A wooden plate rack in a window displaying plates and mugs.
Dana Gallagher/Cottage Living

Kitchen: Plate Rack

Gain valuable storage and add instant style to your kitchen with a plate rack. This rack uses empty space above the sink while allowing sunlight to stream into the kitchen.


A small wooden fruit basket holding bathroom toiletries.
Antonis Achilleos; Stylist: Matthew Gleason

Bathroom: Cost-Free Containers

To display toiletries (such as cotton balls and extra soap) in the guest bathroom, you could spend $30 on baskets made to look as if they had once held fresh raspberries. Or, you could just use baskets that actually did. Spray them with a mild disinfecting cleaner to ward off mold and critters.


A golden lab laying beside a pair of bowls and an open drawer showing his food and treats.
Emily Minton Redfield; Stylist: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Pet's Space: Doggie Details

A drawer for dog food and treats eliminates the need for a large space to hold unwieldy bags. The bowls in an elevated stand bring dinner to Max's level.


A dining room sideboard with a skirt arounf the bottom and two lamps and barware on the top.
Sylvia Martin

Dining Room: Serving Sideboard

Store stemware in style with this sleek, easy-to-make skirted table. A practical plywood shelf dressed up with fabric is as elegant as premium wood furniture, but costs considerably less. The result here is a $400 side table with $4,000 appeal.


A freestanding bed with a shelving system and dressing area built behind.
Alex Hayden

Bedroom: Closet Island

This freestanding closet not only provides storage, but it also elegantly separates the sleeping area of this master suite from dressing and bathing areas.


A desk in the kitchen with lots of cabinets and shelving for the cook.
Rob Melnychuk; Stylist: Nina Hamilton

Workspace: Cook's Corner

Open shelving near the kitchen offers great access to cookbooks. A compact desk underneath provides workspace for the cook in the family.


A wall mounted shelf for CDs.
Jeremy Samuelson

Kid's Room: Creative Spaces

CD wallpaper turns a stack of disorganized media into colorful wall art. Shelving above the windows creates a space for collectibles.


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