Wall hung. Check. Multiple storage compartments. Check. Clean and simple design. Check. Fold-up surface area for eating, working, crafting or playing when needed, flat when its not. Check. Usable in multiple rooms. Check.
Both professional interior designers and crafters/DIYers struggle with the same kinds of problems: how to make a small room feel larger, how to bring ample light through less than ample windows, and where in the world to store all of that extra fabric for future projects.
Mr Charlie Marlow's bedroom wall offered a blank canvas, a bare section waiting to be transformed by an inventive and affordable $50 DIY project which would add a graphic and personalized touch to his room. Where once there was nothing, now there was...
For years IKEA's EXPEDIT has been a ubiquitous storage solution for homes everywhere. But recently the Swedish furnishing giant's VITTSJÖ has been showing up more and more on my design radar. It doesn't scream IKEA, and you'd never guess the system starts as low as $40. The black metal and glass shelving system has a nice industrial quality on its own, but it seems to really shine when it's given a bright coat of paint. Here are five really great examples of VITTSJÖ's potential.
Dealing with this closet and salmon painted floor was high on the priority list of things to do to begin turning this basement into the modern family room it was destined to be. It had been on my mind since the moment we got the keys to the house. It took a few months to get around to it but we finally did. Follow me after the jump to see the result...
No space for a home office? No problem — use your door! Over-the-door pockets and baskets provide much needed space for documents, mail and office supplies. Combining two over-the-door organizers work even better for versatility and more storage.
In my never-ending search for new, modern ways of organizing all of the "things" we collect in our lives, I came across the W-Box: an innovative design that uses lamellar fir wood to assemble modular boxes in an elegant and sophisticated way.
Whether you're loading them up with books and DVD's or photos and knick knacks, shelving is an essential piece of furniture in just about every home. Knowing this, we've looked at a lot of shelving over the years – from vintage industrial to wall shelving and everything in between. We've rounded up ten of our top shelving posts into one easy shopping guide. Read, set, shelving!
When it comes to making a closet as efficient as possible, the right shelving can make all the difference. The Container Store's Elfa Shelving is a well-known system but Home Depot, Lowe's and IKEA all offer similar options. On a recent Sunday afternoon I visited all four stores to shop for closet systems so I could compare the shopping experiences.
A clean, organized, and well-lit home work space is a must. And what better time to tackle this issue in your home than the fresh start of a new year! Many of us don't have the luxury of a separate home office or studio, but that doesn't mean we can't create a healthy environment for working at home. Even if you don't work from home, carving out a space for productivity is important and a smart way focus on specific tasks without distraction.