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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.

How to Fit Your Big Truck or SUV in the Garage and Create More Room for Storage

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I was amazed when my grinning, petite 5’3” wife Rose hopped waaaaaay down from the Chevy Tahoe she was ‘tooling around’ in while her smaller SUV was in for service. She said she LOVED this big rig. So, I asked why.

Rose went on and on about how sturdy it was.  She loved how she could see EVERYTHING sitting up so high. She went on about how safe she felt and even loved the vibrating seats when the rig crossed lanes and she forgot to hit the…

5 Myths about Custom Closets You Need to Know So You Don’t Waste Money

Opening Image - Custom Closet - don't waster your money | Innovate Home Org | #CustomCloset #ClosetStorage #OrganizationStorage #StorageSpace
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When you hear the word ‘custom’ (or custom closet) does it send shivers down your spine? Are you picturing money gushing out of your purse faster than Khloe Kardashian can say, “I bought another pair of Jimmy Choo’s?”

If you’re looking to upgrade your master closet, a reach in closet for your kid’s disastrous bedroom, or just want to ‘find’ space in your hall closet so everything doesn’t come tumbling out, you know figuring out the…

9 Proven Storage Ideas to Fix Your Small Cramped Closet

9 proven storage ideas to fix your small cramped closet | Innovate Building Solutions | Innovate Home Org | Columbus, OH | #CrampedCloset #SmallCloset #StorageProblems
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I have too much room in my closet said…NO ONE…. EVER!

Cramped closets are the norm and I’m here to tell you it’s not all your fault (or your husbands, partners or significant ‘utters either).

Perhaps the storage space in your vintage home was built ‘back-in-the-day’ when no one owned (on average) 31 pairs of shoes (this is what the average woman owns today). Back in those days 2 pairs of shoes was common. One for everyday and one for Sunday…

How to Prepare Your Spare Bedroom for Holiday Guests

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The date seemed far away – at least it did a few months ago. Today you’re not sure what possessed you to agree to host the holidays. On top of that you felt good (at the time) when you invited Aunt Betty and Uncle Louie to stay through the holidays – since they’ll be driving in for your big Christmas celebration.

Now, as you’ve come to your senses, panic has set in.

Aunt Betty can be a bit on the finicky side (OK – if we’re being real, she…

7 Smart Ideas for an Effective Mudroom Storage Design

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When you think about your mudroom what words come to mind? Is it neat, organized, everything’s in its place? Or do the words ‘blown-apart’ come to mind? Are you looking at piles of shoes, book bags, sports duffle bags and packages waiting to be put ‘somewhere’ in a jumbled mess?

If your life resembles most people who are ‘attempting’ to keep your head above water raising kids, working AND trying to keep your home at least ‘somewhat’…

11 Frequently Asked Questions about a Murphy Wall Bed You Need to Know

Frequently asked questions about a murphy wall bed everyone needs to know | Innovate Building Solutions | #MurphyBed #WallBed #ColumbusMurphyBed
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Murphy wall beds. How can something so old (the concept was invented over 105 years ago), become so fresh, exciting and necessary in today’s homes and lofts? Here’s how.

When you combine rising real estate prices, the escalating cost of building, and a trend towards smaller homes, lofts and micro-sized apartments you have a world ‘ripe’ for a Murphy bed.

Murphy beds are cool. They give you the ability to have ‘flex space.’ You aren’t stuck…