The Ultimate Guide to Beautifully Styled Storage

From well-placed shelves and double-duty ottomans to vintage finds used in creative ways, DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is full of clever storage solutions that make the impressive updated home efficient and user-friendly.

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Robert Peterson – Rustic White Photography

Double-Duty Ottomans

Three large round ottomans in different patterns not only offer extra seating and a spot for playing games in the home’s fun bunk room, they also provide handy storage for extra blankets and assorted toys.

 

 

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David A. Land

Clever Kitchen Storage

Utilizing every inch of space in the kitchen, designer Elizabeth Demos included little nooks or dish boxes that hang under the upper cabinets, to offer easy-access open storage for everyday bowls, cups and dishes.

 

 

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Robert Peterson – Rustic White Photography 

Everything Within Reach

The well-designed craft area in the laundry room includes a desk with open upper shelves and lower drawers for easy access of office and crafts supplies.

 

 

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Robert Peterson – Rustic White Photography 

Well-Placed Open Shelves

Shelves added above the laundry room countertop offer space for canisters that hold detergent and other laundry essentials. The convenient shelves also offer a way to display cheery decorative items like succulents in pretty planters and framed prints. “I do think people shy away from open shelves because they think they would be messy, so in this home we used lots of baskets and other items to keep things grouped together,” says designer Elizabeth Demos.

 

 

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Robert Peterson – Rustic White Photography 

Easy-Reach Hanging Storage

Hooks placed below the upper shelves in the laundry room offer hanging storage for easy-reach items like extra hangers and vintage hand brooms that help keep the space tidy.

 

 

 

Information Courtesy of Jeannie Matteucci – DIY Network

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