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5 projects to make Back-to-School a breeze

As summer winds down, it’s time to think about getting organized for the upcoming season. With the crisp air and changing of the leaves, families also change how they interact with their homes. Schedules fill up with practices, school projects and games. Avoid the mad dash in the morning by prepping your home for the year’s busiest season. Even if you don’t have kids in the home, here are a few ideas to get organized for fall.

Organize the Mud Room

With backpacks, gym bags, and muddy cleats bound to get thrown around, designate a spot in your home to account for all of the essentials. Install coat hooks, create cubbies and use a bench to take off your shoes – all of these things will help get you out of the house faster each morning.

mudroom ready for back to school

Create a Central Command Center

Create a zone that keeps the whole family organized from sports calendars, school schedules, and a place to plug in your iPad. The one-stop area will be the go-to for your family when they’re looking for those important documents and dates. Integrating cork boards and cubbies make this an organized catch-all.

catch all space


Organize your Closet

It’s time to start thinking about putting away the shorts and tank tops and making room for seasonal sweaters and bulky, fall layers.That shirt you haven’t worn in 2 years? Move that to the donate pile. It’s not about how big your closet is, it’s about smart design.

walk in master closet

Prepare for Football Parties

Entertain often? Create an entertaining area to store your wine collection, beverage refrigerator and glasses. Our clients added this under the counter beverage fridge and bar area near their slider since they have friends over for Duck football games and BBQ on their patio.

beverage area

Upgrade your Fireplace

There is nothing like snuggling up to a roaring fire as the temperatures cool down outside. Tired of your builder-grade tile and mantle? Swapping out materials to create a focal point for your living room can add huge impact to the space. Taking care of this remodel early on will get you maximum use all winter long. Look at some of our past fireplace designs here.

remodeled fireplace



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