To modify the words of H. L. Mencken, no one ever went broke underestimating the desire of the American people to organize their homes. At least that's what a lot of the exhibitors at K/BIS 2008 were thinking. Having just completed the bulk of my spring cleaning, I'm with them.
One significant problem in the kitchen: having storage that is not easily accessible. The folks at pegRAIL addressed this issue with a modular storage system that keeps everything out in the open and at the ready (pictured, above).
Start by installing a 36-, 54- or 72-inch rail capable of holding up to 350 pounds (it comes with the appropriate hardware). Then add a pot rack, shelf, basket, utensil holder or wine rack, or any combination thereof. pegRAIL also makes storage systems for bathrooms, closets, utility rooms and home offices.
Available now through dealers, pegRAIL plans to launch in June 2008 a line of starter kits ranging in price from $175 to $350.
Another genius idea: Taking the storage accessories that have long been available for kitchen cabinets and bringing them into the bathroom. More than one manufacturer did this, but the widest range we saw was at the Diamond Cabinets booth.
Diamond Cabinets' Logix organization system now includes this Vanity Cosmetics Cabinet.
Offerings include drawer inserts for toiletries (instead of utensils), linen cabinets (instead of pantry cabinets), hamper pullouts (instead of trash pullouts) and hair dryer/curler racks (instead of spice racks).