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New Year, New Storage Solutions for Your Home

Are you looking to better organize your home – and your life – going into the New Year? Check out these ideas to get your life in order for a more productive and efficient 2019.

  • Rolling rack mudroom. Is built-in cabinetry out of the question in your mudroom? Turn a rolling utility rack into a convenient storage solution for your entry. Choose a rack that is about half the width of the space, and add hanging and/or stacking bins to catch shoes and accessories. Leave some room on the rack to hang jackets and coats.
  • Contained clutter. If you have an area with miscellaneous items that are difficult to organize, use matching containers to corral the clutter in an attractive way. Simply choose two or three types of containers in the same material or color, then label the containers to help family members find what they need. The matching containers will help to create order out of chaos.
  • Magnet marvels. Magnets are an excellent organizational tool in the kitchen, bathroom or office, allowing you to create storage even in the tightest of spaces. Magnetic hooks can be placed on the end of a metal kitchen island to store utensils. Install a magnetic strip on the underside of a cabinet shelf, and use containers with metal lids for handy spice storage that frees up cabinet space. Take advantage of the upper space in the fridge by installing magnetic bottle holders.
  • DIY shelves. Cabinets can be pricey, especially when you have to have them custom-made to fit oddly shaped areas. Instead of cabinets, create your own DIY shelves for spots that don’t fit standard dimensions, such as over the refrigerator and toilet.
  • Crate storage. Boost organization in bathrooms, kids’ rooms and more with DIY shelves made from wooden crates. Simply paint or stain the crates if desired, screw together in your desired configuration and enjoy ample open storage. If you have small children, attach the crates to the wall using molly bolts.
  • Don’t forget the shed. When there’s not enough space inside, move items that won’t be affected by fluctuating temperatures to an outdoor storage building or other structure. Sheds made from engineered wood building products can store both seasonal and outdoor gear. LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products feature innovations like the SmartGuard® process to resist fungal decay and termites, and SilverTech® radiant barrier products to keep your shed cooler. Get ideas to organize your backyard shed.

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4 Tips to Harmonize Your Home’s Exterior and Outdoor Color Scheme

Summer outdoor entertaining season is officially here! Ensure the atmosphere is just right for guests by creating eye-pleasing symmetry among your home’s exterior, landscaping and outdoor elements. And much of that eye-pleasing symmetry starts with a harmonious color palette. One of the best (and easiest) ways to ensure your home’s exterior and outdoor color scheme is working together? Buy a color wheel at an art supply or home improvement store to effortlessly reference color cohesion before getting started on any projects (however big or small).

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Renovation5 min
What’s a HELOC and How Can it Finance Your Next Remodel?

U.S. homeowners have a record amount of available equity at their fingertips—more than $6 trillion to be exact—which is the highest volume ever recorded. Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) can be used to cover a wide variety of expenses, like undertaking a much-needed remodeling project, paying off debt or even finally going on your dream vacation.

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6 Steps to Create a Welcoming Home Exterior

Most homeowners spend a considerable amount of time and money making their home’s interior inviting, but can sometimes fail to prioritize exterior upgrades. It’s important to ensure the home style design of your exterior offers the same welcoming atmosphere that your interior provides so guests feel your hospitability right from the curb.

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Infographic: Smooth Siding for Modern and Traditional Styles

Who says you’re limited to your home’s interior when it comes to letting your design personality shine? The power is yours to choose a siding option that ensures your home’s exterior reflects your aesthetic style.