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3 Secrets to Create the World’s Best Master Closet

It’s something that nearly every homeowner dreams about at one point in time or another; a well-organized and spacious master bedroom closet. No matter how much or how little space you have, it is possible to achieve this dream. All you need to know are the three secrets that all great Richmond master bedroom closets have to get the closet you’ve always wanted.

You may think that you need to wait until you can renovate your existing space to get the closet you’re after, but there’s a lot you can do with the space you already have, provided that you’re using it wisely.

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Compartments

No matter how much space you’re working with, dividing it up into compartments is one of the best ways to organize and maximize your space. Start with dividing up your belongings and making groups of everything that you need to store in the closet. For example, divide up your pants, your shirts, your sweaters, and your belts until you have a good grasp on how many different compartments you need, as well as the size and configuration of each one.

You can now start planning out the space. For example, you can purchase foldable pants racks that let you store numerous pairs of pants, all in perfect uncreased rows. These racks fold back out of the way when not in use to take up less space. You can also find belt racks, tie racks, shoe racks, as well as baskets and shelves for storing things like folded sweaters and accessories.

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By carving your closet up into compartments each designed to hold a separate set of items, you can gain a lot of unexpected space in the closet. Remember that compartments can be built from floor to ceiling, as well as on the short walls of the closet, so you can get more things in there.

  • Shelving

A lot of people get hung up on creating the perfect closet by coming up with compartments for hanging clothes with lots of pull down bars and possibly some drawers for storing shirts and sweaters. The very best closets, however, may use these things, but also make very good use of shelves.

Shelves are far more versatile than rods or drawers. They allow you to see everything at a glance, and they give you a lot of different storage options. For example, you can put up a shoe rail, or place storage baskets on the shelves. You can also often place a shelf or two in areas that a rod or drawer just won’t go, such as at the very top of the closet or down toward the bottom beneath hanging clothes.

  • Good Lighting

It doesn’t matter how big or how well organized your closet is if you can’t see anything inside of it. Good lighting can make all the difference in a closet, enabling you to find things easily, and see the true color of items like socks, belts, and blouses, so you don’t need to remove them from the closet to find out if they’re going to match.

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Start by investing in some good overhead lighting for the entire space. This is your overall or ambient lighting, and it will help brighten the space all together. Next, have some specific lighting to the larger cubbies, compartments or areas of the closet. For example, if you have a separate hanging area for pants, put a specific light above them to illuminate them better.

Finally, if you have small or out of the way areas of the closet, consider some small task lights. You can turn these on individually as you need them, so that you can better see things like ties or socks. You can also find some task lights that turn on automatically when you need them, such when you slide open a drawer or open a door.

Design the Closet of Your Dreams

With all the many different closet organization systems and components on the market today, it’s possible to create a closet that can suit your needs no matter what size you’re working with. Just be sure to include these 3 secrets to ensure your success.

For any other tips on how to make your home remodeling a breeze, Classic Construction is available for all your Richmond remodeling services. To learn more, give us a call at 804-776-5070 or fill out our online form for a free consultation.

How To Create The Addition Of Your Dreams

Have you seen the hit TV show on HGTV “Love it or List it?”

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It is the show where a homeowner does extensive renovations and then must make the tough choice to stay or move. In most cases the owners “Love it” and want to stay! The reason is simple, it is expensive and so much work to move to a new house.

That is the beauty of a Richmond home addition.

Are you tired of not having space for your expanding family?
Tired of not being able to tie your indoor and outdoor space together?
Tired of not having your man cave?

These problems are easier to solve then most homeowners realize. The key is to design and maximize additional space that meets the needs of your family.

Sometimes you will want to add space on the back of your home.
Sometimes you will want to add space on the side of your home.
Sometimes you will want to add a second floor.
Sometimes you may want to to convert your attic into a master bedroom suite.

That is the whole key! It starts with your needs for a new master bedroom with a giant walk in closet and spa-like mater bath. Or maybe your need for a nice man cave in your basement where you and your buddies can watch football and play pool. Or maybe you change your deck into a sun room!

An addition is like a white paper and you are free to create the space of your dreams. There are a lot of considerations once you know what you want including permits, materials and final design selections.

The key to making that piece easier is your contractor!

Your contractor must be able to understand your vision, your goals and your needs and then transform your input into the addition of your dreams. Your contractor can guide you to materials that look awesome, but also save you money. Your contractor can guide you to the best “green” materials that help you save the environment while also saving you costs on your energy bill.

Your contractor also needs to clearly communicate with you on design and material selections along with the overall timeline and permit requirements.

If your family is expanding and you need more space, just add it with the perfect addition.

Check out this before and after on this home we recently transformed.  What details do you notice in the renovation addition?  Leave us your comments below on what you see & what you like about it.

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For any other tips on how to make your home remodeling a breeze, Classic Construction
is available for all your Richmond remodeling services. To learn more, give us a call at 804-776-5070 or fill out our online form for a free consultation.

6 Custom Deck Features That Won’t Break Your Bank

It easier then ever to extend your indoor living space right into your yard and blend it altogether with the right design including all your components flowing together. This can include your outdoor kitchen, pool, deck, sun room and screened porch space. When all the elements are properly planned you will have an outdoor oasis that will be perfect for entertaining and for creating great family memories.

The good news is that the entire development plan does not always have to be done at the same time so you can start with a screened porch or sun room, then add the custom deck, then add a hardscape patio, then add the outdoor kitchen and finally add a great swimming pool. Of course, if you can plan it and have the budget the entire development can be done all in the same construction project.

Let’s start where most home owners start the process; right with your new Richmond custom deck. Be sure you plan it large enough for future use and incorporate all the features that you need.

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Here are some considerations when developing your plan:

Custom Deck features:

  1. Maintenance Free Materials – Invest in composite materials to make your deck maintenance free. Composite deck materials often come with a 25 year warranty, won’t rot, warp or fade.   Always use a great rail system like Railing Dynamics Inc., RDI, and enjoy their lighting features that your guests will absolutely love! You can also build in walkway lighting that leads to your deck at dusk or in the later hours of the evening.
  2. Seating – Build in custom seating areas to create the right flow of your space and give everyone a nice place to sit without needing to get out a bunch of chairs.
  3. Natural features – Bring the natural landscape onto your deck with a tree, pergola or arbor. Each of these will allow you to build in shaded areas with gorgeous landscape naturally built into your design.
  4. Fire pit – There are a number of creative ways to build a fire pit into your deck design. Just like a fireplace inside, your fire pit can become the focal point for your deck and your guests will love the benefit of toasting marshmallows and creating memories on your deck.
  5. Character – Consider adding some radius and curve features in your deck and accent them with decking and rail patterns that will give your deck great character.
  6. Water features – Everyone loves the sound and reflection of water so build in a custom water feature so all your guests can also enjoy it. Choices include everything from your cool hot tub, traditional water falls and features that incorporate the steps of your deck.

The most important part of any custom deck is YOU. This is your outdoor space so consider it carefully. Most features cost less then people expect and it costs nothing to find out what it costs. 

For any other tips on how to make your home remodeling a breeze, Classic Construction is available for all your Richmond remodeling services. To learn more, give us a call at 804-776-5070 or fill out our online form for a free consultation.

New Deck In Brandermill – Maintenance Free Outdoor Space Done Right

Nice, maintenance free outdoor space adds a huge value to your home and lifestyle and that is why we love building custom outdoor Richmond decks, screened porches and sun rooms throughout the Richmond Metro area.

If you missed part one of this blog detailing how to design and build a composite deck, here is the link for you.

Part one Brandermill Deck Design and build

Let’s pick right up where the last blog left off.  Take a look at the photo below.

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When building your deck be sure to use only the very best materials so that you properly protect your investment for many years to come.  At Classic Construction we use the very best materials available.  Our materials have been tested and proven to stand up to the harshest weather conditions.  We use composite decking, vinyl rails and all the right fasteners to ensure your deck will be preserved for many years to come.

Can you picture your family friends hanging out on your deck, making new memories and having fun?  I hope you can feel the nice outdoor space and the impact it can make on your lifestyle and family.  Ready to see the final product we completed for an awesome family in Brandermill?
Don’t you love their design?  That is where it all starts when the Classic team meets you and we work together to create the space that works best for your needs.  I love the way the stairs come down from the deck at just the right angle.  That is the type of custom work and details we love to add to our projects.

Besides the angle of the entry stairs, the vinyl rails are completely maintenance free and will not rot, warp or ever need to be painted!

This Brandermill deck is just right and will provide many new memories in this maintenance free outdoor space!

Are you ready to build the outdoor space of your dreams?

For any other tips on how to make your home remodeling a breeze, Classic Construction is available for all your Richmond remodeling services. To learn more, give us a call at 804-776-5070 or fill out our online form for a free consultation.