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Melamine Laminates: Custom Cabinets for Less

THEY’RE STYLISH, THEIR DURABLE, AND ABOUT HALF THE COST OF REAL WOOD! Melamine Laminates may be considered by many as inferior to real wood materials when it comes to constructing custom cabinets, custom closets, or custom garage cabinets. But before you write them off, check out this Houzz article on the benefits of using a…

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Custom Laundry Closet Ideas

10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel Often laundry rooms get neglected and are considered a low priority when it comes to where homeowners choose to spend their money. ?This may be due in part to a lack of knowledge of what is possible and how a well organized custom laundry room could look…

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Tips for an Awesomely Organized Kids Closet

When it comes to typical closets, they are not usually designed with a kid in mind. ?Most often consisting of a single rod about 5-6 feet high, standard closet systems are just not very user friendly for someone of about 3 feet tall. ?In addition, because the amount of space needed for a child’s hanging…

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A Unique & Fun Dual Purpose Murphy Bed

Typically Murphy beds (a.k.a. wall beds) are used in rooms that serve multiple purposes. Often wall beds are incorporated into a custom home office slash guest room or a custom craft room slash spare room. This wall bed serves an additional unique and fun purpose which is perfect for a kids bedroom or playroom…

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Houzz: From Home Improvement Inspiration to Installation

Have you heard about the fastest growing website for all things home improvement, remodeling, and design? Similar to?pinterest?but more professional and geared entirely towards home improvement & design,?Houzz?is applying technology to a previously?primitive?industry. ?The site not only provides photographic inspiration for custom home organization, remodeling, and design projects, but helps streamline the entire process of…

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Where to Start With Garage Organization?

Are you in need of a garage overhaul and don’t know where to begin? ?Tackle your garage organization dilemma by first designating “zones” within your garage. Assigning a purpose to each garage storage area such as outdoor gear, often used items, hobby station, etc. ?gives you a direction and a little bit of method to…

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Textured Melamine – Now Trending in Home Design!

There is a new style trending in home design for those who appreciate a more contemporary and sophisticated look.? Melamine, which?has come a long way over the years, has recently expanded its options to include a fresh new 3D textured finish. Now, not only does melamine have the ability to look just like real wood,…

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Customizing Your Pantry Closet: Bigger Isn?t Always Better!

Recently, I went on a couple of appointments to come up with storage solutions for small and medium sized pantry closets. In discussing organizing options with these homeowners, they expressed their desire for “really deep shelves” inside of their pantries.? While it?s understandable that a person would want to utilize as much storage space as…

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Fun & Creative Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

Get more out your living space by creating storage in unexpected places or investing in convertible furniture such as a Murphy bed or a fold away desk. ?Especially clever storage solutions for small spaces are the built-in bookcases going up the stairwell and the makeshift mudroom with pull out coat and shoe storage. ?? Check…

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Laundry Room to Small Home Office Conversion

What do you do when you?re a busy realtor and are in need of a?home office?space but are unwilling to give up the only spare bedroom in your home? Well, you can?either pack up and move to a bigger home OR you can convert your laundry room into a nice built-in home office. One homeowner…

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