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By: Kevin Ahern on February 17th, 2015

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Clever Home Storage Ideas to Take Your Remodel to the Next Level

Residential | Residential Remodeling

If you're like many Connecticut homeowners, you're probably seeking new ways to add more home storage to your property. Smart home storage ideas reduce clutter and makes your home seem more spacious. Custom storage solutions also help homeowners stay more organized. These remodeling projects will increase your home's storage capacity in permanent, beautiful ways. These projects also add character to your home, increase its resale value and add to the visual appeal of your house.

Built-In Hutch

A built-in hutch has a vintage, old-world appearance that makes a welcome, wonderful addition to any dining room or living room. Are you seeking a spot to store your cloth napkins and table cloths? The drawers of your hutch are the perfect location. What about your good china? Try installing a recessed shelf above the hutch, and install glass doors on the shelves to protect and showcase your expensive wares.

Floor-to-Ceiling Bookshelves

Bibliophiles salivate at the idea of living in a home with recessed floor to ceiling book shelves, but this home remodel appeals to more than just book lovers. Millwork bookshelves can be used to hold movies, potted plants, framed pictures and more. If you're thinking about installing floor to ceiling bookshelves in your home, consider putting them in your home office, living room, or bedroom. If you want to store more items than just books, putting doors on the shelves will hide your less attractive possessions from view.

Window Seat With Storage

There's a romance to window seats that people just love. Window seats make a perfect place to sit and pass the time on a cold winter morning or a lazy summer afternoon. Even better than a standard window seat is a seat that doubles as a bench. Use your window seat/bench combination to store blankets, books or hobby-related items like sewing supplies.

Space Under the Stairs

The space under the stairs is wasted in many homes. By adding a closet or a nook for a desk to this unused area, you can capitalize on the empty air beneath your stairway. Not interested in a nook for a desk or a closet? There are many storage solutions that will fit in this space, including recessed shelves, a storage bench, drawers or even a pet-house for your family's cat or dog.

Pull-Out Pantry

Transform that cramped, inefficient closet in your kitchen into a pull-out pantry. By installing shelves on runners in the closet's empty space, you'll have easy access to all your home's food and spices.

These projects make your home more functional and more beautiful, and they also make your house more appealing to potential buyers, should you ever try to sell. These personalized storage solutions require the skill of a craftsman and the use of fine custom millwork.

For the best quality home storage, contact a contractor with a reputation for excellence in your community. Litchfield Builders is the premiere general contractor in New Haven, CT. With over 20 years in the business, Litchfield Builders provides impeccable, dependable work for residences in the New Haven area. Contact us today to discuss your home storage solutions.
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About Kevin Ahern

Kevin is the Co-Founder of Litchfield Builders, an award-winning, industry leader with a reputation for managing projects others shy away from. They are known for their high-quality work, customer service, and reliability and though still relatively small in size, Litchfield Builders now competes with some of the areas largest firms in both the residential and commercial arenas.