4 Laundry Room Solutions from Louisiana Custom Closets

November 17th, 2015

Everyone stores an array of assorted items in the average home laundry room. Sets of keys, batteries, floor cleaners, shoe polishes, bath soaps, and boxes of Kleenex, bed sheets, and holiday items are often found in this central location. Many Louisiana homeowners use their laundry room to store all kinds of miscellaneous items, along with the common laundry supplies like detergent, bleach, and fabric softener.

Our design group at Louisiana Custom Closets serving clients in Southern Louisiana and across Mississippi understands that the laundry room can often be a catch-all room that stores a variety of miscellaneous household items. Our custom closets are great additions to a home, but if one area inside is disorganized; the entire house can seem a mess. In addition to storing all those interrelated household items, our professional team can offer a better storage quality within the laundry room with shelves, slide out hampers, storage and even hangers.

Louisiana Custom Closets offers four very important storage options that can be implemented in the laundry room making it more functional and useful for the entire family:

  • Wire shelving: This is a very economical and highly versatile option for laundry room storage.  We install wire shelving in customized configurations, allowing everyone to get increased functionality from the laundry room area.
  • Custom cabinet and customized shelf systems:  Everything from laundry detergent to cleaners needs to be stored somewhere and with the right configuration, it all can be stacked very nicely as needed. Our custom cabinets and shelves will keep the laundry area looking good no matter what needs to be stored.
  • Hanging storage: Transferring clothing from the washer to the dryer can be a hassle when items need to be separated to hang dry.  It can be an aggravation figuring out where to put these items while getting the dryer started, but installation of hanging storage solves the critical problem.
  • Slide-out hampers: Soiled laundry can get tossed everywhere. The simple installation of laundry room hampers can eliminate the piles of clothes waiting to be washed. Hampers can also be installed directly into bedrooms and closets as well.

If the laundry room is always a mess and household items are stacked everywhere, it is probably time for an upgrade and reorganization before Christmas and New Year’s. Call Louisiana Custom Closets today to schedule an appointment for a laundry room remodel.

4 Popular Window Coverings for the Holidays

November 4th, 2015

Louisiana is a gorgeous place to live and work all year long, but it is especially beautiful at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  There are so many historic homes and landmarks being decorated for the holidays in our region and everyone enjoys these homes as true eye candy this time of year. Despite how beautiful our great historic homes can be, this is the time of year many Louisiana homeowners are doing upgrades as the houses age in their graceful southern style.

Window shades bring instant character to each and every window and they are a simple upgrade that makes a huge impact on the look and feel of the home. With all the attention that Thanksgiving and Christmas get, brand new window dressings are a great holiday gift as well!

Louisiana Custom Closets understands there are a lot of different options for window shades and it can be overwhelming to choose from our wide selection. Many Louisiana homeowners opt for the very popular plantation shutters; but before making any decisions, it is important to understand the difference in these high quality window treatments. It is important to note our different types of window coverings offer a variety of looks, feels, insulation, and functionality within the home, especially as we head to winter.

Louisiana Custom Closet offers a diverse selection of window coverings all year long. Our most popular window coverings for Louisiana homeowners are:

  • Plantation Shutters: Customers love plantation shutter design because of their versatility, price-friendliness, and the added value to the home. Plantation shutters, often used for kitchens, allow great control over the amount of light in any room throughout the day. This really helps regulate the temperature in the home.
  • Roman Shades: Roman shades can be raised or lowered with a pull cord that comes in three materials: woven, wood and fabric. Homeowners often have great freedom in the style of Roman shades they want to install, making this a popular choice throughout Louisiana.
  • Roller Shades: Roller shades, or solar shades, continue to be one of the most popular interior window treatments in Louisiana. They are affordable to most consumers with a number of design options. Many roller shades also come in a motorized option which can be great for windows that are hard to reach.
  • Drapes: The perfect drapes for a home will provide great harmony between deflecting light and adding appeal to the home’s interior and exterior appearances. Drapes help the home reflect the homeowner’s sense of style while also regulating the temperature and the natural lighting within the home!

The holidays are fast approaching. The type of window shade depends on so many important factors. Custom window coverings can improve the look and feel of every home and can be enjoyed by every holiday visitor. Call Louisiana Custom Closets now and get a free quote on installing and setting up new window coverings.

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!

3 Simply Amazing Impacts of Garage Organization

October 22nd, 2015

Louisiana Custom Closets wants to share a couple different scenarios involving the misuse of garage storage space here in Louisiana.  And at the same time, there are usually two common categories of Louisiana homeowners who want and need garage shelving solutions. One type of client is often overwhelmed with work, family activities, and long hours each and every week. The messy garage is always on the “honey do” list, yet there is never enough time to get projects started, let alone finished.

These customers are the neighbors we all know who have to leave their cars in the driveway or on the street. It is always because of the voluminous amount of disorder that includes: camping gear, boxes, tools, bikes, old dressers, cabinets, toys, and sports related items; none of which can be stored outside in the elements or inside the house because of lack of room and storage space. The other client is more straight-forward. The focus is on renewed neatness, organization with enough room for the bikes, and storage for the two cars. Appearance is very important to this homeowner. The garage is much more than a garage; it has to look good at all times.

The commonality between the two individuals is often the frustration that comes from disarray and long-term disorganization. Simple and stylish garage shelving solutions can be very beneficial to both clients for a number of important reasons. Storage space, in most homes here in Louisiana, is often very scarce. Yet, there are a wide variety of garage shelving solutions that can be added to the space to solve a number of problems. It is often not easy for homeowners to visualize space saving garage shelving ideas on their own.

It is good to know that Louisiana Custom Closets creates the total garage organization solution that fits; utilization is simple and straight forward. Homeowners, used to previous years of frustration, quickly see huge impacts in neatness and stress reduction as well. Wall and floor organizational solutions make a big difference. Our professional staff and our talented designers offer a variety of garage shelving solutions to fit all needs.

Here are three ways Louisiana Custom Closets helps create the needed solutions for garage organization systems that impact both first impressions and home improvement:

  • Allows a homeowner to park vehicles in the garage: Louisiana Custom Closets not only installs custom garage cabinets and shelving, we also help create garage organization solutions.
  • Adds inside storage space in rooms and closets: There are many items in bedroom closets that can be stored outside, neatly and effectively, in the garage. These items usually are not sensitive to temperature changes and can be stored in cooler and hotter environments. A few of the articles that can be moved to a garage storage systems are shoes, luggage, and off season clothes, jackets, shoes, and vests.  
  • Declutters dens, family rooms, and utility areas: We can improve the capacity of laundry room and under-the-cabinet organization by placing and storing rags, soaps, detergents, and sponges in the garage. And who doesn’t love couponing?  The right garage storage solutions allow for more storage of all the new found deals the family needs.

There are probably a lot of organizational needs as we head to Halloween and the Holiday Season. We have the vision of how to create garage space and declutter your home. Now is a great time to call Louisiana Custom Closets to get a free, no-obligation quote for custom garage cabinets.

Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!

3 Great Tips to Organize and Store Halloween Decorations

October 7th, 2015

Who doesn’t love fall? It is a wonderful time of the year filled with fun weekends and great holidays such as Halloween. For kids of every age, Halloween is the perfect time of year for outdoor decorations, pumpkin carving, and costumes! After Halloween passes, where do all of the Halloween decorations really end up? Louisiana Custom Closets would love to help Louisiana homeowners with efficiently storing and organizing the home after all the preparation and fun of Halloween.

Most Louisianans have a closet or area within their home that would be a great place to store seasonal items, but without an organizational specialist at Louisiana Custom Closets, they usually let seasonal items clutter their homes.  There are very easy ways to declutter the home and create a seasonal organization system in just a few hours!

From Louisiana Custom Closets, we offer here three simple strategies that can be implemented to organize Halloween storage items in the home long after the bags of candy have been sorted:

  • Discard unwanted or unneeded Halloween decorations: Before putting everything away and storing it for next year, take a look at it and determine if you will need or want this item for the following year. If the answer is no, throw it away or donate it.
  • Designate a holiday storage location in the closet or storage area: Select a spot within the home that is not commonly used or accessed. Take Halloween items along with other seasonal items that clutter the home and organize them based on when they are needed next.
  • Label everything Halloween: Once the right spot has been determined to store seasonal items and you have determined what needs to be stored, label the seasonal items based on what holiday they correspond to as each one passes.

Still having a hard time determining the right spot in your home to store holiday items and proper storage management in general? Need to upgrade and reorganize before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s? Our logistic professionals at Louisiana Custom Closets would love to assist homeowners with the right strategies; simply contact us at the phone numbers below for more information.

3 Easy Ways to Organize and Declutter a Home for the Fall Season

September 23rd, 2015

Summertime is over! Summertime is often a favorite time of the year, but it is also a very busy time when many Louisiana homeowners are enjoying vacations instead of cleaning the home! Louisiana Custom Closets  suggests autumn is the perfect time of year to declutter and organize the home.

When it comes to decluttering a Louisiana home, it is much easier to keep it clean if there is an organizational system in place. Maybe there is already a family game plan and it needs to be implemented; however, there is a good chance that most homeowners don’t have an organization system or plan for their home.

When it comes to setting up an organizational system for your home, Louisiana Custom Closets offers these three ways to improve organization and eliminate clutter:

  • Increase Shelving. If there are books or magazines lying around the home, it is clear that new shelving could improve the clutter problem. However, there are many more items that can be organized using additional custom shelving, such as:  office supplies, craft supplies, school supplies, electronics and much more.
  • Create Additional Storage to the Closets. Everyone knows that closets are a great place to store a variety of items, but could updating the storage system in within a closet allows you to organize the home further? Consider creating a custom storage system to within a closet to allow for more than just clothes storage.
  • Implementing an Organizer in the Garage. The garage is one of the most underutilized organization areas of the home. If there are items that are not temperature sensitive that need to be organized, it might be a great idea to use bins and wall storage within the garage to store additional home items.

These are a few of the ideas that we suggest our customers to consider when they are trying to reorganize their homes. Maybe your home is a little more challenging? Give Louisiana Custom Closets a call today to learn how we can help you create an organization and decluttering system.

4 Cool Weather Energy Saving Tips from Louisiana Custom Closets

September 8th, 2015

It will soon be time to say goodbye to summer. It is coming to an end in just a few days, and Louisiana homeowners must again begin preparing for the cooler and often cold days of late fall and winter. Blog topics on how to prepare for the winter months are meaningful now, and Louisiana Custom Closets has several energy saving tips for homeowners.

A major cost and energy saving tip is to reduce heat loss in your home by using high-quality, “Made in America” window treatments that will keep the heat in and cold out. Louisiana Custom Closets has a variety of window coverings that will allow homeowners to do just that. Exterior or interior plantation shutters, roller shades, roman shades, and thermal drapes all have energy saving capabilities. It is an important decision of function and appeal that improves autumn and winter comfort.

Four reasons why the designs offered by Louisiana Custom Closets improve the quality of life:

  • Keep the drafts out: When it’s cold outside, who wants to sit in a cold room inside? Louisiana Custom Closets offers a variety of effective window coveringsthat will keep any room warm.
  • Improved cost savings: All energy-efficient window treatments offer at least a 10% savings in home heating costs in most cases. Our design team specialist can help decide which window solutions are right for your home.
  • The best in plantation shutters: These shutters usually offer the best way to save in energy efficiency and costs. Plus, they have added weather protection and security.
  • Seasonal energy efficiency:  All of our window treatments offer the value of energy savings in the summer as well as the winter. Once a window treatment is installed by our design team, your home will be energy efficient year round and enjoy reduced energy costs.

Because it can be an overwhelming task to determine the best window treatment for your home, Louisiana Custom Closets professional team will visit the home or condominium with just the right fabric swatches and pictures of different designs and layouts to show the homeowner. Once a decision is made, our installation team will be scheduled to make your home more energy efficient and attractive.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, we believe in making your home functional and comfortable to your lifestyle. Give us a call today before that first winter storm blows in.

4 Reasons to Have Louisiana Custom Closets Create Storage Efficiency

August 19th, 2015

Organized closetStorage space is precious to many Louisiana homeowners, and we seem to never have enough of it. With families, sporting equipment, tools, boxes, bikes, hobby and crafts, and the amount of clothing and attire most of us have, homeowners are usually always looking for more places to store all of their important stuff. Our professionals at Louisiana Custom Closets face this issue every day with clients and we know how to remedy the situation.

Storage space is high on everyone’s list because we tend to live very busy lives. And having efficient storage space and solutions are critical to undoing all the clutter and living with more efficiency. Louisiana Custom Closets has been in the custom storage business for over 10 years and our design team can noticeably improve any closet, area, garage or storage space. Whether it’s a bedroom closet, the kid’s playroom, the garage, or the laundry room, a professionally designed storage area will make life easier and add home value.

When it’s time to assess your storage and closet needs, here are four reasons to consider Louisiana Custom Closets in customizing your storage spaces:

  • Efficiency:  Louisiana Custom Closets focuses on making each closet, room, or storage area more functional for personal lifestyle. With a custom-made design, more items will be stored and easily accessible.
  • Personalization:  Our experienced and professional design team strives to accommodate your lifestyle with design layouts and other options that fit your needs. If you have always wanted a shoe closet or a special toy storage area, we can create them for you.
  • Elegance: There’s no question that a customized closet or storage space is very unique and attractive.  By using most current designs, high-quality woods, fabrics, and shelving, we make the most of every space.
  • Local Sources:  At Louisiana Custom Closets, we believe in community relationships and we use locally made materials. Many of our products are handcrafted cabinetry and shelving; far superior to prefabricated items bought at the big chain stores.

In reality, what better way is there to improve functionality of a home or office than by increasing storage space? Consider calling Louisiana Custom Closets to make increased custom closets and storage space a top priority and enjoy an easier and more organized way of living.

4 Ways Curtains Can Dress Up Laundry Spaces

August 5th, 2015

On any given day in Louisiana, the busiest place in the house can often be where the washer and dryer are humming away. The laundry space is one of the most important rooms in the house. It is where clothes are ironed, hung in place to dry, and placed on a rack for later use. Ironing and folding are additional chores done in the confines of the laundry area; we tend to spend a lot of time there. And it is a space with a lot of potential.

In many cases, these spaces have windows that let the sunshine in, and it is important to note that the presence of colorful curtains can often be a nice accent for these areas, giving the room a little personality as well as the necessary functionality. The style can be just about anything the homeowner wants; sophisticated, whimsical, or cheery, adding a special pop of color to an ordinary space.  At Louisiana Custom Closets, we offer a great selection of styles, fabrics, and colors to choose from for any utility area.

Although the laundry room is usually not on the home tour for visitors and house guests, curtain style and color can often make a wonderful difference when laundry chores need to be done. Studies have shown that bright cheery colors tend to make people happy, while softer colors can be relaxing as well. With this in mind, our design team will work to create a style and choice of color that suits your lifestyle.

Louisiana Custom Closets offers four simple ideas to brighten any laundry room:

  • Touch of color:  By adding a splash of color to the laundry space, it immediately becomes the focal point of the room and catches the eye. Bright yellow or turquoise might add a bounce in your step or make a smile a regular part of laundry duty.
  • Whimsical touches:  Make laundry chores more bearable by adding a touch of whimsy. Add a striped curtain or a whimsical pattern.
  • Sophistication:  If the laundry room is near the kitchen, continue that décor into the laundry room. Add curtains that blend with the kitchen; just in case a guest might take a peek!
  • Privacy or sun shaded curtainsLouisiana Custom Closets has a variety of blackout curtains to ensure privacy and block out the UV rays. These curtains can keep the laundry room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

With the professional assistance of Louisiana Custom Closets, laundry rooms don’t have to be dull and boring anymore. One of our design specialists will gladly visit your home and offer decorative solutions based on needs and wants. Give Louisiana Custom Closets a call today to get started! We’d love to help make laundry fun again.

3 Ways Louisiana Custom Closets Increase Home Value

July 22nd, 2015

Are overstuffed, disorganized closets an issue in your home? Could summer finally be the time for a design and space upgrade? Cluttered closets are often a big problem in Louisiana. Additionally, if a homeowner is considering selling a home or townhouse, storage disorganization will tell prospective home buyers that there is not enough closet space.  Louisiana Custom Closets will solve this common problem by designing an efficient, custom organization system for every living space.

In today’s new construction, modern closets tend to be designed with space in mind for a number of reasons. Plus, having a beautiful walk-in closet in the master bedroom is both a necessity and a convenience. The old, one rod bedroom closet is out, and a professional closet makeover is in, improving the value of any home with shelving units, wire baskets, built-in shoe racks, and built-in cabinets. Each is efficient, attractive, and will increase home value and storage capability.

Reorganizing with Louisiana Custom Closets will increase the value of the home with the investment of custom closets in three ways:

  • Increase importance to potential home buyers: Potential buyers look for adequate storage and closet space and when they see a home with a professional organizing system that home tends to stand out in their minds. In today’s market, custom closets are important for this reason.
  • Improve storage within older Louisiana homes: Many older homes have smaller closets and not enough closet space for prospective buyers. Homes that have proper closet space are more desirable to a potential buyer. Today, some real estate agents will suggest investing in custom closets before placing the home on the market.
  • Simplify and organize for both style and elegance: Many people never plan to move or sell their home. Louisiana homeowners can still reap the benefits of custom closets and the organization it brings to their home and life. The added home value will always be there as well as peace of mind.

Louisiana Custom Closets can remodel and organize any closet to streamline organization and help increase home value before selling a home. Call Louisiana Custom Closet’s office now to make an appointment with our professional designers for a free in-home consultation.

2 Louisiana Plantation Shutters That Offer Timeless Style

July 8th, 2015

Louisiana homeowners know that interior shutters add beauty and functionality to every home, and they are the main reasons many Louisianans have plantation shutters. Adding these shutters as the finishing touches to any and every room with sun exposure can complete the vision of true southern style.

Why are interior plantation shutters so popular for Louisiana Custom Closets’ customers? For one reason, they are less expensive than custom draperies, and as we all know, every dollar counts in this economy. Secondly, plantation shutters can increase the value or sale of a home because they are considered fixtures that can make or break a home purchase. Most importantly, they are simple, sophisticated and smart.

Louisiana Custom Closets offers the styles that give rooms the look the homeowner wants based on the owner’s needs and wants. Plantation shutters can be custom designed and built to fit any size or shape window, and they are designed with long-term performance and timeless beauty in mind. They’re good insulation for Louisiana windows as well and help to keep energy bills lower in both the summer and winter months. Plus, they can be motorized for a child-friendly cordless window covering or for anyone who has a disability.

Louisiana Custom Closets offers two popular styles of interior plantation shutters:

  • The timeless bi-fold plantation shutters. This simple style is easily folded back against the wall exposing the light and the view. If it’s too cold or too sunny, just close the shutters to keep unwanted heat or cold out.
  • The very versatile double hung shutters. These shutters offer many options for homeowners by using divider rails; the top panels can fold back against the wall leaving the bottom panels closed for privacy or vice-versa. The shutters can also open to expose the entire window. It’s a pretty cool function that blinds and drapes simply do not offer in their respective designs.

Are plantation shutters the next home upgrade for your home, condo, or townhouse? Call our professional design team, and we’ll be glad to come out for a free in-home consultation. At Louisiana Custom Closets, we are in the business of making homes more comfortable and functional. Call us today and schedule your free visit.