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TIME TO ORGINIZE YOUR KITCHEN AND BATHS

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Spring is a great time to get your house organized. If either your kitchen or bathroom have mostly cabinets on the bottom instead of drawers it is really hard to find what you are looking for. Sometimes I end up sitting on the floor and pulling everything out before I find what I need. So there are several ways to solve a problem like this. One thing you can do is put new cabinets in with all drawers on the bottom and if cost is not a concern then this is the best way to go. You can store a lot more and when you pull out the drawer you will be able to find anything. After 30 years of living in a house with cabinets on the bottom I have replaced the cabinets with drawers. I can tell you I love them and have a lot more storage with the same footprint. And if you do this don’t forget to put Lazy Susans in the corners and slow close hinges on all cabinets and drawers. I love large drawers for pot and pans like the ones I found at http://www.jolietcabinet.com/ConsumerKnowledge.aspx?id=1394.

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If you are not ready for a complete cabinet replacement then Rev a Shelf, http://www.rev-a-shelf.com/rev-pages/show-special-category.aspx?catid=1, makes some great inserts for your cabinets without having to replace them with drawers. These inserts slide in and out just like a drawer. Also there are racks to keep your inserts organized. There are inserts for just about everything you could image and you can put inserts in the corners and (these are the biggest problems) you will be able to somewhat use those blind spots.

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Portraits

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I love to group a very large number of family portraits. If you are lucky you may be able to include one or two pictures of great grandparents or distant cousins. To me it’s more interesting and so often you can see the resemblance between these distant relatives and your own kids.  I try to make all the frames in the grouping the same color but not the same size. Also I like some of the frames square and some rectangle. In this group all the frames are square or rectangle but don’t be afraid to bring in a circle or oval if it looks right. You just have to make sure that every shape repeats at least once. So you would have to have quite a few pictures to bring in more shapes. If I am going to use color photos I like them all to be color. Otherwise I like all the photos to be black and white. So if you are using distant relatives you will have to get some black and whites of your pictures because you know it is really hard to colorize old photos and have them look good. Anyway most of the professional photographers I know prefer black and white for a family grouping. So if you have a large wall or long wall this is a great way to display the family photos.

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What a great idea this is for a shed. This is almost like a second patio; you can have some guests on your patio and in your yard while others can have a little more private conversation in the shed. Many times a cabana is used in the yard for a similar purpose but think about the advantages this shed has over a cabana. There is protection from the weather and the bar stock does not have to be brought in and out for every party. Notice that the wood used for the interior construction of the shed is the same shade as the rattan furniture and the bar stools. There is a fully stocked bar and the nice thing about the bar being in the shed, as opposed to on the patio, is that when it is not in use you can lock it up and not have to worry about others having access. All of the construction is of high quality. Also it the furniture in this shed is great because it is protected from the weather and the cushions do not have to be put away to protect them from rain and sun damage. Great feng shui.

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