Garages are one of the most common areas people have difficulty keeping in order. Most people perceive them as one giant storage bin, a catch-all area for things that really don’t have a place. These things add up and start going vertical after the horizontal space has been covered. In some cases, it is almost like living with a landfill attached to your house. Along with having a sore view to look at and live with, it is also a potential safety hazard!
We all need better homes, not bigger ones.
How do you "grow from within" when it comes to your house? Look at your home from every possible angle to see if you can fix the existing floorplan without expanding. We have all seen the TV home improvement shows where folks rearrange furniture between rooms to create a new interior design. Or the shows where homeowners take out one minor wall and open up lots of space. And the ones where people add built-ins along the walls to minimize the amount of furniture needed.
Whether your favorite books are signed first editions or dog-eared paperbacks, they deserve well-designed nooks to rest their spines. And though this era of digital books would lead you to believe that a library in your home is not a "necessity", there is something to be said for having a physical book in your hand and on a shelf.