This is a great time of year to focus on organizing the indoor spaces of our homes. Better organization reduces stress, saves time and just makes us feel good. Why not check out the latest tools that make home organization easier?
“When I started in this business in 1985, most everything was shelf and pole construction and closet design wasn’t talked about much,” says Joe Weller, owner of Shelving & Bath Unlimited, 4337 S. Perryville Road, Cherry Valley, Ill. “That has all changed.”
Today, almost 80 percent of Weller’s customers opt for custom laminate closet systems that look like finished wood cabinets.
Along with more than 50 melamine colors and textures, there are options for granite surfaces, glass shelves, motion-activated LED lighting – even LED lights inside the drawers if you like – built-in mirrors, jewelry trays, removable laundry bags, a fold-out ironing board, adjustable cubbies made for shoes, boots and handbags and much more.
“Many people are using fewer or no dressers in their bedrooms and are choosing instead to maximize their closet space,” Weller explains.
While some people go so far as to convert spare bedrooms into luxurious walk-in closets, others double or triple the efficiency of their reach-in closets by having them professionally designed. Either way, it’s the design expertise offered by Shelving Unlimited that makes it possible to meet organization goals.
“It’s all about good design,” says Weller. “You can have the largest Taj Mahal-type closet in the world, but if it’s not functioning well it can become one more mess to deal with. Good organization saves you time and prevents frustration.”
Weller also designs storage solutions for the pantry, garage, laundry room, home office and basement.
“Good organizational design plays a big role in making a home more functional and enjoyable.” ❚