Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Remodeling Tips for a Better Organized Home By Brad Little, owner, Case Remodeling of Charlotte


The time for spring cleaning and organizing projects is just around the corner. A home improvement project can help keep your home clean and organized as your household transitions into the year’s warmer months. Consider a few of these home organizing ideas and modifications to create a less cluttered, more organized household this spring

Kitchen islands. Imagine the possibility of twice as much cabinet storage space in your kitchen. An island can double your kitchen’s capacity by adding countertop space, cabinet storage, and optional bar seating. Moving the sink or cook station to an island can improve a kitchen’s work triangle and efficiency.



Kitchen pantry. Every kitchen needs a pantry, yet many kitchens don’t have one. Not every home has room for a walk-in pantry, but many kitchens can integrate a separate pantry into the cabinet system, which keeps perishable items together and can be more convenient than a walk-in when preparing meals.

                                                  Courtesy of Case Design’s Houzz photos

Adding a kitchen island often frees up the wall cabinet space needed for a custom kitchen pantry. During kitchen remodeling Charlotte homeowners may combine these two projects to get more bang for their buck.

Custom shelving. The beauty of custom shelving is that it can be added anywhere you need additional organizing options, or if you need a place to display home d├ęcor. Consider adding custom shelving to an unused nook or other unique space.


Closet systems. Closets hold more and are much easier to use when they’re well organized. Compartmentalizing the contents of any closet will limit your time getting dressed in the morning, in addition to your time spent on future closet organization projects.

Image from Case Design Houzz account

Office spaces. Offices tend to collect a lot of odds and ends and can become cluttered very quickly. An office organization system, or even a simple shelving system, can dramatically improve the functionality of an in-home workspace.

Bathroom storage. Larger vanities, wall cabinets, and custom shelving are bringing the linen closet and medicine cabinet together inside the bathroom to hold and organize all our bath and body essentials. Custom organizational units inside drawers and cabinets can further coordinate an array of small bathroom items.

                                    Image from Case Remodeling of Charlotte’s bath gallery

Laundry and mudrooms. If you’re replacing your kitchen or bathroom cabinets during a remodel, consider refinishing the old cabinets for use in another room in the home. Removing the cabinet doors can create easily accessible shelves in a laundry or mudroom. Cabinets can also be reused “as is” in a garage or basement.   

                                      Image from Case Design/Remodeling Houzz account

About the author: Brad Little blogs about combining home remodeling and household organizing, as the owner of Case Remodeling of Charlotte. Case Charlotte specializes in custom interior designs for home, bath, and kitchen remodeling Charlotte style.