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Need advice for entryway...

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Posted by: from Calgary
7/30/2012 at 2:40:58 AM

Hi everyone!

I have a very limited budget to transform my entryway, that's why I'm thinking of doing it by myself.

I want to utilize that space as much as possible...Currently there are a lot of things there and it really looks like a mess.

I found this DIY advice online http://www.nichedesignsinc.com/is-your-mudroom-a-dumping-ground/ and I'm searching for more tips.

Can anyone share any advice or tips?

Thanks so much in advance.

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Date/Time7/30/2012 at 10:56:33 AM

Hi Catherine:

Your mudroom sounds typical of a lot of homes. The first item on the agenda should be the instructions as to whomever is creating the mess, to not leave it all to you!

The second is to take whatever is not used on a regular basis and put those items in a spot where, when used, should be returned to that storage location. The third is to catalogue what shapes of items (ie. shoes, jackets, sports gear, laundry, boxed ets and measure how much space you will need for those particular types of items.

Next you can browse through catalogues and on line storage units that would be applicable. There are a number of prepack styles that you assemble yourself and they will serve the purpose. Also, if you have two walls that are within 8 feet, there are a number of cost efficient closet organizers that have combination hangers and shelving for storage.

The whole exercise will be in vain however, if the effort is put forth to have the storage available, but the new system not adhered to.

Before spending the energy and money, try training.

Chuck

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Date/Time7/30/2012 at 2:42:39 PM

Catherine,

My first advice is to make a plan as to what you really want the end result to be. Look at pictures and get ideas from magazines, other homes, etc. The work is usually in the planning and removal of those things that really are not needed. It's trhat old "plan your work and work your plan".

Just work one step at a time and work close to your budget. If you go over, that usually is not a bad thing.

Good luck.

Mark

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