Nine Storage Solutions for the Kitchen, Bathroom, and Garage

White kitchen with blue accent color and refaced cabinets

Find the storage solution that suits you from open shelving to clever island storage.

White kitchen with glass front cabinetsGo Glassy In The Cookhouse

Glass-Front Cabinetry
This custom glass-front cabinetry will keep you motivated to stay organized and allow you to show off favorite pieces of dinnerware. Brushed nickel hardware and a soft gray paint palette (Sherwin-Williams’ Mineral Gray SW2740 cabinets and blue Sea Salt SW6204 interiors) create a classic, timeless feel in the kitchen. A cabinet to the left of the sink hides a trash pullout.
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Bamboo utensil organizer for kitchen storageSort It Out

VARIERA Flatware Tray
Leave it to IKEA to offer a highly functional drawer organizer made with solid, eco-friendly bamboo that’s budget-friendly to boot. Storing small cooking items close to the kitchen’s prep area allows for easy access without the hassle of searching for teaspoons and more. IKEA.


Small display cabinet showcasing white dishesDo-It-Yourself Décor

Small Art Display Cabinets
These attractive wood “cabinets” are a simple DIY project—cabinets with wooden pegs hold plates upright or you can build ones with shelves to show off barware. Paint the interiors colors that create an artistic display. Lowe’s.

Beautiful kitchen with white refaced cabinetsMake Old New Again

Cabinet Refacing
Why replace your old cabinets when you could have them refaced? These wood cabinets with beadboard insets hide a secret—old cabinet structures were left in place and refreshed with new fronts and hardware. The process is easy on the environment, too, as no cabinets were sent to the landfill. Granite and Trend Transformations of Buford.

Kitchen storage with utensil Knife Block Pullout Cabinet

Carve Out Space

Utensil Knife Block Pullout Cabinet
Maximize kitchen storage with this clever 12-inch-wide pullout cabinet from Decora. Inside, two knife blocks with washable flexible plastic rods hold knives of any size and there’s a canister to store odd-sized utensils. Available at Founders Kitchen & Bath, Inc.; Decora.

Bathroom design with tilt-out laundry sortersTwo For One

Custom Bathroom Cabinetry
These handsome customized cabinets do double duty. Designed by Mark Williams Design Associates, the top cabinets provide storage and the bottom tilt-out cabinets hide laundry sorters. The furnishing’s sleek dark-gray finish is softened with hanging fabric panels separating the sink from the storage unit. Mark Williams Design Associates.

Custom 2 Car Garage Organization with storage for motorcycle and bicyclesSmart Design Equals Extra Space

Custom Garage Storage/Cabinetry
How do you fit multiple vehicles in a two-car garage? This clever cabinet design creates a motorcycle parking space and room for two cars. A slat-board hanging system stows bicycles. Ceiling-height cabinets offer seasonal-item storage and, on either side, tall cabinets float above the floor, allowing for easy cleaning underneath and water-damage prevention. Tailored Living.


Kitchen design with white cabinets and black island with white countertopAdd An Accent Color

Island Storage
This L-shaped kitchen island offers plenty of storage and seating. And according to designer Cristi Holcombe, “A popular trend now is to highlight the island by painting it a different color from the main cabinetry.” Cristi Holcombe Interiors.

Kitchen with butcher block floating shelvingTry This Modern Must-Have

Open Shelving
Trendy floating shelves provide easy-to-access storage where traditional cabinetry would overwhelm a space. These wood shelves add dramatic contrast against a white tile wall in this kitchen. Stonecrest Homes.

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