A lack of storage is one of the top reasons homeowners choose to build a new house.

Traditional home plans generally include some type of extra storage space in an attic or basement.

Contemporary home designs often feature flat roofs thus eliminating the possibility of attic storage. Bill’s house is no exception. To capture over flow storage space, we added a second floor to the three-car garage.

A Space of His Own Part 7: Organized Living

In the scullery floor to ceiling shelves were installed to hold dishes, food, small appliances and party ware.

A Space of His Own Part 7: Organized Living

Inside we maximized closet space by using a closet system by Organized Living. I’ve worked with this system many times on prior project. Its greatest feature is its versatility and the ease with which a homeowner can change the configuration as their storage needs change.

A Space of His Own Part 7: Organized Living

In the two upstairs closets shelves and baskets were used to provide a variety of storage options. As needs develop, both closet shelves and hanging rods can be moved and assembled in an unlimited number of configurations.

A Space of His Own Part 7: Organized Living

Bill’s master closet is large and filled with shelves, cabinets, hanging rods and drawers. He travels often and wanted a center island where he could pack and unpack his suitcase. We divided the closet storage space into clothing zones. One area for business suits and dress shirts, another area for more casual clothing.

When designing a new closet, it can be very difficult to envision a space that can accommodated all your current and future wardrobe needs. That’s why a closet system like Organized Living is so important. It can be reconfigured as often as the homeowner chooses.

If you are working on a new closet you can visit Organized Living’s web site and used their online tool to help you design the perfect closet for you and your home.