Organization

Banish the junk drawer! Kitchen organization

Junk Drawer Kitchen organization seems to fall short where junk drawers are concerned. It’s often a bottomless drawer of random things from all over the house that have ended up in the kitchen! While it might be tempting to simply ignore this space, it’s a great place to add some customization to keep organized.  We’ve developed the “un-junk” drawer. We find that having a specific place for the items you really want to store in the kitchen keeps the drawer from [...]

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Spice Pull Out

Spice Storage and Organization

What is the most often asked question at home shows when we are there exhibiting our roll out shelves?  What solutions do you have for spice storage and organization?   Many of us have an abundance of spices.  We end up purchasing a spice because we need a 1/4 teaspoon for a recipe and the bottle sits in our cupboard.  Or since we have so many spices, we can’t find what we need.  So we go purchase another bottle only to [...]

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Bathroom Cabinet Roll Out Shelves Maximize Your Storage and Accessibility

Bathrooms for most of us are small spaces that need to store a lot of items for more than one family member.  Many of us have more stuff to store than we have space to store it!  Everyone dreams of new cabinets built around their storage needs and their dream design (You can look at our custom cabinetry website, www.joescustomcabinetry.com for pictures of new bathroom cabinetry).  Sometimes new cabinetry isn’t an option. So we spend lots of money on [...]

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Entryway Organization

Entryway Organization   The area of your home that serves as the main entry likely gets abused and overlooked. However, it is also an area that you use a lot.  Wouldn’t it be nice if it functioned well and looked nice too? It is possible!   Of course we would be happy to build you custom cabinets to maximize the space and conceal your clutter, but we also know that projects like that don’t always happen overnight. Here are some quick solutions to [...]

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Six Pre Winter Cleaning Chores

Six Pre-Winter Chores Spring cleaning gets a lot of attention, but I am far more motivated to do a deep autumn cleaning. Knowing that we are about to spend a lot of time in our home encourages me to make it the best it can be. There are countless things one can do around the house, the list never ends…but here are a few suggestions for things to get done before the snow flies and the temperature dips. Clean the exterior [...]

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Roll Out Shelves for Pantry

Universal Design for Kitchens

We were asked to participate in the Minnesota State Fair this year and are really excited about what we get to do! We will be designing and building the kitchen for the Wiser Living Idea House. Wiser Living is an award-winning exhibit presented by the Minnesota State Fair in partnership with Aging Services of Minnesota http://www.agingservicesmn.org/ and Older But Wiser Living http://olderbutwiserliving.com/wiser-living-exhibit/. The number of people trying to age in place has never been greater. Our kitchen will focus on accessibility and universal [...]

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Roll Out Shelves for Pantry

Benefits of Roll Out Shelves

What are the benefits of installing OUR roll out shelves in your existing cabinetry?  Roll Out Shelves Add Value to Your Cabinetry Roll Out shelves are a great way to add value.  Not only do they help organize and de-clutter your space, but they add accessibility and storage space.  Many times we can add in extra levels of storage from what you currently have.  Our shelves fully extend outside the cabinet allowing us to space the shelves closer together since there [...]

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A Well Stocked Pantry

Pantry Roll Out Shelves I like to cook when I have time and the kitchen is well-stocked and organized. When one of those two criteria is not met, cooking dinner is a chore. Eventually, the sun will shine, plants will grow, and farmers markets will open. Coming home from the farmers market always leaves me feeling inspired, so this year I’ve decided to make a deliberate effort to have a well-stocked and organized pantry ahead of time. In theory this [...]

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Organized Spaces

It is a brand new year, a fresh start that often brings lots of well-meaning intentions to get organized. There are countless tips, books, and professionals to help you get organized. So many in fact, that even deciding what advice to follow can be overwhelming. Since I love organization I thought I would share my personal top 5 favorite organizational tips. These are five simple things you can do that may improve the function of your home too. Everything needs a [...]

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