Bathroom Storage You Don’t Think About Until You Need It

Homeowners go to great lengths to keep their bathrooms clean and clutter-free. To maintain a sparkling clean bathroom, however, organization is essential. With many different objects in your bathroom, from towels to toiletries to cleaning products and more, it can be tricky to stow everything away. 

Below, you’ll find smart storage ideas to streamline your bathroom. When every item has a designated storage space, your bathroom will be an orderly oasis. Continue reading “Bathroom Storage You Don’t Think About Until You Need It”

Advantages of Built-In Shelving Over Book Cases and Media Centers

Have you ever considered making the switch from furnishings to built-in options? There are a lot of advantages to getting built-in shelving and ditch the excess, large, bulky furniture. Here are just a few of the advantages to scheduling an estimate for your new built-in shelving.

Built-in shelving utilizes “unusable” spaces.

Some living spaces, especially if they are a bit oddly shaped, have at least one nook or cranny that seems impossible to use. Finding just the right sized cabinet or bookcase to fill the space could be a nightmare, but it can easily be transformed into additional space through built-in shelving. Continue reading “Advantages of Built-In Shelving Over Book Cases and Media Centers”

Why Closet Space Is a Sore Point Among House Hunters

Did you know that out of the 80 percent of Americans who are not completely satisfied with their home purchase, almost 10 percent said that the worst sticking point was a lack of storage and closet space. But what makes this so frustrating? Here’s what most homeowners have to say about their lack of closets.

Why is there never a closet near the front or back doors? 

If you have a dirty job or hobby, having a closet near the main point of entry is ideal for keeping the mess contained to one location. If it is raining, having a closet by the door gives you a dry place to store open umbrellas, hang rain coats, or allow rain boots to air dry. A handy spot for grabbing a jacket is also a plus. Continue reading “Why Closet Space Is a Sore Point Among House Hunters”

Make Use of Every Inch of Your Kitchen with These Organizational Shelving Ideas

A kitchen remodel is the perfect opportunity to reorganize your kitchen with the best shelving ideas. You can get these custom shelves installed in your kitchen as part of your remodel, spending barely more than you would have anyway. Planning ahead for these shelving ideas make them that much more effective. Here are a few to consider.

Filing space

Muffin tins, cookie sheets, and rectangular cake pans can be easily stored and accessed when you create a “filing” system. The cabinet only needs to be fitted with customized slots so that you can separate the different types of bakeware. Continue reading “Make Use of Every Inch of Your Kitchen with These Organizational Shelving Ideas”

Organizing and Decorating Tips for Your Entertainment Room

There comes a point in most families’ lives when you have to embrace the need for an entertainment room. Whether you choose an unused bedroom, a family room or den, or the finished basement, having an entertainment room can help your family coexist, while also bringing your family together on occasion. Here are some tips for organizing and decorating your entertainment room.

The Custom Entertainment Center

You should start with an entertainment center that works specifically for your collections and interests. If you or your teenage sons like to play a lot of video games, make sure your entertainment center has the ability to run all of the systems in an organized way. Cord organization for the game systems and all other tv peripherals is also important. Continue reading “Organizing and Decorating Tips for Your Entertainment Room”

Converting Closet Space into Useable Storage

One of the biggest complaints of homeowners is that they don’t have enough closets, and the closets they do have are just open cavities that seem to have been built as an afterthought. These empty chambers usually have just a clothing bar and one upper shelf. If you need to store anything other than clothes or coats, that closet isn’t doing you a lot of good. 

If you really want to make use of your closet space, you’ll need to spruce it up a bit (or maybe a lot). Here are a few ways you could do that. Continue reading “Converting Closet Space into Useable Storage”

Organizational Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Regardless of why you have decided to remodel your bathroom, it is a great time to design the room in a way that makes the most sense for you. Not only does a bathroom remodel give you a chance to get the aesthetic and theme you want, it also gives you an opportunity to customize how your bathroom is organized, unique to you and your family. Here are some ideas.

Recessed Built-In Shelving

You can really never have enough shelves in a bathroom. The biggest complaint most people have about their bathroom is that it doesn’t have enough storage space. Or if it does have storage space, it is very compact and not easily organized. Continue reading “Organizational Bathroom Remodeling Ideas”

Must Have Storage for Your Mudroom

If you are lucky enough to have a mudroom in your home, you have an opportunity to keep your home clean and organized. Often, the messiest part of the house is the entry point. Mail piles up, shoes clutter the doorway, and jackets get tossed to the side wherever they may land. If you have a mud room, you can make that the main entry point for your family and close friends, keeping the mess contained.

If you want to really keep everything organized, you’re going to need a good storage system for items that will commonly be in the room. If you don’t have good cabinets, shelves, or cubbies in your mudroom, that is something you will want to address quickly. Here are some must-have storage spaces you need. Continue reading “Must Have Storage for Your Mudroom”

Three Common Closet Items That Always Seem to Be Without a Place

Closet JobsEveryone hopes for an organized closet—a place for everything and everything in its place. Unfortunately, there are a lot of small items that never seem to have a place in a traditional closet. Here are a few of the items that cause the most frustration.

Ties and Scarves

The only way to store ties and scarves in a traditional closet is to hang them on a hanger or on the clothing rod itself. If you hang them on a hanger, they can easily become wrinkled when pushed together with other items. If you hang them on the clothing rod, you risk knocking them off every time you get in your closet.

Shoes

If you only have a few pairs of shoes, you probably have ample room on the floor of your traditional closet to store them. But if you have different shoes for different occasions and outfits, you might need some additional space to store your shoes. Some people store shoes in their boxes in the bottom or top shelf of the closet, but then it becomes a chore to find the right pair of shoes on the right day. Continue reading “Three Common Closet Items That Always Seem to Be Without a Place”

The Best Storage Solutions for Sporting Goods

If you lead a very active lifestyle, chances are you have a lot of sporting goods. Sporting goods are one of the most difficult things to store out of the way in an organized manner. Balls roll, poles and bats fall to the side, and protection gear doesn’t fit well on a standard closet shelf. The end result is that if you have traditionally built closets, all of your sporting goods end up in the bottom of a closet completely disorganized. If you want to avoid those closets that have things spilling out of them, you’ll need some custom closet solutions.

Ball Storage

Whether you are storing basketballs, baseballs, softballs, soccer balls, footballs, tennis balls, or golf balls, you need reliable storage that won’t have them rolling all over the place. The best ball storage is a large pull out drawer in the bottom of a closet. With a large enough drawer, you can store a number of balls of varying shapes and sizes in a way that will be easy to find without them rolling when you get into the closet for something else. Continue reading “The Best Storage Solutions for Sporting Goods”