Archive for September, 2014

Making the Most of Your Bathroom Storage: An Organized Bathroom with Style

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Organized, clean, and calming. Isn’t that how we’d all like our bathroom described?  After all, a bathroom may be one of the smallest spaces in our home, but it’s where we start and end each day!

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In a bathroom, a lot of items compete for a little bit of space, making bathroom organization sometimes hard to manage.  What type of storage solutions do you really need?  Here are some tools that might make a big difference:

1. BUILT-INS — Built-ins are better suited to the small space of a bathroom than you might think:

  • Even the smallest wall space can accommodate new shelving when built right and open shelves save space by not having doors that swing open.
  • Recessed built-ins can take advantage of the hollow spaces hiding behind your drywall — consider a recessed medicine cabinet, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, or cubbies in your shower.

2. VANITIES — Make the most of this bathroom staple, by consider these vanity twists:

  • The Vanity Tower – A fabulous way to add storage without taking up more floor space, the vanity tower sits on top of your bathroom counter, like an upper cabinet. Easily adaptable to your bathroom’s style, vanity towers can even feature glass doors or open shelves to give the illusion of a more open space.
  • Open Shelf Vanity – Vanity furniture pieces with shelving are becoming more popular. These pieces creatively and practically store your daily necessities, when you combine with baskets or other containers to maintain a clean look.

3. CABINETS — Take your typical cabinet up a notch:

  • Open Shelf Cabinets – Consider built-in cabinetry with no doors for the flexibility to use baskets, trays, or other containers.
  • Drawers – Including drawers in your cabinets is an efficient way to maximize your bathroom storage. Consider installing small drawers with dividers for makeup, or a specialty drawer for larger items.

4. BASKETS — When in doubt, add a basket! Options for color, styles, and textures are endless. And the storage possibilities are fun, exciting and oh-so-helpful:

  • Keep small items organized on open shelves.
  • Artfully display toilet paper rolls.
  • Gather towels or washcloths.
  • Hide your hair dryer, cord and all!

Need some visuals?  Check out these images on bathroom storage ideas featured on Houzz for some starter inspiration!

Looking to add more storage to your bathroom? Considering a bathroom remodel?  Sass Construction would love to help! Serving Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Bloomington, and more throughout the West Metro area in MN.

Three Great Reasons to Remodel Your Basement | Basement Remodeler Twin Cities MN

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Remodeling your basement may seem like a major undertaking; after all, digging through those spider webs alone is quite the project!  But here are three great reasons to push that fear of spiders aside and place finishing your basement at the top of your list:

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1. Value – Finishing a basement offers a remarkable return on your investment.  According to the 2014 Cost Vs. Value Report put out by Remodeling Magazine, a basement investment of around $62,000 is consistently bringing a national average of a 77% return, more than almost any other major remodeling project.  Spend less than you would on other projects and reap more!  Not to mention that an attractively finished basement will give your home a significant edge on the market versus homes lacking that finished space.

2. Comfort & Entertainment -  Need a cozy space for the winter months?  A place to keep cool during the summer months?  A finished basement is the go-to location for such needs.  Not only will your own family enjoy using the basement as a recreational area, TV room, exercise area, or home office, but the extra space makes it much easier to entertain guests and host parties.  Better yet, add an additional bedroom in your basement remodel plans (maybe a guest bath and kitchenette too?), and create a welcoming space for those holiday guests to stay (or stay out of your way!), plus new value to your home as well.

3. Organization – If your current basement is a messy mix of bins and boxes, refinishing your basement will give you a much needed sense of order.  A finished basement can provide a space for storage and shelving, and don’t forget the extra closet space!  Remodeling your basement gives you the opportunity to move extra storage or project space from your upstairs to downstairs as well, creating a more serene environment on your main level.

Peak at these ten creative basements featured on hgtv, and start thinking about your own basement remodel plans today!

Sass Construction specializes in interior and exterior remodeling in the West Suburban area of the Twin Cities.  Serving Chanhassen, Chaska, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and the more!  Contact us here at Sass Construction to start talking about your potential basement remodel or other design and remodel needs today!