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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.

Plano Homeowners – Why You Should Replace Your Windows

When you think about home remodeling and renovation of your Plano home, you probably think about things like new cabinets, a kitchen upgrade, and maybe even changing your flooring, but do you think about replacing your windows? Replacing your windows may not be as glamorous as some of the projects we just mentioned, but it is something to consider if your home is over 10 years old.

Consider replacing your windows if they have damaged or broken frames or sashes, or if they have become warped. High Texas temperatures and regular sun exposure can cause windows to warp or age prematurely. Windows that stick, and won’t open, or won’t stay open are windows are good candidates for replacement.

One more weather-related reason to replace your windows – if they’ve been through severe weather. The winds and humidity of storms like hurricanes and tornadoes can compromise the integrity of your windows, and leave you at risk of mold or other damage.

If your windows are damaged, in disrepair, or look old, that also impacts how your house will look. Consider how your windows are affecting your overall curb appeal and replace if necessary.

Another reason to replace your windows is that you are noticing higher electric bills. Over time, window seals wear away and stop keeping the outside from coming into your home. Worn seals mean your home’s heating and cooling system has to work harder to maintain temperatures.

Also, when this seal is worn away, pests can find their way into your home, too. Replacing your windows with newer, Energy Star Efficient windows can reduce your heating and cooling costs and keep pests outside. (Note: Some electric companies provide rebates for window upgrades.)

If you’re thinking about replacing your windows and wondering what kind of window is best for your home, call Chipman Contracting today at 972-841-5082.

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