like Groupon.
  17. Value quantity over quality.
  18. Subscribe to half a dozen weekly magazines and a couple of newspapers, and refuse to get rid of anything until you’ve read all of them. Stack them until you can get there, ideally on tables that are slightly too small for them, enhancing the likelihood of landslides.
  19. If you have a yard sale, put everything you can’t sell back in the basement until next year’s yard sale. Repeat annually.
  20. When in doubt, box it up and put it into paid storage!
  21. (Information from timesunion.com)

Anything sound familiar? Leave a comment and let us know which clutter vice describes you.

Get Organized Month Tip: Cleaning the Medicine Cabinet

January 21st, 2011

medicine cabinetHow many times have you opened you medicine cabinet in search of a much needed item, produced a blank stare and then proceeded to close it? Probably too many times to count. The medicine cabinet is much like the ‘junk drawer’ except it is found in the bathroom. It is one of the most convenient places to throw random items that you use in the bathroom. Because we know the majority of people have disorganized medicine cabinets we are going to share a few tips for cleaning it out for Get Organized Month.

  • De-clutter your medicine cabinet by removing any hygiene related items or things that simply do not belong and move them to the correct place. Only keep prescriptions, band aids, rubbing alcohol and items of that nature in your medicine cabinet.
  • Throw away any items you haven’t used within the last six months or anything with a past expiration date.
  • Reduce bulky packaging by arranging cotton swabs and balls, bandages and other small items in small apothecary jars to keep them dry and for space optimization.
  • Keep the medicine cabinet organized by not adding additional items that do not belong when you are cleaning in a rush, and by reorganizing it every few months.

Need to add more storage solutions to organize the overflow from your medicine cabinet? Call Closet Factory Richmond today for your custom solution!

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Closet Factory Richmond on Local Morning Show

January 18th, 2011

Closet Facotory RichmondWe have an announcement to make, Closet Factory Richmond‘s very own Teresa Mueller was recently featured on a local CBS affiliate station. On the morning show she discussed the benefits and difference in space between an un0ganized closet and one that is customized to suit your needs . The station loved her interview so much they picked it as Clip of the Week. The clip of Teresa was also featured on the main Closet Factory blog. After looking at the clip, determine your the size of your closet and contact us to create and install the storage systems that fits your lifestyle.

To view the video visit the WTVR website.

Why Walk-in Your Closet When You Can Live-in It?

January 14th, 2011

The groundbreaking days of the walk-in closet are nearly over as the takeover of the live-in closet commences. What exactly is a live-in closet you ask? A live-in closet is one that has been greatly expanded and customized to suit the needs of homeowners. The Wall Street Journal recently featured an article on the popular, new trend of closets. Live-in closets are often the result of remodeled bedrooms with various organization solutions such as: wall-to-wall shelving units,  back lights, display cases, islands and even seating. Live-in closets derive their name from their size, they are literally big enough to live in. They are also commonly referred to as dressing rooms or boutique closets.

The reference to boutiques was applied given their ability to be highly specialized to the homeowners’ functional and design needs. Because the closets are custom made they make getting dressed and distributing laundry easier and more efficient. Every item has its place on a hook, in a drawer or display case, or on shelf. While meeting the needs of homeowners, custom made live- in boutique closets increase the value of a home. The article made note of a recent homeowner who sold her home giving credit to her custom live-in closet for increasing the value of her home.

Are ready to be able to not only walk-in your closet but live-in it? If so call Closet Factory Richmond today to set up a free consultation!

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Get Organized Month Tip: Organizing Mail

January 11th, 2011

organizing mailLast week we shared that January is the official host Get Organized Month according to the National Association of Professional Organizers. In honor of the month we will be celebrating with specific organization tips each week. This week’s Get Organized Month Tip will outline effective ways to organize mail found on Real Simple.

  • Set up a workplace. Designate a place in your home as your mail workspace. Include a table or desk, container to store the week’s mail, a trash can for junk mail, and a paper shredder to destroy documents with sensitive information. Devise a scheduled time to sort through mail each day.
  • Create a filing System. Create a separate, portable file designated for bill pay. File bills (minus their envelopes unless you mail them in) by their due date. Also include a check book, online passwords, pens, envelops and stamps so you will have everything you need at any given time.
  • Store important documents. Use a file cabinet to store bank statements, insurance claims, tax records and other important documents. Section them off in broadly labeled file folders that include more specific sub-categories.
  • Organize magazines and catalogs. Separate magazine and catalogs from the rest of your mail as soon as you bring them in and place them in a magazine rack or on your coffee table for viewing pleasure.

Are you looking the right organization solutions from your home? Call Closet Factory Richmond today to learn the custom organization solutions we offer!

Image by Alexandra Rowley for Real Simple.

Closet Pictures from The New American Home 2011

January 7th, 2011

Do you remember when we shared the news about Closet Factory being chosen for the 6th time to install the closets in The New American Home 2011 in our December 10th post? Well now the official press release is available for you to read. We also have more pictures of the actual closets designed for the home to share with you.

The featured trend of custom closets on display are walk-in closets that have evolved into the dressing room. They have center islands fully equipped with seating areas. Closet Factory even considered today’s economy  while designing. Decorative melamine was used in construction instead of wood. Other textured materials such as faux leather, stainless steel and matte Lucite were also used as accents to enhance and tie in to the modern contemporary style of the home.

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