Spring is a time to get organized. Custom remodeling is one way to do that. Whether it’s adding built-in cabinets and shelving or creating a whole new room, you can make your home a haven for all the wayward “stuff” that never seems to have a place. Get creative. Bump out your laundry room and make a “drop zone” or mud room. This is a simple addition that can save time and money. Shoes, jackets, sporting equipment and more can find their places in the drop zone.
From cubbies to cabinets, the built-in organizational possibilities are endless. The key: stuff will be handy when the kids are on their way out the door, and it will be left in one central location on the way into the house. Add a closet with shelves and baskets so that laundry can be sorted in one step – with each load in its own basket. Have a bench built in, with storage underneath for shoe changing. The mud will stay in the mud room, and you’ll wonder how you lived without the “drop zone.”