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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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.
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.
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:
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:
People look for smaller homes and quarters for a variety of reasons. First time homeowners find that a small home is an affordable option to paying rent. Empty nesters may need less space once the kids have moved out. Changes in family life and finances are often the incentives for people to sell a large home and to seek a smaller house with less of a tax and mortgage burden. Other advantages of a smaller home are less upkeep and often reduced heating costs.
Thinking about remodeling your basement? Gone are the days of paneled walls, suspended ceilings, shag carpets and large fluorescent lights. Basements are now an extension of the look and architectural style of the upper level of a home.
When we meet with homeowners to discuss their remodeling ideas, they often tell us that they need more storage space. To help you find solutions, we have developed a guide based on our 30+ years of experience. “Homeowner’s Guide: Storage Design Ideas and Solutions for Every Room” is the fourth in a series of consumer guides we have developed to help answer your basic questions about home remodeling and renovation, and to share information to help make your project a great success.