7 Things You’ll Love About a Custom Closet System

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Is your bedroom closet a war zone?

Dealing with that constant closet mess gets exhausting. Stop wasting time searching for clothes in all of that clutter. It’s time for a closet makeover.

Should you save a few bucks and settle for the more limited range of choices that comes with buying DIY “off the shelf” closet systems at a local store or online?

Or is the closet space you want worthy of a little more care and special attention to justify investing in a custom closet system?

When you consider what a vital role a bedroom closet plays in your life every single day, the answer should be quite clear.

Keep reading to find out why you’ll love what a custom closet system provides for your home.

1. An organized custom closet is a beautiful thing

Bedroom closets that are well-designed (and therefore very organized) will save you a lot of time and headaches. That’s reason enough to give serious consideration to a custom closet system.

By creating a home for each item of clothing and accessory you own, a closet organization system does the following things:

  • makes everything much easier to find
  • significantly simplifies the process of putting things away
  • becomes an organized space you feel comfortable in
  • maximizes closet storage space
  • can be tailored to look and function just the way you need

2. A custom closet system is built to last

The materials and craftsmanship with an assemble-it-yourself store-bought closet system simply won’t match up to the quality you’ll get from a professionally designed custom closet system.

Most of us have bought flimsy prefabricated storage products that just aren’t durable and lack any style or character.

Consider the money and time you’ll spend on shopping for a cheap closet storage system, installing it yourself, and then replacing it sooner than you’d like. Why not do it right the first time and just invest in something nicer and longer lasting?

That better quality is one of the things you’re paying a little more for. And quite reasonably, you should expect that higher quality to translate into a longer life and fewer problems.

Also, keep in mind that a high-quality custom closet system is a smart investment you’ll benefit from for many years and then get to enjoy the back-end benefit it has when selling your home.

Homebuyers covet ample home storage space, especially efficient closet storage space. And if your closet system looks that much nicer, buyers will take notice.

3. A custom closet system expresses who you are

A DIY closet system is designed to appeal to the highest number of consumers possible. Unfortunately, that “mass appeal” product strategy severely restricts the ability to customize or adapt to a customer’s specific taste, or perhaps even the unique dimensions of someone’s closet space.

A custom closet system on the other hand (especially one in a dressing room or large walk-in closet), is a wonderful way to express your personality and can be adapted to your needs.

From exhibiting your taste in décor to your taste in clothes by showcasing your wardrobe collection, a closet that’s carefully customized to your requirements will become a space you look forward to entering, instead of dreading.

When a custom closet designer is putting a closet’s design together, it’s a collaborative process with the client.

How the closet is laid out, what types of accessories are incorporated into the design, and which types of finishes and hardware are used will all give the custom closet its identity.

And when the project is completed, that identity should accurately reflect just who you are.

4. Get a better product warranty

Another reason you’ll love a custom closet system is the better warranty they typically provide.

DIY closet organizer kits usually have a one or two-year limited warranty. And if you mess up any aspect of the installation, that’s on you because you’re the installer.

Having to replace parts that are covered under warranty for a closet organizer purchased in a store or online can take time and be a headache. There’s also no guarantee parts will be available for one of their discontinued products years from now.

Companies that specialize in custom closets, however, tend to be more accommodating and convenient if follow-up service is needed. They also usually provide longer warranties.

Organized Interiors, for example, carries a 10-year warranty on our products, which guarantees them to be free from defects in workmanship or materials.

A longer warranty and the assurance of reliable customer service, if needed, can provide a comforting peace of mind when deciding on which closet organization system to buy.

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5. Custom closets come with custom closet expertise

Most likely, you have no idea what goes into properly designing a custom closet system.

That sales associate working in the home organization department at your local big box store where the closet organization systems are sold? Let’s face it, they’ll probably only have a limited amount of knowledge on the topic of closet design.

Sure, you can do some online research, but there’s simply no substitute for genuine expertise when it comes to having a well-rounded knowledge of a trade.

Like any design trade, there’s a significant amount of expertise required in order to produce an effective custom closet design.

A talented, experienced closet designer will know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to putting together a great closet organization system.

They’ll have helpful suggestions and know-how related to important features like:

6. A tidy bedroom closet = a tidy bedroom

Restoring order to not just your bedroom closet, but any closet in your home has a positive “knock-on effect”.

Just as an overstuffed front entryway closet will eventually lead to your front hallway becoming messier, the same holds true for your bedroom closet and bedroom (probably even more so).

Your bedroom closet clutter will start to become clutter that’s finding its way into your main bedroom space. Shirts and pants will start getting draped over chairs or hung in places they shouldn’t be kept.

Maybe you resort to buying a hanging rack that’s stuck in a bedroom corner in order to handle what your closet is no longer capable of storing. That’s never a good look.

Keeping your bedroom tidy by making sure your closet is functioning the way it should is important. Having too much bedroom clutter can contribute to poor sleep habits and added stress (on top of the stress of dealing with just a messy closet).

That’s because keeping the area where you’re spending at least a third of your day in a disorganized state taxes your brain and makes it harder for you to relax.

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7. Save time and feel less stressed

It’s frustrating when it takes much longer than it should require to find something in a messy closet.

Repeat that experience daily (and often more than once per day) and the degree to which a cluttered closet becomes a huge time suck can get downright depressing.

Frequently, you’re racing against the clock to find something or make a wardrobe decision, which only adds to your heightened stress.

There’s also time wasted because you have to sometimes re-iron clothing that’s gotten wrinkled in an overstuffed closet.

A well-designed closet that’s easier to maintain eliminates all of these issues. You can streamline your daily routine and end up saving many hours of wasted time each year.

With so many stressful things to deal with in our busy lives, you can lighten your stress load a little simply by keeping your closet tidier.

Get a custom closet system you’ll love

Organized Interiors’ clients who have had us design a custom closet system for their home absolutely love what we can do with any closet space.

To find out what kind of creative wizardry our design experts can accomplish with your closet space, take just a few seconds to book a free in-home consultation with us.

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The 10 Most Important Closet Storage Tips You’ll Ever Need

Keeping a closet space neat and tidy is an ongoing and daily process.

It can only take a few days for closets to go from functional to dysfunctional, either because we lack the time, are too tired, or are simply feeling too little lazy to put things away properly.

With the help of a few closet storage tips, you should find your closets require a lot less effort to maintain and keep clutter-free.

10 essential closet storage tips

These 10 important closet storage tips include a few organization ideas that might seem like no-brainers, such as reducing the amount of clothes you own.

But sometimes the most obvious solution to a problem is the one we fail to identify until it becomes glaringly obvious.

Go through our list of closet storage tips for a helpful reminder on some simple, fundamental strategies to restore order to your closets.

Hopefully you’ll also discover a useful closet storage and organization idea or two here that might not have occurred to you before.

1. Re-evaluate the size of your wardrobe

Re-evaluating how many items really need to be stored in your closets and taking meaningful action to reduce your wardrobe to a manageable size is one of our more common-sense closet storage tips.

It’s something that many of us fail to do, however. Consider the following statistics:

  • 61% of women who have a hard time finding anything in their closet end up buying new clothes. (OnePoll survey)
  • 80% of your clothes are only worn about 20% of the time. (NAPO study)
  • A study of over 2,000 U.S. women revealed that their closets had an average of $550 worth of unworn clothing. (10 Yetis survey)

Having a clothing collection comprised of numerous things you never wear only slows down your decision-making process when picking out an outfit.

A good wardrobe purge every now and then to get rid of things that don’t fit, are damaged, or are out of style will make your closets easier to manage and save you time.

2. Prioritize your storage needs

Prioritizing your closet storage needs doesn’t just mean removing clothing items you never wear. It also means not using your closet space for storing things you wear on a seasonal basis and don’t currently need.

Of course, if you’re fortunate enough to have a dressing room/large walk-in closet, you’ll have all the closet storage space you need.

Otherwise, you’ll probably need to be a little more selective with where your seasonal items are stored. This especially holds true when the weather warms up. That bulky fall and winter clothing that won’t get worn for months can fill up your drawer and closet space quickly.

Designate another space in your home, such as the basement or a spare closet, as your family’s out-of-season clothing storage area. Other closet space-hogging items like luggage should also be stored there year-round.

Make sure to wash (and dry clean if necessary) your out-of-season clothing before storing everything away in clothing storage bags or storage bins.

3. Use a closet organizer

With the challenge of minimizing your closet clutter being a never-ending process, why not use the best solution available?

Get a high quality closet organizer to do most of the hard work.

A closet organizer system is designed to maximize your closet’s available storage space. By incorporating features such as drawers, strategically located shelving, and other clever design elements, an optimal level of functionality within a closet can be achieved.

If your budget allows, go with a custom closet design instead of a one-size-fits-all closet organizer system from a big box retailer. You’ll get better quality and a lot more customization options that will prove to be worth the extra expense.

If your closet space is shared, a closet organization system is particularly valuable. Having designated “his and her” closet zones ensures order is maintained within a shared storage space (and that’s order not just with closet clutter, but with squabbles that can result because of clutter).

4. Add closet drawers

Adding drawers to your closet makes perfect sense.

Drawers that are included in a closet’s custom cabinetry helps to keep all of your apparel in one main area. That can free up space in your bedroom by allowing you to get rid of a dresser.

A smaller system of drawers within a closet can also potentially give you as much (or even more) storage space as a typical dresser.

You just need to have the right kind of space-saving design, such as outfitting your drawers with dividers that allow you to keep smaller items like socks, underwear, stockings, and scarves well-organized.

Vertically folding your socks, t-shirts, jeans, and a few other types of clothing will also make maximize your drawer storage space.

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Closet drawers with dividers keep socks and underwear and well-organized.

5. Add more hanging rods

Continuing our theme of closet storage tips that enable you to maximize your storage space, add a few extra smartly positioned hanging rods in your closets.

If your closet space allows for it, having extra hanging rods gives you a few more options with how your hanging space is used.

It becomes easier to group like items of clothing together or keep your hung items colour-coordinated. Lower hanging rods can be added, or even one that’s attached in a perpendicular configuration on the side wall of your closet.

Extra hanging closet space could also come in the form of a pullout pant rack.

6. Use your closet floor space wisely

Closets tend to become catch-all spaces for those odds and ends you’re not sure what to do with. And closet floors seem to be where many of these things without a home end up.

Try to make better use of your closet floor space, because it’s much more useful than as a dumping ground for those “out of sight, out of mind” items. Shoe storage is the most logical choice.

If you’re using a wall-mounted closet organization system (such as our SmartLine system) that leaves open floor space, add some single-tier shoe racks.

Or you could make sure your custom closet design utilizes your floor space with open shelving shoe storage or a multi-tier pullout shoe rack.

7. Accessorize your closet

You should be well on your way to transforming how your closet functions if you’ve used just a few of these closet storage tips.

Be sure to also include closet accessorizing in your closet makeover process.

Those little extras you can add to your closet with some helpful closet accessories will streamline your daily dressing routine even further.

We’ve already mentioned closet drawers, extra hanging rods, and shoe racks. Here are some more practical closet accessory ideas:

  • laundry hampers
  • retractable valet rods
  • belt hooks
  • sliding belt racks
  • decorative hooks
  • tie hooks

8. Add extra closet shelves

Having some extra closet shelves is never a bad idea if your closet space can accommodate it.

Some open shelving is great for items like sweaters, which can save them from getting stretched when they’re hung up. Jeans can also be folded and stored on your shelving to save drawer and hanging space for other things.

To stay organized, shelf dividers can be used. Stylish baskets are also useful for keeping loose items contained.

Consider adding an extra shelf in your closet’s upper area if possible, as that is space is commonly underutilized in closets. Keep a good step stool tucked away to ensure you can safely store and retrieve things from your closet’s upper reaches.

Perfumes, colognes, framed photos, or other trinkets you want to display can also occupy your shelves to personalize your closet space a little more.

9. Use better closet lighting

A tidy closet is a wonderful thing, but it isn’t as functional as it could be unless it has good lighting. Deeper closets and closets with a smaller doorway may not allow as much light in from your main bedroom lights as you need.

Illuminate the entire space so you’ll be able to find things not just because all your things are well-organized, but because you can actually see everything!

Make sure your closet is equipped with something more than just an outdated incandescent light bulb with a pull chain. A new energy efficient LED light fixture or perhaps some recessed overhead lighting will work nicely.

If some areas of your closet are still a little too dimly lit for your liking, add some extra light sources, such as a few LED puck lights.

You’ll have the option of using battery-powered or hardwired LED task lighting. Try and use the latter, as you’ll get better quality lighting and won’t have to worry about replacing batteries.

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Use good closet lighting to make your organized closet even easier to function in.

10. Don’t overburden your closet doors

Using the back of your closet doors for extra storage might appear to be one of those no-brainer closet storage tips, but there are drawbacks to doing so.

In theory, those over-the-door hanging shoe organizers seem like a practical storage option. In practice, however, they make your closet doors heavier and more cumbersome to open.

They also aren’t much to look at. After all, mesh (which most organizers are made with) rarely looks very stylish.

Some of these organizers also do a poor job of actually keeping your shoes securely in place. That can damage your shoes and become a nuisance when you’re frequently having to put them back in their proper home.

Additionally, don’t install too many hooks on the back of your closet doors for the same reasons as mentioned above.

Closet storage tips to simplify your daily routine

Follow these closet storage tips and you’ll find that your daily dressing routine will become a lot easier and more efficient.

Remember not to go overboard by adding too many new features to your closets. You still need space in your closets for air to circulate, which helps keep your clothes fresh.

That’s why hiring a closet design expert like Organized Interiors can be so beneficial. Our design consultants will know exactly what your closet needs in order to serve you best.

To get your home’s closet spaces working harder for you, schedule a free in-home design consultation with Organized Interiors today.

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9 Walk-In Closet Design Ideas: All the Basics You Need to Know

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Once considered a feature typically only found in large luxury homes, the walk-in closet is now considered essential for anyone looking for a new home.

The 2018 Canadian Home Builders’ Association study of homebuyer preferences revealed that walk-in closets topped the list of the most wanted home features.

Even if you’re not looking for a new home, converting a spare room into a large walk-in closet (also known as a dressing room) has become a popular home improvement upgrade in recent years for a few reasons.

A professional utilizing smart walk-in closet design ideas can create a special space that is highly functional, practical, and luxurious.

Who wouldn’t want all of that out of a spare room in your home that’s just sitting there, waiting to be used more purposefully?

9 essential walk-in closet design ideas

Designing a large walk-in closet that does more than just give you a lot more more space to store your clothes requires some creative thinking.

Your comfort level within your new space is equally important, so what walk-in closet design ideas will help you achieve the best results?

Get familiar with the basics and learn which walk-in closet design ideas should be considered essential when putting together your home improvement project.

1. Smart closet storage

One of the most important walk-in closet design ideas you’ll want to get right is the closet’s storage layout.

Just because you have more storage space at your disposal doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be maximizing every bit of space available in the closet.

Using your vertical storage space to the peak of its capabilities can help to accomplish this. Incorporate extra hanging rods, closet hanging accessories, floor-to-ceiling shelving, and shoe racks into the closet design.

Using a high quality custom closet organizer is also highly recommended. They’ll maximize your closet’s storage space best by creating a home for everything you wear and will effectively complement your home’s décor.

2. A luxurious look

A dream closet is only worthy of that name if it has a luxurious, elegant look.

Bespoke closet cabinetry with rich finishes and refined accents, like our Monogram cabinetry, help create that desired high-end look.

Adorn your walk-closet with additional stylistic touches, such as tasteful lighting, cornice moulding, fluted columns, frosted glass cupboard doors, and attractive decorative cabinetry hardware.

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Floor-to-ceiling fitted cabinetry with rich finishes create a luxurious walk-in closet space.

Take a look at our “Her Closet” photo gallery for more walk-in closet design ideas.

3. Good lighting and the right colours

A walk-in closet doesn’t just provide ample storage space and luxurious surroundings for your dressing area. It also lets you showcase your entire wardrobe and all of your clothing accessories.

To make your wardrobe really stand out, using the right colours and lighting in your closet is crucial.

Your closet colours can range from the earthy, darker look that comes with choosing more natural-looking cabinet finishes to the brighter, crisper look that’s conveyed by using lighter colours for your cabinetry finishes, wall, and ceiling.

For lighting, a chandelier adds an extra measure of extravagance to the closet space. It can be supplemented with overhead recessed lighting, task lighting, and strategically placed LED lighting integrated into the cabinetry design to show off your wardrobe and add extra ambiance.

4. Practical closet accessories

It’s the little details that can elevate a closet’s design from merely good to something truly great, which is where closet accessories come in.

Take advantage of the wide variety of practical closet accessories that are available to help you streamline your daily routine of getting ready for work and special occasions. Here are a few recommendations:

  • retractable valet rods
  • laundry hampers
  • a pullout pant rack
  • sliding belt racks
  • belt hooks

5. A closet island

When it comes to walk-in closet design ideas that have your convenience in mind, a closet island is a must-have feature.

A centre storage island in your large walk-in closet provides a handy spot for placing items down temporarily and folding clothing.

This multi-purpose closet feature also provides valuable extra storage space. A closet island can include drawers to keep things hidden and maintain a tidy look, open shelving for easier access, or a combination of the two.

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A closet island provides extra closet functionality with additional storage space and a countertop for folding clothes or placing items.

6. Space for your valuables

When having your closet designed, create space to keep your valuables safe and secure.

Your bespoke cabinetry can include a document drawer that’s discreetly hidden for holding vital documents, like a will or insurance policy. Adding a drawer safe to safeguard valuables is another option.

Felt-lined jewellery drawers an also be incorporated into your closet cabinetry to keep jewellery organized and safely stored.

7. Comfortable seating

You’ll spend a good deal of time in your dressing room sitting down, so comfortable seating is another priority when it comes to the walk-in closet design ideas you’re considering.

A comfortable chair, ottoman, or stylish bench with hidden storage provide the perfect, relaxing spot for getting dressed and undressed and putting on makeup.

8. A makeup table

With so many beauty products available to buy, it can be tricky keeping them all organized when your collection keeps growing.

Set up a makeup table or vanity in your walk-in closet to keep all of your beauty products tidy, easy to find, and in the same space where you’ll be getting dressed.

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A makeup table keeps you organized and streamlines your daily preparation routine.

9. The perfect finishing touches

The last of our walk-in closet design ideas is to choose the perfect finishing touches to complete your closet and dressing room space.

This can include adding a stylish rug and a charging station or easily accessible outlets for all of your electronic devices. A full-length mirror is another smart addition, to both evaluate your appearance and make your closet space look a little larger.

Adding artwork, inspirational quotes, photos, and perhaps a small TV or sound system will help to personalize your walk-in closet space even more and boost your comfort level.

Talk to the walk-in closet design experts

A walk-in closet adds value to your home, reduces bedroom clutter, and allows you to pamper yourself within a luxurious, private dressing room space.

If you’d like to free yourself from the limitations of a small closet and preparation space, book a free in-home design consultation with us to determine which walk-in closet design ideas can best serve your needs.

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7 Amazing Gift Ideas for Dads to Suit Any Budget

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Coming up with a unique gift idea for Father’s Day requires a little imagination. And leaving dad’s gift shopping until the last minute rarely results in a gift that’s memorable.

Allow yourself enough time to really consider dad’s interests and passions when making a decision. Your gift will be much more likely to leave a lasting impression.

Another way to go is to consider gift ideas for dads that can help simplify their life.

Is dad always disorganized? Maybe the best gift you could give him is a way to stay organized better. It could be just the helping hand a messy dad needs.

7 unique gift ideas for dads

For budgets both big and small, here’s a list of seven special gift ideas for dads that are sure to be a hit at any time of the year.

1. A day driving an exotic or classic car

Has dad always dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430, Porsche 911 Turbo, or Lamborghini Countach? Perhaps his dream car tastes lean more towards the classics, such as a vintage Mustang or a 1963 Corvette Stingray.

If these exotic and classic cars are a little out of dad’s price range or he just hasn’t wanted to commit to the ongoing care these amazing vehicles require, get him the next best thing.

Treat dad to a day (or two) behind the wheel of one of these majestic rides. Many companies rent out exotic and classic cars at reasonable rates.

Another option is to give dad the gift of a day at a racing school. With the assistance of an instructor, dad can scratch that itch for high speed driving without needing to worry about getting a speeding ticket.

2. A closet makeover

Does dad waste time every day trying to find things in his messy closet? Has it been a long time since his closet has had any attention paid to its interior layout?

It sounds like dad could benefit from a closet makeover.

A closet that’s always disorganized either has too many clothes in it, storage space not being maximized, or a combination of both.

The design consultants at Organized Interiors can come up with a creative closet design tailored exactly to how dad needs to use it. Every inch of a closet can be put to better use by utilizing its vertical space better.

Incorporating some of the following closet accessories will also enhance its usability for dad:

  • pullout shoe racks
  • pullout tie racks
  • retractable valet rods
  • pullout pant racks
  • pullout belt racks

A custom closet makeover will completely reinvent his closet space to help him get a lot more functionality out of it.

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A closet makeover for dad makes it much easier for him to stay organized.

View this inspirational “His Closet” gallery to see how a closet space can be designed to help any dad stay more organized.

3. A different premium wine every month

When it comes to gift ideas for dads who love their wine, get the gift that keeps on giving every month. Sign up dad for a membership to one of the many wine of the month clubs you can find online.

But we’re not talking cheap wines in the $10 per bottle range. Look for a club that offers premium reds and whites that will really be a treat for dad. The wines chosen for these clubs are carefully selected and typically award-winning.

A gift of premium wines delivered right to your door 12 times a year always gives dad a little something extra to look forward to. He’ll also get introduced to many fine wines he otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to try.

4. New headphones

Does your father or husband love music? If so, a high quality pair of headphones is a must.

Nowadays, a lot of us listen to our music on speakers that don’t provide as immersive a listening experience as a good pair of headphones will. And heaven forbid that dad is regularly listening to his tunes through his smartphone’s tinny-sounding speaker.

The headphone market offers more choices and as good a quality of products as there’s ever been. Bose, Sennheiser, Skullcandy, Beats, and many other high quality brands provide some great options.

Wireless headphones are all the rage and will cost a little more. If dad isn’t planning on using his headphones while exercising or working in the yard, go with wired headphones (dad will also have one less thing to charge).

For just $100 or less, you can pick up a pair of wired AKG K240 professional studio quality headphones that dad will love. These headphones have been around for decades for a reason. If they’re good enough for Bruce Springsteen (who’s used them when recording albums), they’re good enough for dear ol’ dad!

5. A virtual personal assistant

gift ideas for dads, Amazon EchoTechnology plays more of a role in our lives than ever before. One of the primary functions of technology is to make our lives easier and a virtual personal assistant does just that.

These handy devices are known by other names, such as smart speakers and voice assistants. The most popular choices available are the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, Google Home, and the Sonos One.

Dad can use these devices to get the weather or traffic report, sports scores, important reminders, listen to podcasts, help him with a recipe, order a pizza, or about a million other things.

The gift of a virtual personal assistant makes this one of the more convenience-minded gift ideas for dads you can choose.

6. A stylish watch

A fine timepiece never goes out of style. A stylish watch makes a great gift idea for dad, especially if he really appreciates the craftsmanship that goes into a higher quality timepiece.

You can’t go wrong with luxury brands like Rolex, Victorinox, Hamilton, Oris, or Eterna. For smaller scale budgets, MVMT watches are very trendy right now and deliver great quality at an affordable price.

If you have a bigger budget to work with and know dad is more partial to classic watches, explore the wide variety of vintage watches available. Going this route can get expensive in a hurry, though. This 1984 vintage Rolex, for example, will run you a whopping $9,200 (U.S.).

If dad’s luxury watch collection is already big enough and he needs to keep it organized and maintained, watch winders are a practical gift.  Ask us about our selection of Orbita watch winders.

7. The garage of dad’s dreams

The last of our gift ideas for dads involves a space that may very well be his favourite room in the house – the garage.

If dad loves spending time in the garage tinkering away, there’s plenty of incentive to make the space more comfortable and inviting.

A poorly lit, cluttered, drab garage space can be completely transformed into an area of your home that is truly an extension of your living space.

Adding upgrades like a fresh polyaspartic floor coating, garage cabinets, and slatwall storage will make any garage more aesthetically pleasing and a lot more functional (for dad and the entire family).

Talk to Garage Living, who specialize in designing dream garages and have completed thousands of successful makeovers throughout North America.

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A garage makeover for dad creates a clean and organized home space for the entire family..

Gift ideas for dads that will put a smile on his face

You can’t go wrong with any of these seven gift ideas for dads, regardless of the time of year you’re buying for him.

For the gifts that need a little more planning (like getting a custom closet), remember to leave yourself enough time to get dad’s gift ready.

If getting dad’s closet organized sounds like a great gift idea, schedule a free in-home design consultation with us to plan his closet makeover. And if you’d prefer to keep dad’s gift a surprise, we can do the consultation in our showroom.

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5 Reasons a Custom Closet Makes the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

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It’s the beginning of May, which means Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching.

This year, you’re really looking to come up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift that’s guaranteed to make a lasting impression on mom.

Traditional Mother’s Day gift ideas like flowers or a spa treatment are just that – traditional. While thoughtful, they don’t exactly stand out for being very original.

For all mom does, she deserves something truly special this Mother’s Day. Let’s get creative.

Give a Mother’s Day gift she needs (and won’t expect)

Any gift is nice to receive. One crucial element that makes some gifts more memorable than others, however, is the recipient really needing what they’ve been given.

Combine that with the element of surprise and you have a winning formula that adds up to the perfect gift.

The Mother’s Day gift that checks both boxes for many moms is a custom closet makeover. Here are five reasons it will make the perfect gift idea this coming Mother’s Day.

1. Mom’s existing closet could use some help

What are the most disorganized areas in your home? If you’re like most homeowners, it’s probably your garage, medicine cabinet, kitchen cupboards, home office, or bedroom closets.

In a OnePoll survey of 1,000 American women, 25% of respondents admitted that they’d describe their closets as being disorganized. In that same survey, 10% of the women actually said they felt depressed when they opened their closets.

For the mom or wife whose closet is a perpetual disaster, a Mother’s Day gift that addresses an area she needs help with will be greatly appreciated.

Perhaps mom has mentioned that she’s been meaning to look at ways to improve her closet, but has never had enough time to follow through. She’ll love the fact you’ve taken the care and initiative to help transform her closet space.

Mother’s Day gift closet organizer

Is mom’s closet a disaster? A custom closet organizer will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

2. Maximize mom’s closet space and functionality

Buying too many clothes contributes to closets becoming disorganized. While there’s no disputing that fact, one of the main reasons a closet becomes a mess is because it’s simply not designed properly to maximize storage space.

With the expertise of a custom closet professional, mom’s closet can be designed to provide an optimal level of storage space and functionality.

Consider these statistics:

  • women’s closets contain an average of $550 worth of unworn clothing (10 Yetis survey of 2,137 American women)
  • 47% of women struggle when it comes to deciding on which work outfit they should wear (OnePoll survey)
  • an estimated 80% of our clothes are only worn 20% of the time (National Association of Professional Organizers study)

Clearly, clothes that aren’t even being worn, yet are taking valuable closet space and limiting its overall functionality isn’t ideal.

Gifting mom with a high quality closet organizer that’s supplemented with helpful closet accessories will transform a dysfunctional closet space into a functional one.

3. An organized closet helps simplify mom’s life

Moms deal with more than enough stress. Maximizing her closet storage space and the ease with which it functions helps to alleviate just a little bit of that stress and simplify her life when it comes to choosing an outfit.

She’ll reclaim a lot of the wasted time that results when your closets are in a perpetual state of chaos. We all waste literally hours each week looking for lost or misplaced items. Our messy closets are a major reason much of that time is wasted.

Using a tidy, well-lit closet that features a pleasant décor makes for a much nicer start to anyone’s day. Everything will have its place. This enables you to maintain order within the storage space.

Wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate the daily stress mom experiences because her disorganized closet is limiting her ability to find a particular item of clothing?

4. A custom closet provides long-term value

A Mother’s Day gift of a custom closet makeover may require a bigger financial commitment than flowers or a nice restaurant dinner.

Unlike most Mother’s Day gifts, however, there’s a lot more long-term value in a closet upgrade that will be used every single day for many years to come.

For the ultimate custom closet for mom, you could even consider treating her to a new dressing room (also known as a large walk-in closet). It’s a shame to have a wasted spare room in a home, especially in a major city where real estate prices are so high.

Putting that empty room in your home to work as a dressing room gives mom a wealth of closet storage space. It also functions as a private, soothing space that will quickly become her favourite room in your home.

Upgrading mom’s reach-in closet space or adding a dressing room won’t just be valuable to mom on a daily basis. Ample and functional closet space also adds value to your home. A majority of realtors agree that it’s one of the most coveted features homebuyers look for.

Mother’s Day gift dressing room

A spacious dressing room/large walk-in closet is the ultimate in luxury and space management for mom.

5. Mom can personalize the closet design

A personal closet space should have a personal touch from the person who will be using it. That’s why it’s a good idea to include mom in the design process for her dream closet.

Organized Interiors offers complimentary in-home design consultations, but we understand maintaining the element of surprise with this Mother’s Day gift may be important to you.

Whoever is giving the gift could visit our showroom for some custom closet ideas and to ask a design consultant any questions they might have. They can view our displays and samples and pick up our new Idea Book (which can also be downloaded here), which is filled with inspirational home organization and storage ideas.

You could even get the design process started with us by choosing a closet layout. Mom can then put her personal touch on the project after Mother’s Day by weighing in on certain design decisions. For example, she could choose finishing touches such as which types of closet accessories and decorative hardware to include.

Or you could simply let mom be fully involved with one of our closet design experts in the process.

Give the Mother’s Day gift she’ll never forget

Make this year’s Mother’s Day gift of a custom closet makeover the one that attains “legendary status”.

And if mom’s closet happens to be in good shape and you’re looking for other special Mother’s Day gift ideas, here are a few more suggestions:

Whether you’d like to schedule a free in-home consultation or visit the Organized Interiors showroom to speak with one of our design consultants, don’t hesitate in order to have something special to give to mom on her special day.

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