Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wall Unit Designs

When designing a wall unit, there are different considerations that one must take into account before ordering one.

Let's start with dimensions...when measuring out your future wall unit, one must not only take into account the physical size of the wall unit cabinets, but also the additional real estate consumed by any decorative accents that sit on top and around the actual wall unit, such as crown moulding, as it can add a few additional inches to all sides of the structure.   Don't forget to also consider the size of additional furniture moulding, wood trim, decorative accents as well that you plan to add to your dimension drawings.

Next, remember to account for utilities and accessibility.  For example, if you would like a wall unit with potlights/accent lighting, you then need to ensure that you budget for the incremental costs of having your contractor/electrican prepare the area for your electric needs beforehand.  You also need to consider your power outlet needs and accessibility to these locations as well.

Now, depending on your TV, stereo and electronics needs, you will also need to consider how to implement hidden cabling for your TV, electronics, cable box, satellite box, speakers, Bluray/DVD players.

Permenant shelving vs adjustable shelving is also somethere to consider as your needs may change over time, and the flexibility of adjustable shelves allows you to modify as necessary so that you can ensure you enjoy your custom wall unit for a very long time!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Richelieu Handles, Hinges, and Knobs

When looking for beautiful handles, hinges and knobs, Richelieu has got you covered.   Whether it be Richelieu's extensive collection of decorative hardware that showcase a classic, contemporary or eclectic style preference, they have something perfect for everyone's taste. 

Their collection incorporates functionality, aesthetics and ergonomics into all of their designs.

With Richelieu's attention to environmental responsibility, you will be pleased to know they have introduced products which they classify into their 'green' product line (LEED(R) certified).

For over 40 years, they have served their customer base with the highest quality and most innovative hardware designs across North America.

Check out for more great product ideas. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top 10 Closet Accessories

With so many great closet accessories that are available on the market, we wanted to put together our top 10 list of  'must-have' closet accessories.  Hope you enjoy it!

  1. Valet Rods
  2. Belt Rods
  3. Jewellery Trays / Watch Trays
  4. Rolling Pant Racks
  5. Shoe Fences
  6. Crown/Base Moulding
  7. Hampers
  8. Ironing Boards
  9. Hideaway Mirrors
  10. Wardrobe Lifts