The Versatility of Valances in Louisiana Homes

January 21st, 2015

Valance in bedroomSouthern winters are usually mild and it is a good time of year to let the sun shine in and warm up our homes, businesses, and apartments. One of the easiest ways to let the sun shine in is to use top window treatments with no drapes.

At Louisiana Custom Closets, we offer many custom designed valances to warm up our Louisiana homes.

Valances are a quick and strikingly beautiful way to freshen up any room without making too many changes. They’re simple, decorative, and functional. These window toppers soften the room while letting a volume of light which is perfect for our mild winters. They can be mounted on rods, poles, or boards with or without drapery panels.

Louisiana Custom Closets offers a wide selection of valances styled for our climate. Choose from a scalloped edged style to a waterfall styled valance. We have numerous colors to pick from that will match any Louisiana décor while adding true functionality. Big prints, small prints, and subtle prints are also available. Our custom designed window accents are made of high-quality fabrics that will last a lifetime, while enhancing the overall look of a room.

Valances are versatile window treatments which soften atmosphere, add color, or add a degree of calm to any room in the home. Kitchens are the most popular room to add a window topper without any curtains. But, a bright playroom for the kids can be created by using a valance with or without sheer panels or drapes. Living rooms are another popular choice as the midday winter sun warms the room by using a decorative window topper with sheer or light panels. They are great window accents for any window that needs to be exposed to light.

If you are thinking of a simple way to decorate your windows and enhance your living space, call Louisiana Custom Closets today to schedule a visit from one of our designers and receive a free quote. Our designers will help determine the best interior window treatment for your room along with fabric choices that will add color and warmth.

It is the time of year to let in the light!

3 Key Benefits of a Wood Closet Organizer from Louisiana Custom Closets

January 7th, 2015

Now that the holidays are over and the New Year has begun in earnest across Louisiana, it’s time to think about where and how to store all those new clothes found under the Christmas tree. Adding wood closet organizers is a great way to find a dedicated spot for your new items. Louisiana Custom Closets has a variety of storage solutions to add space to your existing closet that greatly helps with organization.

Let’s face it; we all have more clothing items than we actually need and closet space often gets cluttered. A good way to solve this space issue is by adding wood drawers and cabinets to increase closet space. Wood storage solutions come in various shapes, sizes, styles, and colors, and Louisiana Custom Closets has the most popular brands and the best selection. It is your choice to add something classy, traditional, or whimsical to create a personal desired style.

Louisiana Custom Closets offers three key benefits, with the addition of a wood closet organizer, to home storage needs:

  • Most closets have a hanging rod with a shelf above it for your clothing. But not all clothes need to be hung. By adding a wooden cabinet with drawers, your closet space will increase for your non-hanging items.
  • Time will never be wasted finding a needed item. All non-hanging clothing can be stored inside a designated drawer in the wood cabinet. Sweaters, jeans, t-shirts, even undergarments are all items that need drawer space rather than hanging space. Eliminate sweaters stacked on top of shelves or jeans piled on the floor.
  • Wood closet organization enhances the look of any closet. With clean lines and a built-in appearance, the look of closet storage within any home becomes attractive and upgraded.

To see how our wood storage solutions look in your closet spaces, contact Louisiana Custom Closets at the number listed below to set up a free consultation. Our professional designers are experienced in making Southern Louisiana and Mississippi storage areas look good while increasing room space. By simply adding smart storage, every piece of clothing and related items have a place to call home.

Make a good New Year’s Resolution and neaten up every closet in the house, from master bedroom to pantry in January!

Three Reasons to Add Thermal Drapes to the Holiday Guest List

December 17th, 2014

As homeowners know, the Southern Louisiana and Mississippi nights can be a little chilly during the holiday season. That’s why it’s important to consider thermal drapes on room windows to make the home more cozy and efficient. At Louisiana Custom Closets, we offer beautifully lined and thermal drapes that keep residences warm and your rooms stylish at the same time.

As family and friends gather around the fireplace this Christmas Season, they will be warmed not only by the fireplace, but also by a cozy room with no chilly drafts. Insulated drapes are effective in keeping the cold out and the warm, toasty heat in. Family and guests will notice how comfortable your home is and they may not ever want to leave!

What’s more, investing in thermal insulated drapes from Louisiana Custom Closets has three important advantages:

  • Energy efficient drapes will save money: Keeping the house or condo warm during the winter season. Drafty windows will be a past memory with this wise investment. Studies have shown that home heating costs are reduced up to 25% with insulated window coverings. It is an asset that pays for itself in just a few short years.
  • Thermal lined drapes are current and popular: Available in a wide variety of colors, prints, and fabrics make these additions to any room aesthetic and pleasing. Choose the design that best adds elegance and warmth to the room of choice.
  • Professional designers and excellent customer care is the great reason to buy this holiday time of year: We offer plenty of reasons to contact Louisiana Custom Closets for your new thermal curtains. Our professional and experienced team of designers specializes in quality window treatments that make lifestyles more personal and comfortable. Our design team offers many styles and colors to choose from for your home and service is our top priority.

Now that the winter season is upon us, it is time to consider an attractive solution to keep your living space both warm and cozy. Energy-saving window treatments make any home more comfortable for everyone, including Christmas visitors and it is an affordable strategy to heating and cooling efficiency.

Give us a call today!

Our family at Louisiana Custom Closets wishes you and your family all the blessings of a Joyous and Merry Christmas!

4 Benefits of Adding a Custom Closet to Your Holiday Wish List

December 3rd, 2014

The biggest holiday of the year in Louisiana is Christmas Day and it is rapidly approaching. Did you get your Christmas Tree yet? Santa is heading for the chimneys in about three weeks! On Christmas morning under the tree, one of the most popular gift items found are fancy undergarments. If the master bedroom’s closet space is full of this type of apparel, Louisiana Custom Closets offers top-quality storage solutions that will keep these delicates in order and in place.

This holiday season consider adding a custom lingerie closet to your bedroom’s wish list. In our usually temperate climate of southern Louisiana and Mississippi, all of us enjoy soft, quality clothing to keep us cool. Soft and thin fabrics such as silk, satin, nylon, and high-quality cottons are always preferred. However, just throwing these fabrics into a drawer may cause catches, pills and pulls that are damaging. Instead, ask for a beautiful lingerie closet system where all these items will be found quickly and they’ll have their own rightful place in the closet.

Louisiana Custom Closets shares the following four benefits for closets intended for delicates and storage:

  • Using our elegantly styled custom closets, dresser space will be freed up.  All your small items such as hose, undergarments, and socks can be stored in a beautiful chest with lingerie drawer organizers.
  • All your intimate items will be kept in one place in the lingerie closet. No more hunting through drawers to find a particular pair of socks or panty. Every item will have its place.
  • Lingerie closets are designed specifically for undergarments. The chest drawers are small and not as deep so that everything is in a single layer. That makes it easier to find things. Put all of your whites in one drawer and all your colors in another drawer.
  • We have numerous designs and colors to choose from at Louisiana Custom Closets and any one of them will enhance your closet space.

So, this year, ask for a gift from Santa that’s really special. Having your own custom closet for all of your personal clothing will be rewarding for years to come. Louisiana Custom Closets is committed to making your lifestyle more comfortable and enjoyable. Give one of our offices in New Orleans, Covington, or Baton Rouge a call today to schedule a free in-home consultation for your new closet.

We wish you the best holiday season and one filled with the joy and peace of family and friends.

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.