This post, we’re going to discuss an area of your home that generally no one gets to see except you. It may often be untidy or disheveled, but the feeling of tranquility and comfort that it can bring is nearly unparalleled. It is a highly personal space. And depending on the size of your house, and/or the design or construction budget you are working with, it can be as small as a item of furniture, or as large as an entire room. Figured it out yet? Of course, we’re talking about your closet.

Quick fact: did you know that during colonial times, the British imposed a tax on American citizens who had closets in their homes? Now, centuries later, nearly every new home is equipped with quite a few of them. For years, wall closets were the most popular kind, but in recent decades, other options have become very popular home features, even boosting property values in many markets.

Historically an option allotted to the well-off in Old Europe, separate dressing areas have made a resurgence, offering people the convenience of being able to shower, groom and dress in the same area, perhaps even with a beverage or even a meal in hand.

This trend paralleled that of the custom dressing room: an entire room designed to house every season of your entire wardrobe. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Only limited design-wise in scope by one’s imagination, dressing rooms can contain not only shelving and drawers for your clothing and shoes, but also seating areas, storage islands, televisions, deluxe sound systems, mirrors, fabulous lighting… the list goes on. These special rooms can be uber-comfortable sanctuaries – and are no longer only an extravagance for the Carrie Bradshaws of the world.

Are you considering a closet redesign or new construction in your space? Dare to think outside the box with your next project. Give the award-winning team at Eileen Gould Design and Construction a call. After a consultation to determine your wants and needs, we will charge a flat design fee based on the scope and size of the job. The design fee includes CAD drawings, shopping time, and designing, as well as project management. This fee does not include color renderings or permits, which we perform for an extra cost. Our payment schedules are easy, as we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. You’ll always know what’s going on via spreadsheets and invoices created just for you.

Happy February from Eileen Gould Design and Construction!

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