Trends11 min

New Year, New Storage Solutions for Your Home

Are you looking to better organize your home – and your life – going into the New Year? Check out these ideas to get your life in order for a more productive and efficient 2019.

  • Rolling rack mudroom. Is built-in cabinetry out of the question in your mudroom? Turn a rolling utility rack into a convenient storage solution for your entry. Choose a rack that is about half the width of the space, and add hanging and/or stacking bins to catch shoes and accessories. Leave some room on the rack to hang jackets and coats.
  • Contained clutter. If you have an area with miscellaneous items that are difficult to organize, use matching containers to corral the clutter in an attractive way. Simply choose two or three types of containers in the same material or color, then label the containers to help family members find what they need. The matching containers will help to create order out of chaos.
  • Magnet marvels. Magnets are an excellent organizational tool in the kitchen, bathroom or office, allowing you to create storage even in the tightest of spaces. Magnetic hooks can be placed on the end of a metal kitchen island to store utensils. Install a magnetic strip on the underside of a cabinet shelf, and use containers with metal lids for handy spice storage that frees up cabinet space. Take advantage of the upper space in the fridge by installing magnetic bottle holders.
  • DIY shelves. Cabinets can be pricey, especially when you have to have them custom-made to fit oddly shaped areas. Instead of cabinets, create your own DIY shelves for spots that don’t fit standard dimensions, such as over the refrigerator and toilet.
  • Crate storage. Boost organization in bathrooms, kids’ rooms and more with DIY shelves made from wooden crates. Simply paint or stain the crates if desired, screw together in your desired configuration and enjoy ample open storage. If you have small children, attach the crates to the wall using molly bolts.
  • Don’t forget the shed. When there’s not enough space inside, move items that won’t be affected by fluctuating temperatures to an outdoor storage building or other structure. Sheds made from engineered wood building products can store both seasonal and outdoor gear. LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products feature innovations like the SmartGuard® process to resist fungal decay and termites, and SilverTech® radiant barrier products to keep your shed cooler. Get ideas to organize your backyard shed.

Get a Storage Shed That’s a Cut Above

The best backyard sheds are constructed of LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products. Beautiful and exceptionally durable, LP engineered wood products feature many innovations to make your storage shed a cut above the rest. Find out where to purchase a shed built with LP products today.

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Trends5 min

Why More Homeowners Are Choosing Prefinished Siding…And You Should Too

As time fades, so do exterior remodeling trends. One trend we aren’t seeing losing its appeal anytime soon, however, is prefinished siding. If you’re a homeowner considering a residing project, prefinished siding materials are certainly worth exploring. The pros that come with using prefinished siding range from project efficiency advantages like time/labor savings and a cleaner jobsite to aesthetic benefits like color consistency and durability.

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Renovation5 min
A Homeowner’s Perspective: How to Navigate the Renovation Planning Process

When considering an exterior remodel, homeowners can often be intimidated by the layers of planning and countless decisions to be made…from choosing the right remodeler to selecting lasting materials to picking out a paint color. With a large investment, it’s vital for homeowners to put in the time to ensure they are making the right choices throughout the planning process to achieve their desired result.

Curb Appeal5 min
Using the Right Siding for a Craftsman Home

Today’s craftsman-style homes are variations of the ones first built in America in the late 1890s in a revolt against the overly ornate Victorian style of the day. The name was coined by the founder of Craftsman magazine, which was devoted to ensuring “serious architecture” was accessible for working-class families.

Renovation7 min
5 Tips for Getting an Accurate Siding Estimate

You’ve noticed your home’s siding could use a face lift. Maybe your siding is cracked, has damaging build-up or perhaps the passage of time has taken a toll on its appearance. With the primary purpose of exterior siding being to add a protective layer to your home, you’ve decided it’s time for a siding repair or replacement. Now what?