Niches built inside of the columns allow for integrative bookshelves in the kitchen. “The builders and architects were really smart about using every square inch of this house to the best of its potential,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Sneak in some extra storage underneath a shelf: Just screw in cup hooks and tie on lightweight plastic baskets with ribbon. This is a great place to stash small items like gloves, hats and sunglasses that can easily get lost.
Even the beloved dog was given priority in this room's plan! With her corner spot being owned by Tova, the client made sure nothing white got in her way. A treated bench with extra storage was added to the corner for her to enjoy.
Make use of otherwise wasted vertical space by creating extra storage on the back of a closet, pantry, or mudroom door. Over-the-door hooks or systems can be customized with baskets and racks of different sizes.
Pattern and texture fill this boy's bedroom, creating a playful and exciting space. A graphic rug grounds the space, while abstract wallpaper is used as a focal wall behind the bed. Organization is essential in kids' rooms, so the bed features drawers underneath for extra storage.
Often times, getting that chic, edited look you see online and in magazines isn’t as hard as you think. Just don’t overthink small opportunities. For example, this little niche in the corner of the apartment wasn’t built out into an elaborate cubby system to create extra storage, the homeowner simply added ONE bar and three hooks painted out to match the wall color. An elegant solution, now the coats and accessories feel like part of the décor. Their beauty and texture really pop in such a pared down environment.
Two large towers sit above the vanity in this contemporary bathroom, providing extra storage space. The mirrored towers match the dark wood of the cabinets below, making them feel cohesive with the space.
A custom-built island holds court in this small kitchen. The island adds extra storage, as well as extra seating and workspace thanks to a retractable countertop. An open wall pantry nearby serves as both a storage and display space.