Creative Finished Basement Storage Solutions

Have you been thinking about remodeling your basement to gain more living space? Are you concerned that you will lose too much storage space that an unfinished basement provides?

While it is true that you will give up some free storage space there are no shortage of creative storage solutions for finished basements!

With a little ingenuity a finished basement can provide even better storage than the vast unfinished basement!

This cubby wall from Thrifty Decor Chick combines form and function. This enables you to stay organized while keeping things visible! Plus this is easy to build as a DIY with some basic supplies!

Architecture Art Design shows how useful the often neglected area under the staircase can be for storage! show how an under used or awkward layout utility room or hall can be transformed into a spacious and organized storage area with some simple shelving and storage bins!

Basement Design Info shows that you can get more storage into a smaller unfinished space using bins and shelving! Use your space efficiently!

Elle Decor shows how these easy to install hanging shelves can help you better leverage space in a laundry area!

Home Advisor showcases an awesome combination of seating and storage with this built-in. The bench seats have storage underneath for bulky items that you prefer to hide!

Stow and Tell utilizes the walls of the staircase with some hooks and shelving to store some everyday items! This keeps closets free of clutter! Genius!

Remove and Replace highlights how a half-wall of built ins can provide functional storage while also creating separation between different areas in a basement. This is a great way to divide a kids space from a gym or even bar area without losing visibility!

So now that you are aware of various ways to incorporate storage what are you waiting for? Start designing your Dream Basement Renovation today!

12 Best Pubs in Dublin

As someone of Irish heritage I cherish every visit to the old sod! I enjoy the people, the food and even the weather but what I enjoy most is the pubs!

I have made over 20 trips to Ireland for both business and leisure and I always find the time to revisit my favorite pubs while also searching for hidden gems!

My favorite pubs range from centuries old landmarks to more recent dives!

Without further adieu here are my 12 favorite pubs in Dublin the captivating capital of Ireland!

    McDaid’s: this classic example of an Irish Pub is tucked away right off Grafton street. You will find welcoming staff and a great pint! Perfect for guests of the Westbury Hotel.

    Kehoe’s: this pub is also right off of Grafton Street. They stay open relatively late for that “one last drink”! It is crowded most nights with a cross section of locals and tourists of all ages!

    The Brazen Head: Ireland’s oldest pub is a must visit for any pub aficionado!

    The Stags Head: this classic city center pub is a great spot to enjoy some traditional Irish music.
    Mary’s Bar and Hardware: this quirky spot on Wicklow is a hybrid pub and hardware store! Definitely try to visit during an Irish music session.

    Toners: this traditional pub on Baggott Street was frequented by Yeats who favored the beautiful snug! Today this pub often hosts celebrities from around the world.

    John Kavanagh: this pub is a bit removed from the tourist center but located near the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. It is worth the trip to enjoy a true locals pub!

    Arthur’s Pub: this authentic pub complete with a real turf fire is located nearby the Guinness Storehouse! Check it out before or after your visit to the brewery.

    The Long Hall: one of Dublin’s oldest pubs. The Long Hall is nearby the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Do not miss this pub!

    Palace Bar: this Victorian pub is another great city center offering!

    The Ferryman: this pub has become a favorite for office workers in the Docklands though it predates the surrounding office buildings! Stop in for a great pint if you are down by the Quays!

    Becky Morgan’s: this city center south institution offers wonderful pub food and a great atmosphere!

Ready for your pub crawl? Book your travel now!

17 Delicious Air Fryer Meals

I recently purchased an Air Fryer! I had heard a good deal about how tasty food from an air fryer could be so I decided to give it a try!

I purchased this Ninja Air Fryer from Amazon for under $100 and it has been worth every penny! The air Fryer isn’t too big, easy to use and even offers a dehydrating function that lets you make jerky and veggie chips!

I have only had it for a week but here are the best recipes I have found via Pinterest!

  1. These chicken nuggets come close to the amazing Chick Fil A nuggets! This recipe from By Pink was the first I tried!

2. These air Fryer chicken wings were perfect for game day! I couldn’t believe how easy this recipe from Plum Crazy was!

3. The Awe Filled Homemakers zucchini Parmesan crisps are a tasty way to incorporate vegetables!

4. I was skeptical about Air Fryer burgees but Grace Like Rain had an excellent recipe!

5. I love Brussels sprouts so I was thrilled to try this recipe from Coupons for Your Family!

6. These Bloomin Onion knockoffs from Anna’s Home were a huge hit at our NYE gathering!

7. Air Fryer potato chips were simple and delicious!

8. Fried Dill pickles have always been one of my favorite bar snacks! Unfortunately they were difficult to make at home before Air Fryers! This recipe from Air Fryer Guide will blow you away!

9. Air Fryer Apple Chips are an easy, healthy snack! Check out this quick recipe from For House and Home

10. These hot dogs from Copy Kat will keep a crowd happy for game day viewing parties!

11. Fried Raviolis make a great snack or main – this recipe from Key Ingredients Recipes hits the mark!

12. Stuffed Peppers are a great well rounded dinner! These from Bariatric Eating are phenomenal!

13. Scallops wrapped in bacon are always a favorite appetizer at parties. This version from Rumbling Tummy was delicious and easy!

14. These pizza roll up sticks from Little Things were a crowd favorite especially amongst the kids!

15. Air Fryer roasted carrots were a great way to incorporate more veggies! This recipe from Weebly was super simple!

16. These Mac and cheese bites from Big Oven are perfect for kids or a game day spread!

17. My favorite recipe so far has been these Cheeseburger Egg Rolls from Hungry Girl!

So don’t delay! Pick up an air Fryer today via Amazon Prime Now along with some groceries from Whole Foods and get frying! If these recipes are too much effort simply try frozen favorites like pigs in a blanket, nuggets or fries!