The back to school season is bittersweet — summer is over but there are many things to look forward to as well. Now that the kids are back in school you will have more time to think about those home improvement projects that have been put on the back burner. If you find yourself an empty nester, you may have already been thinking of the ways you can transform your space. Here are a few ideas to help you out.

Get the Paperwork in Order
Back to school can be a hectic time to keep track of all the supplies needed and paperwork coming home within those first few days that the kids are back in school. A designated command center is extremely useful in keeping everyone on their A game. This area could have customized space for each family member to hold jackets, backpacks, shoes, paperwork, etc. This area could also double as a homework center with built-in desk space, charging stations and mail slots.

The Efficient Kitchen

For many families back to school may result in an active calendar of kid’s practices, games, or other activities. It can be a challenge get everyone on the same schedule for a family dinner. It can be even more unmotivating to cook when you have a less than functional kitchen or are lacking space to cook. Now may be the perfect time to make your kitchen work for your family. Storage and organization is key to a successful kitchen. Try adding undercounter refrigeration drawers to keep the kids go to snacks separate. Add a large island for quick serve meals. Remodel a pantry to include more shelves, a new door and architectural mouldings.

Empty Nest, Unlimited Options

Having an empty nest can be bittersweet, but there should be no guilt in reclaiming you space. No more cleaning up after the kids and making room for their belongings. Transform the extra bedroom into an office, craft room, new home gym, or media room. Replace interior doors with new ones to add a fresh look to wall and hall decor. The possibilities are limitless now that the kids are out of the home.

Basement Remodel

Perhaps this is the time that you start that long overdue basement remodel. Design a new space for older kids to hang out. Create an entertainment area with custom bar or a added bedroom with wood Murphy bed! Many ideas to choose from and Tree Court Builders Supply can certainly help you with your windows, doors and millwork as well as custom wood projects that add character and depth to your space.

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