Synopses & Reviews
Getting organized is a perennially popular topic for home DIYers. Everyone wants to make optimal use of the space in their homes, and simply knowing where to find something when you need it saves frustration and time in our busy lives. Intelligently designed storage is the answer, and custom built-ins are often the most efficient and attractive ways to achieve storage goals.
This Stanley-branded book includes step-by-step projects for every room in the house, from the mudroom to the attic. After introductory chapters on tools and materials and frequently used techniques, Built-Ins and Storage presents 17 great projects for kitchens, living rooms, and other rooms throughout the house. Each room chapter begins with a brief discussion of considerations for storage in that type of room, followed by step-by-step projects with exploded illustrations and photos.
Storage is a top priority for homeowners and builders alike, and this selection of articles from the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine provides inspiring ideas, helpful case studies, and key construction details for a range of storage solutions throughout the house. Closets, entertainment centers, built-in hutches, bookcases, room dividers, and pantry organization are just a few of the topics covered in this whole-house approach. Helpful tips on staying organized accompany specific storage plans, all of which contribute to the beauty, value, and order of a home.
About the Author
David Schiff is an editorial project manager, writer and editor with extensive experience in the areas of home improvement, construction and woodworking. He has worked an an editorial director at Creative Homeowner Press and The Readers Digest. Most recently he was editor in charge of books and special publications at Consumer Reports. David has also worked as a carpenter and as a newspaper reporter.