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Creekside Closets

By Staff Writer 11 Aug, 2016

Closets might not seem that important when it comes to design, but they are a defining feature of a house. If rooms don’t have closets, the resale price of a home can plummet. People vie for a great, organized, closet and many will go to great lengths to get one. In big cities like New York City and Chicago, people pay big money to own a closet or storage space, some can even double a person's rent! When building or renovating, you have to consider what type of closet you might want to install, it  can make a big difference. Linen closets and pantries are obvious, but when it comes to storage connected to the bedroom, the real debate is if you really want a walk in closet.  

As the Walk-in closet has been popularized, people have started to think that Reach-in closets won’t be able meet their storage needs. Sure, for hall closets and pantries they’ll do the job, but when it comes to clothes there’s just not enough space. However, reach-ins can be designed to help people stay organized and can even be easier to keep clean. They include various storage solutions such as poles, drawers, compartments and open shelves, all combined to help you to neatly store everything inside without occupying much space. That being said, if there is too much that needs to be stored in said closet, than it simply won’t work.

Walk-ins are extremely popular. Usually connected to the master suite, they have become a staple in the typical American home. Popularized by the suburbs, people are beginning to expect new homes to have them. However, they take a lot of space and that square footage has to be taken from other rooms. They also are more difficult to keep organized, require separate lighting, and they make a small home feel even smaller. But on the plus side, they’re gorgeous, you get to store everything beautifully, and you don’t have to worry about having space for everything. Walk-ins are considered the dream closet, but make sure you actually need it.

If you’re thinking of renovating your closet, give the team here at Creekside Closets a call. Our professional technicians and designers will help you decide what type of closet would best fit your needs. There are pros and cons to both styles, but it really comes down to what you prefer. If you’re not happy with it, then we’re not happy with it. No matter what you choose, walk-in or reach-in, we’ll help you create a space that will keep you organized.
By Staff Writer 12 Jul, 2016

People probably don’t give much thought to the history of the closet. Why would you? It’s just storage. The closet is a place we hang our clothes and shove our shoes, there isn’t anything particularly interesting about that. Today, walk in closets are a luxury and are a relatively new invention. For a long time people only owned two sets of clothing, their everyday and their Sunday best. But as clothing and textiles evolved, it became easier and cheaper to produce clothing. The common person began to own more than one or two sets of clothes, and suddenly a need for storage became prominent. However, that wasn’t the beginning of the closet and ‘closet’ didn’t always mean what we define it as today.

The word closet actually defined a small private room connected to the bedroom. There, people could go to read or write in private. They were exclusively for the wealthy and were taxed by the British during colonial times. They were not originally used to store clothes. The first step in clothes storage was actually a common chest. The Egyptians used baskets of reed, the wealthy used alabaster, and the Greeks utilized wood to create chests. The Romans would go on to adopt this practice and eventually the French turned them into the armoire. By the 1870s the hanging rod and hangers themselves had been added and 1880 a New York apartment building provided some of the first reach-in-closets.

From there, United States closets continued to grow into our modern day walk-in. They are common here in the States, but in Europe few people even use reach-ins, preferring smaller solutions. Walk-in-closets are even considered to be one of the reasons people started to move out of cities and into suburbs. So, closets  might be just a hair more interesting than they were before. Their history might not be gripping, but it is expansive. You’re closet is a descendant from Roman war chests and French armor storage, but for now it's important job is keeping you organized. We’d be happy to help you get it in perfect shape to store everything you need it to. Give Creekside Closets a call to see what we can do to make your closet even better than history already makes it.
By Staff Writer 14 Jun, 2016

Installation for your new closet may seem daunting, but it can be as easy as 1-2-3!

 1) To install your new closet, clean out the old one. Installing your new closet is easy going, but remove any artwork, photographs, or precious knick knacks to avoid potential damage. Anything that is movable should be removed.  Those doing the installation will need a clear path to the closet.

 2) Whether it’s by color coordination, season, or type of clothing- there are countless ways to organize your closet. Before it’s installed is a great time to go through clothes and shoes, see what can be donated or given away. Have fun organizing your accessories in your new closet’s accessory drawers and custom components. You now have a beautiful closet system, so use it wisely by keeping it free from clutter.

 3) If you want to give your closet that sleek showroom look, shop around for some finishing touches. Rugs, chairs, footstools and other accents can make your new walk in closet one of a kind. Replacing your old hangers with matching one can make it truly chic.

 The team at Creekside Closets is here to make the installation run smoothly, that way you can focus on what is really important to you. We like to use local vendors to produce our custom closets and we're proud to offer clients superior craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and a design that fits all of your needs. Just pay attention to the details that matter to you and everything will come together!


Creekside Closets

By Staff Writer 11 Aug, 2016

Closets might not seem that important when it comes to design, but they are a defining feature of a house. If rooms don’t have closets, the resale price of a home can plummet. People vie for a great, organized, closet and many will go to great lengths to get one. In big cities like New York City and Chicago, people pay big money to own a closet or storage space, some can even double a person's rent! When building or renovating, you have to consider what type of closet you might want to install, it  can make a big difference. Linen closets and pantries are obvious, but when it comes to storage connected to the bedroom, the real debate is if you really want a walk in closet.  

As the Walk-in closet has been popularized, people have started to think that Reach-in closets won’t be able meet their storage needs. Sure, for hall closets and pantries they’ll do the job, but when it comes to clothes there’s just not enough space. However, reach-ins can be designed to help people stay organized and can even be easier to keep clean. They include various storage solutions such as poles, drawers, compartments and open shelves, all combined to help you to neatly store everything inside without occupying much space. That being said, if there is too much that needs to be stored in said closet, than it simply won’t work.

Walk-ins are extremely popular. Usually connected to the master suite, they have become a staple in the typical American home. Popularized by the suburbs, people are beginning to expect new homes to have them. However, they take a lot of space and that square footage has to be taken from other rooms. They also are more difficult to keep organized, require separate lighting, and they make a small home feel even smaller. But on the plus side, they’re gorgeous, you get to store everything beautifully, and you don’t have to worry about having space for everything. Walk-ins are considered the dream closet, but make sure you actually need it.

If you’re thinking of renovating your closet, give the team here at Creekside Closets a call. Our professional technicians and designers will help you decide what type of closet would best fit your needs. There are pros and cons to both styles, but it really comes down to what you prefer. If you’re not happy with it, then we’re not happy with it. No matter what you choose, walk-in or reach-in, we’ll help you create a space that will keep you organized.
By Staff Writer 12 Jul, 2016

People probably don’t give much thought to the history of the closet. Why would you? It’s just storage. The closet is a place we hang our clothes and shove our shoes, there isn’t anything particularly interesting about that. Today, walk in closets are a luxury and are a relatively new invention. For a long time people only owned two sets of clothing, their everyday and their Sunday best. But as clothing and textiles evolved, it became easier and cheaper to produce clothing. The common person began to own more than one or two sets of clothes, and suddenly a need for storage became prominent. However, that wasn’t the beginning of the closet and ‘closet’ didn’t always mean what we define it as today.

The word closet actually defined a small private room connected to the bedroom. There, people could go to read or write in private. They were exclusively for the wealthy and were taxed by the British during colonial times. They were not originally used to store clothes. The first step in clothes storage was actually a common chest. The Egyptians used baskets of reed, the wealthy used alabaster, and the Greeks utilized wood to create chests. The Romans would go on to adopt this practice and eventually the French turned them into the armoire. By the 1870s the hanging rod and hangers themselves had been added and 1880 a New York apartment building provided some of the first reach-in-closets.

From there, United States closets continued to grow into our modern day walk-in. They are common here in the States, but in Europe few people even use reach-ins, preferring smaller solutions. Walk-in-closets are even considered to be one of the reasons people started to move out of cities and into suburbs. So, closets  might be just a hair more interesting than they were before. Their history might not be gripping, but it is expansive. You’re closet is a descendant from Roman war chests and French armor storage, but for now it's important job is keeping you organized. We’d be happy to help you get it in perfect shape to store everything you need it to. Give Creekside Closets a call to see what we can do to make your closet even better than history already makes it.
By Staff Writer 14 Jun, 2016

Installation for your new closet may seem daunting, but it can be as easy as 1-2-3!

 1) To install your new closet, clean out the old one. Installing your new closet is easy going, but remove any artwork, photographs, or precious knick knacks to avoid potential damage. Anything that is movable should be removed.  Those doing the installation will need a clear path to the closet.

 2) Whether it’s by color coordination, season, or type of clothing- there are countless ways to organize your closet. Before it’s installed is a great time to go through clothes and shoes, see what can be donated or given away. Have fun organizing your accessories in your new closet’s accessory drawers and custom components. You now have a beautiful closet system, so use it wisely by keeping it free from clutter.

 3) If you want to give your closet that sleek showroom look, shop around for some finishing touches. Rugs, chairs, footstools and other accents can make your new walk in closet one of a kind. Replacing your old hangers with matching one can make it truly chic.

 The team at Creekside Closets is here to make the installation run smoothly, that way you can focus on what is really important to you. We like to use local vendors to produce our custom closets and we're proud to offer clients superior craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and a design that fits all of your needs. Just pay attention to the details that matter to you and everything will come together!


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