Decorative Curtain Rods Add Simple Elegance to Southern Louisiana Homes

November 6th, 2014

Many Louisiana residents in the Greater New Orleans Region pride themselves with having elegantly styled homes and rooms that blend simplicity with a warm and inviting feel. What might be a pleasant surprise to area homeowners is that decorative curtain rods can add just as much design to a room as the drapes and windows.

The living rooms in our area often feature stylish drapes in soft earth tones. If the drapes are the central focus, then spending money on big box products will probably take away from the effects of a beautifully staged room. At Louisiana Custom Closets, we offer professional advice and the highest quality hardware that add to the beauty of curtains and decor in every room. Selecting fashionable pieces like brass, antique gold, pewter, or carved wood only add to the ambiance.

If curtains are not a huge aspect of the living space, then adding a simple and attractive curtain rod with a wood, glass, or metal cap can make all the difference. We have many decorative styles to choose from that will improve the look of both the windows and the room.

Louisiana Custom Closets offers three areas of choice for the homeowner:

  • Finials: Louisiana homeowners have so many choices and styles in finials to choose from. Finials will make your window treatments shine with a simple, elegant, or modern look
  • Tiebacks: With some curtain rod designs, there are matching tiebacks that can add more class to your whole window treatment.
  • Brackets: There are several types of brackets to consider such as swing arm, double rod, single rod, and adjustable.

Hardware comes in a variety of decorative shapes and styles. Call Louisiana Custom Closets in New Orleans, Covington, or Baton Rouge to have our design team visit your home with samples to review and consider. Louisiana Custom Closets prides itself on making everything more beautiful and comfortable.

We will gladly visit your home for a free consultation on window treatments or drapery hardware. We also offer storage solutions for the home. We serve all of Southern Louisiana and much of Southwestern Mississippi. Call us today!

Take Control of Your Closet Storage with Solutions from Louisiana Custom Closets

October 8th, 2014

As the cooler weather approaches here in Louisiana, it’s time to switch from those summer clothes and bring winter clothes to the front of the closet. This is a time consuming task; yet it can be done more efficiently and less painfully with organization. Consolidating your closet with a system designed by Louisiana Custom Closets will make this semi-annual chore much more agreeable for everyone.

Take back control of your closet now. This is the best time of year to do it. Once the closets are redesigned and organized, headaches vanish and seasonal clothes are found more easily. Organization makes everything simple. In the long run, this is a real time saver and enhances the overall appearance of the closet.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, our design team will visit your home for a free consultation. We’ll discuss what your storage solutions are and show design layouts that enhance the efficiency of every space. We offer different storage solutions that fit large, small, or odd-shaped closets. Drawers, shelving, shoe shelves, and pull-out trays are all storage answers that increase enclosed spaces.

Here are five design layouts that help maximize closet space:

  • Wire shelving adds a clean, bright look to any closet. It’s great to keep the dust off shelves and for anyone suffering from allergies.
  • Wooden shelving adds an attractive, cozy look. We have different woods to choose from that are appealing and space saving.
  • Handmade shelves, drawers, and cabinets may be needed for an area that is odd-shaped. Our master craftsman can create the perfect custom made storage solution for these areas.
  • Double hanging systems will maximize storage space to visually find clothing items more easily.
  • Islandscreate more storage space while adding a spot to sort or fold your clothing.

If you live in the Baton Rouge, Covington, or the New Orleans area, give us a call or drop by one of our locations today. Louisiana Custom Closets strives to make your lifestyle more comfortable. Although we can’t enlarge your closet, we can make use of every inch of space.

Remember to also call us for custom window treatments that will make any home even more beautiful!

Create a Cozy Bedroom Retreat with Window Coverings from Louisiana Custom Closets

September 24th, 2014

Bedroom with custom window treatmentsAfter a long hard day at work, there’s nothing more comforting than getting a good night’s sleep in the private retreat of the master bedroom. There are numerous ways to make this space inviting and cozy by controlling light, sound, color schemes, and overall appearance. At Louisiana Custom Closets, we create relaxing and attractive bedrooms every day.

Whether the sleeping quarters have large, small, or odd-shaped windows, Louisiana Custom Closets works with homeowners to create the ideal bedroom retreat privacy; through the use of computers, we can transform your bedroom into just the right space and show how colors and curtains affect the overall appearance of this critical part of a home environment.

Here are five idea starters to keep in mind with bedroom window treatments:

  • Small windows: The illusion of height is easily created by hanging the valance or panel higher than the window frame. This creates an impression of a much larger window and larger room.
  • Various window sizes: This can sometimes be distracting in appearance. By strategically hanging one window treatment over a group of windows, it’s more appealing to the eye and gives it an attractive impact.
  • Ceiling-to-floor windows:  During the day, this window type gives fabulous natural light, but this effect can be somewhat frustrating when trying to sleep. By adding full-length lined drapery panels, you’ll control the light and add privacy to the room.
  • Fabric choices:  By adding eye-pleasing fabrics such as satins and silk, the bedroom will take on a sophisticated and comforting look. For a more laid back style, choose linens, cottons, and sheers.
  • Heavily lined drapes: Living on a busy street often demands these very effective window treatments to minimize noise and lights. These drapes are also excellent in the nursery or kid’s room.

The choices of window coverings for the master bedroom and general sleeping quarters should be stylish, soothing to the eye, and useful.  Louisiana Custom Closets can show an array of options during a free in-home consultation. Our professional design team is experienced in adding quality window treatments to existing bedrooms for a more relaxing yet refreshing look. Give us a call and let’s make every bedroom a wonderful retreat.

Time to Organize the Garage for those Cool Southern Louisiana Winters

September 12th, 2014

As summer comes to an end and autumn slowly takes over, it will soon be time to put away the garden tools and all the outdoor sports items, and exchange them for all the winter gear we will need. September is the best time to organize the garage to create more space for everything before the cooler weather arrives. Because Southern Louisiana homes usually have no basements or attics, most everything unnecessary is stored in the garage. Why not take the time to maximize space with a new round of organization?

Consolidating everything in the garage will get rid of the typical clutter chaos. Everything can have a place. Imagine a spot just for the gardening equipment; another space for all the hardware, tools and paint, and another area dedicated to waste and recycling. What we are envisioning in both style and design is possible with the guidance our professional team at Louisiana Custom Closets , who will maximize the garage’s great potential with just the right game plan.

Here are five space saving ideas that can make any garage your storage solution:

  • FastTrack mounting system:  This easy mounting system will get items off the floor. Cabinets, lights, and other items can be mounted with this unique system.
  • Specific wall organization:  We will de-clutter the garage by hanging garden items, sports items, and hobby items; each in its own place.
  • Wire shelving:  Place seasonal items in bins and then onto stylish shelves to keep them clean and easy to find.
  • Bicycle hoist:  Bicycles can be lifted off the floor and out of the way. This mechanism is easy to use, even for the kids.
  • Work bench:  The addition of a bench adds functional work space and drawers for even more small storage.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, we have an array of space saving storage ideas to give the garage a clean, uncluttered look while keeping everything in its place. Consider this an investment in organizing your peace of mind. The garage can now be an outdoor room ready to be organized in a fun and functional way.

Give Louisiana Custom Closets a call today to visit your garage and create an organization plan specific to your needs. The consult won’t cost anything, and everyone in the house will be amazed just how a garage can turn chaos into order.

Six Reasons to Buy Louisiana Custom Closets versus the Big Box Store Window Treatments

August 21st, 2014

Window treatments help define the unique personality of the homeowner and create a great amount of individuality for every home or condominium. Fortunately, when it comes to window treatments, there are usually only two options available to the consumer. People purchase store-bought items or they invest in unique custom design. At Louisiana Custom Closets, we firmly believe that custom quality brings a full menu of high value products that blend with excellence in customer service.  

Here in Southern Louisiana, it can be a challenge to find just the right window treatments that meet every purpose, from looks to heating and cooling efficiency. When the homeowner is ready for a change, we can outline the important reasons for choosing custom window treatments over any pre-packaged treatment kits.

Here are six reasons to customize:

  • Fabrics are chosen with décor in mind:  It’s easy to be creative with a large selection of fabrics and patterns to choose from. Match furnishings such as pillows or bedding to give a room a nice, finished look.
  • Higher quality fabrics:  Custom window treatments are made of the highest quality fabrics and last longer than store-bought items. The linings, an important consideration, are better quality to protect furniture from harmful UV rays.
  • Superior quality workmanship:  Custom made treatments hang evenly and drape smoothly in every circumstance. Mass produced curtains can often drape poorly with uneven hems. Louisiana Custom Closets feature hems specifically made for each window and the side seams will be matched as well.
  • Custom fits: Our design team will measure each window to make sure the new window treatments fit every window. Even odd-sized windows will be fitted properly. The panels are never too short or too long.
  • Finishing touches:  All the finishing touches such as trims, cording, ruffles, and tassels will be custom made to complete the overall look specific to each and every window.
  • Customer service excellence:  The purchase of custom window treatments is a process. We make it simple by having one of our design specialists visit the home to help and find the perfect matches for every window.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, we think of custom window treatments as a sound investment for any living environment. The highest quality of products is offered and each window will feature an elegant, finished look to the home. Call us today and let our design experts help create window treatments that make a statement. There are just some things the big box stores cannot offer. Our service and care make the difference.

Retire My Room!

August 7th, 2014

Louisiana Custom Closets recently donated a custom closet build to Retire My Room for senior homeowner Vera Sims in the New Orleans 9th Ward! Take a look!

  

  

Congratulations to Vera Sims, and thank you to the people at Retire My Room! Check their webseries out here.

5 Important Reasons for Closet Organization

August 6th, 2014

Most homeowners across Southern Louisiana spend too much time in their closets looking for a favorite shirt or something to wear for work or school.  That’s because closets are often the most common areas of disorganization, filled with items that are not used or even wanted. Yet, there they hang for all to see. According to recent studies, most people wear only 20% of the clothes in their closet. Consumers need to remember that very important percentage when they assess storage areas and closet space. Is it time to get it organized?

Here in our part of Louisiana and nearby Mississippi, we have four seasons during the year that require diverse looks and different types of clothing.  Long pants, shorts, tees, gloves, sweaters, suits and golf shirts are all part of the wardrobe found in our closets. These items can be organized efficiently by Louisiana Custom Closets. Once the closet areas are redesigned and simplified, they become effective, well-organized, and economical.

Consider these five important reasons for getting closets and storage areas organized:

  • Organization saves time: There should be easy and quick access for all items and clothing. Everything must be visible and within reach.
  • Clothes management saves money:  When everything is visible and accessible, it is more easily inventoried for use. Less clothes usually means less money spent by the consumer.
  • The storage areas and closets need more space: A small closet can be a problem and Louisiana Custom Closets can create storage stretching solutions that will add beneficial space.
  • The closets are too large: Big closets tend to be filled with an array of clutter, and a lot of clothing and accessory items that are never worn. Clean up the clutter with our customized strategy and keep only the items that are worn and loved.
  • Everything is simplified when closets are in order: Pants and slacks will be hanging side by side. Dresses will be all together, and all your sweaters will be stacked up by color. This organization will be invaluable for both work and leisure.

If the family is wearing the same shirt several times a week and no one can close your closet door, it is time to give us a call for a free in-home consultation. Our professional design experts can recommend storage solutions to make easier and storage neater. At Louisiana Custom Closets, we have the storing solutions to organize your closet. Don’t be a clutter bug and call us today!

Roller Shades: An Affordable & Elegant Window Treatment for Southern Louisiana & Mississippi

July 30th, 2014

The simplest and most affordable way to protect furniture from the hot Louisiana sun by using roller shades. The hot, Louisiana sun is brutal on exposed wood and every fabric surface. Roller shades created by Louisiana Custom Closets will give home furniture added life while saving money.

Roller shades are absolutely great for managing light, and they are an economical choice for style and function. These energy-saving shades can be light-filtering, room darkening, or natural depending on the style of choice. The light-filtering shades will add some light into any size room while the darkening shades will block out the sun’s harmful UV rays and keep the room cool. These natural shades have a warm and eco-friendly look.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, choosing the right style of roller shades that fit perfectly into your home is very simple.  Roller shades, also called solar shades, come in two unique styles, an even look or the pleated look of a roller Roman shade. Both styles will be custom cut to fit the entire window.

Our professional team offers a wide variety of colors from sheer to opaque, from prints to a modern design. Whatever the choice, these shades look great with or without drapery. They are one of the most affordable window treatments that can add a timeless look to any room.

Call us at Louisiana Custom Closets or stop by one of our offices and let us show you our high quality and reasonably priced roller shades.

Our window treatment services also include:

  • Swatches:  We’ll show you a variety of fabric colors and designs to choose from.
  • In-home consultation:  Our design team will visit your home to measure your window and offer suggestions.
  • View an array of choices:  We’ll bring our specially designed software to show the look of the different options in window treatments and their fabrics.
  • Custom made window treatments:  Your choice of roller shades will be cut to size to fit your window.

Contact us today for window treatment design support and service. Our up-to-date lifestyle products at Louisiana Custom Closets make the world a beautiful place.

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.