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Laundry Room too Small? Learn to Maximize Space

Is your laundry room more like a laundry hall or closet? You’re not alone. Many homeowners in Carrollton have the same frustrations with their too small laundry space. Here are some great ways to maximize what you are working with:

1. Think About Your Storage. 

What does storage look like in your laundry room? Just have a shelf or two? Swap out build-grade shelving for nice cabinets that go to your ceiling to not only maximize your space, but to also store your things like detergent, dryer sheets and cleaning supplies out of sight.

2. Add a Counter. 

If you have front-loading machines, adding in a countertop over them will give you dedicated space to fold your clothes. Add some nice baskets to catch your things and prevent clutter!

3. Build in a Drying Rack. 

Add a collapsible drying rack to your space so you can easily dry things when necessary and store it when not in use.

4. If You Can, Add a Closet. 

If you can stack your washer and dryer, you may be able to squeeze in a closet with shelves and storage hold towels, paper goods, your mop and bucket, or a vacuum.

5. Buy or Build Your Own Pedestals. 

If you don't have them already, consider purchasing the pedestal drawers that match and go under your laundry machines. Another option is to build your own pedestal (or have us build them for you!) drawers or open shelving below your machines to hold laundry baskets.

6. Use All Your Space. 

Think about adding shelving above your door to hold seasonal items and other things you store in your laundry room. Consider the space between your machines and see if it's wide enough to add a laundry cart, too.

If you want to re-do your laundry room, Chipman Contracting would love from design to build out!

Call us today at 972-841-5082 for your consultation.

Storage Solutions for Your Small Space

Chipman Contracting - Storage Solutions for Your Small Space

Are you feeling cramped? Can’t find the things that you need? No place to put your stuff? Closets and cabinets full? If you’re running out of room or are short on space in your Frisco home, it is time to think about new ways to store your stuff. Chipman Contracting has compiled seven smart storage solutions for you. 

  1. Declutter. Take time to go through your drawers, closets, and cabinets and sort out the items you want to  donate or discard. 
  2. Organize. Organize the items you keep to maximize your space and find things quickly. Staying organized also will reduce stress and frustration when you look for things. 
  3. Use all available space. Think about the narrow nooks and crannies of your home and consider adding hooks or built-in shelving to hold things like books, DVDs, or other personal items. Install shelving or racks on the backs of closet or pantry doors to store shoes, canned goods, or cleaning items. 
  4. Buy double-functional furniture. Consider benches with storage, fold out tables and desks, or even Murphy beds to give you more space.
  5. Combine storage options. Mix it up with drawers, cabinets, shelves, and also open storage options like bins and baskets to keep your space clutter-free. 
  6. Get creative. Store items under beds or tables to make the most of your space. A dust ruffle or tablecloth can help keep your stuff out of sight. 
  7. Designate a drop zone. Consider creating a drop zone in your entryway or laundry room to hold backpacks, purses, and jackets. Fit the area with a rack for shoes to ensure you can always find what you need. 

Are you in need of more storage space? Chipman Contracting can build all the cabinets, shelves, and even closets that you need. 

Call Chipman today at 972-841-5082 to schedule an in-home consultation and assessment to design your new storage space.

Remodel or Move

Do you feel like you’ve outgrown your house- but you’re really not sure if you want to move in this fast-paced market? Remodeling your home may be your best option. Chipman Contracting helps homeowners in Carrollton and many cities across North Texas get the space they need without the stress of moving.

Reasons to Remodel? 

Staying is Stable. Moving is one of the most stressful situations in life- listed just after divorce and loss of a loved one. It’s especially when you factor in what you will be leaving behind. Over the years, you’ve probably grown pretty attached to your house, neighbors, schools, and your neighborhood.

The Market is Moving Fast. The real estate market is moving fast, and the search for your next home may take a while. If you’re not prepared for the stress of searching for a home and the stress of selling your existing home, remodeling is for you. 

The Fear of the Unknown. Moving into someone else’s house could mean inheriting someone else’s (expensive) problems. You know your home like the back of your hand. You know when had essential maintenance, when you replaced the roof, and that the third stair from the top creaks when you step on it.

Get What You Want. When you remodel, you can choose everything you want instead of having to move into a home that may not have everything you want or need. You can skip settling on a house you aren’t totally in love with by remodeling the house you already love. While building a brand new home is an option, it is often a very lengthy and costly process. You may also be limited by available styles and materials your builder offers while remodeling your home brings you endless options to upgrade and update. 

If you dream it, Chipman Contracting can do it. Call us to today at 972.841.5082 to schedule a consultation to discuss your remodeling plans.

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