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September
20

No More Room? Here's How To Maximize Storage For Small Spaces

Storage space is usually hard to come by. That's why we put together some tips to help you maximize your home storage.

Storage space is always one of the most important features of any home and usually one of the first things buyers look for when touring a listing. If your home has limited storage space, all hope is not lost. There are many easy things you can do to increase storage, even if your home is short on closets and functional areas. Our real estate agents have seen some very creative storage designs that inspired them to compile this list of clever storage ideas that can truly help you maximize your space.

  • Use Bins To Maximize Closet Space
    If your dealing with a small closet, organizing your items into bins is a great way to make the best use of the space. Clear plastic bins can help keep you organize and pack your closet full without giving it a cluttered look. You can also create a compelling visual look by sorting your belongings by color or material and adding creative labels.

  • Try Vertical Stacking
    If your closet or basement has large open spaces, build vertical storage units out of some combination of drawers, shelves, and stackable containers. You'd be surprised how much more storage space you can create when building up. We love the way some of the owners of these Tuscaloosa homes for sale leverage vertical stacking to increase storage space.

  • Is There Room On Top Of Your Kitchen Cabinets?
    If there is a decent amount of space between your kitchen ceiling and kitchen cabinets, this is prime storage real estate that often goes underutilized. One of the best parts about storing things on top of kitchen cabinets is a lot of time they go unnoticed. As a result, it's a great idea to use this space for things you don't plan to use very often.

  • Hang Your Pots
    Short on kitchen space? Pots can consume a tremendous amount of storage room, which is why hanging pots on hooks has always been one of our favorite storage concepts. Not only will hanging pots free up space in the kitchen, but they can also create quite the culinary vibe.

  • Make Use Of Your Doors
    Using the back of closet doors for storage is one of the best ways to maximize the space inside your closet. Racks, hooks, mirrors, over-the-door shoe pockets, or any number of storage solutions can simply attach to the back door of your closet and provide additional space.

  • Don't Forget About Floating Shelves
    Floating shelves in the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom can double as nice decor and extra storage space. Floating shelves are easy to install and are versatile enough to store books, photos, toiletries, or anything else you can think of.

Most buyers don't want to invest in a home that they may outgrow, which is why ample storage space is often at the top of the wishlist. For more tips on how to make the most of your storage areas, contact us today.

September
7

Try Something New With Tuscaloosa International Restaurants

Think you could be a food critic? Try these Tuscaloosa international restaurants for some new flavors.

Our real estate agents know buyers always look at what fun things they can do around the neighborhood. And right around the corner from Tuscaloosa homes for sale are some wonderful international restaurants for when you're in the mood for something a little different. Indulge in some amazing food and drink at one of these restaurants for your next date night or night out with friends and family.

Taco Mama, 2104A University Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. 205-409-8173.

Located just a short distance from campus, nothing beats Taco Mama for a game day feast. Select one of their fresh, made-to-order specialty tacos or burritos for a delicious meal. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, customize a Quesadilla, salad, or nachos with your favorite toppings for a truly unique creation every single time you go. With almost endless options, everyone in your group is sure to find something they enjoy. There's also an extensive list of tasty margaritas you can add to complete your meal.

Glory Bound Gyro Co., 1301 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. 205-349-0505.

Classic gyros and hummus appetizers are always a great choice, but Glory Bound Gyro Co. puts a few unique and tasty twists on these classics that you're sure to appreciate. There are flavors like BBQ ranch, buffalo chicken, and their award-winning pepper jack gyro.  Or stop in to try one of their daily fresh-made craft hummus flavors. You'll want to come back for seconds!

DePalma's Italian Café, 2300 University Blvd Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401 (205) 759-1879.

If you're in the mood for some classic Italian fare, you'll be glad you stopped at DePalma's Italian Café. Your favorite Italian appetizers like antipasti, baked feta, and caprese. Salads with homemade dressings. Classic dishes like Shrimp scampi, veal scaloppini, and lasagna, Spaghetti with sausage and roasted red peppers, shells Florentine. Unique options like Portobello mushroom ravioli, hand-tossed NY style pizza, calzone. Classic decadent desserts like cannoli and tiramisu. An impressive wine menu to accompany your meal.

Central Mesa, 519 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, 205-523-7738.

Central Mesa is located in beautiful historic downtown Tuscaloosa and offers traditional Latin American dishes with a little southern flair. They specialize in tacos, tequila, and whiskey, but the rest of the menu will impress you too. Everything is made from scratch with fresh ingredients so you're always getting the tastiest entrees and tacos. And because the focus is on fresh ingredients, there are several vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. For something a little different, try a pork belly taco or go more traditional with a Cuban sandwich. Interesting vegetarian options include a Spinach Quesadilla. You'll leave truly satisfied.

Taziki's Mediterranean Café, 1800 McFarland Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404, 205-344-6444.  

Healthy fresh veggies and lean grilled meats are the shining stars of Mediterranean cuisine at Taziki's Mediterranean Café. Soups and salads, grilled entrees, sandwiches, and gyros make up a delicious and healthy menu that will have you coming back again and again. And with convenient online ordering, you can save time too.

A meal at a great international restaurant can bring back memories of a favorite vacation abroad, make new memories enjoying everyone's company, or just satisfy your game-day cravings.

Hamner Real Estate can help you find your next new home in a Tuscaloosa neighborhood you'll love. Contact us today to get started.

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