Signature Kitchen Blog
You deserve to have a space that’s perfectly designed for you. When it comes to closets, there’s an extra emphasis on space. One could argue that it matters more how you use the space than how much given space there actually is. In reality, there’s a lot of factors to consider when designing your dream closet.
First, you need to consider your space. Do you want to make the change to a walk-in closet? Do you have room for a walk-in closet? The good thing about a well-designed walk-in is that you won’t need a traditional dresser anymore, so that saves some space elsewhere. On the other hand, there’s a lot of merit in wall closets and reach-in closets as well. It just depends on what works best for you. It’s also important to consider what items you need to store. In order to design a closet perfectly suited to you, you need to take inventory of what you have. Consider what kind of storage space you need for those items.
If you decide to add any additional shelving, think about how to best to utilize the fixtures. You should be able to reach everything with ease. For example, it’s best for open shelves to be placed at waist height with drawers stored underneath. The items you wear the least should always be placed toward the floor (you don’t want to be bending down all the time to get your everyday items). You can also opt to include shelving for your shoes. Just because shoes go on your feet doesn’t mean they have to go on the floor!
Above all else, you should let your imagination run wild when designing your dream closet. There are about a thousand different features you can add: LED lighting, custom curtains, even seating. Anything is possible, you just need to make the leap! Working with the Signature Kitchen team makes bringing your dream closet to life a breeze. Connect with one of our designers!
The Pantone Colors of the Year 2021 have been announced as PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.
These two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to support each other. This plays very well into design by incorporating complementing colors within your living space to instill a sense of balance.
The combination of these two colors gives us hope and inspiration. This seems very fitting after the past year we have endured. The Illuminating color is a bright, cheerful yellow that brings hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty within us. The Ultimate Grey color brings solid, dependable elements which provide a firm foundation and helps us feel steady and composed.
“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.” - Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute
When working with our team of designers to bring your space to life, bringing in your favorite shades can be something to consider. However, when choosing finishes like cabinet color an tile, it’s important to think long term. If you’re looking to incorporate popular colors, consider bold artwork, accent pillows, paint and other decor that can be more easily changed.
Need more ideas on how to incorporate the 2021 colors of the year or your other favorite shades into your home design? Contact Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach and we would love to help you out.
Our kitchens are some of the highest traffic, high-use spaces in our homes. Because of this, they can also easily become the most disorganized. Like many during quarantine, we watched Get Organized with The Home Edit as it made its Netflix debut and immediately wanted to get to work on organizing our own spaces. Here are some tips we learned from the ladies of The Home Edit:
While The Home Edit girls don’t have a one-size-fits-all system, they always recommend breaking things into categories vs. their traditional rainbow system. Look at your items and break them into groups like snacks, dinner, baking, kids, or health foods. Another tip? The smaller the space, the more meticulous you need to be with your organizing strategy.
Just like with other areas of the home, The Home Edit suggests starting with taking EVERYTHING out to take inventory. While everything is out, deep clean the inside of the fridge while you’re at it. While everything is out, group like items together and divide your fridge into sections so you can visualize where everything will go when you put it back. The final step? Contain and label! Keeping items in containers within the fridge ensures that keeping your fridge and freezer clean and organized will be easier to maintain. The bottom line? It takes effort to make sure you put everything back in the right place. Plus, don’t buy groceries you don’t need or don’t use to avoid throwing away food.
Once again, take everything out of your drawers so you can see just how much you have. It may surprise you! Chances are, there are plenty of utensils that you can consign or donate. Less is more when it comes to kitchen items and appliances. Focus on quality and not quantity. Invest in drawer dividers that fit the size of your drawers to keep your hard work in place when you start to put things back. While you have everything out, maybe now is a good time to evaluate if you liked where things were located around your kitchen too!
Consider creating special stations for your favorite things! Do you love a gourmet morning coffee? Create a specific counter space, coffee cabinet, or coffee cart for everything you need, all in one place. Bringing in fun decor can bring personality and function together too!
Want some of these amazing organizational features built-in? Our team is ready to design custom cabinets and the pantry of your dreams! Get in touch and schedule a design consultation! Call us at (772) 234-0155 or email us at email@example.com.