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It's Januaryaren't you already organizing your home?
Call it the Marie Kondo effect, but come January, most people seem to get a little Tidying-Up focused. A place for everything and everything in its place. It’s an adage many of us strive to live up to, but so often don’t quite have the time or energy to implement on our own.
As part of our what-if-it’s-our-space-not-our-organization-that’s-the-problem journey, we took a tour of the newly renovated California Closets Burnaby showroom for a little inspiration. From palatial walk-ins to micro-condos, pantries to working garages, the showroom’s displays highlight form and function at every turn and give you the chance to wander, open doors, see details up close, and imagine the life-changing magic of a closet actually designed to help you stay organized.
It’s all in the details. Built in track storage keeps smaller pieces like belts and ties tucked neatly away for when you need them.The showroom’s masculine themed walk-in closet features rich, deep colours, crown molding, and pull-out hooks that allow smaller items like belts and ties to be accessible when you need them and neatly tucked away when you don’t. Combine dark wood grain with a high enamel white glass for a sophisticated kitchen pantry.“One of the most common things people come to us with are odd spaces: vaulted ceilings, funny angles, awkward panels that you still need to be able to access. We assess what you have and the needs of the space, without it looking obvious that there was a problem to cover up,” says marketing coordinator Christi Hall.“This is your stuff, this is your life, let’s build around it.” Convertible comfort: Murphy beds allow you to go from bedroom to living room.
A staged condo features a counterbalanced queen-sized Murphy bed light enough to tuck into place with one finger, a pop-out island table, and cheerful eco-resin cabinet panels.
Add a pop of personality with your choice of panel insert from one of the design lab’s several finish and accessory walls.”Colour schemes are ever-evolving and different for every person,” says Hall. “Incorporating patterns together creates some amazing visuals. Think of your space as a canvas. It can be scary, wondering if you’re going to get bored of something, but our designers work to make sure you’re happy in the long term.” We love the sleek vibrancy of the acrylic Parapan paired with delicate Italian glass. The Virtuoso line features all horizontal lines for a European boutique look.