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Remodeling dips slightly in 2Q

08/03/2011 8:59:00 AM

Organized Home SolutionsWASHINGTON — The remodeling market slipped under pressure from a sluggish economy according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI), which dipped during the second quarter to 43.9 from the first quarter result of 46.5.

The overall RMI combines ratings of current remodeling activity with indicators of future activity. Current market conditions for the second quarter of 2011 fell to 44.8 from 46.1 in the first quarter. Future market indications dropped to 43.0 from 46.8 in the previous quarter. Market conditions shrank in the Midwest and the South. The West region and Northeast experienced modest improvement.

“Remodelers have experienced the same hiccup that has rippled through the U.S. economy,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Ft. Collins, CO. “After picking up the pace early in the year, the calls from customers dropped off and remodeling slowed down.”

“While the RMI indicates that the home remodeling market softened somewhat in the second quarter, this is still the second highest RMI we’ve been able to report since the third quarter of 2007,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “There are several barriers blocking the way to a stronger recovery. Homeowners who may want to remodel still face stringent lending requirements, and uncertainty about the economy is making them hesitant to undertake major improvements.”

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Custom Closet Ideas in Michigan

Walk In Closet

Walk in closet provided by Organized Home Solutions, LLC

Closets are so easy to clutter. They’re tucked behind a door that is occasionally opened, and they can be easily excused as a stuffed closet. Well, finding something stuffed away in a junky closet is not a pleasant task, and for today’s busy homes, closets must be as organized as the living spaces in the home. There is just not enough time to hunt for things in the closet anymore. One exciting thing about cleaning out a closet is coming up with ideas for a custom closet space.

Organized Home Solutions in Macomb County Michigan provide expert design and installation of Custom Closet Components and Accessories. We have many years of experience helping with all of your storage needs from kitchen pantries, walk in closets, reach in closets, garage organizers, and home office solutions. Call Today for a FREE Consultation (586) 295-0505.



Great Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Posted October 31st, 2010 by Keith Ahee and filed in Closet Systems

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about some great gift ideas for the entire family.

Organized Home Solutions has all the products you will need to help you. The items below are just a small sample of the possible products that will make your holiday shopping easier. Feel free to contact me at 586-295-0505 for a free quote or consultation.

  • How about a beautiful custom designed closet system for the master bedroom, pantry or other closets in the home.
  • Everyone can use accessories for your office work area or computer desk, how about an adjustable flat panel monitor support that can be wall mounted or attach to a desk.
  • Keyboard drawers make a great gift idea.
  • Under-counter lighting for the office, kitchen, work room, or garage.
  • In-wall ironing centers. The ironing board is mounted into a cabinet in the wall, with or without electrical connection and light/timer, and can be recessed or surface mounted. Great for the laundry room, master bedroom, basement or hallway.
  • Closet accessories that will fit any closet. How about a pull-out tie rack, belt rack or scarf rack.
  • A pull-out waste basket or recycling center can be installed in most base cabinets in your kitchen.
  • What about drawer organizers for the kitchen or bath, for silverware, knives, plates, just about anything that can fit in a drawer.
  • Pull-out towel racks for under-counter or cabinet locations.
  • Base cabinet storage systems work great in the kitchen or bath.
  • Flat panel television mounts.
  • Every garage can use a couple bicycle lifts to raise the bikes up off the floor and store them overhead. It’s not too late to get the garage ready for winter.
  • Hundreds of other unique and helpful gift ideas.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, wish to receive a quote, or have any other unique ideas that I can assist you with.

Happy shopping and happy holidays to all.


Accessible Closets

The purpose of custom closets are numerous, but the most important aspect of a new custom designed and installed closet should be function. A custom closet must meet the needs of the end user. In many cases, the customer wants a closet to increase and maximize their usable storage space, but custom designed closets can also meet the needs of those who are physically challenged due to a disability or aging.

According to the January 2010 BUILDER Magazine, “twenty years from now, nearly one in five U.S. residents will be age 65 or older. According to AARP consumer research, 89% of older Americans want to stay in their own homes as long as possible. The problem is that people begin to lose certain facilities as they age. Currently, only about 10% of America’s housing is accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.”

Home builders throughout the country are finally getting on board with “Universal Design”. Although Universal Design can increase the cost of building a new home by about 4%, builders are starting to include accessible features that can also make a home look better, such as wider doors and hallways, barrier-free showers, and open spaces with large wheelchair friendly turning radii. Some features that are age friendly, including pull-out pantry shelving and walk-in (or roll-in) closets with everything in reach.

For another great article about “Universal Design” check out the BUILDER Magazine at the link below:

We recently had the opportunity to provide new custom designed and built closet components for a gentleman that was confined to a wheelchair. While the closet in the master bedroom looks similar to any other walk-in closet, the components in the closets, as well as all other areas of this condominium were custom built to  meet the needs and requests of the owner. The top shelf was placed at a height that could easily be reached from his wheelchair, with a lower shelf to allow him to store his shoes and shoe boxes below the hanging clothes. The bottom shelf was located 9″ off the floor, a typical dimension for barrier-free design that allows the proper toe space for the wheelchair. The closet was also designed with 4 drawers on full extension slides, with adjustable shelving above.

OHS carries a full line of accessories that can make your living space more user friendly, more accessible, and more organized. We carry all the specialty hardware you need to make your office, kitchen, bathroom, basement, garage, and closets accessible and convenient. We can provide hardware options like pullout shelving, pull-down shelves for upper cabinets, pull-outs for base cabinets for trash, recycling, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, and the list goes on and on. Consult with us on your project and see how easy it can be to make your life more accessible.



Accessible Walk-In Closet

Accessible Walk-In Closet

Thank you to all my supporters

Posted November 13th, 2009 by Keith Ahee and filed in Industry News
Special Thanks

I would like to take a moment and extend a special “THANK YOU” to my many customers and accounts that have helped support my business through the early days and for the past 2 years. Customers like you are the foundation of our business. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and the confidence you have placed in us. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Special thanks go out to Mosher, Dolan, Cataldo & Kelly, as well as Templeton Building Company for their recent business and continued support. You have truly made a difference in growing my business. You have been tremendous to work with.

Thank you also goes out to many people behind the scenes that have helped me develop by business forms, business cards, the new brochure (found on the home page at ), lawn and vehicle signs, marketing and advertising. A great big “Thank You” to each and every one of you.

Lastly, I couldn’t have done it without the talent, experience and patience of my website designer (Guru). Kevin and Rob VanDette did a great job getting my new site together, getting it launched, and of course, getting it found out there is cyberspace. Thank you both for the help and ideas that helped make the site a reality. Check them out at or call Kevin at 248/884-5267.

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Organized Home Solutions – THE PERFECT FIT

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Drawers and accessories – the options are endless

OHS provides closet storage solutions


Do you have room for all of your shoes? OHS has the experience to take your current living space and maximize its functionality.

Don’t let your closet be cluttered and disorganized any more.

Call us today for a free consultation.

Closet Solutions to meet your needs

Posted October 25th, 2009 by Keith Ahee and filed in Closet Systems

 Closet by OHS

Organized Home Solutions provides closets designed to fit the way you live.  Our closet systems feature functional and fashionable closet organization solutions for all your closet storage dilemmas. Whether it’s a place to sit down and put on your shoes or a drawer to store personal items, we’ll help create just what you need at a price you can afford. Call us today for a FREE consultation or visit our website  for more information.