Friday, May 25, 2012
Room for Improvement: Spring Closet
If you still haven't done your spring cleaning, it's time to get organized. Our makeover maestro, Martin Amado, is here to show us how to tackle the closet.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "One of the last places we think of decorating in our home is usually the closet. We use it everyday, so it makes sense that we pay attention to the space. So on today's Room for Improvement, I'm going to share with you some tips to keep it organized, functional and decorative, all at the same time."
Martin Amado: "This is what a typical closet looks like: clothes jammed everywhere, shoes all over the floor, wire shelves, and nothing can truly be found when you actually need it. When it gets this bad, it's time for an intervention."
Martin Amado: "Wow. Lots of clothes, but you know what? A good tip is to invest in one of these garment racks, because it really makes emptying out the closet much easier."
Martin Amado: "Once the closet is completely empty, go ahead and patch up any holes and give it a fresh coat of paint."
Martin Amado: "And to really maximize the small closet space, we called the professionals. Here, we have Jason from Accent Closets. Thank you so much for your help. You basically drew this design plan for us, which I love. So, give us a good tip on how to maximize a small space like this closet."
Jason, Accent Closets: "The best thing to do is utilize the height in the closet, so that's why I took out the single rod, and we made it a double hang."
Martin Amado: "Well, you are the professional closet system organizer, so let's make it happen."
Jason, Accent Closets: "Let's go."
Martin Amado: "I chose just a basic white to keep everything really nice and fresh, and if you notice, we have a raised detail also in front of the drawer. But you have many options available, such as..."
Jason, Accent Closets: "We can go with an off white, or we have many different wood-tone colors to choose from."
Martin Amado: "All right, don't let me delay you."
Martin Amado: "Jason, I can't believe it."
Jason, Accent Closets: "All set."
Martin Amado: "Great work."
Martin Amado: "OK, now if a homeowner wants to save money, but still get the same custom look, what options do we have?"
Jason, Accent Closets: "We can give them blueprints, do the drawings, and they can come pick it up from us and install it themselves."
Martin Amado: "Thank you so much for your help, and I know the homeowner is going to love the system."
Martin Amado: "All right guys, so we have the basic system in place, but we can still add other tools to make it even more decorative and keep us organized."
Martin Amado: "By placing these beautiful baskets in each of the shelves, we can organize other items, such as hats, belts or purses."
Martin Amado: "For smaller items, such as jewelry, we can use these organizers right inside the drawers."
Martin Amado: "Now, we need the most important thing: the clothes."
Martin Amado: "I'm separating all the clothes by blazers, pants and blouses."
Martin Amado: "Separating your clothes by color also makes it visually appealing every time you open your closet doors."
Martin Amado: "We took a completely disorganized mess this morning, gave it a major spring cleaning, and these are the results. The homeowner now has a beautiful and organized closet to look at every single morning when she gets dressed. Until next time, I'm Martin Amado for Room for Improvement."
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with Martin by calling him at 305-576-HOME or 954-962-HOME or you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org