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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The Best Home Design Apps

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If you’re planning a remodel of your kitchen, bathroom, or any other part of your home, then there are lots of online tools and resources that can help you find new ideas and plan your design. Augmented reality (AR) apps are particularly useful for helping you visualize how things will look in the space, while others allow you to easily take measurements using the app. RoomScan Pro Draw up quick and easy floor plans of a room or your entire home with RoomScan Pro. Great for getting measurements and dimensions to help aid your design process and when working with designers. This app uses AR to draw up accurate plans that help you visualize your space, and can be used outdoors as well. Measured Measured is another app that is…
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Designing Your Bathroom Vanity

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A bathroom vanity can make both a functional and attractive part of your bathroom, a complete space for the sink, bathroom cabinets, countertop space, and more features. If you’re planning a bathroom remodel or are adding a new vanity to your bathroom, then read on for some tips, ideas, and things to consider when designing your bathroom vanity. Size and layout One of the first things you should consider is the size of your bathroom and how much space is available for your bathroom vanity. Decide on where your vanity is going to be in the room and work out the measurements of the available space. You want it to be big enough to be functional but not so big as to overcrowd the space, particularly in small bathrooms. Bathroom…
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Studio Apartment Space Saving Ideas

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If you’re living on a budget or just like the modern and minimalist feel of studio apartments, then it helps to have some space-saving ideas to make your living space as comfortable and efficient as possible. At The Kitchen Center, we design custom storage solutions to help you make the most out of your space. If you’re moving to a studio apartment or are looking for ways to make your current apartment more spacious, then read on for some of our expert tips. Futons and Murphy beds A double bed can take up a lot of space in a small studio apartment, so it helps to have a bed that doubles up as something else, like a futon. Futons or sofa beds fold up into a sofa, allowing you to…
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Considering A Murphy Bed?

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If you have a small apartment or are looking to make your spare room a more versatile, multi-purpose space, then a Murphy bed could be a great option for you. Read on to find out more about Murphy beds and the pros and cons of installing one in your home. What is a Murphy bed? A Murphy bed, named after its inventor in the early 1900s, is one that folds up and down, shifting in from regular bed mode to space-saving wall mode. When you fold the bed up, it may be designed to blend in with the wall, either protruding from the wall slightly or slotting into a recess in the wall to have it completely out of the way. Alternatively, Murphy beds are often incorporated into a storage…
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Designing an Open Plan Kitchen

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What tends to be the central hub of your home when you’re relaxing with family or entertaining guests? Is it the kitchen? The living room? The dining room? Well, you don’t have to choose just one if you opt for an open plan kitchen in your home. Open plan living is an increasingly popular trend, allowing you to have one larger space that consists of the kitchen and dining room, for example, without a wall in between. The kitchen, living room, and dining room are all popular spaces to open up and merge together. Let’s look at some advantages and design tips to help you decide on your open plan kitchen. Why choose an open plan kitchen? There are lots of great benefits an open plan kitchen offers in your…
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Home Office Storage Tips and Ideas

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A lot of people have had to adjust to working from home in the last year. This can pose a lot of challenges, especially if you’re not used to working without your boss and colleagues around to keep you accountable. One thing that can make it easier to stay focused and motivated while working from home is to create a dedicated workspace. Working in bed or on your couch and in a room with your TV and other fun things makes it much easier to become distracted. Whether you’re new to home working or not, having a dedicated home office can help you stay productive throughout the day. And making sure that your home office is tidy and well organized also helps to keep your mind focused and helps you…
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Storage and Organization for Your Laundry Room

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Imagine having every room in your home perfectly organized, with custom storage solutions made to fit each room. As well as looking great, this dream situation will also make your home more efficient and even relaxing. We’ve already looked at how to improve your organization and maximize storage in your pantry and your garage, now let’s turn to the laundry room. Read on for expert storage and organization tips for your laundry room. Include counter space Whether you’re folding clothes and doing other chores or are simply looking for a little open storage space, a countertop can make an extremely practical addition to your laundry room. A counter can fit perfectly installed over the top of your washing machine and/or dryer. As well as storing things on the counter for…
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A Perfectly Organized Pantry

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If you’re looking for ways to add more storage, and more efficient storage, to your kitchen, then adding a pantry can be a great idea. Or perhaps you already have a pantry and want to optimize the way you store food inside it. Whatever your pantry needs may be, The Kitchen Center can help you design and install a custom storage system that suits your kitchen storage needs. Read on for some tips on how to improve the way you store and organize items in your pantry. Vary shelf heights Whether you’re putting away a small salt shaker or a tall box of cereal, there should be an ideal space for storing each item efficiently. Varying the heights of shelves helps you maximize the amount of storage space available while…
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A Guide to Garage Storage

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At The Kitchen Center, we can design and install custom storage systems for anywhere in your home, whether you’re looking for a walk-in wardrobe for the bedroom or a pantry for food storage in the kitchen. In this article, we’re going to look at garage storage and give you some tips and ideas on how to make yours more efficient. The garage is often the part of the home where things get dumped when they’re not needed on a regular basis, or where things go on the way to getting thrown out. This can leave you with a cluttered mess and not a lot of room to utilize for other things. This is why an efficient, custom storage system is essential for the garage. Utilize wall space If you need…
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