Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show - April 24-26, 2012

Once again the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) will be taking place April 24-26, 2012 in Chicago at the McCormick Place (2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616).  Showtime hours are from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Being the Kitchen & Bath industry’s main event, it is a fantastic show highlighting new trends and product releases in the kitchens and baths segments.  It is a great opportunity to participate in conference sessions hosted by industry leaders, meet new vendors, and network with industry experts.  The opening keynote is by Candice Olson, star of HGTV’s Divine Design and Candice Tells All.  

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show consists of  more than 500 supplier and manufacturers at the conference, 75 seminars topics highlighting the latest products for kitchen and bath.

Click here to go to the KBIS website for more information....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Toronto Closet Design Ideas

With the recent population growth in Toronto over the past decade, many people are looking for closet design ideas that maximize space and usability.

So....what should one consider when designing their closet? 

Lets start by looking at how you currently organize your space.  Consider the following:  Are you currently utilizing all the available space in your closet to its full potential? If not, how come?  Most people have enough closet 'real estate' but many do not have the ideal layout for their storage needs, so space is often underutilized or wasted needlessly.

So where to begin?   Lets start by looking at your current clothing needs and take stock of your current clothing inventory....So count the percentage of clothing categories that you use and how you manage them presently...For example, do you wear suits, do you wear sweaters, do you keep a shoe collection in your closet, how do you put-away your ties... etc....etc...

Once you collected your 'closet inventory' and respective percentages, next figure out the ratio of hanging items vs put-away items via shelves and drawers.  Once you figure out those metrics, it will make your closet design project much easier.

If you are in the greater Toronto area, feel free to give us a call to help you by producing a no-obligation 3-D optimized conceptual design for the layout of your closet, so you too can utilize your closet space to its fullest potential!...Good luck!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Closet Islands - Functional and Stylish

Considering a closet island as your centerpiece to your closet upgrade project?  I don't blame you, custom closet islands are one of the hottest requested items that we are hearing from our closet business.

Folks love to be able to layout what they are going to wear on a granite closet island.  Similar to a kitchen island whereby you layout hor dourves and appetizers for a party, you would similarily layout an evening dress or suit, shirt, and tie combo on it for a formal evening dinner.

Islands can also incorporate a seating area to allow space for trying shoes to match up with a selected outfit.  Islands can also incorporate hideaway zones for lockboxes, mini-safes and important document hide-away regions.

The possibilities are endless......