We hear it all the time. Ikea has created a super store for the "average Joe" to go pick up virtually any piece of home furniture, build it themselves and hypothetically have their entire house furnished at a fraction of the cost of hiring a contractor.
Right about now, most people are putting away the holidays – the decorations, the wrapping paper, the special dishes and serving plates - and those lovingly thought-out presents that suddenly need a place to live. The time has come to get the house back to normal again so you can curl up and enjoy the cozy winter months.
The shopping is done, the kids are in bed, you throw on your winter flannels & cozy up on the living room floor surrounded by rolls of wrapping paper. Your favorite holiday movie begins and you scan around the room at all the bags and boxes full of goodies to wrap. That’s when it hits you…. “Where are we going to put all of this?!”
Is your laundry room housed in a closet, a corner in the basement, or is it an entire room of its own? Does it serve double duty as a mud room or storage area, too? It’s high time your hard working laundry room gets the attention it craves.
Before PCs, very few homeowners had home offices. Most got up in the morning and ‘went to work’. At the end of the day, people ‘went home’. The introduction of affordable PCs, Fax machines, and cordless phones offered some workers the option to ‘telecommute.’ The concept was new and exciting!
Once upon a time, the kitchen pantry was a free-standing piece of furniture and often the only workspace in the kitchen. In the early 1900’s, the Hoosier Manufacturing Company of Indiana developed what came to be known as the Hoosier Cabinet. It was proudly billed as ‘pantry and kitchen in one’ since it provided both the ease of storage as well as the kitchen’s workspace.
Organized master closets are a must-have for every on-the-go homeowner and anyone looking to increase the resale potential of their home in the future. Custom master closets can be designed as practical storage spaces or lavish dressing rooms as well as anything in between…they can satisfy the need for both function and form by giving everything its proper place and by serving as a serene and orderly enclave that reflects your taste and even showcases treasured pieces of jewelry, shoes, purses, and any other accessory you can imagine.
How do you feel when you walk into your garage? Do you feel good - like everything has its place? Or do you feel like you are taking your life in your hands as you make your way through the items that are strewn across the garage floor?
Resolved to Get Organized in 2016? Part II: Small Changes That Add Up to Big Gains When Keeping Closets Organized
How many of us have stood in front of a home closet jammed with clothes, shoes and accessories while frowning and pronouncing, “I have NOTHING to wear!” Sound familiar? The irony is that when we walk into our favorite clothing store, we can match up items to wear in a fraction of the time it takes to ferret out a suitable outfit from items we already own.
It’s that time of year again when we count down the minutes of the old year and make grand plans for the incoming, new year.
What is your process for contracting a Home Improvement expert? Do you get referrals from friends and family or google anyone in your area? However you go about it, it’s essential that you do your homework. Interview them over the phone. Are they friendly, helpful, accommodating? It’s extremely important to be able to communicate effectively […]
We’ve been very fortunate to have some of the greatest customers in the world. But even the bids that don’t go our way, we’re still genuinely happy that people are using the gift of organization! New construction is getting back on track and studies show that 30% of new homes are coming equipped with closet […]