The bathroom is the smallest room in the house, yet stores the most varied collection of stuff. How do you fit everything in and keep it from getting cluttered? Here are 10 creative storage solutions from our archives and around the web.
Did you catch Leah's great tutorial on how to create a reclaimed wood wall? I was so happy she posted it, because my inspiration boards are filled with images of wood siding used in homes. Long gone are the days when wood paneling was reserved for dingy basements and dark attics. Now, it's all about texture, pattern and color — all while staying modern.
I'll admit that I was a little late jumping onto the Etsy bandwagon. For me, the term "handmade" brings to mind crocheted toilet paper roll cozies and hot glued seashell frames. And while you will still find a wealth of, um, amateurish items on Etsy — many of which are curated for the aptly named Regretsy — Etsy remains the world's largest marketplace of goods crafted by both fledgling hobbyists and skilled artisans. Here is my pick of the best handcrafted items currently available for your home.
I have any number of old guitars in various states of disrepair kicking around, waiting for the day when I will either resurrect them into playable condition or wave the white flag and salvage them for spare parts. But it seems there may be a third option. Here is a clever idea that can give a cheap old guitar one last shot at the big time.
Part of the well-known El Ateneo chain of shops, El Ateneo Grand Splendid is on the list of most visited bookstores in the world. Housed in a historic theater, this bookstore attracts just as many photographers as it does readers, and inspires a few thoughts about the reuse of architecture in a city...
Clean and serene — those are pretty idyllic words for a bathroom. But neat and organized? That might seem a little out of reach for those of us with small spaces shared with roommates and family members. If you're looking for a little inspiration, there's nothing better than taking a cue from some of the best bathrooms from our house tours:
Clutter is a horrible thing no matter what form it takes, but when it comes to our movies and music, sometimes we just let it get out of hand. It's just storage on a hard drive or room on a shelf, right? But it isn't — that clutter will take over if we let it. That's why, if you haven't already, it's time to take charge and get organized with your media. Here's how.
Cue the sad trombone (wah, wah, waaaaaaah), but I couldn't help myself with the pun. We love this cool bookshelf from young designer Justin Southey. You can store books in the belly of the whale and then swim him around the room on the casters.