Fun Storage Ideas

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How often do you have to tell your kids to tidy their toys up after playing with them? Or maybe you’re always the one picking up after everyone and keeping your kids’ rooms at least reasonably tidy. Either way, it helps to have sufficient storage in your kid’s room for all of their toys, clothes, and everything else. And there are lots of ways to make it look fun and appealing, making them more likely to clean up after themselves. Let’s look at some fun ideas for efficient storage in your child’s bedroom. Cubby holes Open storage makes it easy for your child to put their own things away without having to mess around with drawers or other storage containers. Plus, your child may like being able to still see…
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These Kitchen Design Trends Will Dominate in 2022

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By Kelsey Mulvey Expect to see colorful cabinetry, more tile, and upscale details.The kitchen has always been an integral room in our homes. This couldn't be more true now: After spending the majority of the past two years at home—and making breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, as well—we gained a new appreciation for our culinary hubs. Since theses spaces are the heart of our homes, they should dress the part, too. To help give your space a much-deserved—and perhaps much-needed—makeover, we asked several designers and home experts about the kitchen trends they think will make it big in 2022. As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it's important to decorate your kitchen with your personal taste in mind. However, understanding the latest trends in…
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Keeping things tidy

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At The Kitchen Center, we’re all about designing custom storage solutions that help make organization a little bit easier for you, in every room of the house. So, we also like to provide you with tips and tricks to boost your organization skills and keep your house clutter-free. And one organization expert took the world by storm a few years ago through various books and her Netflix special, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. So, what is the Marie Kondo method of tidying up and how can it help you? Read on to find out… The KonMari Method The simple principle behind Marie Kondo’s method for tidying, decluttering, and organizing is that everything you own should spark joy in some way. Always keeping this in mind will help to reduce the…
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Innovative Kitchen Storage Solutions

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Do you wish you had more storage space in your kitchen? Or maybe you’re just looking for better organization ideas than simply dumping all your utensils into a drawer together. There are lots of different ways you can utilize your kitchen cabinet and drawer space, as well as efficiently storing things on your countertops or walls. If it’s time to revamp your kitchen storage, here are some ideas that might inspire your change… Pull-out storage systems Some kitchens have one or more large, deep drawers. These can fit a lot of items, but they can get very disorganized, making it difficult to find what you’re looking for and reducing the efficiency when using that space. If you install a storage system in that drawer, then you can organize and store…
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All About Feng Shui

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If you’re renovating or redecorating your home, or even just rearranging your furniture, then you might find it difficult to decide where everything should go for the best layout of a space. You’ve probably heard of feng shui before, and this is something that you might want to consider when deciding on this layout of a room or your entire home. What is feng shui? Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice or philosophy, translating to wind and water. This is thought to be because these elements are associated with good health in China, and that’s essentially what feng shui is about at a basic level; arranging your surroundings in a way that balances the energy (or qi) in the space and promotes good health as a result. The general…
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Cleaning Tips Inside Closets and Cabinets

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Simply wiping down the fronts of your cabinets on occasion will keep them looking fresh and clean. But it’s easy to forget about the inside of your kitchen cabinets and let all the dust, grime, and debris build-up. And maybe you clean out your closet from time to time, getting rid of all the old stuff you don’t wear and organizing the rest so that everything’s easier to find. But what about actually deep cleaning inside the closet when it needs it? To help you keep everything looking great, hygienic, and in good condition, let’s look at some tips to help you deep clean your cabinets and closets every few months. Cleaning inside your cabinets Don’t just try to dust around your pans or utensils and call it a job…
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Guide to Choosing Cabinets

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Cabinetry is one element of your kitchen that contributes greatly to both the appearance and functionality of the room. They cover a lot of real estate in the kitchen, so you want them to look good. But you also need to make sure that they open smoothly and are positioned in logical ways. With lots of factors to consider, we’ve got a brief guide to help you choose the right kitchen cabinets for your home. The material The majority of kitchen cabinets are made from wood, but there are lots of different materials to choose from. MDF and plywood are common choices for durable and affordable cabinets. Solid wood may also be used as a higher quality choice, but will also come at a slightly higher cost. Bamboo is another…
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Bathroom Design: Top 5 Bathroom Guidelines

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Where do you start when it comes to redesigning an entire room like your bathroom? You have a lot of exciting decisions to make when it comes to the style of the room, but first must come basic functionality and practicality. It’s no good having a stunning bathroom if there are some basic design flaws that make the room difficult or uncomfortable to use. To help you get the basics right, here are a few essential bathroom guidelines to follow when designing this space. Think about door placement The most rookie mistake that we see more often than you’d think is installing doors in places where they interfere with fixtures in the bathroom. Poor door placement can make it harder to get in and out or may stop the door…
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How to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

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Whether you’re trying to save money, reduce the amount of waste you create, or simply can’t stand the thought of no longer being able to wear your favorite items of clothing, we’ve got some simple tips to help your clothes last longer. Invest more in your clothing The price tag on ultra-cheap clothing or fake designer wear may be tempting, but remember that it’s probably cheap for a reason. In most cases, it turns out to be a false economy, meaning you end up spending more than you save. Lower quality materials and manufacturing processes mean that cheap clothing will start to wear more quickly, leaving you having to throw it out and replace it in a few months as it starts to develop holes or tears. Of course, you…
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Custom vs. Stock Kitchen Cabinets

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Your kitchen cabinets aren’t just an incredibly functional part of your kitchen, providing the majority of the storage for the room, but they also take up a lot of visual real estate, meaning the way they look is also important. So, when choosing your kitchen cabinets, it’s important to consider both style and substance. This brings us to one important decision you’ll need to make – whether to install stock kitchen cabinets or custom-designed ones. Understanding the difference between stock and custom kitchen cabinets Stock kitchen cabinets are mass-produced and pre-manufactured. They’re the cabinets that you’ll see in the catalog or in-store when looking for kitchen elements. They come exactly as they are, with no customization options available, other than the ability to repaint or refinish them after purchase if…
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