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Sep 29, 2013 6:08AM
Hey, here's a couple of useful ideas. I have a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom gambrel house. I need storage space. First, I am going to renovate the first floor bathroom by taking out the bathtub/shower and install a shower unit. Then I will have my carp[enter use the leftover space for shelving. That leaves me still with 2 full bathrooms. Second, I can renovate some of my basement into more useful space. Thirdly, will purchase a shed. I know the shed will only work for some storage uses but still... My Dad had built a shelf around the top of his 'den' for beer mugs, books, and memorabilia, etc. That was a great idea. Overall, this was a pretty useless article. Maybe I should be a writer for MSN. All you need is a little common sense.
Feb 3, 2012 8:35AM
Sorry to write again, but the understair "storage" even shown here is not true storage for clutter. Is wine and your TV "clutter"? Who wants to shed boots and shoes next to a TV someone might be watching? In this entire house they found no better place to put a TV? Move. The best photo is the twin bed sofa, but that again takes up a lot of room where here deep shelves with doors would be better suited to the premise of finding and creating more STORAGE. Yep waste of 10 minutes... no real article, just a run of photos with minor comments added. So many decorating articles are the same, just rehashing the same thing over and over. If readers wanted to peruse photo after photo, we'd just look at magazines. We want useful info the title promises!
Feb 3, 2012 8:24AM
Wow, slide 7 kitchen, and the detail on the washer/dryer photo, reaks of cheap farmhouse style. Even farm folk have better style than this. I don't like feeling like if you have clutter/ excessive stuff, you must be something less than some upscale person. Yuck. I would bet the editor loves her distressed, old, crappy style to include it here. Love the first photo style, though it has nothing to do with the meat of the article.
Feb 3, 2012 8:18AM
I love these so-called "storage" articles; yes the photos are beautiful, but it stops there. Every storage spot in photos holds decorative books and stuff, Not true storage. Where is the storage for 32 towels? 77 pillowcases? Units to hold pet food for 9 pets? People need REAL storage, not tons of shelves that look great with tasteful decor spaced widely on them but would look awful filled with 8 baskets holding your true storage needs. The worst is having a basket in the bathroom for "extra" towels. If you only have 3 extras, fine, except you leave them out getting germs wafted on them with every flush. I want to see things like hidden stair storage, storage under sofas, heck, a cubby hidden inside the floor with a door covered by a rug or something. Yes I found many places in my home, but would still love to see other ideas.
Dec 21, 2011 4:44PM
I love the table in this picture!!! Who makes it? Where can I buy it?
Dec 21, 2011 4:12PM
uh... aside from the "under-the-stair" built-ins these are no different than adding a dresser or shelf under a window and adding cabinets to a wall... Built-ins, as I figure it, should take up less space. The one with the shelves along the staircase... who has room to put shelves that big along the staircase unless you have wide (thick) walls? If I built-in shelves along my staircase they would be about 6 inches deep otherwise I'd be going into the garage.
Dec 21, 2011 3:24PM
looks like u will have to clean and dust alot more with these "new" design models!
Dec 21, 2011 3:11PM
most of your illustrated examples are absolutely useless. Don't you think most folks have tried to use usable spaces? Best solution? Get ri of crap.
Dec 21, 2011 2:35PM
try being married for 30+ years and raising kids......you end up with clutter.....even when you try to keep it down to a reasonable level.
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