Spaced Out | Planning Help Online
February 2008 | Log Home Living
by: Andrew Hanelly

You can’t exactly conjure more square footage for your floor plan out of thin air, but limited space doesn’t have to restrict your storage options. Use these sites to learn how to squeeze extra storage space into your existing design.
A storage authority, ClosetMaid’s site offers a design idea gallery, tips and even a live chat option, where you can talk storage with an interior designer. Our favorite feature: the Visual Storage Planner, an interactive design tool that allows you to quickly design storage for any room in your home.
If your storage situation has gotten so dire that it’s time to bring in reinforcements, the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP) web site is a great place to start. Use their storage professional locator to search by state for storage pros in your area.
For those do-it-yourselfers out there, this site offers a variety of blueprints, kits and downloadable plans to guide you through building hundreds of styles of sheds. Don’t want to invest that much sweat equity? You also can use the site to find shed builders and manufacturers in your area.
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You have the storage plan; now you simply need the storage products. With thousands of items for every conceivable storage need (from bed and bath to kitchen — even organizational products for your pets), will ultimately save you that other valuable resource: time.
Have a resource for storage that we didn’t list? Comment below and we may add your link!