ClosetMaid: Designed Around Me

With today’s consumers, the ability to tailor household renovation projects to suit their style and personal needs is high on the priority listThe key is customization with simple tools that afford greater flexibility in helping consumers get the most out of their space.

Whether it’s revamping a bathroom, designing a dream closet or redecorating the living room, there are home design Web tools that make it easy to see the potential results before investing time and money. Testing out the available resources in advance has other benefits, too: It helps simplify do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, and instead of being a tiresome task, the planning stages and shopping experience become interactive and even enjoyable.

Here are some examples:

  • Painting. Choosing a new wall color can be challenging. Some paint manufacturers’ websites allow users to test hues without ever picking up a paintbrush. With a click of the mouse, visitors can experiment with bold accents or saturated jewel tones without any risk.
  • Redecorating. For those getting ready to redecorate their home, consider online tools that allow you to create a “mood board” for inspiration. Some websites even model a 2-D or 3-D room with everything needed for decorating—from what goes on the walls to what furniture goes within them.
  • Organization. Take the guesswork out of organization with, where consumers can click their way to an organized home—room by room. Visitors can see the newest DIY and do-it-for-me products and explore an inspiring lifestyle photography gallery and helpful tips—all at their fingertips.

To go the extra step, the site also offers a professional and affordable online design option. Just complete a few questions regarding the storage area and its needs and then ClosetMaid’s team of design specialists will process the request. For a small fee, users receive two designs for a single storage space that include line art drawings, color renderings, parts list and a where-to-buy option for easy shopping.

To use this tool or to find out how to create your own unique storage and organization solutions, visit

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