Our Favorite Space-Saving Solutions

If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly reevaluating how your home storage can work better for you! There’s nothing more satisfying than a high-functioning home, and you can’t get there without talking about storage. Enter our Top Five space-saving solutions for your home!

Murphy Beds

The best way to make a spare room multifunctional is to add a Murphy bed for out-of-town guests. This space-saving wall bed is one of the hottest trends in home design right now and for good reason. It’s an extremely cost-effective way to make the most of your space.

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Garage Systems

Whether you’re looking to store taller items like rakes and ladders or smaller items like tools and nails, track and rail systems are a great choice! The best part? They’re interchangeable so they can evolve as your life (and stuff) does.

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High and Low Vertical Space

Be sure to take full advantage of high and low storage opportunities in your closets, pantry, garage, kitchen and laundry room. Take your cabinets all the way up to the ceiling to maximize your high vertical space. Down low, think about custom drawers that can fit under beds for increased storage or baskets and bins that can fit under console tables and bookshelves add additional storage.

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Optimizing Closet Space

The best way to optimize your closet space is with a custom closet design. This will allow you to make every inch of your space work the way you need it to! Some of our must-haves include an island to store jewelry and accessories—as well as functional add-ons like a laundry hamper and fold-out ironing board—and a mixture of open shelving, drawers, and cabinets.

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Dual-purpose Rooms

We’re all about maximizing functionality at Behind Closed Doors, which is why we’re big fans of dual-purpose rooms. Why have a laundry room AND a mudroom when you can combine the two? Why dedicate an entire room to guests who only visit a few times a year when you can add a Murphy Bed to a home office? Dual-purpose rooms are one of our absolute favorite ways to maximize space in your home.

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Photo Credit: Joanna Gaines 

Are you ready to make your home storage work for you? Contact us today!

Is Your Closet Fall Ready?

Fall is here! And while you might be anxious to bust out your sweaters, jackets, and boots, the transition can also come with some dread if you don’t have proper closet storage. It’s time to simplify your life with a closet that works for you! And as the premier closet designer in Coastal Delaware and Maryland, we’re here to help! Check out our five closet must-haves that will make your wardrobe transition from Summer to Fall seamless.

1.Shelves and Racks

Shelves are perfect for stacking cozy sweaters as we move into the cooler months. Don’t be afraid to use up as much vertical space as possible—especially for reach-in closets. If you really want to level up your sweater storage, add some pull-out racks to drape your sweaters on. They make your sweaters super accessible and maximize space by tucking back into the closet when not in use.

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2.Full-length wardrobe cabinet

You’ll obviously need one of these for dress storage but you may need to add on another for jacket and long sweater storage. Your everyday jackets probably have a home in the coat closet, but you may want to store dressier jackets and long sweaters with the rest of your wardrobe. So be sure to include ample full-length storage when planning your new closet.

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3.Drawers

Drawers are so multi-functional for intimates, accessories, loungewear and beyond. But we especially like them for hat, glove, and sock storage during the transition to Fall. Try putting the drawers in your closet island to keep all your accessories centralized.

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4.Varying Height Shoe Shelves

Don’t make the mistake of keeping all your shoes shelves the same height. You’ll want to incorporate some taller shelves to accommodate boots during the transition to Fall. This may seem like a no-brainer, but we’ve walked into plenty of closets with boots crammed in a corner on the floor because there wasn’t proper consideration!

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5.Seating

Seating is instrumental in any closet, but we find it especially important during the transition to Fall when you’re working with boots that are harder to put on. You can do something built-in like a bench or bring in seating as a decorative accent with chairs or ottomans. Either way, you’ll thank us!

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The only thing left to do is start planning your custom closet! Contact us today to set up your in-home consultation.

Voted Best Closet Company

We are extremely honored and humbled to be voted the Best Closet/Home Organization Company in Sussex and Worcester counties for the sixth consecutive year! We want to extend a huge Thank You to all our customers who voted for us in Coastal Style Magazine’s Best Of Awards. We take great pride in our reputation and work very hard making sure we go above and beyond for our awesome customers. As such, we’re going to take this opportunity to share the Top 3 reasons our customers trust us time and time again with their closet and home storage needs!

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1.Quality

When it comes to quality custom closets and cabinets in Coastal Delaware and Maryland, there’s no other name but BCD. We design, manufacture and install all of our custom closets, cabinetry and storage solutions, ensuring quality products as well as a quality experience. Just ask our recent customer Stacy:

“Without hesitation, I recommend BCD. We did a home office and garage with them. Leatie was great to work with, allowing us to use design features we wanted from our former home, and making sure she tweaked them in a way that worked. She listened to us to make it happen the right way. The install team was professional, clean, and very mannerly. They were a pleasure to have in our home.”

2.Superior Service

We are always striving to give our customers the best experience possible. From design to fabrication to installation, we are here to listen to your needs and bring your closet or home storage project to life as efficiently as possible. Recent customer Debbie had this to say about our customer service:

“Behind Closed Doors designed and installed beautiful custom closets in my home. Paul and his team (Leatie, Liz, Josh, Joe, Chris, and Brent) were not only professional, proficient, and courteous, but they were extremely personable and kind! What an absolute pleasure to work with….Highly recommend!!”

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3.Timeliness

We know how important your time is, which is why we’re dedicated to delivering quality home storage solutions in the timeliest manner possible. We offer a range of products to fit your desired timeframe—from cabinet lines that offer a quick turnaround to fully custom designs. Recent customer Karla had this to say about her experience with us:

“From beginning to end, Behind Closed Doors was a great experience! The designer, the owner and the installers were excellent! My closets and my garage were well thought out and they look beautiful! I have used two other companies in the past for two different houses and Behind Closed Doors is by far the best!”

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Come discover why we’re consistently named the Best Closet/Home Organization company in Coastal Delaware and Maryland!

Get Organized for Back to School

August is almost here, which means it won’t be long now until you’re back into the rhythm of a new school year. Bookbags, lunchboxes, sports equipment are all waiting in the wings so there’s no time like the present to get organized! Here are our top storage and organization tips for a smooth transition into the new school year:

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Streamline Your Mornings

Utilize your mudroom or entryway to store everything the kids need to get out the door—shoes, backpacks, shinguards, jackets, etc. If you don’t have lockers or cubbies, you can use a basket for each child that can be stored under a bench. In the kitchen, try dedicating a drawer to lunchbox supplies and hair accessories so you can quickly get everyone set all from the same room, while they’re eating breakfast!

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Photos courtesy of The Mama Notes 

Storage Bins are your Friends

Now that you’ve tackled the necessities, it’s time to think about the fillers. Once you’ve gotten the kids fully ready for the day, there may be some down time before you have to leave. Enter learning/fun bins. Buy different sizes of storage bins to house games, flashcards, puzzles, workbooks, coloring books and the like. Each morning, the kids can pick a bin and do the table activity before heading out the door. Slimmer bins work great for organizing your game cabinet too—another necessity for before and after school.

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest 

Tackle the Kids Rooms

Other spaces that probably deserves some attention prior to the school year beginning are the play room and the kids bedrooms. There’s no better way to start the school year than with an organized life, so be sure to go through these rooms and clean out anything that’s no longer being used. For the kids room, break out books that focus on the new school year and getting ready for fall, make sure everything has a place, and think about creative storage solutions for activities like ready in bed or quiet play.

When it comes to quality custom closets and cabinets in Coastal Delaware and Maryland, there’s no other name but BCD! Learn more about our services here.

 

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OUR RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19

Our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted by Coronavirus, COVID-19, whether directly or indirectly.

We are following CDC guidelines to increase cleanliness in our work environments and promote best practices for employee hygiene to minimize the transmission of this virus. We have also engaged our Business Continuity Plan that will allow employees to work remotely if that becomes necessary.

Here is what Behind Closed Doors Custom Closets & Cabinetry is doing to ensure the safety for our customers and employees to the best of our ability.

  • Daily disinfecting all areas of our office and vehicles
  • Employees are required to use hand sanitizing gel as needed
  • Employees are required to wash hands regularly with antibacterial soap
  • Installers are required to wipe down with a disinfecting solution all installed surfaces, drawer handles & knobs as well as any door handles of the home that we used during our installation
  • All installers and Designers are to wear face masks to minimize any potential airborne risks
  • Our Designers are utilizing web conferencing appointments instead of in-home appointments to present your designs to you

Additionally, ANY employee who feels ill or has potential symptoms is required to stay home. ANY employee who has a family member or someone they are or have been in contact with that is ill, is required to self-quarantine.
We take our commitment to do our part very seriously. Hopefully, you will find comfort in our proactive handling of Coronavirus, COVID-19. This is a difficult time for all of us and as a local small business we need your support more than ever as we navigate these uncertain and rapidly changing times.

We encourage everyone to follow the guidance provided by the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for the most updated information.

We wish good health to you and your families and are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our handling of Coronavirus, COVID-19. Do not hesitate in contacting us.

Respectfully,
Behind Closed Doors