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  • 4 Ways to Add Storage in your Home Office


    In the contemporary home, the idea of a home office has become more and more common. Typically study rooms were study/junk rooms, but now they have become essential work spaces with their own aesthetic and theme. Whether it is a student's study room or a professional's home office, there is always room for storage and the appropriate shelving to successfully place and organise all the items. With the right storage, and shelving, any home office gets an immediate lift, and it creates a more welcoming an aesthetically pleasing space within the home. Below are some storage ideas for your home office. Here we have listed some of the ways to add storage in your home office.

    Ways to Add Storage in your Home Office

    1.) Recreate Wardrobe Shelves

    One of the most prominent storage spaces in the home is the wardrobe. Whether it is a walk-in or a reach-in, organised shelving is definitely an element one can mimic within their home office. The only difference would be, rather than having clothes on the shelves, the home office would be lined with books and folders. Therefore, these shelves get a completely different look.

    Storage Wardrobe Image Credit: Container Store

    2.) Around the Corner

     A home office is often a squared off space, with a desk taking up a corner. Take advantage of the wall space above the desk and add shelving that continues through the corner to add storage in your home office. It creates an immediate focal point and creates a very minimalistic look in the whole room.

    Storage Units Image Credit: Memorable Decor

    3.) Lining the Walls

    Nothing makes a study feel like a study without books. A great way to display the books is to line to walls with book shelves. Having the books on the shelves keep them off the desk, making the space look clutter-free, and yet still accessible by simply reaching and grabbing them. Adding the books on the shelves also immediately adds color to the office space, bringing the home office to life and giving it some visual interest!

    Home Storage Units Image Credit: Pinterest

    4.) Cubes to Add Storage in Home Office

    One of the showcase-style units we at Modspace.in do, is cubed storage. By adding cube-like storage to a home office, even a disorganized individual appears put together. Adding cubed storage transforms a home office into a creative and gives ample storage at the same time. The cubes can be arranged in however way possible: asymmetrical or symmetrical-and it can create a fascinating design spot within the home office.

    "Adding storage within the home office can be a fun prospect in designing a beautiful space. While finalizing the storage for your office, consider both aesthetic and functionality-and you will arrive at a solution to satisfy your unique space!"

  • Decluttering Flat Surfaces in your Home


    Any flat surface in the home is a major clutter magnet that needs to be cleared. It becomes a habitual practice to just place items on any countertop as it is very convenient and easy to do. However, cluttered surfaces create visual and mental chaos within the home. Clear the flat surfaces and restore some calm and serenity into your home once again. Below are the three most-probable cluttered surfaces within the home space and a guide and where to start clearing them.

    Kitchen Counter: Every home has that one kitchen counter where a dozen of items are simply put because it is convenient. No matter the size or shape, everybody  sees it as an area to place their items. Since the kitchen is the hub of family activity, the kitchen counter in particular attracts extensive clutter including spare tupper ware, dirty dishes, and even the daily mail.  To clear the kitchen countertop, simply set aside 15 minutes per day to place all the items where they need to go. It will create a relaxing atmosphere within the kitchen and allow you to feel in control for the home. With these 15 minutes a day, the kitchen counter will be nice and decluttered.

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    Coffee Table: Another surface that collects extensive clutter is the coffee table. This flat surface in the living room can get covered with books, magazines, and other miscellaneous papers. Whether it is the top of the coffee table or the space underneath the coffee table, it definitely attracts clutter.  With an area like the coffee table, one has to be deliberate and making sure its decluttered. On a regular basis the space should be cleaned up to give that peaceful atmosphere to the living room.

    walnut two drawer coffee tables for sale Image Credit: CDN Home

    Bathroom Vanity: The bathroom vanity can also get extremely cluttered in the morning routine. Many times, items are scattered across the counter while leaving in the morning and are simply left there to collect dust. To avoid the bathroom clutter, assign or designate drawers in which all the items would go and keep the space organized. For more on bathroom organization, click on the previous blog post.

    Bathroom Vanity Image Credit: HGTV

    Decluttering surfaces in the home brings a calming appearance to the home. It creates the illusion of control and gives a peaceful atmosphere. With the tips above your home surfaces will be decluttered in no time!

  • Walk-in vs. Reach-in Pantries: What works Best for You?


    Deciding the style of pantry can be a challenge in redesigning a kitchen or building a new home. Both walk-in and reach-in pantries have their own pros and cons , and the final decision comes down to storage requirements, organization style, and the amount of space which is allocated. Below are the variables that determine the best style pantry for your kitchen space.

     

    Storage: Walk-in pantries definitely have more storage capacity. They are ideal for the avid cook who wants ceiling-to-floor shelves to keep their cookbooks, ingredients, snacks, and crockery. The walk-in pantries also have more room to store larger cooking appliances. However, due to the size of the walk-in pantry, the storage will be more spread out, and it may take time to find and gather the necessary items. That way, with a reach-in pantry, the storage space is more centralized and accessible, with all items are in one area. Therefore, less time is spent searching through many shelves for various items. Yet, the storage space is limited. It is challenging to fit the larger cooking appliances, and many items transfer to the countertops.

    kitchen pantry storage Image Credit: Pinterest

    Organization: With walk-in pantries one can get creative with the organization and sort through items as per preference and convenience. However, with more area there is more responsibility. The organization has be me maintained, otherwise it can get extremely untidy and difficult to manage. However, with the limited space in the reach-pantry, it is much easier to keep organized and maintain it without losing track.

    kitchen pantry design Image Credit: Pinterest

    Space: Walk-in pantries surely have more space inside, yet they also take up a lot of space within the kitchen. One of the major downsides of the walk-in pantry is the amount of space required to accommodate it within a kitchen design. On the contrary, reach-in pantries do not take up significant space, and are simply more cabinetry with extra shelves and drawers within the kitchen. Nevertheless, due to limited space inside the cabinet, some of the kitchen storage may transfer to the surrounding bench space.

    kitchen pantry cabinet Image Credit: Audrey Couture

    In choosing the reach-in or the walk-in pantry for the kitchen, it boils down to preference and space. With a walk-in pantry, there is more space, more room for organization, but it requires a regular maintenance and one has to see if it is possible within a kitchen design. The reach-in pantry is a more space-friendly solution, yet it is limited to the cabinetry and the number of items that can be stored inside. In choosing the pantry space for your kitchen, use the tips above to find the perfect pantry solution for your dream kitchen!

  • 4 Tips for Organizing the Bathroom Vanity


    Organizing a bathroom vanity is not the most glamorous job in the world, but having one has its perks. As a room, the bathroom is one of the most-used rooms within the home and is a part of our daily routine. The bathroom has so many functions, yet there is usually limited area, and a homeowner has to work with it to create a functional space for their daily tasks. One of the biggest storage units in a bathroom is the vanity. Vanities are available in all shapes and sizes, but all of them can store a large number of items if they are well organized. In fact, a well organized vanity is a major lifesaver within the bathroom. Below are a few tips to start with in achieving that beautiful organized bathroom vanity you always dreamed of!

     

    Outward Appearance: The first thing to consider is how you want the vanity to look. Ideally, a homeowner or user prefers simple, easy presentation. However, even within this there are variables. Depending on your preferences, you can prefer to have some items or the countertop, or have a completely cleared off space where the countertop is only in use when required. Therefore, before even attempting to organize the items, first consider how you would want the bathroom vanity to look.

    Outward Appearance Image Credit: Pinterest

    Clean Everything Out: The next step is to clean everything out. Remove all the items and get rid of anything that is expired, finished, or not used for a significant amount of time. Ensure all the items you have still smell nice before putting them back in your vanity. If any item or product has a bizarre odor, get rid of it. Once the items are cleaned out, ensure the inside of the cabinetry is clean. A simple wipe down works very well to make sure all the dust and flyaway hair is cleaned out.

    Clean Everything Out Image Credit: Martha Stewart

    Divide by Category: Then, separate all the items by the group. Dividing the items by category helps in organizing. Separated the hair-related items and appliances from the nail items, from the dental items, and from the makeup. Keep all the items of the same category in one section or one drawer to have a more organized system while going about the daily routine.

    Divide by Category Hair Appliances in Bathroom Drawer. Image Credit: Pinterest

    Have a Container for Everything: In the bathroom there are a lot of smaller items. To aid with organization and avoid misplacement, keep these items in their own containers within the drawer itself. For example, for items such as hair accessories, dedication a container for them to avoid rummaging around the drawer. Any drawer organization system will help in keeping the little items at one place with easy access whenever necessary.

    Have a Container for Everything Image Credit: Decoist

    An organized bathroom vanity is something that can go a long way. It is a lifesaver within the home and immediately speeds up the bathroom process. Use these tips to organize you bathroom vanity!!

  • 5 Ways to Hook it Up in the Kitchen


    One of the main challenges in kitchen storage is placing the oddly shaped items without obstructing any of the other items or getting in the way. For these kitchen essentials, one needs easy and convenient storage solutions to place the items effectively. Hooks are those small items that can be placed just about anywhere in the home to organize just about everything. There are are several ways to use hooks within all the rooms of the house and even increase the storage within the kitchen. Check out five ways hooks can be placed within the kitchen and increase storage.

     

    Hanging Mugs: One way to use hooks in the kitchen is by placing them under cabinets or along the wall to hang mugs. Whether it is a coffee mug or a teacup, a hook can be used to hang either one in a location where everybody can access as and when they need to. Hanging mugs, rather than keeping them in a cabinet or a drawer, clears up some storage space and having colored mugs along a wall adds some visual interest and appeal.

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    Storing Pot Lids: Hooks are also great for storing pot and pan lids. Their awkward shape makes them difficult to place within the cabinet and one cannot stack pots and pans as easily. However if the lids were stored along hooks, then pots and pans can be stacked easily and effortless inside the cabinet, without any protruding handles or topsy-turvy alignment.

    Image Credit: Bobvila

    Efficient Under-Sink Storage: Hooks can even increase the storage underneath the kitchen sink. One can place hooks along the cabinet shutter and use them to hang gloves, cleaning towels, and even scrub brushes. With the sink cabinet, the shutter becomes an understated storage area to place any necessary items to access within seconds.

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    Hanging Utensils: Whether it is baking utensils, measuring cups, or cooking utensils, hooks are an excellent storage source. They can be placed along the kitchen wall or inside a kitchen cabinet shutter to keep these smaller essentials organized. This clears up storage within the drawers and keeps all items right at your finger tips. One can even place hooks on the wall close to the stove to keep any frequently-used cooking ladles handy while conducting kitchen tasks.

    Image Credit: Small Room Ideas

    Having Heat Pads and Towels Accessible: Hooks are also great for placing any heating pads, oven mitts, or kitchen towels. Hooks can be situated close to the oven or stove to have some mitts and heating pads within an arm's reach to quickly grab while working the stove or getting something out of the oven. Hooks for towels and heating pads can even be hung on the wall or the side of the refrigerator. Any colorful, interesting patterns can serve a dual purpose of decor and utility!

    Image Credit: Pinterest

    Hooks are that small storage solution that can fit in even the smallest spaces of the kitchen. They can keep those essential items organized without being misplaced or lost within a cabinet. For storing the necessities in your kitchen, without taking up excessive cabinet space, hook it up!

  • Getting Your Fridge Organized for the Summer


    The summer season brings its own set of challenges within a home. Ensuring food items stay fresh and  clean is one of the main tasks in the summer months. Hygienic food storage starts with the refrigerator and how it is organized. A well-organized fridge helps the food stay fresh longer, reduces any wasteful items, and reduces the time it takes for prepping a meal. Check out the strategies below, and keep your fridge in order through the summer months.

     

    Give Your Fridge A Fresh Start: Before adding even more to the fridge, give it a thorough cleaning. Check all the bottles and containers to make sure the food is still fresh, and get rid of food that is beyond its expiry date. Wipe down the shelves, drawers, and door so the refrigerator looks as good as new and a clean surface is ready to place all the necessary items.

     

    Stock Up on the Essentials: The next step is to stock up on the essential foods that will be in the fridge at all time. In the Indian summer season, that is a lot of items. However, go to the local grocery store and pick up the in-season produce and snacks that are ideal for the summer months. Pick up foods such as mangoes and melons to keep yourself enjoying the flavors of summer through the season.

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    Organize Food by Temperature: Now that you have the food items with you, the best way to organize the food is by temperature. Organizing food items by temperature keeps the food fresh much longer-and ultimately is long lasting. The door and the top shelf are the warmest parts of the fridge, while the middle shelves are at a consistent temperature. The bottom shelf and back are the coolest parts, and often times drawers have their own additional controls for humidity.

     

    • Use the upper shelves to store any leftovers, snacks, and drinks. The upper shelf is the most accessible, and and makes it easy for homeowners to grab what is needed.

     

    • Use the middle shelf to store items that require a constant temperature such as milk, dairy items eggs.

     

    • The bottom shelf should be used to store raw meat or fish.

     

    • The higher humidity drawer should store fresh vegetables, and the lower humidity drawer should store fresh fruits.

     

    • Finally, the door of the fridge should keep condiments such as butter, jam, and soft cheese-along with herbs. Since herbs are used frequently in Indian cooking, they will be very accessible if they are stored along the door.
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    Summer Drinks: Finally, make room for some cooling concoctions ready to access through the summer. Refreshing drinks such as cold lemon water or cucumber water are instantly hydrating and can be kept in a pitchers to access by all members in the home.

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  • 5 Reasons Why You Need a Loft Above your Wardrobe


    As mentioned in many previous blogs, we provide lofts above the wardrobe. Having a loft above the wardrobe has many benefits and it has almost become a necessity. Lofts provide extra storage, use space efficiently, frees up space in the rest of the home, and can look stylish at the same time. Below, check out the top 5 reasons on why YOU need a loft to be a part of your wardrobe.

     

    Efficiency of Space and Storage: As mentioned in previous blogs, lofts provide extensive storage. The unused space above the main wardrobe is often left to collect dust. With a loft, that same space is filled with extra storage. Who does not want extra storage in their home? The loft is fitted to the area, and covering up all awkward corners and wall angles and providing another storage space at the same time. 

    Stylish: Not only is the loft efficient, it is also stylish. A fitted loft, gives the space a clean and completed look, and adds to contemporary design. It transforms any room, giving that finished appearance to the wardrobe space. Well designed lofts hide all of the awkward corners and finish a room's storage space.

     

    Free Up Space: Having that additional storage towards the ceiling frees up storage space in the rest of the home or room. Rather than having a freestanding cabinet interfering with the bedroom, why not have a loft above the wardrobe to serve the same purpose? Therefore, that particular space within the room or home can be used for something else, rather than extra storage 

    Customized: Wardrobe lofts are built and customized to fit the exact size of the space above the wardrobe. Therefore, it is built with your exact measurements and height requirements in mind. whether it is loft with a flat roof above or a loft under the stairs, wardrobe lofts are customized as per your requirements. They can be designed to match your wardrobe and create a completed look for the entire space.

     

    Easy Maintenance: Finally lofts are very easy to maintain. Since they are fitted to the exact size, there are no open areas above or around the wardrobe that collect dust and dirt. Therefore, that is one less area to clean up in the home. Rather than dealing with furniture or tops of furniture collecting dust, build a loft on top: more storage, efficient use of space customizable, and easy maintenance!

  • A Kitchen Drawer for Everything


    As we all know, drawers is one of the most functional forms of storage one can have in a kitchen. They allow users to store and organize items as per their convenience and preference. However, as time has progressed the utility of a drawer has increased. Nowadays, kitchens come with innovative and clever storage options for all types of kitchen items. Therefore, there is a specific drawer system for every item, and everything can be in its place. Check out the top 5 drawer systems below.

    Pots and Pans Storage: Storing pots and pans is a nightmare in kitchens. These larger items take up extensive space, and if not stored properly, can topple over while trying to grab a single item. Therefore, storing them in a deep drawer, like the image above is an ideal way to go. The deep drawer keeps them from banging into the drawer above, and it also makes all the items visible to the user. Image Credit: Houzz
    Cutlery Storage: As mentioned previous blogs, cutlery organizers in drawers is slowly becoming a must-have. Keeping track of the spoons, forks, and knives allows for easier usage and organization within the drawer itself. ModSpace.in offers flexible cutlery drawer systems that can be designed to fit your organization requirements. The cutlery trays are available in stainless steel and can fit all the cutlery items in a single area without items crashing into one another.  Image Credit: Houzz
    Plates in Drawers: Rather than plates being placed in reach-in cabinets, drawer organization systems for plates and bowls is increasing. Drawer systems for plates prevent the user from having to reach to the back of the cabinet to reach that last cereal bowl or dinner plate. With the drawer dividers, the plates and bowls are easier to locate and one can easily open the drawer and grab whatever is needed.  Image Credit: Pinterest
    Platters & Trays Storage: Indian homes use a lot of trays and platters for serving and entertaining. Since trays are larger, flat surfaces, a great space to store them is the toe-kick section underneath the main cabinetry. This section is one of the most underestimates areas in the kitchen for storage. However, sticking a drawer system there will provide a space for the trays and platters so they are out of the way.  Image Credit: Houzz
    Utensils Storage: Drawers don't always require horizontal storage to keep items organized. Drawer systems can also include vertical storage with pockets or sections to keep the cooking utensils. This storage systems makes the cooking utensils easy to see and pick up, especially during the busier cooking hours in the kitchen. Image Credit: Houzz

    Clever purpose-driven drawers are steadily increasing in the contemporary kitchen. They are designed to increase efficiency and ease the user experience. For specific drawer systems in your kitchen, contact us!

  • Determining the best Pantry System for your Kitchen Space


    The kitchen pantry is one of the most necessary aspects of the space. Depending on the layout, requirement, and design, there are various pantry systems that can work in a given kitchen space. Although there are many different, customizable options, all of the pantry systems come down to three different types: Shelves, pantry pull-out, and pull-out drawers and baskets. Each pantry system has their own advantages and disadvantages, but they all successfully store and keep the food items within the kitchen organized. Navigate through our guide of pantry systems to figure out which one works best for you.

     

    Shelves: Shelves are the most conventional form for organizing a pantry. They include a set of shelved cabinetry dedicated to pantry storage, or is a small room inside the kitchen with shelves along the wall. Shelving is one of the most common pantry systems for all types of kitchen designs. Compared to other options, pantry shelves are inexpensive and very simple to use, but they do have some un-reachable back corners and spaces which might reduce the storage space.

    Image Credit: HGTV

    Pantry Pull-out: Pantry pull-outs are a growing option for the contemporary kitchen. Increasing in popularity, pantry pull-outs are cabinets are blended into the kitchen space where one can simply pull out the storage to access their items. In a pantry pull-out, one can pull the shutter towards themselves to access the shelves, or one can open out the shelves to access items stored along the shutter or inside the cabinetry. These pantries are ideal for narrower spaces and are very space efficient. However, the pantry pull-outs vary in weight capacity, and have limited warranties. At ModSpace.in, we provide pantry pull-outs as a storage option by Hettich.

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    Pull-Out Drawers and Baskets: Pull-out drawers and baskets combine the best of both worlds. They allow for that shelf-style storage, along with the easy pull-out to access all corners of the storage surface. Pull-out drawers allow for the user to place items at varied heights, but there is limited depth options. However, the baskets require minimal cleaning and are a more cost-effective way to create organization within the pantry.

    Image Credit: Closet Works

    The kitchen pantry can make or break the entire space. With a well-designed storage system, the user can easily organize their items as they desire without worrying about the weight capacity, warranty, and installation headaches. For your kitchen, talk to the experts on which storage system works best for your kitchen without hurting your wallet!

  • Everything to know about the Sliding Shutter Wardrobes


    As mentioned in a previous blog, one can opt for sliding shutter wardrobes, rather than the conventional openable hinge shutters for their wardrobes. Many homeowners prefer the sliding shutters because they are visually neater, more space efficient, and at the same time still provide the same convenience and storage that comes with a more conventional wardrobe.

     

    • Designing a Sliding Wardrobe: Depending on the space and size of the wardrobe, the first step is to decide the number of shutters necessary for given space: which will be two or three shutters. The shutters will overlap one another, and will be fixed in a seamless manner, making it easy to maneuver. The internal storage for the wardrobe can easily be optimized with storage accessories, including pull-out rods, wire baskets, and deeper corner storage. For internal storage options, check the previous blog post. For the exterior design, ModSpace.in provides extensive options in colors and textures. With plenty of matte and gloss options, a ModSpare.in sliding wardrobe will complement the entire room space, making it look sleek, neat, and clean.
      Image Credit: Sliding Robes Direct
    • Advantages
      • Excellent space savers. Since the shutters move from side to side, they do not require extra space to open out in front.
      • Neat and clean look. The entire wardrobe highlights and emphasizes the modern look within a room. The wardrobe appears more streamline and less bulky, compared to the conventional openable shuttered wardrobes.
      • The shutter panels are smooth, and they slide through the tracks effortlessly, making it easy to use.

     

    • Disadvantages
      • Not lockable. Due to the sliding mechanism of the wardrobe, the sliding shutters cannot be locked. However, one can opt for lockable storage inside the wardrobe itself. Oftentimes, homeowners opt for lockable drawers.
      • Can only access part of the wardrobe at one time. Depending on the number of shutters, the user can only access one side of the wardrobe at a time. If there are two shutters, then the user can only slide the shutter to one side and access half the wardrobe. If the wardrobe has three shutters, then only a third of the wardrobe can be accessed at one time. Compared to the conventional, open-out wardrobes, the entire wardrobe cannot be accessed at once.
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    Sliding wardrobes are a great way to get extensive storage with in a small amount of space. Their streamline look works well in a contemporary room, and they give a very smooth appearance. With a small sacrifice of accessing only part of the wardrobe at one given time, the sliding wardrobe is a great solution for any space. For your sliding wardrobe, contact us!

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