Tailored Living’s Home Organization Tips

A Solution for Every Space in Your Home

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A Solution for Every Space in Your Home

Tailored Living offers a variety of whole-home organization solutions that are tailored to the way you live.   


5 Uncommon Ways Closet Accessories Can Be Used

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Utilize Closet Accessories With the Anniversary Sale ($250 off your project PLUS $100 in Free Accessories)

 Spring is in the air and the experts at Tailored Living want to share with you 5 uncommon ways closet accessories can be used! Start by separating out your heavier winter clothes, outerwear, and boots.  These items can be stored away easily in pull-out bins or on overhead shelving units.  

o First on our list of uncommon custom closet accessories is the wall-mount or pull-out ironing board for pressing some life into those spring garments that have been tucked away all winter.   

o Second, built-in pull-out shoe racks are the perfect solution for keeping shoes out of sight and organized now that you’re ready for flip-flops and sandals!

o Third, move your lighter hanging garments to the front of your closet to ensure that they’re easy to access. Have Tailored Living incorporate valet rods that pull down with ease into your custom closet design, letting you take advantage of the high space in your closet for long and short hanging items.  Consider moving your shorts, t-shirts, and other casual items to the drawers in your main wardrobe unit or fold them neatly and place on lower shelves.  

o Fourth, you’ll want to display your brightest spring accessories; purses and hats oh my! Custom shelves with enclosed glass front doors are ideal for storing purses and hats to ensure they’re close at hand for the next special occasion or spring outing.   

o Fifth, integrated valet rods work great for securely hanging scarves and sliding tie racks to keep your custom closet organized.  

Right now, you can take advantage of our Anniversary Sale ($250 off your project PLUS $100 in Free Accessories) and incorporate these custom closet design accessories into your closet space. You will feel more organized, spend less time searching through a cluttered closet, and get out the door faster to enjoy the weather now that spring has sprung!  


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Optimize Your Garage Space with Garage Accessories

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Garage Organization 101 for Green Thumbs

Tailored Living can help you design and organize your garage for all your lawn and garden tools by installing a combination of customizable garage organization systems. Setting up a plan of how you want your garage organizers arranged is the first thing that needs to happen before you can start enjoying your new storage system. Then, by utilizing the flexibility of adjustable gridwall and slatwall racks, baskets, hooks, and wall panels, your lawn care items will be accessible and safely stored away as well.Lawn and garden tools require proper care in order to keep them in top condition. Garden tool storage — a place to store everything safely and efficiently — is an essential piece of keeping your lawn and garden tools clean and your garage organized.
Garage organizers allow you to keep your tools, big and small, in a single location that’s easy to access when it’s time to edge the lawn, prune the shrubs or work in the garden. Garage organization solutions such as wall and base cabinets, as well locker-style cabinets with adjustable shelves keep hazardous items safe. When storing any insecticide, weed killer or other toxic chemical, always lock the storage unit to prevent children from accessing anything that can be ingested and cause harm.
In addition to storage for your various lawn and garden tools, adjustable hooks and wall grids work great for small hand tools such as garden forks, trowels, pruners, spray bottles, cordless drill/driver and other portable power tools. Rakes, spades and other long-handled lawn and garden tools are best kept off the garage floor and stored neatly on a wall organizer. Keeping these tools handy can cut down the time you spend maintaining and repairing fencing, decking and more.
Our Tailored Living professional garage organizers look forward to helping you design and install the most efficient space possible. Spring and summer are just around the corner! Simply call or visit TailoredLiving.com to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation today.

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Closet Design Ideas with Custom Closet Organizers

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Hiring Professional Closet Organizers

Tired of sifting through the never-ending amount of garments you have hanging in your closet just to put together the single outfit that you had in mind? Can’t find the pants to match the shirt you finally decided to wear? Closet organization shouldn't have to be a frustrating and tedious task. How would you feel about a customized closet that is organized based on what makes sense to you?
Tailored Living professionals have closet design ideas that fit your everyday lifestyle and specific needs. They’ll set up a plan and discuss how your custom closet layout should look and personalize it with custom closet organizers. Here are some preliminary questions to ask yourself when hiring a closet organization specialist:
How much space do you have to work with? 
This is the main design aspect to factor into your closet planning. Knowing how much space you have to work with will help the professional closet organizers at Tailored Living determine the best organizational system for your space. Don’t forget to consider height when you take inventory of the space in your closet. Making use of every inch can be important if you aren't working with a large space. 
What types of clothing are you storing? 
Some people only want to hang shirts or blouses in their closet and leave other items such as pants and undergarments stored in an outside bedroom dresser when they tackle closet organization. Think about what types of clothing and accessories you need to store in your closet and it will help you put together a picture of what you need in terms of organization. 
What do you want to put on display? 
For specialty items that you want to show off or display, Tailored Living offers custom closet organizer that exude style and elegance. For instance, expensive watches or one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces can be properly displayed behind beautiful glass doors. Between the sparkle of the crystal doors and the contemporary closet design, this organization option is sure to catch the eye of any houseguest. 
Do you have valuables that need safe keeping? 
Your clothing and accessories are an investment that you have likely put years into collecting. If you have valuable clothing or jewelry in your closet, look into locking cabinet doors for added security. You can also install cedar-lined backings to repel pests. 
Which accessories and organizers would you like to use? 
Accessories like tilt-out hampers, drawer organizers, and pull out mirrors are among the many options you can choose from to enhance your customized closet.        
As you can see, there is much to consider when planning your custom closet design. These are just a few ideas to keep in mind. Once you have considered your budget, what you need to store, and the space you have to work with, Tailored Living will customize a closet organization system that includes features built around you and your unique needs!

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The Planning Guide for Customized Closet Organization

Different types of people have different needs when it comes to customized closet organization. It is very important when having your closet organized to determine what type of draws and accessories will best suit your needs. It is also helpful to know that your needs may be quite different than that of your spouse’s and/or your children’s.  Below, the home organization specialists at Tailored Living have taken the different needs of each gender into account and created a simple guide to help you determine what type of closet designs will work best for your family. 
•a small display case for necklaces and jewelry
•shallow drawers for delicate garments
•deeper drawers for storing packaged items such as pantyhose
•shelves with adjustable dividers and cubbies for purses
•wood hangers with locking bars to hang suits neatly and space-efficiently
•shelves  to store dress shoes
drawers with dividers for ties and socks
•hooks to hang ball caps and hats from
•cube organizers to store sweat pants and athletic shoes 
•adjustable rods and poles enable kids to easily reach their clothes as they grow 
•pull out bins are great to store old toys they are not quite ready to give up
•hooks are the perfect place to hang hooded sweatshirts and spring jackets
•customized hamper draws are an easy was to ensure the dirty clothes make it to the laundry room
With these tips in mind, the professionals at Tailored Living can design a custom system that works for you and your family. Once you have thought about the big issues, your budget, what you need to store and the space you have to work with, think about the details and what you hope to achieve. Most importantly Tailored Living will customize a closet organization system that includes features built around you and your unique needs!

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Tailored Living Voted Best of Houzz 2014

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Tailored Living Voted Best of Houzz 2014!

Tailored Living has once again received the “Best Of Houzz” 2014 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  This prestigious award was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Tailored Living, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
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Utilize Your Space With Walk-In Pantry Design Ideas

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Have Your Own Secret Room With These Hidden Walk-In Pantry Design Ideas

Hidden walk-in pantry designs have been gaining popularity over the past few years. Not only is a walk-in pantry the perfect space to store food and cookware, but a hidden pantry design enables a homeowner to utilize their space in ways they have never imagined. 
The first step in creating a hidden walk-in pantry begins with the entryway. Rather than having a 36” wide pantry door in your kitchen, you can disguise a secret storage room with a hidden walk-in pantry door that looks like your cabinets. The face frame on the cabinets can cover the hinges so when it’s closed you can’t tell it’s a door! Once you have the hidden pantry entrance completed, the next step is deciding what to use the hidden room for. Here are some ideas the organization specialists at Tailored Living have put together for you:
Tasting Room 
A tasting room is the perfect pantry design idea for those who need a moment to escape from life’s chaos. You can attain this design idea by installing a small table height island with a bench or two in the center of the pantry room. Make sure to equip the island with a space saving wine rack that can be placed underneath its counter top- this way your favorite bottle of red can be accessible. Finish off your pantry design by decorating it with beautiful Venetian landscapes that can transport you to a faraway land.  
Dual-Purpose Laundry Room 
One way to really maximize your space’s efficiency is by turning your pantry into a dual-purpose laundry room. This pantry design idea is great for those who want to keep their storage spaces hidden from their guest’s views. Not only can you use your walk-in pantry’s space as an area to store additional food, cookware, and recyclables, but you can also carve out some room for a washer/dryer. Additionally, this dual-purpose space will muffle the loud sounds of the washing machines, will work as an additional storage space for extra linens, and best of all- the hidden pantry will keep your guests focused on the more beautiful parts of your home. 
Butler’s Pantry 
A butler pantry is a great pantry design option for those who regularly entertain guests. By turning your walk-in pantry essentially into a small kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, countertop, oven, and sink- you are able to add an additional room for servers to prepare and store food during a dinner party. 
With the help of the organization specialists at Tailored Living, you can determine what type of pantry design would work best with your space and your lifestyle. Contact your local Tailored Living home organization specialists today to turn your pantry design ideas into a reality!  

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