Since becoming a new homeowner last November, I’ve learned a lot of things not only about real estate, but also about myself as a person. Before moving into our home, my boyfriend and I lived in a one bedroom apartment. It was a pretty basic unit and didn’t have any fancy upgrades or features, so when the house hunt began, it was only then that I started to realize how important certain things are to me — like a double sink in the kitchen and a second bathroom. Even though we managed to survive four years in our tiny apartment, becoming homeowners definitely changed our lives for the better. We may not have the fanciest house in the world, but it’s definitely an upgrade from where we started.
Another thing I’ve noticed in our home over the last few months are all of the useful upgrades the original owner added. For example, our kitchen has a set of super deep and amazing pot drawers that I have fallen in love with. We also have a huge storage cabinet built into the wall of our main bathroom. While these features may not seem special to some, I personally don’t know what I would do without them, and I think we all have certain things like that in our homes.
Even though I am totally happy with the new house, I do get a kick out of seeing unique upgrades that others have incorporated into their space. It’s always interesting to come across a new product or feature that totally blows your mind or has the ability to make your life a tiny bit easier.
1. Sponge Tip Out Drawer
Have you ever been in a home that has a set of fake drawers in between the kitchen sink and the cupboards underneath it? I think their main purpose is strictly aesthetics, but for me, it has always seemed like such a wasted storage opportunity! That’s why I love that someone decided to come up with this practical way to utilize them!
via Anne Hepfer
2. Utensil Storage
I can personally relate to this common kitchen problem. I have a drawer that is filled to the brim with utensils! Even after the most recent purge, it’s still too full for my liking, and the only reason I can’t get rid of more is because I use everything in it! Having a storage solution, like this one, is such a great idea.