Three Common Misconceptions about Storage in Small Spaces

Cabinet JobsIf you have a small home, a small apartment, or a small cottage off of a main house, it can seem like there is just no good place to store your stuff. Many people try to solve this problem with storage totes under tables, beds, or chairs, yet you would be surprised at the unused space in your home. Here are three common misconceptions about storage in small spaces.

One Closet Is Not Enough

Even the smallest of spaces usually has at least one closet, but one closet may not seem like it is enough space to effectively store your stuff. This is because of the way most closets are designed. Most traditional closets only have one or two shelves and hanging rods. This does not maximize the space for effective use. Our expert design team can use unique storage solutions to transform your closet, so that you can store more items in a more organized way. Continue reading “Three Common Misconceptions about Storage in Small Spaces”

Why It Seems You Never Have Enough Storage Space

Cabinet JobsOne of the biggest complaints after moving into a new home is storage space. Most people feel that they can never have enough storage space. As Americans, we have a tendency to accumulate a wide variety of items, some of which may only be used once or twice a year. Even in a home that has lots of closets, it can be difficult to organize your stuff so that you can find it when you need it.

The Need for Decluttering and Organization

Most Americans have items in their home that they don’t really need. The decluttering movement has seen a recent surge, and for good reason. Studies have shown that people are much happier and less prone to depression and anxiety when their homes are decluttered and organized. This does not mean that you need to get rid of everything you own. On the contrary, it is more about making sure that you have a purpose for the things you keep and an organized place to keep them. Continue reading “Why It Seems You Never Have Enough Storage Space”

Attention Arthritis Sufferers: Kitchen Cabinets for You

Arthritis can be a debilitating condition. As arthritis worsens over time, you could find it difficult to stoop down to reach lower kitchen cabinets, or have trouble reaching into other higher cabinets. Most cabinets are built with deep single shelves, which can make it difficult to access your foods, dishes, and cooking equipment when you are having an arthritis flare up. However, there are some kitchen cabinet solutions available that can help you access all of the areas of your kitchen in greater comfort and ease.

Lazy Susan

A Lazy Susan is a specific type of cabinet that is usually installed in the corners of your kitchen. These cabinets have two or more turn styles that will allow you to store food or gadgets and be able to easily access them. Simple turn the wheel and whatever you need will come to the front of the cabinet. This is great for arthritis sufferers who have a difficult time reaching into the backs of cabinets. Continue reading “Attention Arthritis Sufferers: Kitchen Cabinets for You”

The Shoe Lover’s Conundrum: Organizing Your Closets

Both men and women alike enjoy collecting shoes. You likely have at least several pairs of shoes for different occasions or outfits. If you have more than one or two pairs of shoes, organizing your shoes and finding a home for them can be difficult. Most closets are not initially designed to accommodate several pairs of shoes. While you could simply line them up on the floor underneath your clothing, there are some great storage solutions for shoes that keep them organized and easily accessible.

Built In Storage

If you have a walk in closet, it is very easy to have built in storage for your shoes. This can be something as simple as cubbies for each pair of shoes. For most shoes the cubbies do not have to be very big, so you could feasibly fit enough cubbies for all of your shoes without digging into the closet space you have left for your clothing. Continue reading “The Shoe Lover’s Conundrum: Organizing Your Closets”

Keeping Kids Organized with Closet Solutions

Kids can be very disorganized and messy, but if you give them appropriate closet solutions, you can teach them neatness. When everything in their room has a designated place, children will have a much easier time keeping things tidy. Many young children cannot problem-solve easily to find a place to put something if they are unsure. Good closet organization is a great way to conquer this problem.

Low and High Shelving

Your child likely has a lot of gear for outings such as coats, diaper bags, backpacks, and raingear. Since there is no reason for your child to access these items, high shelving can be used to store them out of reach. Yet low shelving is also important. Low shelving can give children a place to store books, toys, shoes, art supplies, and more, all within easy reach. Continue reading “Keeping Kids Organized with Closet Solutions”

His and Hers: Closet Organization for Couples

Closet JobsCloset organization can be a nightmare for couples. Men and women have very different wardrobes, and therefore they have very different needs. When it is not possible to have two separate closets, it becomes necessary to find an organization method that works for both of you. There are some very good options for remodeling your closet to make distinct spaces for you and your spouse.

Dividing the Closet

One of the problems with organizing closet space for couples is that you can rarely divide a closet into two equal parts. Often, one spouse will have a bigger half of the closet. Yet who needs the most room could fluctuate from season to season or year to year. It is important that the closet is organized in such a way that division of the closet can be adjusted easily as necessary over time.

Shoes and Accessories

Women tend to have a lot of shoes and accessories to go with their many outfits, and it is important that these can be organized effectively and kept in one part of the closet. Shoe and accessory shelves and hooks can easily be installed in one half of the closet and used as the need arises each season. In the winter when the spouse may have more accessories to store and use, the shelves can be repurposed as needed. Continue reading “His and Hers: Closet Organization for Couples”

Eliminate Clutter with Home Closet Solutions

Closet JobsMany people have quite a bit of clutter in their homes. Families with small children especially have a lot of possessions to organize. Even if your home has adequate closet space, it may not be easily organized within the closets. There are some very good ways that we can assist you in eliminating the clutter in your home with home closet solutions that allow you to get organized.

Refining Current Closet Space

With our home closet solutions, we can transform your existing closets into a useable space that allows you to get organized and store more within a smaller space. With customized shelving, drawers, and other features, we can convert your existing closet space into something more useable and systematized. One of the frustrating things about many closets is that it is just an open space where you must stack everything in boxes or totes. With home closet solutions, you can store your possessions in a more ordered way, and usually fit more into the closet than you could previously. Continue reading “Eliminate Clutter with Home Closet Solutions”

Maximizing Space with Accessible Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinet JobsWhether you have a large kitchen or a small one, you want to maximize your use of the space you have. Many homes come with cabinets that do not efficiently use space. Some cabinets may not be easily accessible. Upgrading your cabinets to make the most use of your space in an accessible way will make cooking and dining in your kitchen a pleasure instead of a chore.

Maximize Corner Spaces

Corner spaces are often the least efficient use of space. If you put cabinets in the corners of your kitchen, they are either leaving space unutilized or they are so deep on one side that they are not easily accessible. Instead of wasting corner space, consider a corner cabinet with a Lazy Susan instead of traditional shelves. This is often the most efficient use of corner space, and it makes accessibility a snap.

Make Lower Cabinets More Accessible

Many people have issues with their lower cabinets. Many of these cabinets are vast empty spaces with no shelves or one shelf that makes use very difficult. If you are unable to squat or bend easily, these lower cabinets can be more of a pain to use than storage space should be. You can make lower cabinets more accessible by installing cabinets that have slide-out shelving. Your pots and pans will never be lost in lower cabinets again.

Avoid High Cabinets

Some designers try to make use of every available inch of space all the way to the ceiling. This causes many cabinets to be outside of easy reach for someone of average height. Instead of keeping a step stool in your kitchen or neglecting the space entirely, consider upper cabinets that are shorter than the ceiling. You can incorporate an island into your kitchen for more open counter space so that your cabinets don’t have to be mounted as high as the ceiling.

If you are ready to reinvent your kitchen with accessible kitchen cabinets, contact us today. Our kitchen cabinet designers can help create the best design for your kitchen to make it accessible and a pleasure to use.