Author Archives: Hsiang
Assembling the pieces and putting it all together
We spent the past few months helping the guys at P3 Entertainment with some of the more mundane aspects of our project. Things such as figuring out the budget and schedule for our project are in some way just as critical as having a nice design. Once the lease for the new space was finalized and the construction documentation process officially started, things starts to move quite a bit faster! During the earlier design phase, we tend to keep things a bit open ended but once the drawing starts we’ll need to start making decisions and sticking to them!
We answer questions regularly both on our site as well as Allexperts.com and occasionally something pop up that we felt would be interesting to expand a bit more on, Let us know if you like the format and if you would like to see more answers like this!
STEP 4: Research and Implementation
With the purging and sorting steps complete, it became crystal clear that the organizing materials being used in the closet were actually a part of the problem. The drawer unit that held my purses was clunky, too deep and it was difficult to see the purses as they were layered one on top of the other. The hanging shoe cubbies were helpful in theory, but in practice they were too small for many of my shoes (I wear a size 10-I’m tall!). Hsiang brought to my attention that while the upper shelf was the right size to hold the luggage, that having such big items stored up high gave the closet a claustrophobic-feel, and the illusion that they might fall down on my head at any moment. Finally, the floor space felt cramped and ill-used with all the boots (that didn’t fit in the shoe cubbies) piled on top of one another.
Having the right fixtures and knowing where they should go
Now that we know the light fixtures we would like to use, the next step would be to figure out where they would go, and how many we would need. Since we are modifying the standard layout and fixture the landlord is providing we will use the lighting layout from them as a starting point. And since the budget is a major concern with our project we are planning to look at a few options on how we can optimize our layout to achieve the maximum effect.
the Dream Closet Makeover by Liz Dahmen
As a professional organizer I take pride in the way my house is organized. It is a reflection of the principles that I use to help my clients. Does that mean it looks like a CB2 catalogue? No way! Just like everyone else, areas of my home range from being extremely organized to verging on the chaotic. And some spaces work fine, but aren’t realizing their potential.
It is that time of the year again, smile for the camera!
We couldn’t believe that it’s the end of 2010 already! Even though we do have to say that it certainly has been an eventful year full of ups and downs for us. We experimented with lots of new things, created a whole new website and met lots of wonderful people along the way. We are humble and excited by the tasks and challenges that lay ahead of us, and we hope that our friends and associates will continue to have faith in us and enjoy this little ride that we built call EZarchitecture.
The cherry on your icing and the hot pepper on your tamale, for your space!
We had talked about the idea of using a “design totem” to inspire and strengthen a theme in a prior post. Often time we find that light fixtures makes for great candidates since they naturally draws your attention to them, plus their object like quality and repeated nature further reinforce the idea behind your theme.
Which also means that finding the right light fixtures can make or break a design!
awesome mystery closet drawing via wilkrause
A new mystery contributor has appeared!
As promised, the dream closet project is returning with a bang! Over the next few weeks we will introduce a new guest contributor and a whole slew of new projects and ideas, so huddle close and stay tuned!
Some time Flat White is just not going to do!
This nice airy apartment came us from the interior design blog Freshome, it is nicely furnished with some interesting artworks and furnishings but after looking through all the photos something bothered us. There are a lot of awesome details on the interior of this apartment but they sort of just fade into the background because of the flat white paint. We couldn’t help wondering if there are some ways where contrasting color could be used to increase the sense of depth and pop.
The Dream Closet Project returns, and it’s time for some changes here!
After a long hiatus from the Dream Closet project we have a whole lot of ideas ready to go and are anxious to get rolling. We also have a new contributor who’s ready to jump on board to help us with some ideas so keep an eye out for our future posts. To get the show rolling, we decided to talk about one of our greatest frustration with most of the closets we see; lights! Or the lack there of.