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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 Much Does a Professionally Installed Murphy Wall Bed Cost?

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At first you thought about buying a low-priced Murphy wall bed over the Internet. You’d roll up your sleeves and put it together yourself. You knew there would be a ‘price’ (‘er your time) you’d pay to save money vs. a professional installation.

Then you started reading DIY wall bed reviews. Your ‘concerns’ became clearer.

  • Concern #1) Baseboard trim – You learned Murphy beds need to be mounted to the wall. This requires removing your baseboard…

The Pros & Cons of an Ikea Pax Closet Wardrobe System (written by a closet designer)

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I’ll admit right up front I have no stock in Ikea and (crazy as it may seem) I don’t like they’re Swedish meatballs (although I do LOVE their crispy oatmeal chocolate cookies!).

And I’ll even admit on a few occasions my custom closet design and installation company has lost sales to our Columbus Ohio Ikea mega-store (and I’ll even share an example in this article why Ikea made more sense than buying from my business – bummer).

And while there…

The 9 Deadliest Kitchen Pantry Storage Problems (and how you can overcome them)

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Your walk-in pantry looked soooo nice BEFORE you moved into your home.

There were so many more shelves than your last place. You wondered, am I ever going to fill these shelves up?

And then life happened.

You had 2 beautiful kiddos (OK, at least they’re beautiful when they’re not fighting like cats and dogs as your Mom used to say). You swear they’re hooked on every surgery cereal and snack food known to boy or girl.  

Your pantry started getting…

9 Reasons You Shouldn’t DIY Your Own Closet (and 7 Reasons You Should)

Reasons you shouldn't install a custom closet yourself | Innovate Home Org | #CustomCloset #Organization #DIYClosets #StorageSolutions
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There’s no reason to keep this a secret from you so I’ll ‘spill the beans’ right up front.  I lead a business which designs and installs custom closets in Columbus Ohio. We don’t sell to DIY’ers. However, we know a lot of them come to our blog for closet design advice (which is cool).

And while it would be nice for my business if everyone who visited our blog for education was somebody who wanted to buy from us, this isn’t realistic. And as a…

How Much Does an Installed Custom Walk in Closet Cost? (including 5 ideas to save you money)

How much does an installed custom walk in closet cost | Innovate Home Org | #CustomStorage #CustomOrganization #WalkInCloset
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As someone who leads a business designing and installing custom closets in Columbus Ohio I KNOW I could give you a cop-out answer to the question of how much an installed walk in closet costs in 2 words or less…

It depends.

It depends on the height and depth of the closet system.

It depends on how much hanging vs. shelving vs. drawers you use.

It depends if the closet is a standard white color or uses an advanced textured laminate which looks just…

7 Rooms Which Need a Home Organization Makeover Post COVID

7 rooms which need a home organization makeover post COVID | Innovate Home Org | #homeorganization #Closet #HomeOffice #Storagsolutions
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Has your first (and hopefully last) worldwide pandemic made you want to S-C-R-E-A-M at your home because it’s sooooo disorganized? Is your frustration boiling over? Can you relate to the following?

  • You ‘attempted’ to manage those Zoom calls for work from your make-shift home office (AKA your kitchen table). Your dog was barking and your ‘little angels’ (AKA your kids) were fighting in the background. Not exactly the professional image…