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Basement Shelving

An additional 4′ shelving unit was added to accommodate pre-sorted bins of keepsakes and seasonal items. The existing unit was reconfigured with an additional shelf and houses extra household items, decor, gift wrap, and laundry supplies. These heavy-duty commercial wire shelves work well because they are adjustable, let light through, and require less dusting.

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Family Mudroom

This busy side entry hallway and walk-in coat closet were refreshed using the clients’ own furniture and containers. After sorting which items belong in other areas of the home, and setting aside items for donation, the remaining outerwear and accessories were reconfigured with adult coats on the upper rod, children’s coats on the lower, and out-of-season items stored up top. The space will be completed with a bench under the window, hooks further down the hall, and a small shoe rack inside the closet. 

Approx. Duration: 2 HOURS

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Kitchen Sink Cupboard

50% of the horizontal space under this kitchen sink was freed up by using a single $11 shelf to better capitalize on the available vertical space. Not a single product was removed! Refills, backstock, and less-used items are at the back, shorter items are in the bin underneath the rack, and the most frequently used products are on top and easy to grab.

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Basement Storage and Laundry Area

A large amount of space was created in a short amount of time in this basement storage area. Baby items have been brought to the forefront for accessibility, storage bins arranged in single file for safe and easy access, and the shelving unit has been re-imagined as an outdoor sport/lifestyle zone.

Approx. Duration: 2 HOURS

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His and Hers Master Closet

The traditional closet shelving and rod have been removed in this master closet and replaced with the highly-customizable Ikea Aurdal system. The center section accommodates two laundry baskets (for light and dark loads), a standing-height vanity area with cosmetics stored in the drawer, and open shelving above. His clothes are hung on the left, with formal wear at the back and a shared shoe cubby below. Her clothes are on hung on two rods on the right. The upper rod holds tops hung by sleeve length and colour, and the lower rod holds sweaters, dresses, and pants. A unified wardrobe, matching hangers, and a bit of decor make the open style shelving easier to maintain.

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Small Linen Closet

The shelving in this small linen closet was replaced with the customizable Boaxel system from Ikea. The shelf heights are adjustable using brackets, allowing for the storage of unusually sized items (such as the vacuum), as well as the potential for adding additional shelves in the future. Wire shelving was chosen to reduce the need to dust and to improve light penetration into the closet. The colour uniformity of the blankets, sheets, pillow cases, bath and hand towels, and table linens in this closet, along with the square woven baskets in natural tones, help to create a cohesive finished look.

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Winter Refrigerator Clean-Out

Did you know November 15th is Clean out Your Fridge Day? This fridge needed a quick pick-me-up to get ready for the holiday baking season. The left hand door houses dips, dressings, and hot sauces and the shelves have been adjusted to accommodate unusual sized bottles. The right hand door houses syrups, condiments, and preserves. The center is organized top to bottom with leftovers and beverages on top (warmest), dairy in the middle, fruit and vegetables in the crisper drawers, and meats and cheeses in the bottom drawer (coldest).

Everything inside is now visible, within the best before date, and space has been made for the next grocery shop!

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Pantry for Two

This coat-closet-turned-pantry was replaced with a Hauga storage cabinet from Ikea and accommodates the snacks, hot drinks, cooking and baking ingredients and back stock for a family of two. Many pantry items were already containerized, so some black gift box lids/bottoms (already on hand!) and a few black dollar store baskets ($5!) were added to complete the colour scheme and pull the look together.

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Post-Season Gardening Supply Refresh

After a Summer of landscaping and gardening, the needs of this storage space have changed and an update is required to accommodate an increased amount of gardening pots, tools, and many other supplies. The 4ft wide wire shelving unit was edited and rearranged, making space for everything this gardener needs to start the next season on the right foot!

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