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Mike Foti

Mike Foti is the President of Innovate Home Org, a division of Innovate Building Solutions. You can learn more about Mike here.

Mike Foti

Mike Foti is the President of Innovate Home Org, a division of Innovate Building Solutions. You can learn more about Mike here.

5 key questions you need to ask for the perfect mudroom design

5 key questions to ask for a perfect mudroom organization project | Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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You see the drool-worthy pictures of organized mudrooms on Pinterest and get a severe case of house envy. You think, “Is there any way my disaster of a mudroom could look like the neat organized images on Pinterest? Maybe if I get rid of my 2 kids and husband – hashab!” Whether you live in Columbus, Ohio, or Columbus Georgia, the problem with mudrooms is the same. This space is constantly used (and abused). Although your family is coming…

7 biggest gaps stopping you from an organized closet

7 biggest gaps preventing you from an organized columbus closet - Innovate Home Org
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Do you know what’s making your closet disorganized today? There are gaps in your closet system. Some of these gaps (think of gaps as holes or problems) you see, many you don’t. You may be asking, “Mike – what the are you talking about? I don’t know if I see gaps. I just see a mess.”

Let’s look at a modern-day example of one system which has closed your personal “gap” in getting quicker, better and safer travel directions. This is a gap…

Would the storage in your childhood home work for you today? 7 smart home organization tips for today’s lifestyle.

Would the storage in your childhood home work for you today? 7 home organization tips for today's columbus lifestyle - Innovate Home Org
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My life as a kid growing up was so like Kevin Arnold (he was the young boy in the TV show the Wonder Years about family life in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s). I lived in your typical Levittown-esque 1,500 square foot ranch home with 3 tiny bedrooms. I shared a 12’ x 12’ bedroom with my older much uglier (just kidding) brother Frank and the room was so tight our beds were smashed together. I used to wrestle my cousins on this bed…

7 must-have laundry room storage zones to conquer laundry day without a hassle

7 must-have laundry room storage zones so laundry day won't be a hassle - Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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Who (other than my fantastic oh-so-Italian Mother in law Pierina) loves to do laundry? OK – that answer would be nobody. What if I told you doing laundry could become easier if you were to organize your laundry room into 7 specific zones? Would you be intrigued if you could cut the time doing this tasty task, increase your storage and be able to eliminate visual clutter which makes this room look like a blown-up mess today? If you…

7 1/2 key questions to decide between open shelving or closed cabinets

7 questions to decide between open shelving and closed cabinets for a closet laundry room or garage | Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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My wife Rose HATES clutter and with 3 kids this can be a major challenge if you know what I mean! When I think about open shelving or closed cabinetry for our closets, laundry room and garage storage it’s a slam dunk for me to know what Rose would want (OK – I’m going a bit out on a limb here thinking I know what my wife wants – ha! ha!). She wants stuff behind closed doors and clean countertops (but that’s another conversation).

Although that…

You’ve emptied the nest, but are you living in the wrong nest?

If you've become an empty nester but your suburban homes doesn't work for your life and lifestyle today - this article is for you. Learn some fun design ideas and benefits of a home designed for an empty nester. | Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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The story of an empty nester couple whose “nest” no longer fits their lifestyle

You’ve raised Joannie, Anthony and Bobby and lived to tell about it! Too many to mention sleepless nights when they strolled in late from parties with some lame excuse why they were home late. You enjoyed good times with your kids’ and their friends. In a strange way, you enjoyed the craziness that was your home as they were growing up. Now, all 3 “kids”…