“A place for everything and everything in its place, that’s why my Mother always said.” The Scituate mother of three looked up from the pile of boxes in front of her and laughed. “Of course, Mother never had this much stuff!” Shirley had started doing some specialty sewing for her friends, mostly repairs and alterations. “Before I knew it, I had a full fledged business on my hands,” she said.
Shirley had two goals with her basement renovation. “I want a nice open space where I can do my work,” she said, “but more important than that is storage.” The fabric, notions, and other materials Shirley uses in her tailoring business take up a lot of space, and finding one particular item amongst all the rest was difficult because her materials weren’t organized.
Your Scituate basement finishing company can work with you to create smart storage solutions for your family. There are many shelving, rack and cabinetry options that can be customized to your exact specifications. “We found that by bringing some stuff down here, it really opened up a lot of the storage space that was being used upstairs,” Shirley explained. “All of a sudden, we had a place for the kids to put their coats and book bags again: it’s wonderful how adding storage in the basement creates open space upstairs.”
Holiday decorations, sports gear, paperwork and records, lawn furniture and other similar seasonal use items often clutter up garages. “But when you have smart storage in your basement,” Shirley explained, “you can put other things in your garage – like a car!”