Save with Energy Efficient Window Treatments from Louisiana Custom Closets

July 15th, 2014

With the outside temperatures skyrocketing, and the hot summer upon us, it’s important to keep our Southern Louisiana homes cool and comfortable indoors. Blinds and shades are an excellent way to keep residences cool during the hot summer months. Let our custom design team at Louisiana Custom Closets visit your home and show an array of choices for window treatments that match any unique lifestyle.

The efficiency of room darkening or light filtering window treatments will save on air conditioning costs. These specially designed curtains and drapes will save money while keeping the bright Louisiana UV sun rays out. We offer a variety of energy-saving window treatments at Louisiana Custom Closets.

Here’s a shortlist of our popular products:

  • Plantation Shutters: These high quality shutters are made from wood and have an array of options such as bi-fold or double-hung shutters.
  • Roman Shades: Choose from a variety of styles from flat Roman Shades, pleated, or relaxed.
  • Wood Blinds: An eco-friendly choice that gives a clean and versatile look in a variety of colors and stain finishes.
  • Roller Shades: A traditional style that can give a custom look to any room with naturals or prints.

Choices can often be a little overwhelming when deciding which style will look best in the home. Because of that, we always offer a free in-home consultation, and our design team will bring pictures and swatches of actual fabrics that can be viewed as well. In minutes, the correct shade and the right color can be envisioned within in the overall look of any room.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, we have a variety of energy-saving window treatments to choose from that bring style and convenience to every room. These shades and drapes are energy efficient in every season. They have the dual purpose of keeping damaging UV rays out during the summer, and keeping warm air in during the winter.

Make an investment in both beauty and efficiency today by calling Louisiana Custom Closets for great choices in energy-efficient window treatments. Our professional in-house design team is committed to making lifestyles more comfortable and fun.

Call us today for a free consultation.

Louisiana Custom Closets Offers Odd-Shaped Window Shades

June 26th, 2014

Window Treatments for all Shapes from Louisiana Custom ClosetsIt is almost standard practice for home builders today to build beautiful homes with at least one odd-shaped window. And it is usually that very unique window shape that attracts the attention of the new buyer. However, when that window lets in too much sunlight and it needs to be covered, it can be a problem.

Many home buyers in Louisiana face this issue, but it is not a problem anymore. At Louisiana Custom Closets, our professionals can attractively cover any window shape. This will not only add color and style to this window, but it may be cost-effective in keeping the heat out during the hot summer months, and keeping the heat in during the winter. Odd-shaped window treatments are not new but many homeowners forget to consider them when faced with a light problem. Arched windows, angled windows, trapezoidal windows, pentagon shaped windows, half-round windows, and tall and narrow windows are some of the quaintly designed windows that we shade in many homes and even commercial buildings.

Purchasing custom shades for your window needs two things to solve a window problem. First, the window shade needs to attractively and professionally fit the window perfectly, otherwise it will look substandard. We have many colors and patterns to choose from that will match and enhance existing décor. Secondly, a shade that filters or blocks sunlight is a must in our part of Louisiana. We carry both light filtering shades and room darkening shades that will solve any hot sunlight issues.

Treatments for unusual and unique window sizes have many contemporary and traditional solutions that our design team will be glad to discuss with clients. For instance, one unique-shaped window solution can be a motorized shade for those high, out-of-the-reach places. Other custom shade solutions include static treated shades which makes them resistant to dust. These two solutions are appealing when dealing with a very high window.

Whatever your window issue is, call us and we will help solve it. Our friendly professional design team always offers a free home consultation to offer suggestions and show samples of our attractive and affordably priced window coverings. At Louisiana Custom Closets, we believe in making the Louisiana lifestyle more attractive and simpler.

6 Styles of Drapes Enhance Any Room Here in Louisiana

June 11th, 2014

When it’s time to update a home’s design and interior space, one of the best and quickest ways to do it is by changing the drapery. Interestingly, window treatments are one of the simplest and most affordable ways to change a look of a room without changing the furniture. At Louisiana Custom Closets, we have the best quality custom window drapery that will make your home interior look and feel warm and beautiful.

It is important for Southern Louisiana homeowners to think about style when considering new drapes. If guidance is needed, our professional design team will come out for a home visit and make recommendations to match the style and look you have in mind.

Louisiana Custom Closets offers six popular styles in custom drapery:

  • Inverted Pleat Drapery: A versatile style that is used in both contemporary and traditional homes. This style both elegant and functional.
  • Ripple Fold Drapery: A simple style that adapts to every room.
  • Pinch Pleat Drapery: Classic style with the “pinching” of each pleat about four inches from the top.
  • Tailored Pleat Drapery: This very popular style adds a more refined look with hand-sewn pleats and hangs beautifully in any window size.
  • Grommet Drapery: The perfect choice of homeowners wanting a contemporary style.
  • Blackout Drapery: These are very current and are also called thermal drapery; this type of window treatment has a tightly woven backing that blocks light and heat from entering the window. This type of drapery comes in any of the above styles.

High-quality window treatments will make a huge difference in your home. Lined drapes will keep the light out for watching movies, taking naps, and keeping a rooms cool in the hot summer. Unlined drapes will filter the light and brighten an open room, a kids play area, a library, or study.

It is important to remember that the proper window treatment, style, and color will enhance any room and make your home more fresh and contemporary.

For the latest in window trends and treatments, call us today for a free consultation and full service measurement and installation. Our professional designers at Louisiana Custom Closets will be happy to visit your home with swatches of colors and styles that will enhance and improve the looks of any room.

Seven Important Reasons to Consider Motorized Window Treatments

May 21st, 2014

Throughout the day, many Louisiana homeowners will walk over to their windows and raise or lower their shades. The reasons for this action are numerous; however, the process can be greatly simplified. Why not consider installing motorized shades or shutters to make this daily task so much easier?

Motorized shades or shutters from Louisiana Custom Closets work can perform two ways, a motorized lift or a motorized tilt.  A motorized lift happens when the entire window covering is remotely raised or lowered as desired. A motorized tilt occurs when the vanes on horizontal or vertical blinds are tilted to increase or decrease light. Both of these systems will keep homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

There are seven important reasons to have motorized window treatments in your home:

  • Hard to reach windows can easily be controlled with the click of a button.
  • Protecting children and pets from harmful encounters with hanging cords and other hardware.
  • Home theater window treatments can easily be drawn down at the beginning of a movie or lifted up at the end of a movie.
  • Bedroom window treatments can be raised in the morning without getting up and lifting them.
  • Seniors can easily adjust their window treatments without having to get up and walk around furniture to get to a window. 
  • Convenience or simply making the daily routine of opening or closing window treatments much easier for everyone.
  • One remote can control all the motorized window treatments in your home.

Once motorized window treatments are installed in a home, most homeowners wonder why they hadn’t converted long ago. They are easy to operate; the remote can be hidden away in a drawer or it can be a convenient wall pad.

Our professional design team at Louisiana Custom Closets is dedicated to making home and life simpler. Give us a call today to schedule a home visit to determine which motorized window treatment will work best in your home.

Efficient Pantry Storage Saves Both Time and Money

May 12th, 2014

After a typical stop at the local grocery store across Southeastern Louisiana, most people will randomly place the non-perishable food items on the shelves in the pantry closet. This often ill-fated strategy makes for major disorganization. The next time the person heads to the storage area, several minutes is often spent looking for that cream of chicken soup needed for dinner. The can is mixed in and behind several other items. Being organized and efficient saves issues and makes sense in every aspect of food and pantry storage.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, we know how to make the modern kitchen more organized so that there is less food waste and more efficiency in locating the wide variety of food items needed on a day-to-day basis.

Taking complete control of pantry space management in an effective manner has the following three benefits:

  • Grouping like items together saves both time and frustration: By creating shelving space that will group all like items together, valuable time looking for an item will decrease.
  • Shopping lists are created from need not want:Managing your shopping list will be easier because Louisiana Custom Closets has several wooden and wire shelving options that will let you see all the items on a shelf at one time.
  • Expiration dates will be more visible for adjustment and rotation: Out of sight is truly out of mind. There are times when goods often stay on the shelf long after a freshness date has expired. With a new efficient shelving system, individual items can be purchased and stored with freshness in mind.

Our design team will make the pantry a more efficient system with organized shelving that simply makes life so much easier. An affordable investment in the organization of this popular storage space will save families time and money for years to come. Why not give our office a call and have one of our designers come out for a free consultation?

Plantation Shutters from Louisiana Custom Closets Add Value to Any Home

April 24th, 2014

Plantation shutters are a cost-efficient consideration when searching for attractive and functional window coverings. They not only look warm and cozy, but they also can add to the resale value of a home. And they are one of the few types of window treatments that can be financed into your home because they are interior shutters.

Whether it’s the bathroom window or the study window that needs a new look, consider plantation shutters from Louisiana Custom Closets. These interior shutters are more versatile and less expensive than custom drapes and blinds. Plus, here in the Southeast Louisiana climate, they are energy efficient, which adds value to your budget.

The classy and warm look of plantation shutters is timeless and designed to last a long time. They have a smooth stylish and simple finish. Light can be added to any room by opening the shutters, or if privacy is needed, just keep them closed. Some plantation shutters have divider rails where the shutters can be open on half the window while leaving the other half closed. This is a highly desirable feature that drapes and blinds simply do not offer.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, our professional design team is available to visit your residence for a free in-home consultation and samples to review. We can demonstrate various options that include bi-fold shutters and double-hung shutters. These coverings are easy to install and operate. Another option is motorized plantation shutters without cords that are child and pet friendly.

We also offer other a variety of other window coverings such as blinds and drapes, as well as storage systems to give your closets or garage a clean organized look. Our Louisiana Custom Closets design team is here to dress up any home with quality lifestyle products that are affordable and stylish.

Give us a call and let us show you how plantation shutters can add both elegance and resale value to your home.

Louisiana Custom Closets Announces Window Treatments that Add Pizazz to Homes

April 15th, 2014

One of the most practical ways to make a home more energy efficient here in Louisiana, and still add a touch of elegance to the décor is the use of window treatments. Window treatments regulate indoor heat or cooling more efficiently, while giving each room a warm and sophisticated look. Here at Louisiana Custom Closets, we now offer many styles of blinds, shades, plantation shutters and curtains to make any home more comfortable to live in.

Our window treatments come in a variety of colors and styles to match any home décor and any lifestyle. Let in bright, natural, and indirect sunlight with lightweight designs, or choose privacy and blackout window treatments to keep the sun out for that well-deserved afternoon nap. We keep up-to-date on current styles and trends and offer our clients the most fashionable designs in today’s modern market. As we head quickly into summer and the warmest part of 2014, what treatments are popular?

Louisiana Custom Closets offer a wide variety of today’s most fashionable styles of window treatments:

  • Interior Plantation Shutters
  • Woven Wood Shades
  • Roman Shades
  • Motorized Shades and Shutters
  • Wood Blinds

Offering window treatments, custom closets, and garage cabinet and storage systems give the home and business owner the opportunity for a one stop shopping experience. Our professional design team will be glad to visit your home for a free consultation. Whether it’s a fresh, clean look, a green design, or more privacy that’s needed, our experienced window design team will answer all your questions and help in the choice of the right treatment.

The correct blinds or shades will add a warm and welcoming touch to any room. Our designers know that this inviting feeling is what makes any living space stand out. That is why choosing the right color and style will add a world of difference to your home.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, we are dedicated to creating quality lifestyle products that make homes in Southeastern Louisiana more comfortable and beautiful to live in. Call us today for a free in-home consultation that will make your home more energy efficient while adding a touch of warmth and sophistication.

Solving Storage Problems in the Home or Office with Louisiana Custom Closets

March 15th, 2014

Louisiana Custom Closets here in Southeastern Louisiana has something to offer in virtually every room in the house or office, not just the closets.  From garages to pantries, hallways to kid’s rooms, our superior custom woodwork and installation skills can turn any house into a home with its own personalized style.

When it comes to storage, the expert team at Louisiana Custom Closets will examine every space and develop the correct solutions that optimize the area for specific needs.  Large to small, any location can be improved by utilizing all available space.

From floor mounted designs that really give your office area or closet that “built in” feel, to wall mounted storage which looks sharp and is simple to use and maintain, the options are endless when it comes to custom storage capability.  Once a client has defined the style and function that fits a specific need and want, our design team can assess the details and add in the special touches that make the space truly functional and unique.

Here are six examples of closet storage upgrades that we offer for a variety of uses:

  • Jewelry: This is an item that many people do not think of keeping in the closet.  With a customized space for these items built in, jewelry becomes easily accessible when getting ready for a night on the town.
  • Designer eyewear and sunglasses: Small cubbies or partitioned drawers can keep all of your eyeglasses organized and ready to wear.
  • Dress, casual, and athletic shoes: Everyone today has several pair of shoes for a wide variety of uses. Keeping them stored and off the floor makes it that much easier to find the right pair for every occasion.
  • Socks: The classic sock drawer can be an ominous and frustrating place to find two pair that match. By having drawers with individual spaces for each pair, socks will stay together.
  • Rotating Mechanisms:  Our team can create a mechanized rotating stand for various accessories to help save storage space and add an extra flare to your closet and storage space.
  • LED Lighting: Modern, cost effective and bright, this is now a very affordable way to take any closet from ordinary to beautiful and stunning.  Aesthetics and ease of use is increased with smart lighting.

There are so many different ways to make a home or office a reflection of personal and professional style!  Call us today to take a look at the space, and start making a plan that fits your needs.

6 Ways Louisiana Custom Closets Solves Storage Issues

March 1st, 2014

Time is everything these days. Is getting ready in the busy mornings and figuring out what to wear a daily chore?  Does the idea of figuring out what to wear and choosing an outfit from a cluttered closet wardrobe seem exhausting?  Spring is the perfect time to update and improve that closet storage!  Here at Louisiana Custom Closets we strive to bring joy and efficiency back into getting dressed and out the door.

By designing, sourcing materials and building locally right here in Louisiana, we are able to control the highest level of quality and professionalism that goes into installing a custom closet.  Unlike closet systems that can be purchased at “big box” home furnishing stores, Louisiana Custom Closets actually sends out our crew of experts to make sure these closet systems are assembled properly and installed to last.

Here are six of ways to manage space with a quality custom closet:

  • CabinetsMost people may not consider this as an option, but custom cabinets add a subtle touch of sophistication to any closet.  Cabinets can be wonderful for folded clothing storage, and whites and other less essential items can avoid being on display.
  • Long hanging storage.  For items that need more room, long hang storage can be a very useful aspect of a quality closet system configuration.  Dresses, gowns, suits, and sports coats will hang up off the ground!
  • Drawers.  Another luxurious accent to any custom closet is invaluable drawer space.  Think of it as incorporating the convenience and elegance of the classic dresser into a beautiful hand crafted closet system.
  • Islands.  These can be a highly welcomed addition to every expansive closet space. When there is room, islands create a convenient folding and access surface, or a place to lay out pieces while planning an outfit.
  • Custom accessory racks, boxes or hangers.  Our builders can custom design storage specific to any collection of accessories!  Add a rack for sunglasses, a jewelry or watch box that matches the system, or even a tie hanger that brings both convenience and consistency to the closet.
  • Double hanging.  For higher ceilings, double hanging is a great feature.  It can really maximize the potential and space of a room by having a double tiered hanging wall.

When making the decision to update wardrobe, home, and quality of life, place a custom closet by Louisiana Custom Closets at the top on the list of improvements that will have a direct effect on day to day life.  Call us today to get an absolutely free appraisal of your closet spaces, and we will have the storage challenges customized and ready for whatever comes next!

Organize that Cluttered Garage for Spring with Louisiana Custom Closets

February 24th, 2014

Throughout the chilly Louisiana winter months, it is easy to sit back and watch the house clutter build up.  Nobody likes to clean in cooler weather, even inside the house!  When it comes to that garage, organizing in cold weather is almost always out of the question.

Most of us spend less time in the garage in the wintertime. If something needs to be done in the garage, we put on the jacket and gloves, and head to the garage to perform each task as quickly as possible; we then immediately retreat back into the house to get warm. With little focus and a lot of hustle, things can quickly be in disarray. Tools and larger utilities often find their way into piles on or around the work benches or deep in the corners. Boxes of decorations or assorted cleaning products line the parameter of the garage, just barely leaving space for the cars and a thin path to the door.  Although all of this is typical off season habit, Louisiana Custom Closets  offers an alternative to the vast winter wasteland we call the garage.

The answer is FastTrack hanging storage systems.

We offer three key benefits of garage storage systems:

  • Open floor space:  With hanging track systems, like the ones Louisiana Custom Closets use in garage systems, the storage is up off the ground. This strategy provides an open feel to the room.  The available floor space can be used for more storage as well, maximizing the space potential of any garage.
  • Easy reconfiguration:  When using the FastTrack system, reconfiguration is a simple process.  Tons of hanger options make it easy to store any item, and repositioning hangers is straightforward. This is especially useful for changing seasons – items can be hung in a need based arrangement so that the garage functions better than ever!
  • No more clutter:  High quality garage storage systems keep everything in its own place.  With so many different hanging options, each item in the garage will have a place for easy find and retrieval. This means no more digging through miscelanneous piles or rummaging in drawers to quickly find what you need. 

It is soon time for the annual spring cleaning.  This year, make an investment that will make life easier for years to come!  Don’t just make those piles neater; have a storage solution installed today and make the garage a place you look forward to using in the future.  Call Louisiana Custom Closets today to have an appraisal of your garage space done before spring arrives.