Subscribe

>> Blog Home

Posts

Blog Calendar

SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
1516171819
20
21
22232425262728
293031    





Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

5 in 1 Mudroom

Located right inside the garage door this 5 in 1 mudroom wears many hats to support busy professionals and their growing family. The space was needed to manage a mountain of shoes/coats, technical devices, paperwork and mail, housecleaning supplies and equipment in addition to the inevitable daily pile of dirty laundry.

angled mudroom cabinetscomputer, tablet, mobile phone custom charging station

The long and narrow existing Laundry Room/Mudroom space included a standard washer and dryer on the long wall and a reach-in closet that did nothing to organize the clutter. Making matters worse, this space is off the garage and the first view after a hectic day. They wanted their first glimpse of “home” to be a sigh of relief along with the traditional feel of the décor of the rest of their home.

Keeping the narrow space open drove us to the use of lighter materials (Glazed Ivory Melamine with Raised Panel Faces) and using the height to our advantage (9’ Ceilings).  We chose Upper Cabinets to the Ceiling with Glazed Extra Large Crown Molding and Extra Large Continuous Base Trim to provide a visual balance. Venetian Bronze Hardware and Oil Rubbed Bronze rods, hooks, etc. complement the Walnut Glazing.

vacuum storage mudroomlaundry room with hidden laundry chute in cabinets

Removing the closet to enlarge the space and moving the Washer and Dryer to the back wall were approved by the clients.  Since the laundry originates primarily on the second floor and the area above this space was acceptable to a Laundry Shoot, careful placement of the cabinets allows the flow of laundry into a center cabinet on the back wall with a stationary top door and special clasp on the operable door to avoid stray unmentionables from escaping.

All cabinets on that rear wall were made 28” Deep for the Stackables and to house more laundry. Detergents and Laundry Items are stored on Pull Outs below. The sink cabinet provided the ability for the occasional hand washables with a rod above for drip drying.

cabinet drawer shoe storage

Custom Lucite shoe inserts were used in some of the lower extra large drawers on the long wall. Shoes are stored perpendicular and the custom slots were engineered to meet this family’s needs. Vacuum cleaners, Laundry Baskets and Drying Racks were carefully measured to find their home in their own cabinet.  Lockers for the Children and for the Adults (including briefcase storage) are concealed with doors allowing one Open Locker with Glazed Beadboard backing to break up the monotony.

A family charging Station with mail/paperwork slots, plenty of room for cell phones, I-Pods, I-Pads plus the children’s electronic gadgets was added to as an end cabinet.

The Clients are thrilled with the outcome!



2013 Top Shelf Design Honors

For the fourth consecutive year, we are honored to have our designs selected for the annual Closets Top Shelf Design contest. We are thrilled to be acknowledged in the industry for our original closet and creative home organizational designs. 

multi-function office coat room  sleek white office storage room with island  

In the category  for "Home Office of 150 square feet or less", Tom Mayfield of Closet Organization Systems, received an honorable mention for his "Multifaceted Office Space" design. 

   mudroom docking station storage mudroom vaccumm cleaning product storage Laundry Room Mudroom Combination

Also, pictured above, Donna Siben of Closet Organizing Systems, received  an honorable mention in the "Specialty Rooms" category for her "5 in 1 Mudroom" design.

Congratulations to all the winners, especially our incredible designers. We will continue to grow and perfect the execution of our brilliant designs for closets and home storage solutions. As always, we will be working hard and looking forward to the 2013 Top Shelf Design competition. 

View our Top Shelf Design winners from previous competitions.




Tags

office wall unit closet mirror with storage behind angie's list award home and interior design contrasting trends entryway storage maximize closet storage fold-out ironing board master organizer multi-functional office and storage melamine textures Home Organizing Tips creative custom closet design pantry organization tips closet organization tips closet remodeling Kids Room Ideas for Playroom and Bedroom Zillow Digs Hafele LED drawer lighting closet master closet shoe closet closetos new website design vacuum cleaner garage shelving create illusion of more space with mirrors colorful children's space organization gift wrapped storage station designing around obstacles build in storage gift bag storage spaces bedroom wall unit closet divided by wood tone colors custom cabinets closet accent lighting closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin under stairs bike storage closet design home office design cover up computer and lighting wires Walnut Office Wall Unit multi-functional entryway contrasting cabinetry Best Of Houzz 2015 Customer Service Award pullout media cabinets ambient lighting multi-use office entryway multi-function furniture vertical and horizontal storage space custom wall units pantry organization pop of color interior design drying racks kids storage and organization ideas Carrie Bradshaw shoe closet award winning garage mail station Elegant White Master Closet LIT from Keeler closet organization electronics charging station incandescent and compact fluorescent blue led lighting in gaming room colorful playroom floor tiles new website layout craft storage room vanities shoe carousels chalk board paint in kid's space home office organization Home and Garage Organization Laundry Room/Mudroom shoe cubbies attic storage ideas contemporary closets angies list super service awards multifaceted office design Closet Os Overview closet organization systems awards closet mirrors elegant prints fro home mahogany melamine look cleaning supply storage closet os awards closet shoe organization custom closets boutique size walk in closet closet geometry mirror placement in design gloss cabinet drawers man cave updates Angies List 2015 Super Service Award grouping together food storage items balancing angled closet design ribbon storage ideas Closets: benches with bins on wheels Chicago closet organizers Best Of Houzz 2015 Design Award Best of Houzz Design Award 2016 Projection Screen Enclosure shoe closet design tips garage organization briefcase storage dressing room utilize pantry space closet lighting traditional media viewing room in home gaming space in home bright color home decorating task lighting Top Shelf Industry Design Awards hiding fuse box in closet media center cabinetry shoe fences bathroom under stairs staircase sleeping nook family activity area 2014 home decorating ideas organized media center open shelving for shoes organize shared closet space attic closet solutions WII and XBox Entertainment Center closet organizing systems video av room in home Closet Organizing Systems Awards 2015-2016 furniture for small spaces Chicago closets master bedroom closet 2014 closet color trends tricks to make small spaces feel bigger how to use contrasting color in room designs hiding wires with design organizing tips walnut and burl inlay industrial game room design laundry area with sink and chute create a wood texture look with melamine vintage garage design interior design trends organized closet reorganize clutter luxurious home office spaces custom garage design solutions pre-built cabinets Home Office Winning Design adult and child locker storage remote controlled lighting Gaming Media Centers shelving and storage under the stairs full length vertical drape small windows ultimate garage laundry basket storage multi-purpose storage makeup vanities patterned glass and mirrored doors closet os video reach-in closets reach in closets Best of Houzz Service Award 2016 angled closets Home Organzing System pull out mirror built in usb cable stations antique decorating trends coat hanging Closet Design Tips create zones with design beautiful custom storage solutions garage design kids' closets office organization cordless lighting fixtures eliminate electronic cable clutter utilize space under staircase Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" shoe storage designing with mirrors customer service shared closet organization comtemporary closet design multi-functional mudroom design contrasting laundry room multifaceted office space spring closet cleaning master closet design Angies List 2014 Super Service Award multi-use office reduce clutter mudroom media storage solutions garage cabinets pantry storage options Old World Charm Closet under the stairs storage Master Closet Winning Design gift wrapping counter top ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets reduce clutter in home cedar backed closet led home office custom bulit-in media center pantry de-clutter custom storage solutions challenging home organization solutions brass hardware
closetos best of houzz design award 2015
closetos best of houzz service award 2015
closetos angies list award
closetos top shelf awards
ClosetOS Zillow Digs