Posted on May 21 2017
CNBC reports that millennials are among the top groups of people increasing the money spent on home remodeling projects. While the oldest homeowners are still the largest spending group, millenials are quickly coming in second with a seven percent increase in average money spent to remodel a home for an average of more than $26,000 a year. Surprisingly, a first-time buyer often spends nearly $34,000 renovating a residential property.
Where is the money coming from for new construction and rehab projects? Typically property owners use the equity in the home and other items like bonds, stocks, and vehicles to access the necessary money to complete home projects. Millennials are not going this route with most of them using credit cards. Houzz conducted a survey of more than 100,000 participants finding that spending since 2004 has gradually increased year after year. CNBC says that this is a signal to the rest of the country that the housing market has rebounded nicely since the recession, and they claim that the current spending rates are comparable to those of pre-recession numbers.Read More
Posted on May 08 2017
Closets often become a catch-all area for things that have no other place in the home and this leads to excess clutter and disorganization in the closet. De-cluttering your closets can be challenging but neat and organized closets mean that you can easily find everything you need. The principle behind organizing a closet is basically the same whether it’s your clothing closet or any other closet in your home. The following tips can help you de-clutter and organize all your closets so that you can always find exactly what you’re looking for.
Cleaning closets takes time and it’s important to tackle the job when you have enough time to get it done. Be sure to have large trash bags, boxes, and storage bins on hand. The trash bags are for anything not worth donating. Cardboard boxes are ideal for donations and the storage bins can be used to store sentimental items that you simply can’t get rid of.Read More
Posted on March 17 2017
For many homeowners, a spare room is just a place to store an extra bed as well as the decorations and furniture that don’t quite fit with the home’s decor. At best, it gets used as an easy-access storage space or a place for friends or family members to visit when they stay over. Unfortunately, this is a true waste of the untapped potential that the spare room offers to the home!
Personal Study or Office Everyone needs a place where they can sit back, relax and focus without the constant distractions posed by pets, kids and general activity. Turning a spare room into a home office or reading room is a great way to utilize the space productively. You can setup desktop computers, printers or other equipment and design the space for efficiency.Read More
Posted on February 22 2017
Closets are a necessity, but their design has evolved over the years. In the past, homeowners often simply crammed items into their closets with little emphasis on the look of the closet. Wire shelves were common place in many closets including high end homes. However, more homeowners as well as custom home builders are focusing their attention on the benefits of an attractive closet system that offers greater functionality. They are turning away from wire shelving and are moving forward with the installation of custom closet solutions.Read More
Posted on January 10 2017
A new way of living will be unveiled in January of 2017 at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show or KBIS. The Virginia Tech Center for Design Research will be showing off a new concept of home building that involves cartridges or modules that are easy to plug in and use immediately. This model is adaptable and easy to maneuver to meet the needs of the buyer.
Closet storage is no longer a problem in this customizable bedroom design. Your clothes are brought to you instead of you searching through the drawers in a physical fashion. You simply swipe them across the glass screen that is one wall of the bedroom in your virtual closet and select the option you want. The smart closet brings the items to you and takes the dirty clothes away to the clothes hamper on the way out if that is what you want. The system is tailored with RFID’s to fit your needs before being built.Read More
Posted on November 30 2016
When you open the door to your closet, what do you find? Is your dressing area a vibrant sanctuary of possibility and favorite possessions? Or is it a war zone strewn about with the casualties of outdated outfits?
A vibrant, lively closet is a space that you enjoy stepping into. It is a place that is at once aesthetically pleasing, personalized and practical. To transform your closet from an uninspiring storage room to a space full of life, try these steps. I’ll give you a heads up: they won’t necessarily be easy, but the effort you put into revitalizing your closet will return manifold happiness.Read More
Posted on August 24 2016
Closets can be messy things. Open that door and view the sloppy arrangement of clothes and shelves overwhelmed with the weight of accessories. There’s clothes we’ve never tried on, let alone left the house in.
Many of us are in desperate need of a closet system, something that will keep our closets organized and easy to use.
Here are a few tips from the professionals to put yourself on the road to de-cluttered and fresh storage spaces.Read More
Posted on August 14 2016
It seems like some people are born with a gift for organization. They never seem to never forget an important meeting or run late because they cannot find their keys. In fact, these individuals were not born with superpowers. They have simply mastered techniques that help them make the best use of their time and energy. The following are a few organization secrets to help you reduce the chaos in your life.
Become a List Maker:
Most of us have experienced the panic of waking up in the middle of the night and suddenly realizing that we have forgotten to take care of an important task. Creating a daily “to-do” list can ensure that critical items do not fall through the cracks. For the list strategy to work, you need to keep things realistic and manageable. In the case of major projects, try breaking the task down into smaller components that will not cause you to feel overwhelmed but will still keep you moving forward.Read More
Posted on June 14 2016
Organizing your closet can revolutionize your morning routine. Having a place for everything and everything in its place can make getting dressed a dream. If you have never tried this organization process you should consider it, because it is a tried and true method to organize your closet. Here is how to proceed:
1) The Three Magic Piles: Take everything out and make three piles. One is to keep, one is to donate or sell, and one is trash. Before you organize anything, you need to reduce it down to the items you will actually use. Having a closet full of stuff that you never wear is not beneficial. It is a waste of space and trying to organize items that need to go is a waste of time and effort.Read More
Posted on May 08 2016
With warmer breezes blowing, you’ll be inspired to open your windows, air out your home and begin your spring cleaning. It’s great to get in there and really start cleaning the home after a long winter. However, that’s only the first step to creating a lovely, uncluttered home the rest of the year. It’s important that your spring cleaning also includes setting yourself up for continued success in keeping your home clean and organized by taking the following steps.
Managing Your Items
Once you’ve cleaned your home, you need to find a way to manage your things in the future. Cleaning your home once a year isn’t the greatest way to gain the most enjoyment out of your space. You need to be realistic about how you manage the items that come into the home. Be realistic about what you’ll use and what will be hard to manage. A front entry with adorable boxes tied in ribbons might be magazine-worthy. If the idea of untying the box each time you need to use it makes you cringe, it’s not something that will fit with your lifestyle.Read More
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