Laundry Room Shelf Ideas: The Only 5 Types You (Actually) Need to Know About!

When you have a laundry space, getting a laundry room shelf seems to be the #1 thing people start looking for. However, DON'T BUY THAT SHELF until you can answer the following questions!😆 Is it just one shelf you want (or more than one)? Do you know what depth is ideal for your situation? What exactly do you want to keep on those shelves... ...and do you have a list of their measurements? Have you…

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No Hardware: 10 Genius Pros + Cons of Kitchen Cabinets Without Handles!

Wondering if kitchen cabinets without handles or kitchen drawers without knobs is right for you? I'm giving you my professional "no hardware" perspective (plus some designs we've done for clients showing them--and you!--how many different design options you really have in a handleless kitchen)! A woman stared at me, speechless (and clearly confused) when I playfully suggested hardware was not required in her kitchen...and could even make her life easier! (She wasn't a client. This…

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Laundry Room Makeover: My 7 Wildest Laundry Fantasies Come to Life!

Today we're sharing our laundry room makeover, including our 7 no-fuss laundry room organization must haves! Perfect for a small laundry room (or even just a laundry room wall), the must-haves we implemented have been tried and tested in real life use—and come out with flying colors! *This post contains affiliate links, which are no extra cost to you and help us keep this site alive. We wanted a no-fuss laundry room makeover. No unnecessary…

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5 Genius Reasons You Need Kitchen Drawers Instead of Cabinets!

One of my longtime fantasies was to have kitchen drawers instead of cabinets! (Yes, my fantasies absolutely include more drawers.🤣 Function first in kitchen organization!) I'm a professional designer and organizer, and today I'm sharing my FREE design list of the 5 genius benefits you get by choosing kitchen drawers instead of cabinets... ...plus real life photos from our remodel where my fantasies became reality! Our kitchen is full of drawer ideas & 21 new…

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Solid Backsplash Behind Stove: The Genius Hack That Saves You Scrubbing!

Want the best-looking, lowest-maintenance backsplash behind stove? We walk you through why we did a solid quartz backsplash behind our stove, cost breakdowns, and whether it was a good idea! Raise your hand if you enjoy scrubbing and cleaning your kitchen, especially after cooking! Anyone? Anyone? So now that we're all agreed (any of you that raised your hands, please seek professional help), let's continue! As a couple who likes to cook, we still don't…

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Wall Mount Faucet: 3 Reasons You Should Know It’s Better Than Countermount!

Wall mount faucets are MY JAM! I've grown to adore them so much that I recommend to all our clients!🥰 Why? What's so fantastic about wall faucets? Today we’re sharing the 3 simplest and most impactful reasons with you below! The wall mount faucets in our double sink vanity! PS: I'll also answer popular questions like "Are wall-mount faucets harder to install?" "Are wall mounted faucets more expensive to install?" (a.k.a. "Can my plumber legitimately…

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Kitchen Drawer Dividers: 3 Genius Hacks for Utensil Organization!

Honestly, when you're in the middle of preparing food or busily cooking a meal, nothing feels better than having your kitchen drawer dividers fit your drawer perfectly! (It makes your tasks—and therefore your life by domino effect—so much easier!) Problem is, the pre-made drawer dividers usually don't actually fit your drawer, let alone your utensils! We've used utensil drawer organizers in our kitchen both for our everyday cutlery as well as all our cooking utensils…

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5 Reasons We Ripped Out Our Wood-burning & Converted to a Gas Fireplace!

The other (and even better) half of our gas fireplace design makeover was converting the interior to gas. Ours was a wood-burning fireplace, and we used it as such for several years before we both woke up and decided life would be so much easier if we converted it into a gas fireplace! (And trust us, we LOVE a real wood-burning fireplace. So why make the change?) Why We Converted to a Gas Fireplace: The…

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Master Closet Ideas: Don’t Forget These 11 Genius Must-haves!

Looking for master closet ideas? We're walking you through 11 master closet design ideas that we don't only recommend, but that we can give you real life advice on because we did them in our own closet remodel! We'll answer questions like "What do you put in a master closet?" "What is a good size for a master walk-in closet?" "How do you organize a large master closet?" "How do you remodel a walk-in closet?"…

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Kitchen Island Height: 3 Genius Reasons to AVOID the Standard Tall Dimensions!

If you're looking for kitchen island height dimensions, adding an island or wondering what the standard average height is, I encourage you to first STOP and THINK!😊 Step #1: Don't assume the standard kitchen island height is for you! Why? Matt and I design functional, beautiful, strategically-laid-out kitchens for clients all over the world! We'll answer this below, plus popular questions like "How tall should a kitchen island be?" "Should a kitchen island be the…

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