Ideas & How-To: Storage & Organizing

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The ultimate resource for home organization and storage

This book gives you unique ideas and innovative tips for making every room in your home organized and efficient. Brilliant photographs give inspiration while instructional illustrations provide the information needed to tackle organizing and storing everything from toys and sports equipment to clothing, kitchenware, and home office supplies. Kitchen and dining area projects show you how to make the most out of every square ...

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Overview

The ultimate resource for home organization and storage

This book gives you unique ideas and innovative tips for making every room in your home organized and efficient. Brilliant photographs give inspiration while instructional illustrations provide the information needed to tackle organizing and storing everything from toys and sports equipment to clothing, kitchenware, and home office supplies. Kitchen and dining area projects show you how to make the most out of every square inch, with how-tos for constructing built-in and freestanding cabinetry and banquettes, plus projects for adding glide-out shelves, baskets, and turntables to existing cabinets. The sections on bedroom and bath projects include diagrams showing you how to build platform beds with built-in storage space, closet systems, toy storage, and storage for linens and bath supplies. Whether you're looking for a simple solution to everyday clutter or a major renovation that will transform an entire room, you can turn to this idea-packed guide for

  • Step-by-step instructions for dozens of organization and storage projects
  • Gorgeous color photos that offer guidance and inspiration
  • Ideas for every room cover ready-made storage systems as well as custom-built projects for DIYers

Plus, a chapter on garage storage gives you tons of ideas on how to organize and tidy up what you only think is the most intimidating room in the house!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470488041
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/20/2009
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Home Series , #30
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

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Table of Contents

Welcome.

Chapter 1: Kitchens and Pantries.

Open and Closed Storage.

How To: Arrange Visible Storage.

Island Ways.

How To: Customize a Dresser.

Making the Most of an Island.

How To: Customize a Base Cabinet.

Drawers Plus.

How To: Gauge Drawer Quality.

Pots and Pans.

How To: Install a Hanging Pot Rack.

Utensils and Dishware.

More Ideas for Organizing.

Spices and Oils.

How To: Store Spices and Oils.

Small Appliances.

Wine.

Perfect Pantries.

How To: Organize a Pantry.

How To: Pump Up a Pantry Cabinet.

Storage Your Way (chart).

Chapter 2: Entries, Mudrooms & Laundries.

Tame the Routine.

Corral the Clutter.

How To: Make a Wooden-Hanger Coatrack.

Keep It Clean.

Every Inch Counts.

Clutter Busters.

Laundry Armoire.

How To: Customize a Laundry Armoire.

Chapter 3: Dining Areas.

Match Style and Storage.

Put Wasted Space to Work.

More Ideas for Dining Rooms.

Freestanding Shelves.

How To: Build Freestanding Shelves.

Chapter 4: Living, Family & Media Rooms.

Organized Living.

Style and Storage.

Media Room Magic.

Organize Your Electronic Media.

Literary Collections.

Reduce the Paper Piles.

How To: Build a Magazine Rack.

Chapter 5: Home Offices.

Divide and Conquer.

Plan Ahead.

Paper Control.

Dedicate Space.

Drawer Organization.

Turn Vertical Space into Storage.

How To: Build a Fabric Wall Bulletin Board.

Chapter 6: Master Bedrooms, Dressing Areas & Closets.

Suite Storage Sensation.

Conquer Bedroom Clutter.

Dream Closet Closeups.

A Clean Solution.

Simple Solutions.

Window of Opportunity.

How To: Build Window Seat Storage.

Bedroom Bonuses.

How To: Build a Nightstand.

Chapter 7: Bathrooms.

The Ultimate Storage Bath.

Boost Your Storage Capacity.

Better Built-ins.

Towel Storage.

You Can Take It With You.

Linen Closet.

How To: Customize a Linen Closet.

Recessed Wall Cabinet.

How To: Build a Recessed Cabinet.

Chapter 8: Kids’ Spaces and Guest Rooms.

Personalized Storage.

How To: Customize a Cabinet.

Clutter Control for Play Spaces.

How To: Build Storage Cubes.

Busy Minds and Hands.

Guest Rooms Plus.

A Better Guest Closet.

Shelves and Sleepovers.

Bookshelf Basics.

Chapter 9: Special Spaces.

Organize the Garage.

Restore Order.

In Plain Sight.

Step Up the Storage.

Just for You.

Garden Storage.

How To: Customize a Garden Armoire.

Dedicated Beverage Center.

How To: Create a Dedicated Beverage Center.

Resources.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    waist of money

    nothing new, book just shows pictures of how to use baskets and boxes inside already done spaces. i was hoping some more creative way then the obvious. unfortunately the book arrived late and i was on trip when i came back it was too late to return it. don't buy this book you can go to IKEA store or website and get more creative ideas for free.

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