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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.

21 Do’s and Don’ts You Need to Know to Gain Storage (and eliminate mistakes) in a Small Walk in Closet

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So, your small walk-in closet is a DISASTER! Join the crowd.

As an owner and designer of custom closets in Columbus Ohio I’ve seen  thousands of closets and I get the same comment from people BEFORE I step into their closet. They’ll say ……

“Mike, sorry about this closet. It’s such a mess.”

I tell them there’s no need to apologize. Most closets are D.O.A. (Dead on Arrival) before you even put one stitch of clothing inside them. They’ve been…

How to Compare a Wood to a Laminate Mudroom (9 Critical Factors You Need to Know)

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If there’s one thing Winter is good for (and from this next statement you’ll know I’m NOT a big fan of snow), it proves how large much ‘yuckiness’ (and yes, that’s a technical term) can come into your home. It also proves how this season can blow up the organization you’re ‘attempting’ to create in your mudroom.

Boots are tracking in snow, dirt, and ice.   

Heavy coats, scarves, and mittens are littered on the floor or putting a strain on your…

7 Essential Factors to Determine if its Best to Buy a Wire or Laminate Closet System

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I’ll admit right up front I lead a closet design and installation business which DOES NOT sell wire closets, but we do sell laminate systems. And most closets we replace are builders-grade (and I don’t say this as a term to be proud of) ‘fixed’ wire closets. The owners of these ‘fancy-schmancy’ (sarcasm intended) systems are often desperate to ditch them.

And while there’s a lot to gripe about with wire closets, not all are wire systems are…

The mathematics behind a stylish (and cost effective) walk in closet.

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Ok, I’d be willing to bet A LOT of money when you look at a walk-in closet you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, math IS NOT the first word which comes to your mind (unless you’re worrying about how much it’s going to cost).

But what many people don’t realize is ‘doing the math’ is essential to a better closet design. Here’s why:

  • Smart math (and closet sizing) makes a sharper closet.
  • Smart math saves money.
  • Smart math eliminates the frustration of a closet which…

21 Fun Ideas to ‘Glam Up’ Your Closet Recommended by Award-Winning Closet Designers

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If the idea of a glamourous closet brings a never-ending smile to your face, then this is an article you’ve got to read.

Whether you have a Kim Kardashian budget (OK – probably none of us reading this have that much money) or not, the idea to create the luxe closet of your dreams is something you’ve dreamed about.

But the question becomes what features and tricks do you need to create a sophisticated closet that even Kim Kardashian might say,…

7 Practical Alternatives to STOP Using Your Kitchen Table as Your Home Office

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You thought working at home was going to be a short-term thing. But how wrong you were!

Although the Coronavirus reared its ugly, bacterial-filled head less than a year ago you’re still struggling to ‘be professional’ while working at your kitchen table. You know the drill by now.

  • You’re dealing with the kid’s CONSTANT interruptions, squabbling and need for snacks.

 

  • Your Zoom meeting with bowls of Cheerios in the background isn’t exactly…