To add open storage above the resurfaced bathtub, a shelf was made from a plank of pine, cut to size and finished with ebony stain. The shelf holds shampoo and beauty products, while an integrated black steel pipe keeps towels hung neatly below.
To create a functional cabinet out of those difficult corner cabinets, designers added two custom, pull out shelves. Not only does this double the usable space in the cabinet, it puts all of the homeowners gadgets within reach, creating a storage solution that truly makes life easier.
The master bedroom closet in this London loft features clever, creative storage solutions that keep all types of fashion accessories within easy view and reach. A sliding panel is a perfect spot to store scarves, and glass shelves keep handbags on display.
When renovating a bath in a historic home, designer Mark Williams had to work within a small footprint. “Baths were not as luxuriously proportioned back then so we had to get creative with storage solutions,” he says. “We built in a large piece—designed to look like an armoire—but is actually linen storage above, and a hamper below. The antiqued mirror insets in the upper cabinet doors make the whole space feel larger.”
A place for everything, and everything in its place makes a happy kitchen. To create kitchen happiness for these homeowners, designers used drawers disguised as cabinets to help make the best of the space, while maintaining a stylish, modern facade.
In a guest bathroom, designer Alisa Hoffman took a creative approach to the design of the vanity. “By ‘floating’ the vanity cabinet we were able to open the space and light it from below which gives the illusion of expanding the room as the floor tile continues underneath the vanity, all the way to the wall,” says Hoffman. She designed the cabinetry with open storage for extra towels, baskets for toilet tissue and a space to sit down. “It’s reminiscent of being in a spa, an experience from which everyone leaves refreshed,” she says.
A chrome rolling cart brings functionality and storage to a small bathroom. With a stone vessel sink on top, the cart transforms into a creative vanity solution. Gray wallpaper in a faint plaid pattern adds sophistication and masculine appeal.
A richly stained media cabinet effortlessly spans across this transitional media room providing an excellent solution for component and media storage. Using grass cloth on the walls adds subtle texture and warmth. Strong, clean lines of a fireplace mirror the horizontal lines throughout the room and provide a creative space to learn art instead of hanging it.
Creative design solutions help to make the most of your space – whatever the size. In this room design from HGTV Design Star, a white modular bookshelf functions as a room divider with built-in storage in a small living room. The small acrylic coffee table doesn't weigh down the space, while a gray shag rug softens the parquet floors and adds subtle color.
Storage Dilemma: You need to create storage in an odd-shaped room or closet. Solution: Create versatile storage that takes advantage of every inch available with racks and shelves secured with brackets. An adjustable mounting system also allows you to fit the space and change the configuration as your needs change.
Designer Todd Davis worked two smart space-creating solutions into this small San Francisco bathroom remodeling project. A built-in cabinet conceals storage for linens and toiletries without adding any visual clutter, while a small niche in the shower space offers a spot to leave soap and shampoo without taking up much real estate.
Chalkboard paint creates a fun corner in this newly renovated, Craftsman-style kitchen. In the space, apple green subway tile complements the reddish tones in the Shaker-style cabinetry. A wall-mounted plank shelf is a nifty storage solution and a stylish touch.
This clever storage solution was made out of a plywood box placed between two wall studs. It’s based on the traditional wall safe only we added a few hooks and drawers to create a unique way to stow necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. A light above the picture frame makes it easy to find your jewels.
One of the quickest ways for a media room to take on a cluttered look is by using an ill-fitting, open storage TV stand. Since the family has a large DVD collection as well as gaming systems and controllers, concealed storage for this media room was a must. To create a tailor-made storage solution, a vintage wooden dresser was retrofitted as a game storage console and placed directly under the wall-mounted flat-panel TV.
A thread of bright yellow runs through this mostly white kitchen, emphasizing this young family's desire to create a happy, whimsical space that welcomes creativity. The long island accommodates six barstools, turning the kitchen into a convenient gathering space. Woven pendants provide task lighting and add to the room's symmetry, while open shelving offers a stylish storage solution.
A wall of streamlined built-ins provides a storage solution in this cozy, contemporary bedroom. A muted palette of cream, gray and brown is punctuated by the bling of a "gold leaf" pendant that adds a touch of whimsy above the bed. The chair and table by the window create a nice vignette and a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Bathed in marble, this elegant, Mid-Century modern masterpiece is both stylish and functional. With several feet of counter space on either side of the range as well as a large kitchen island, meal prep and serving in this kitchen is a breeze. Storage is not a problem in this kitchen, either. With unique storage solutions like baseboard cabinets and a devices charging wall, it is easy to stay organized and plugged in. To complete the design, this kitchen has fun, modern artwork and gold accents to create this sophisticated space.