Archive for January, 2015

Four Incredibly Cool One-Of-A-Kind Murphy Beds

By CSC - January 30th, 2015

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At Closet and Storage Concepts, we’re experts in all forms of home storage and organization, from custom closet systems to garage storage systems. Some of our favorite projects involve installing Murphy beds, the coolest way to add some extra space to your home. Because we’re so crazy about the brilliant way that Murphy beds add extra space to our customers’ homes, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of some of the most unique Murphy bed designs out there. All four of these Murphy beds are homemade, so although we may not be able to deliver a Tardis wall bed to your home, Closet and Storage Concepts is sure to have a Murphy bed that will fit in with your home’s unique décor. Read on to find out a bit more about these incredible custom wall beds.

The Vintage Sports Locker Murphy Bed

One father, when attempting to craft the perfect sports-themed bedroom for his young son, went above and beyond in crafting this incredibly cool sports locker Murphy bed. If you click on the link above, you’ll find some great images that sum up everything we love about wall beds. Not only are Murphy beds a great solution for a cramped space; they also allow you to show of your individual style with incredible customizable looks. You’ve got to imagine the boy with this super cool locker wall bed is the toast of the neighborhood, demonstrating the kind of personal touch you can get with a customized Murphy bed.

Old Barn Door Murphy Bed

At the Blue Moon Rising educational center in Maryland, one of the employees has built a beautiful, one-of-a-kind wall bed out of a distressed barn door. If you click on the link above, you’ll find Brian Oxford’s ingenious design. This Murphy bed again showcases the ability of a wall bed to not only solve a space issue, but to do so while elevating the entire décor of a room. All of the Murphy beds at Closet and Storage Concepts are designed with this goal in mind, so we love what Oxford has done with this vintage beauty.

Tardis Murphy Bed

This Murphy bed goes out to all of the Science Fiction fans out there. If you’re a Dr. Who fan, it’s hard to imagine a better bed for your home than this awesome Tardis wall bed. Built by a fan in New Zealand, this Murphy bed comes equipped with working lights and a talking telephone. What better way to pretend you’re traveling the cosmos with the Doctor than with this completely original design? Here we have just another example of the way that a Murphy bed can truly elevate your entire living space.

Upright Piano Wall Bed

We end with an incredible design that was produced in 1885. Currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum, this upright piano Murphy bed is one of the coolest designs we’ve ever seen, combining the practicality of a wall bed with the aesthetic beauty of a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. Although the piano itself isn’t playable, this fantastic Murphy bed must have been the perfect place to sleep for the music fanatic. Best of all, the piano Murphy bed showcases the combination of craft and purpose that is at the heart of every great wall bed.

If you’re looking for an easy way to add style and space to your home, contact Closet and Storage Concepts today to get an idea of the beautiful Murphy beds we have in our line. Sleeping in a piano might not be for you, but we’re sure to have something that will add that extra touch for your home!

Closet & Storage Concepts Receives “Best Of Houzz” 2015 Award

By closetsc - January 23rd, 2015

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We are truly honored to receive a “Best Of Houzz” award in the Design category for the third year in a row.  Each year Houzz chooses their award recipients by the total number of consumer ideabooks a professional’s photos have been added to.  Take a look at some of our award winning projects here then contact us for your free in home estimate!

 

Re-Energize: New Year, Better Office

By CSC - January 16th, 2015

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With the New Year often comes a reset after spending some quality time with family and friends to allow for an even more productive year ahead. Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, we’ve already shared some general tips for getting the new year off to a great start, so today we’re diving into organizing an essential space in your home: the office. Here are some ways to get the year off to a great start by re-energizing your home office!

Go Bold

Bold colors can help to energize your space and positively affect your productivity. If you have created an office out of a closet, this is even better as the boldness will be a bit unexpected. Try bright teals, oranges, even fuchsias, or lime greens.

You can feature a bold color in small amounts, if you’d prefer a more neutral desk surface color, such as on your chair fabric, or on the frames of art work.

All Systems Go

A productive office is often an organized office. This doesn’t necessarily have to mean that every surface is pristine; you need a customized solution that fits your unique needs.

For example, some people are naturally pilers not filers. However, this does not mean that their offices are a dump. They have their own system that makes them the most productive. Pilers often create piles to sort out various paperwork and receipts to return to them later. If you are a piler, try out desk trays that can easily stack until you are ready for them. For the filers, there are also a number of stylish options in the forms of portable file cabinets, and dividers for your desk for more urgent documents.

For smaller items, or even crafts, try drawer separators or tins to house them in before setting them into a drawer.

Get Comfy

Well not too comfortable especially if it limits your productivity. However, your office can still be inviting and a good chair can make you comfortable and productive. Pick a chair that provides enough support when you will be writing or typing so as not to cause discomfort or joint problems.

You can also create cool-down zones that offer a relaxing space to take a break after you’ve accomplished a major task. This can come in the form of a sitting area, a nook to read a book, a beanbag, or even a yoga mat. Whatever works best for you, this should be an area that when you come back to your desk you feel refreshed and ready to accomplish even more!

A home office is a great place to start to accomplish your home resolutions this year. If you need some professional advice to gear up your organization, be sure to give Closet and Storage Concepts a call today!

 

De-Cluttering Your Home for the New Year

By CSC - January 9th, 2015

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Happy New Year! Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, the New Year is always a busy time for us. Because so many homeowners make organization a major resolution moving into January, we tend to find ourselves working with clients to get their homes’ in tip-top shape for the year to come. In the spirit of this, we’ve put together a few tips for getting your home better organized this month, so that you can start the New Year off right. Read on to find out more, and remember to contact Closet and Storage Concepts to find out how we can upgrade all of your home storage needs!

Consider Downsizing

Everyone may say they love the holiday season for the intimate family gatherings, or the quiet reflection time it tends to afford. But if we’re being honest, the presents sure do help. As nice as it is to receive a gift from a loved one, you have to keep in mind that you’re adding even more clutter to your home or apartment. To start the New Year, consider downsizing some of your collections. If you picked up a new winter jacket, it’s likely the right time to donate the old one you seldom use any longer. The same goes for media collections or sports items. Although it’s always hard to part with your things, remember that an organized home always leads to a better-organized life!

Banishing The Christmas Decorations

It happens every year: now that Christmas is passed and you’re back to work, there’s a scramble to box up and put away all of your seasonal decorations. Whereas last year you threw everything in a box and shoved it wherever you could find space in your closet, this year consider taking some time to organize, label, and properly store your holiday decorations. Not only will it make next year’s decorating that much easier, but buy starting the year off with an organizational purpose you’ll have a better chance of carrying that spirit over to the rest of 2015.

Tackle The Kid’s Room

If you’re a parent, there’s a very good chance your children received a number of new toys, clothes, and other presents. Now that they’ve had some time to play with their new items, make sure you take the time to reorganize their rooms. With an influx of new toys, you can likely find a number of items ready for the donation pile. Even if your child isn’t ready to part with last year’s goodies, make sure to start 2015 right by organizing their closet from top to bottom. By doing this, you’ll be able to get a handle on the mess that can be a child’s room while also teaching important organization and life lessons.

Upgrade Your Storage System

Sometimes, simply reorganizing your home isn’t enough. For a New Year’s resolution, why not commit to finally updating your outdated storage system? Whether it’s a new master closet, a better-designed pantry system, or garage shelving that actually works for you, Closet and Storage Concepts is here to help you find a solution for your home. We’ve worked with countless clients looking to start the new year with a more organized life, so we have the experience necessary to craft the perfect storage system for your individual needs. If you’re in the market for a new home storage solution, make sure to contact Closet and Storage Concepts today!

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