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Design Ideas for Built-in Entertainment Centers

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

There was a time when many homeowners purchased entertainment centers for the convenience of having a place to hold their media equipment and keep wires out of sight. Today, homeowners are looking for much more. Built-in entertainment centers are designed to define the look you want in a room and add beauty, style and character. They can be customized to house the latest electronics and provide an elegant display setting for artwork, collectibles and books.

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Topics: Cabinets, Storage

6 Design Ideas for Bathroom Vanities

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Jul 8, 2014

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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Topics: Bathrooms, Storage

5 Creative Design Ideas for Built-In Storage

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Feb 25, 2014

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.

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Topics: Storage

10 Awesome Basement Storage Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 17, 2013

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:

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Media Rooms, Storage

Space Saving Storage Solutions for Clothes, Linens and Kitchens

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

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.

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage, Closets

13 Awesome Custom Closet Design Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Aug 13, 2013

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.

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Topics: Designs, Cabinets, Storage, Closets

8 Space Saving Ideas Using Built-in Cabinets and Shelves

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jul 23, 2013

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. 

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Cabinets, Storage, Entryways

8 Design Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jun 18, 2013

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.

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Storage, Patios, Decks, Porches

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

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 30, 2012

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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Topics: Storage, Entryways

6 Hot Ideas for Kitchen Pantry Storage

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 18, 2012

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:

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Storage, Design Trends and Ideas

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