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6 Design Ideas for Bathroom Vanities


A Couples Bathroom Retreat

Bathrooms are often small spaces. A vanity, which includes the sink and surrounding cabinetry, can have a major impact in the room and become a focal point. When selecting a vanity consider details including the cabinet style and finish, counter surface, storage capacity, sink shape and placement, hardware, lighting, mirrors and the faucet. A vanity can be custom built to fit in the room or integrated with storage cabinets if space allows.

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5 Creative Design Ideas for Built-In Storage


custom built in bedroom dresser

Finding convenient storage for the things we enjoy in our homes can sometimes present a challenge. Depending on your family, your home may need places to store clothing, dishes for entertaining, media equipment or children’s toys. Storage spaces should be organized, accessible and, if clutter is a problem, a place where items are out of sight.


10 Awesome Basement Storage Ideas


Basement with Built in Shelving and File Cabinets

Do you need more storage space to control the clutter in your home? You may find a solution to your storage problems in your basement. If you’re planning on remodeling your basement or renovating to meet your storage needs, here are 10 ideas for creating basement storage space:

Space Saving Storage Solutions for Clothes, Linens and Kitchens


closet storage system with shelves and rods

Are you looking for storage solutions? Is it time to “un-clutter” your closets? Clothes closets, linen closets, pantries and the cabinets where we keep cleaning supplies are areas of our homes that can quickly become disorganized and at times make it difficult to find the things we need when we need them. After you’ve cleared out all of the items you don’t use anymore, if you find you need more space or desire better organization, it may be time for a space saving storage solution.

13 Awesome Custom Closet Design Ideas


Custom Walk-in Closet with Multiple Rods and Drawers

One of the best ways to organize personal items is to custom design a closet space expressly for the things you need to store. There are two types of closets in our homes: reach-in closets and walk-in closets. Most closets come equipped with the standard rod and shelf and are often cluttered. Sometimes homeowners install ready-made storage systems only to find that they did not optimize the space for the items they need to store and still have clutter.

8 Space Saving Ideas Using Built-in Cabinets and Shelves


Kitchen with Built in Shelving to Match Existing Cabinets

Most homeowners find they need more storage space or a better way of organizing the things they own. Sometimes adding more storage space is difficult, especially if you own a small home. Make-shift shelving that you find at home centers often is not sturdy or attractive. Ready-made book shelves take up floor space and although generic, may not be suitable for the items you want store. 

8 Design Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces


Deck with Pergola

Central New Yorkers look forward to the warm days and nights of summer when we can get outdoors to relax or socialize. To truly enjoy the season, it’s great to have an outdoor living space right outside your door. That space can be a small sundeck or a large yard with a patio and pool. No matter what the size of your yard or house, an outdoor living space can be designed for your lifestyle and to add value to your home.

How to Organize Your Home’s “Drop Zones” for Winter Storage


Entryway Mudroom

Central New York winters require that we keep coats, boots, hats, gloves and scarves on hand at all times. Often a home’s entryway is cluttered during these months. Here are four winter storage ideas for organizing your “drop zones” to keep cold weather gear in its place:

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6 Hot Ideas for Kitchen Pantry Storage


Open Shelf Pantry Storage

Kitchen storage is at the top of the list for most homeowners when they think about remodeling or updating a kitchen. A well-organized pantry is one of the best solutions for storing canned and dry foods, pots and pans, dishes and other kitchen essentials. Some of the “hottest” pantry storage trends in today’s kitchens incorporate shelves, custom cabinets, organizers and drawers. In planning kitchen pantry storage for your home consider both function and aesthetics. Here are six design ideas to consider for your kitchen pantry storage project:

6 Garage Storage Ideas for Packing Away Summer


Fall is approaching and it’ll soon be time to put away all of the summer gear – deck or patio furniture, pool supplies, bicycles, athletic gear, lawn mowers, gardening tools and much more. If you have enough room on your property, a shed can be a great solution. But if you don’t have the space, or a shed just doesn’t fit with your landscape or architecture, the garage often becomes our winter storage place for these items. And, when you’re trying to park cars there, too, it can seem like there’s just not enough space for everything.

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