Should You Use RTA Cabinets for Your Kitchen Renovation?

Bristol Birch cabinet

The prospect of replacing your kitchen cabinets can be daunting, but there are many good reasons to do it. You might be concerned about the sturdiness or age of your current cabinets, or maybe the layout doesn’t work for your specific needs. Whatever the reason, there’s a very good chance that buying ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets is a great option for your cabinet replacement project.

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Ways to Use an Interior Rolling Barn Door Hardware Kit

There are so many creative ways to use interior rolling barn door hardware kits in your home. No matter your style we have something for you. With our kits all you have to pick is the rail size and which design works for you. Then go out and get the size and type of door you want. It’s simple and easy. Here are some more great ideas on how to use rolling doors in your home…

Open Concept Room Divider

Open concept homes can be great but sometimes you might be looking for a little bit of privacy for a conversation or perhaps you want to keep people out of the kitchen while you’re cooking. No matter the reasons sometimes it would be nice to close our open concept for a little while. A great way to do this is with a rolling barn door hardware kit!

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Spring Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

Spring is coming and that can mean only one thing: Spring cleaning! The place to start is with your kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of any home but it can also be the messiest. It is where we cook, bake, and eat. This is where we congregate as families and where we talk with friends over coffee. It seems like the perfect place to start, especially the cabinets.

Kitchen cabinets tend to get a little greasy from all of the cooking and activity. To give your cabinets that old shine try using oil. Mineral oil or even just vegetable oil takes the grease off of your cabinet surfaces but will also give them a beautiful sheen. But it’s not just the outside that matters.

Organization is the perfect way to keep away the clutter and mess. Among our products you will find any organization tool you might need. Whether your pots and pans are a clanking mess or your plastic ware are a cluttered avalanche every time you open the cabinet door, we can help. You can make next year’s spring cleaning easier by staying organized all year long. After a long, hard winter treat your home to a refresh with these helpful organization products and many more found at Custom Service Hardware.

 

Use our corner lazy Susan to keep things like plastic ware containers in their place. Put lids on one shelf and stack the bins on another.

Corner Lazy Susan

 

Keep your spices or smaller kitchenware within easy reach with our pull out base organizer.

Pull Out Base Organizer

 

Nothing is as frustrating as the clashing of pots and pans when you can’t find the one you need. Keep your cookware and lids organized with our two-tier cookware organizer.

Two-Tier Cookware Organizer

Organizing Cabinets & Shelves: Closet Space

Part Two in this Series, this week we look at how to make the most of an oft-crowded space: your closet. Whether you have a sprawling boudoir or a compact NYC apartment with “less-than adequate” space, here are some tips for you.

Being organized has its advantages, all throughout your home. How many of us have a not-quite-so-functional closet, either too small or too cluttered? Here are some great ideas on how to use a little bit of creativity and some cleverness to make the most out of your closet storage space.

Closet Storage:  Valet Rods (sliding & pull out)

Ever need an extra hand? Valet rods to the rescue. Standard or collapsible rods can be installed in a variety of places. Now you can keep that freshly ironed shirt ready for an upcoming event, or remind yourself what needs to go to the dry cleaners. Continue reading “Organizing Cabinets & Shelves: Closet Space”

8 Clever Ways To Use A Rolling Library Ladder – All Over The House

Time to go above and beyond library walls.

The classic rolling library ladder often evokes images of majestic libraries, full of epic bookshelves, and maybe Belle sing-songing about escaping her provincial life. But they can be used for a great variety of purposes – from straight utilitarian practicality, or adding a unique sense of design and room architecture. You may even be able to combine the two; let’s browse how a rolling library ladder could be just the right addition for your room. (Note: all photos were customer submitted!) Continue reading “8 Clever Ways To Use A Rolling Library Ladder – All Over The House”

How to Maximize the Space in Your Kitchen

Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes homeowners will compromise on the kitchen initially with visions of improving it later on. The kitchen is quite often a bustling place for cooking meals and entertaining. If the space is limited, don’t feel cheated. Get creative! Consider some useful ideas for maximizing kitchen space and your less-than-ideal kitchen will feel like a perfect fit.

Extend Countertops

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Bring Spring Into Your Home

Now that we are officially into spring, it's time to update the look and feel of your home to match the season. There are variety of ways to bring spring into your home without spending a fortune or using up all of your free time. Here are a few of our tips- what do you do to bring spring into your home?

One way to bring spring into your home- literally- is with fresh flowers and plants. Place fresh flowers from your garden in a nice vase and place them on your dining table as a lovely centerpiece. Flowers also look lovely in the bathroom on the vanity top, especially if you have guests coming over.



If fresh flowers or plants aren't your thing, you can still bring those elements into your home in the form of items such as decorative hardware. Floral knobs or leaf pulls can easily be taken off and replaced seasonally if you prefer- although leaving them up year-round will make every day feel like spring.



Spring decor is typically related to brighter and bolder colors. You don't need to paint your walls or furniture each time the season changes- that would be a bit excessive. By simply changing up the rugs, pillows, paintings and other items, you can give your home a new, spring look. Eliminate darker colors from winter and opt for whites with touches of brighter colors such as yellows, greens and blues.



If you can, allow for natural lighting during the daytime. Make the most of the extra hour of light by opening your blinds and curtains. This not only brightens your space, but also will let you save on your electricity bill.




Although many homeowners dread this time of the year for this reason, spring cleaning is a must. Work on de-cluttering each room, eliminating dust, washing fabrics and organizing your closets. Items such as shoe storage, closet storage pullouts, hampers and pant racks all let you easily organize your closet. You should also give your RTA cabinets a thorough cleaning to restore their shine and color.

All About Murphy Beds

murphy bed

One of the most underrated ways to save space in your home is to install a Murphy Bed. These beds, also commonly referred to as fold-down beds or wall bed, are a great way to save space in your home.

Murphy Beds are built into the wall and fold down when in use. When you are done sleeping, you simply lift them up and they hide in the wall, providing you with a few extra feet of space. The beds are easy enough to fold up by yourself, although fancier versions may include a remote-control device to lift the bed up and down.

Murphy Beds are typically seen in small apartments (usually lofts or studio apartments in urban areas) where space is limited. They are versatile enough to be used in any room in your home, since they instantly turn any space into a bedroom. If you have an extra room in your house but can't decide whether to use it as an office, storage room or a bedroom, why not install a Murphy bed? When guests come over, pull the bed down for them to use. When guests aren't over, the bed is hidden in the wall and you can use the space for whatever purpose you would like.

You can customize the look of your wall beds in a variety of ways. If you hate the plain, boring look of the bed when it is hidden in the wall, you can paint it, move a bookshelf in front of it to hide it, or even conceal it with a rolling door or hidden door. Guests will be surprised to know that a fold-down bed is actually hidden behind there. In addition to this, you can find Murphy Bed kits that work with any size bed. More modern versions now include add-ons such as lighting, cabinets and nightstands.

A variety of retailers offer Murphy Bed hardware kits that allow you to easily install them yourself. This saves money you would typically spend hiring a contractor to install the bed. Due to their inexpensive cost and easy, DIY installation, these wall beds have become increasingly popular over the past few years.