These multipurpose benches include pull out storage space to keep extra pillows and blankets safe when storms roll in. Extra storage makes it easy to keep extra plates and glasses at hand when neighbors stop by for a visit.
Okay, how cool is this? Instead of traditional cupboards, this kitchen uses vertical plate racks to turn everyday storage into an eye-catching display. Notice, too, how well the blue shelves pair with the tile backsplash.
A sun mirror is the center of the wall display over this long dining room buffet. The buffet features a distressed finish with rows of drawers for storage. Mounted plates decorate the remaining space over the furniture piece while the buffet top display includes table lamps, shaped shrubs and thick candle holders.
A custom pipe and wooden shelf system sits in front of the left and right window that flank the sink, perfect for storing glasses and plates. Designer Tiffany Brooks says this storage system allowed the huge window area to remain open. “You have a direct view to your driveway, your garage area and all your neighbors on the street in front of the house.”
A baseball-themed bedroom includes a cork floor and variegated shag rug. More comfortable than AstroTurf, the rug mimics an outfield next to the baseline. Under-the-bed drawers have an industrial look while offering priceless storage below a platform bed.
With various sized bins and a range of lids, it doesn’t take much for your collection of leftover holders to get out of hand. Lufkin and Goodsell say to group bottoms, then stack lids vertically with the help of a plate rack.
Storage Dilemma: You love entertaining on your deck, patio or porch but hate constantly running inside your house for supplies. Solution: Choose flexible outdoor furniture pieces – like a coffee table with drawers – so you can keep extra napkins, plates or throws for chilly nights nearby and avoid unnecessary trips inside.
When you want flexibility with your wall storage, the new Perch line from Urbio is a good solution. Designed to be modular, the vessels and wall plate in this wall organization system are magnetic and come in three- or five-piece starter kits that keep plants, kitchen utensils, art supplies and more within easy reach. The Perch line includes 3M Command Strips for easy installation and damage free removal, or stows for a more permanent placement.
Two brown stools, decorated with multiple blue and brown fleur-de-lis, contrast the bright white railing. Blue plates hang vertically for a touch of country charm while a built-in white shelving unit serves as a unexpected spot for storage or decorations.
This open kitchen shelving provides a handy spot for stowing plates, bowls and glassware. Positioned in front of a backsplash designed from marble mosaic hexagon tiles, the shelving is illuminated by convenient hidden side lights.
With floating shelves, floor-to-ceiling cabinets and drawers in the island, this kitchen has plenty of storage options. While they put plates and dishes away, the owners can also enjoy a multicolored runner that softens the hardwood floors.
A cream cabinet just off the dining area offers extra space for storing extra plates and serving ware. The cabinets are topped with brown marble adding a small dark contrast against the light green walls.
One thing's for sure: with floor-to-ceiling cabinets and wide drawers, the owners have plenty of storage options in this kitchen. On the right wall, there's even a built-in China cabinet with glass doors to show off their finest collection of plates and bowls.
College and coffee go together like bacon and eggs. Dress up a pair of inexpensive mugs with a fun permanent marker design, and keep coffee-making essentials on hand. If your dorm rules don't allow hot plate-style coffee pots, bring a French press or pod-style coffee maker. Glass jars are the perfect storage containers for beans and sugar.