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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.

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…

9 Common Errors to Avoid When Designing a Reach in or Walk in Closet

9 common error to avoid when designing a reach in or walk in closet | Innovate Home Org | Walk In Closet | Reach In Closet | #ClosetOrganization #WalkInCloset #ReachInCloset
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I’ve got a question for you. How many custom closets have you designed? If you answered none, I totally get it. You’re in the majority. Even most people ‘in the trades’ (your builder, remodeling contractor or interior designer) are clueless about closet design (even though there are 5 to 10 closets in every home). Many contractors and builders think, “Just slap in a few rods and wire shelves and call it a day.”

The question is this. If you’re…

The 10 Most Aggravating Garage Storage Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Most Aggravating Garage Storage Problems | Innovate Building Solutions | Innovate Home Org | #GarageStorage #StorageSolutions #StorageTips #MessyGarage
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25% of homeowners keep their garage doors closed because they’re embarrassed others will see in.

Over 1/3 of homeowners can’t park their cars, SUV’s and trucks in their garage because they’ve got too much stuff (or you can call it junk) stored inside.

Most people think of the garage as the ugliest ‘room’ of their house (or they don’t consider this huge space a room at all but use it like the home’s oversized junk drawer).

Your garage is a pain…

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…A Custom Closet Design from a Professional Designer

A custom closet design by a professional designer | Innovate Home Org | #CustomCloset #ClosetDesign #ProfessionalDesigner
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I have to admit it, when my wife Rose was pregnant with our first son, Grant, and she (like 93% of the women who buy a book about pregnancy) toted around What to Expect When You’re Expecting, I had ZERO desire to crack it open and start digging in.

Call me your typical irresponsible dude, but I thought we’d figure out this kid thing as we went along. After all – how hard can be, said the naïve first-time Father.

Fortunately for me, Rose was more…

The Top 10 Reasons You Need a Home Organization System

Reasons you need a home organization system | Innovate Home Org | Columbus Ohio | #HomeOrganization #StorageOrganization #ClosetOrganization
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It’s fun scrolling through Pinterest looking at glamour closets of stars like Khloe Kardashian. How cool would it be to have a room dedicated to your shoe, purse or jewelry collection (even if you’re jewelry is more costume than real)? 

While you may dream of such luxuries, you have waaaaay too many practical needs to deal with first.

Your son is demanding a new bookbag. Your daughter wants to buy a hot new prom dress she saw at the mall. “It’s…

The 10 Commandments of Custom Mudroom and Entryway Success

10 commandments of custom mudroom and entryway success | Innovate Home Org | Columbus, Oh | #EntrywayStorage #OrganizationSystem #OrganizedMudroom
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Your mudroom is a disaster.

Shoes and boots scattered everywhere. Extra cleaning and paper supplies stuffed in a corner. Stinky hockey duffle bags and cheerleading outfits your kids were ‘supposed’ to wash. Wow – they don’t exactly have the ‘lemon-fresh-scent.’ Coats are stacked 10-deep. Your hooks are begging for mercy.

If only your prayers could be answered and a game-plan to create a mudroom organization system would magically show up to…