Bathroom Cabinets

Choosing cabinetry should not be a mindless matter. Sure, you can pick whatever you think looks good, but in order to get more bang for your buck, you should really put some thought into it. Cabinets can be customized for almost anything these days, so why not take advantage of it?

As seen in the photo to the right, the cabinet in the middle is actually a trash pull out. The great thing is that you can't even tell. It looks like a deep drawer, but now there's no need for a trash bin to be out in the open; it can be concealed and pretty like this! We absolutely love this idea because it just makes the bathroom look cleaner overall. Another neat feature these cabinets have is the mirrors double as medicine cabinets. No more clutter on the counters! They're definitely not tiny, dingy medicine cabinets off to the side like traditional ones are. These are top of the line, large cabinets with gorgeous glass shelves on the inside. Who says cabinets shouldn't be as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside?

Traditional vanities have gone by the wayside. Check out how many custom vanities are made now in this photo. Instead of regular shelving on the inside, pull out shelves offer easier access to your things, and easier organization! You will not have to worry about knocking things over while searching for something in the dark back of your vanity. Why didn't someone think of this earlier?! 

Now this photo is actually from Pinterest, because we all know it's the place to find neat ideas! We really like the idea of open shelving in the vanities because it offers easy access for things we use all the time, like towels and storage bins. When you have a larger vanity like this one and plenty of drawers to hide the ugly stuff, you can roll up your best towels and put some items in wooden bins, and put them on display for a rustic feel. So homey! When it comes to choosing bathroom cabinetry, t
hink about what your bathroom lacks, what it could use, what overall style you want, and pick accordingly. We hope that these few tips will help you achieve a beautiful, timeless bathroom!

FUNctional Storage

Not enough room for everything? We know the feeling. Take a look at these inspirational, FUNctional storage ideas that we've come across for every home!

 This small cabinet has a drawer that stores Fido's food and water - close it when you need the extra space! You can also use the other drawers for storing extra food, treats, toys, & leashes! 

Can you smell Fluffy's litter box from the front door? Or are you always getting the litter stuck to your feet? Fix both problems with this discreet cabinet. With a small door for Fluffy and a larger door for cleaning out the litter box, it contains everything in one place and can double for a side table. I definitely need this one!

How many times have you walked out the door to go to a meeting or a grocery shopping and your phone is dead? Laptop at 13%? This creative innovation gives you a charging station in your cabinet drawer! Always leave fully charged with this cabinet modification.

 Kitchens are the most used room in the house. I'm pretty certain that everything in my house ends up in the kitchen at some point. Organize your kitchen with these great cabinet modifications. Are you utilizing all of your space in the pantry? With these additional pantry pull-outs, you can double your pantry storage! 

Speaking of using dead space in your kitchen cabinet - check out this 3 tiered Lazy Susan! Corners will no longer be wasted space! 

Check out this jewel. Instead of wasting floor space with trash cans/recycling cans (which can leave the room smelling like last night's pizza), add a trash can pull-out to your cabinet! Voila! Cleaner looking & cleaner smelling room!

Speaking of pull-outs, look what someone added to their bedroom! Pull out hampers are becoming increasingly popular. Keep your room neat and tidy by separating your whites from colors in this double hamper pull-out.

Too many toys? Add some storage space to your child's room with this under-bed storage. Small compartments can give you more options for organizing toys, clothes, sheets, etc. Where was this when I was a kid?

Don't worry, we have a grown-up storage option for your bedroom. Take a look at this armoire! The wheels give it such a fun feel, while the inside has you organized. From jewelry boxes, shoe cubbies, hanging sections & sweater boxes, this has you covered! 

Didn't see enough shoe storage above? Check out this shoe rack! The multi-level circular design gives you a stylish design and LOTS of storage space! Love it!

 Here are a couple of my favorite designs. Check out what you can do with under-stair storage! Perfect for seasonal items and regular use alike! 

Don't forget about your garage. With this clean design, you can add multiple storage options that goes to the ceiling, without ever needing a ladder! I need a few of these in my garage!

Do you have any clever storage designs that you want to add to your home? Share them with us! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and share your inspiration photos with us on Houzz & Pinterest! 

Mudrooms & Mudbenches

There are so many features that you can add to your homes these days. Take a look at my personal favorite - mudbenches! Some people opt for an entire mudroom in their home, but if you don't have that much space, a great alternative is a mudbench.

They're usually placed in your entry way or in a nook close to the door. These little gems are great for families or homes with roommates. You can store all of your items that you need when you go out - hats, coats, backpacks, keys, shoes, etc.

Some even have mirrors for last looks before running out the door, or cork-boards to remember events or grocery lists. 

Running a household is never easy, and keeping it clean is even harder. That's why I love the ease of mudbenches - it's the first thing you see when you come home, and the last you see when you leave. So everything is in one place, and stored neatly out of the way.

You can customize mudbenches to meet the style and needs of your home. So add a charging station for your phones, laptops and tablets, put a dog/cat bed underneath for your pets to play, or paint it with each person's name on their space.

These are just a few of the mudbench designs created by Woodmaster Woodworks that I love. Feel free to check out more on our website, facebook, houzz & pinterest profiles. Or contact us for a FREE in-home estimate 919-554-3707!