Posts Tagged ‘home office design’

Strike a Cord

By csc-admin - March 30th, 2015



In today’s modern age, cables are a daily part of life. Whether it’s for your ear buds, your charger, or other electronics cables, most chances are that you’ve been frustrated by the tangle of cords. This can impact your productivity and mood. Trying to tackle the cord situation can be difficult, but it can make a big difference in your productivity, but how do you get a personalized solution for your needs? Here are some tips from Closet and Storage Concepts.


Cords can often get tangled because they get entangled with other cords. When you’re searching for a specific cord, you want to get it the first time, without yanking out another cord. The first step to controlling this would be to label. You can either create your own, or buy them. There are a variety of options, whether they’re stickers with an image or words, or snap versions that go around your cord and you can change out the labels and reuse them. For a DIY and budget friendly option, try bread clips. Just use a marker to write what the cord is for or use a label maker. You can choose to label on both ends of the cord or, just one. We usually recommend both ends to make it easy no matter where you are plugging your cord, but use whatever system is best for you.


The next step would be to bulk the cords. This can help them in the next step when you start to hide them. While not necessary if you only have a few cords that won’t really show or clutter up your workspace, it can be useful to group like cables together. Try grouping cables that won’t need to be unplugged often. So printers, phones (not cells), and lamps or lights are good options. Keeping laptop, tablet, or phone chargers out of the bundle will mean they can go mobile with you. If you have multiple chargers you can probably keep all of the cables bundled together.


This might be the trickiest part when getting your cords under control, as you have to get the most creative. There are organizational systems that go behind a desk that can act as a pocket to catch and hide the unsightly cords, and even systems that guide your cords and create organized loops under your desk. Making the cords a focal point by creating loops and patterns along the wall allow you to find the cord you need without disruption to the entire system. Plus they create a pretty unique look.

Custom storage units, whether it’s an entertainment center, office unit, or cupboard charging stations, can provide a seamless look that meets your charging needs while being aesthetically pleasing.

Try hiding cords behind frames that may sit on top of a desk. There are wooden boxes that cover a power strip, but sometimes these look just as much out of place.

Get Creative

No worthwhile storage project is without the benefit of creating a solution that works for you. This can involve any amount of creativity, as the system will be just for you. In an office, this could mean having cords that are completely hidden and ready to be unplugged at a moment’s notice. Or it could mean featuring the cords so that they become a part of the design of your space.

If you crave a photo like the one above that has a minimal amount of cords, look for keyboards, mice, and other gadgets that can connect wirelessly to reduce the amount of cords you have. It can create a minimalist approach that makes your desk and space look larger.

You will also probably get creative with what you group together. You’ll probably have to group your cords around an outlet. If you can, you can get wall outlets behind monitors, or even on the floors. This can help to lessen the visual impact of clutter.

Create a place of productivity and peace by reducing the visual impact of the cords in your life. Need some help creating a cord solution? Give Closet and Storage Concepts a call today for a free consultation!

Photo by SplitShire, under Public Domain by Creative Commons License Zero (CC0 1.0).

Re-Energize: New Year, Better Office

By CSC - January 16th, 2015


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!


The Times They Are a Changin’

By csc-admin - May 22nd, 2013

Now more than ever the home office is becoming a staple in the way business is done in the modern world.  Factors such as the price of fuel, overhead generated by leasing and the availability of mobile technology are all driving forces in this trend.  Anyone who has worked from home can tell you that balancing a work and home life can at times be chaotic.  Throw in a cluttered, uncomfortable work area and you have got yourself a serious problem.  The only solution is a well designed work space customized to fit your specific needs.  Our team of Closet & Storage Concepts representatives will happily provide you with a free in home estimate to get you back on track.  By utilizing current CAD (Computer Aided Design) technologies we are able to provide our customers with plans that are easy to understand complete with 3D renderings so there are no surprises come the day of installation.  Oh, and did we mention most installations can be completed in a single day?

Wallbeds: Murphy Beds

By csc-admin - January 20th, 2012

Murphy Beds - Closet & Storage ConceptsDo you have a room that needs to serve a dual function? Do you want a playroom for the kids, but the room is too small to accommodate a bed and still have space for them to play?  What if you could have a playroom that could double as a guest room?  Having a room that serves a dual purpose can be a great space saver.

Murphy Wall Bed AwayA Murphy Bed may be the perfect solution for a family that will not be using the bed on a regular basis and would love the extra space.

What is a Murphy Bed, you may ask.  A Murphy Bed is a bed that sits in the wall and is pulled down when needed. They are nothing new. Actually, the concept was design in 1900 by William Murphy. Today Murphy Beds have advanced into sleek and creative units.

Closet & Storage Concepts has all types of furniture options that include Murphy Beds. A full-size bed disappearing behind cabinet doors or a folding wall bed with contemporary wall units. The result is an elegant-looking room while the bed is up and away.

Murphy Wall Bed - DownThe Murphy Bed is as comfortable as any bed in your home and can be stored with the bed fully made-up with sheets, blankets and pillows. The Murphy Bed is available in sizes from Twin to California King.

Contact Closet & Storage Concepts for more information on the Murphy Bed and to schedule a Free In-Home Design Consultation.

Call 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567).

Custom Closets: Get the Best Value

By csc-admin - May 24th, 2011

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The value that custom closets can add to a home cannot be underestimated. For that reason you need to take care in selecting the right option. The right purchase can add value by adding both functionality and style to a room.

The best way to start is to have a trained professional closet designer help you decide the best options for your wardrobe. There are several aspects to take into consideration when selecting and designing a storage solution to fit your needs.

The first area for custom closet design will no doubt be the bedroom. Choose a closet system to match your needs and décor.  Make sure that the model contains enough space.

There are of course other areas in the home to get organized. A home office storage solution can add to your working environment. Select from different finishes and types to add   the most value to your workplace.Slider Office-3 J

The first step is to contact Closet & Storage Concepts for an in-home, no obligation design consultation at no charge. During   this visit, our designer will measure the closet or area in need of organization, show photographs of products, and perform a   wardrobe analysis. Using all of this information, the designer will create a plan for a closet or storage system which best  serves the customer’s needs and budget.

Once the design is approved, we will custom manufacture the system in our own factory. A company trained and employed installer will then deliver the system and custom install it in the location. Our personnel are company employees, not sub-contractors, and all work is covered by a full lifetime warranty.

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