Tailored Living’s Home Organization Tips

How to Get More Space and Stay Organized with an Entryway Bench

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How to Get More Space and Stay Organized with an Entryway Bench


Whether you live with a large family or a busy one, or you entertain guests often, an attractive and functional entryway design can make the difference between chaos and bliss. Since the goal of designing a custom entryway or mudroom is not only to welcome friends and family, but also to move out into each day as smoothly as possible, Tailored Living recommends meeting with your local organization specialist to design an entryway that caters to your family’s distinct needs. 

One of the primary concerns most families face is what to do with all the shoes. While all of us have the best intentions to keep shoes neatly organized in our bedrooms, it’s almost inevitable that pairs get left behind and contribute to a growing pile of stilettos, sneakers, and sandals. While Tailored Living has helped many families customize shoe racks for the mudroom and the closet, we also commonly recommend incorporating a bench into your entryway design––one that helps guests or family members off their feet while also saving space.     

But even if shoes are under control, entryway benches can still serve an important home organization purpose. Simply by replacing open shoe space with custom drawers, you can store anything from items you always seem to forget racing out of the house, to those that just don’t seem to fit elsewhere in the home.     

During your consultation, be sure to ask about the differences in materials, finishes, and textures. Tailored Living has one of the largest selections of entryway design solutions in North America, and we are dedicated to helping you design and install the perfect one for you. Call your local organization specialist today for more information or also to schedule a complimentary consultation. By watching our home organization specialists work with our proprietary 3D design software, you’ll be able to visualize your home’s unique potential. 


Tips on Mudroom Design

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Blend Organization with Lifestyle in Your Mudroom Design

Having organization in your home helps save time in the day. Designing a functional space, like a mudroom, is a perfect way for your family to keep track of items used on a daily basis. Having a designated space for specific items is essential for saving time and keeping your family organized. Doing an inventory of your family’s specific needs is a great way to start on your path to creating a great mudroom design.

Studies have shown that most people enter their home through the garage. Because of this, the garage can be the perfect place to build a mudroom. You can choose to create a locker style mudroom to properly store items for your family’s extracurricular activities. Make the most of your mudroom by creating a place for each family member. With children, it’s a good idea to have a place for their coats, shoes, and backpacks. This will help control the pile of stuff that often ends up on the floor at the end of the day. Declutter and get organized by having a hooks for all your coats, a space for all those shoes and a cubby for each bag.

For those of you that live in a climate where you’re battling the elements, having a place to kick off your dirty shoes and clothes is essential for keeping the rest of your house clean. Choose from cubbies, a shoe rack, or a bench for your mudroom design and organizational needs. Incorporate baskets with shelves into your mudroom design to keep track of smaller items so you never misplace them again.

Tailored Living will work with you to create the perfect mudroom design that works well with the flow and style of your house. Our home organizational specialists will come into your home and go over all your specific needs. They will then share with you a 3D image showing you exactly what their proposed design will look like. The specialist will also bring material samples in a multitude of colors so you can choose a mudroom that flows perfectly with the rest of your home.

If you are ready to transform your cluttered space into a functional mudroom, give your local Tailored Living office a call today and schedule your free in-home consultation.



Three Essentials to Creating a Mudroom Design in your Garage

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Create a Mudroom in Your Garage with Tailored Living

The garage is the perfect space to create an ideal mudroom design if you don’t have enough space inside the home; sometimes it’s even better in the garage because you won’t have to track any filth inside! There are certain elements in a mudroom that make it what it is; you could say that these elements are the foundation or the backbone of the mudroom. Tailored Living is your professional resource for anything and everything that has to do with home organization. 

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Tailored Living home organization specialists can help you design the perfect mudroom for your home that will be perfectly attuned to everything that you need. Every good mudroom design has these three elements:

A place to sit
This is one of the most essential pieces to any good mudroom. Whether you decide to incorporate a backed bench with hanging spaces or a standalone bench against the wall; having a place to sit down and remove your dirty clothing articles is a must. There is nothing worse than being bundled up in heavy clothing and having to balance on one foot while you pry your ice-encrusted muddy boots from your cold soggy feet.   

 A place to hang your outerwear  

Creating a backed bench with a rod or hook to hang your outerwear is absolutely crucial to the success of your mudroom design. The more room to hang and place things, the less cluttered your mudroom will become. The ideal location for this space should be right next to the door that leads into your home. 

 Somewhere to put your shoes  

Having a place to sit down and a place to hang your coat is all fine and good, but what happens if you don’t have anywhere to put those filthy shoes you just pried off of your feet? Your best bet is to make cubbies underneath your bench or to the side of your bench, that way you have someplace to place and retrieve your dirty shoes where they won’t get in the way or create more messes.

If you need help constructing the perfect mudroom design, don’t hesitate to give your local
home organization specialists at Tailored Living a call.