When you Imagine your dream home, do you envision a sanctuary that you love — that’s not only beautiful, sophisticated, and above all, comfortable, but also immensely functional and well organized? That vision includes spaces for your kids that work for every age and stage (their bedrooms, closets, playrooms, and corners) where they sleep, read/study, store their belongings, and play or hang out with friends — all nicely organized with a place for everything and everything in its place. That’s a tall order, but not impossible. California Closets can help bring your vision to life.
When designing kids’ spaces, California Closets, experts in organized spaces, recommends creating a versatile system that allows room to grow. By focusing on storage systems that are multifunctional and transitional, the spaces in your home will be able to transition effectively over time as your family’s needs change. Following these tips will help steer you in the right direction.
1. Maximize storage space. Keeping up with the clothes, toys, books, and gear that children quickly cycle through can be a major challenge. Maximizing your storage space can help manage that challenge by incorporating adjustable, multifunctional shelving for a wide range of ages. For example, flexible shelving can accommodate items for infants, such as storing onesies and baby supplies, then later be adjusted for storing toys and games as your child gets older.
2. Ensure storage safety. Soft-close mechanisms allow drawers to close silently and smoothly every single time, enabling children to safely close the drawers themselves without pinching their fingers. Preventing damage resulting from drawers being slammed shut also helps prolong the lifespan of your furniture.
3. Make storage flexible and lasting. California Closets’ flexible systems are designed with the changing needs of your family in mind, including transitional spaces that are able to last a lifetime. For instance, open space for a changing table can easily transform into an area for a desk once your child starts school. A playroom space with ample shelving for toys and desk space for crafts can easily transition later into a home office or homework area.
Try to think ahead as you plan so that your child’s space can continue to adapt and function well as the years pass without the expense and aggravation of remodeling or investing in new furniture. Taking this approach provides a lasting solution that allows you and your family to spend less time tidying up and more time living your life.
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