10 Tips for Designing Great Working Mudrooms

Mudrooms do some of the “heaviest lifting” in our homes. They are often the point for both entering our homes – and dumping our stuff. Translate that to making messes quickly. Here are some ideas for planning more effective mudroom space: 1) Define your storage needs. How many people are going to need storage space

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How To Get Content Marketing Right

Every business needs to promote what they do; how they serve their customers. The days of just running Yellow Page ads are over. And Google Adwords can be expensive and confusing. I’m not saying don’t do paid advertising. I’m saying balance paid advertising with “organic” content marketing. Organic content is content you create and share

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Home Office Design Insights

Lots of people have jobs that allow them to work at home. It saves time and money for both the employer and the employee. And it’s a selling point for attracting good talent. Who wants to sit in traffic when they could be productive? So now is the time to go beyond the dining room

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Closets Are Trending Regardless of Your Niche’

Whether you’re a cabinet maker, a kitchen designer, a furniture maker or something in between, closets are bound to enter the conversations you’re having with clients. It seems almost trite to talk about how much “stuff” we all have, but we really do have a lot of stuff. And that stuff needs a place to

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My Best Closet Design Advice

Here’s a list of tips that have been most helpful to me in my nearly 20 years of designing closets. They’re likely things you haven’t considered before. Surprisingly simple, but very effective. 1)  Use Your Body Use your body and blue tape. Honestly, these are my two favorite tools (tape measure is a given). During

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Best Practices for Digitally Marketing Your Work

Whether you’re making cabinets or making closets, you’re in the image business. What you do – what you create – what you sell – is visually powerful. How things look is as important as how they function. And as Ellen DeGeneres’ interior designer Kathleen Clements said as she took furniture makers to task on the

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Ten Tips for Mastering the Master Closet

While there are certainly hundreds of ways to space plan and design walk in closets, here are some quick guidelines to help you make the most of the space. These are my best insights on how to master “The Master.” If you’re looking for efficiency, start with the back wall and locate your Double Hang

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Best Practices for Digitally Marketing Your Work

Whether you’re making cabinets or making closets, you’re in the image business. What you do – what you create – what you sell – is visually powerful. How things look is as important as how they function. And as Ellen DeGeneres’ interior designer Kathleen Clements said as she took furniture makers to task on the

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Three Keys to Award Winning Design

I’m one of those freaks that actually does a digital dance (meaning I share online) when I find great design. And that’s not limited to just cabinets, closets and kitchens. I love when I find a product that’s designed to be user friendly or a building space that’s easy to navigate because of the way

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Design Best Practices for Small Spaces

For as long as this “tiny living” movement stays on trend, you need to be on your game to get the most out of the space your clients ask you to work within. Tiny nooks and spaces show up all over a house and people want to really maximize each of them, but closets are

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