September 18, 2012
DIY Entryway Storage
Not all of us have the space or excess cash to afford a custom fit, locker style solution. Getting creative with storage is a lot more fun and can often provide more space to stash your stuff!
Take a moment to envision my Top 5 Storage Stashers in your entryway, save a ton of cash, and enjoy the function they bring.
1. Wooden Crates – painted or stained, crates can be mounted to the wall for open cubby storage, fitted with castors individually or as a set of 3-4 turned over with a cushion on top for seating.
2. Wire Wall Baskets – these provide inexpensive “pockets” of space for the small stuff…hats, sunglasses, and gloves. The best part, they don’t protrude into your pathway.
3. IKEA Expedit Units – mount these vertically to the wall, or use them horizontally with added legs. (this leaves just enough room to stash shoes underneath) Add baskets with the names of each family member and keep your stuff contained!
4. Memo/Magnet Zone – magnetic bars (meant for knives) are a great place to keep keys. Metal cups attached to these bars can keep small items like sunglasses, wallets, and bike locks. Attach a small memo board to the side of the vertical unit for reminders and messages.
5. No Ordinary Hook Unit – think outside the box and mount a painted wood pallet to the wall. Hang an assortment of “S” hooks from the pallet for coats, backpacks and leashes. These hooks can easily be moved to accommodate the season and differing height requirements.
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June 27, 2012
Mudroom Ideas & Storage Solutions
The Mudroom, or Entryway is in constant motion. As the weather changes, so do the storage needs for this area of the home. In most cases, this area is tight, so utilizing as much vertical space can transform an otherwise unused blank wall. Watch our Video with Astrid Kuhn and Ultimate Renovations, featuring creative storage solutions for this “busy” space in your home.
Before you begin to organize this space, you need to decide what will be stored here. Will this be mom and dad’s storage space with room for guests’ coats? Will this be the area the kids store their everyday outerwear?
- Create your own wall of “hooks and cubbies” without spending a fortune on built-ins. Even if your entry space is small, hooks and cubbies provide essential storage for a family with growing children.
- Labeling baskets and bins with the name of each family member (don’t forget your pet!) makes finding itty bitty outerwear a little less hectic.
- Don’t ignore your wall! Utilizing vertical space can transform an otherwise blank wall.
We hope you enjoyed reading the post “Mudroom Ideas & Storage Solutions”. Show us how you maximize the small spaces in your Mudroom!
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September 21, 2011
The front closet is a small space that needs to pack a powerful “storage punch”. The typical rod and shelf limits this important closet space, and you end up tripping over shoes, mitts, hats and bags. Not to mention the fact that this is the entryway you greet guests into your home. Before you begin to organize this space, you need to decide what will be stored here. Will this be mom and dad’s storage space with room for guests’ coats? Will this be the area the kids store their everyday outerwear?
Here’s what’s in my closet:
- Closetmaid shoe organizer
- Closetmaid vertical shelf unit
- 2 hanging shoe organizers from Ikea
- 4 canvas bins from Canadian Tire (or any box store)
- 3 bins to store items in cubby spaces (Dollar Store)