As the summer temperatures finally begin to cool off and we enter Fall, homeowners throughout Arizona look to their garages as more than just a place to park their vehicle. From summertime clothes and sports equipment to gardening tools and pool supplies, garage cabinets fill up quickly – especially in Phoenix when the seasons change. This can lead to what is commonly known as “organized chaos.” Fortunately, the experts at Arizona Garage & Closet Design know how to make the most of the space available and can help you create the perfect garage organization system. Here are a few tips to keep your Phoenix garage neat and clean this Fall.
Kitchen organization is important for Arizona homeowners. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is often one of the first places we go after a long day of work, and is where the kids run for snacks when they get home from school. It is where we keep and prepare the meals that keep us going throughout the day. It is where we form precious memories of baking cookies with children and is the origin of that heavenly aroma during the holidays. For homeowners in Arizona, custom kitchen cabinets are an amazing solution to the controlled chaos that often tears through that part of the house on a daily basis. Here are some ideas to help keep your kitchen neat and organized.
Summer is here and it’s time for swim suits, sandals, shorts, and tank tops to replace the heavier clothing of winter and fall. Moving, re-arranging, storing, and finding space for clothes rotated in and out of a closet can be stressful! Without a custom closet, complete with designated storage for our items we need seasonally, it can become a chore Arizona residents would rather not deal with.
As Phoenicians, we spend a lot of time on our garages, whether it is completing a project in the shade during the hot summer months or protecting our cars from dust and monsoon damage. Every morning, afternoon and evening, we walk through our garages to get into our houses after a long day at work or afternoon shopping. Driving into a cluttered, unorganized garage can be stressful and projects might take longer than they should if you’re constantly looking for a screwdriver, nail or hammer.
Spring cleaning has arrived and now the time has come to tackle one of the most dreaded spaces in the house—the garage. You move through your garage every day and it probably shows. Sports bags are strewn throughout the floor, tools have lost their home, bikes and skateboards litter the floor, and cleaning supplies have somehow managed to find a way on the tool bench instead of tucked inside the cabinet. Tools and bikes aside, the garage is open to the elements and your garage-bound belongings may have accumulated dust, dirt and sun damage, especially here in Phoenix!
Garage organization and storage goes beyond just installing a few cabinets and shelves and sorting everything into bins. Efficient garage design accounts for many elements of the space, including small details like lighting and insulation that may go unnoticed by the average DIYer. Even the smallest detail can make a big difference when it comes to the everyday usability of the area once proper storage solutions are built. Here are four details to consider when you’re upgrading your garage organization.
While Punxsatawney Phil has predicted a long winter for everyone else, Phoenix residents are already enjoying 70-degree days in the sun. This is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather!
One of our favorite things to do is to get involved in the local community, which is why we love coming to see all of you at local conventions and shows. Arizona Garage & Closet Design most recently participated in the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show in Phoenix. Homeowners came from all over the Valley to enjoy seminars, workshops, classes, and even wine tastings! Experts lined up to give homeowners personalized advice and on-the-spot consultations. We are proud to have been part of the over 1,100 vendors who participated in this winter’s event.
There’s something about the New Year that makes people want to start over. We change our clothes, try new things, make resolutions, and do our best to start the New Year off on the right foot. Our designers like to take things a step further and extend this concept of rejuvenation to the home, as well. After all, with all the right tools in place, your home can contribute to a happy, healthy and productive year. Here are our designers’ tips for a home you will be proud of in 2017:
Winter is on its way and temperatures in Phoenix have finally begun to drop. While daytime temperatures still favor casual, light clothing, the evenings are much cooler, even downright chilly on some nights. This is the one time of day most people are home from work and really want to make use of their garage space, so winter-proofing and temperature control are the natural next steps in the evolution of a luxury garage interior. Our designers have some tips to help your garage space stay cozy throughout the winter, allowing you to enjoy extra usable space in your home without bundling up!