Before: No Room to WalkSisters Katrina and Nikki Villani, ages 14 and 11, respectively, are polar opposites who share a bedroom and closet. Katrina is neat, but Nikki is not. Measuring in at 12 feet deep by 14-1/2 feet wide, the room should be plenty big for the both of them, but it is filled to capacity with oversize furniture, toys, trophies, books and stuffed animals. Even the closet is stuffed.
Before: Too Much ClutterParents Rhonda and Troy enlist professional organizer Jen Doman to create order and carve out specific areas for each sister.
The first step is to sort through everything and decide what can be kept and what should be tossed.
After: Rolling Storage Unit/Room DividerOnce that's done Doman brings in multipurpose furniture and storage pieces to ensure that each girl has her own space.
This room has really been transformed, thanks to the creativity of organizer Doman. A space that was filled to capacity-- with little room to sleep, much less to have friends over--is now a beautiful, cozy, space with two distinct areas, showcasing both of the girls' personalities.
Before: Only One DeskThough large and clunky, one desk just doesn't cut it for two growing girls.
After: Two Desks With StorageWith all the extra stuff gone and multipurpose furniture added, there is enough room for each of the girls to have their own desks.
Before: Overflowing ClosetThe closet was crammed to capacity, even overflowing onto the floor. Plus, the doors were broken, forcing the girls to lift up on them to slide them open.
After: Closet CurtainsSharing a closet has not been working out, since Nikki's so messy. Doman decides to give each their own closet, placing divisions inside it them to create separate sections.
Before: Cluttered TV AreaThe TV and VCR were shoved atop of the chest of drawers, along with a variety of other items that did not belong.
After: Designated TV AreaNow the components are housed on the wall above both girls' living quarters so they have equal access and visibility.
Products from The Container Store:
25 tubular hangers, Turquoise
72 tubular hangers, Bubblegum
12 Euro Skirt and Trouser Clamp translucent hangers
closet rod doubler
10 shelf canvas hanging shoe bag
two shoe organizers
six shelf canvas hanging sweater bag
30 Juxta drawers
two Melamine desk tops
four desk legs
two Mesh desk drawer units
two Oh! chairs
two Mighty Magnetic Strips, Purple
two Mighty Magnetic Strips, Blue
two acrylic wipeoff boards
two Expo dry surface erasers
two basketball and soccer display cubes
two Garbini cans, Pink
two Garbini cans, Ink
three wooden veneer shelves, Beech
three cable shelf brackets
dividers for solid shelves, two packages
extendable valet rod
Products from Stacks and Stacks:
two spotlights, Silver and Black
Lipstick table lamp
six packages galvanized steel balls, Silver
Products from The Textile Shop:
two rayon chenille tweed Rugs, Sienna
Sherwin-Williams paint colors used:
1 gallon, Red Clover SW 6564, eggshell finish
1 gallon, Blue Beyond SW 6961, eggshell finish
1 gallon Extra White SW 7006 semigloss finish
Products from Inova:
two sofa wall beds