Creative Storage Solutions

Valuable Storage Ideas from Cabinets Designers to Interior Designers

Not all storage works the same. Some items are more difficult to store than others, even when space isn’t the issue. Doors and drawers each serve a purpose to stash different types of items, especially in heavy-traffic areas such as bathrooms. That’s where we come in, we love teaming up with designers to help create storage solutions. When our kitchen and bath designers team up with Interior Designers, the results are amazing. We are open to working with your own interior designer and even welcome it.

Vanessa Fleming, owner, and designer of Acorn Interior Design took the lead for her client to remodel a master bathroom in a Georgian marvel built-in 1941. Vanessa’s clients fell in love with this home and even moved to Gastonia, NC to live in this house.

It started with a plan

Vanesa started out by making a wishlist of all the items the homeowners wanted to incorporate into the design. Then she did an inventory of everything in the closet (# of shoes, shirts, pants, dresses, etc.) so that we were able to design the space specifically needed for each item.  We even had room in the closet for a pullout hamper that could stay out of sight.

As for the homeowner’s wish list, they wanted a separate toilet room, a large walk-in, zero-threshold shower with rain shower and jets. They also wanted space for two people to stand by the mirror at the same time but not two sinks. The husband wanted a fully cedar-lined closet. With having only one medium-sized closet in the master bedroom, another closet was needed. Some creative storage solutions were needed.

There was so much wasted space in the previous bathroom because the bathroom connected “his and hers” master bedrooms. We were able to use all of that square footage by walling in the doorway that led to one of the master bedrooms, which is now a playroom.  We also incorporated the playroom closet into the bathroom to allow more room in the new master bathroom.

New space, better functions

The new space functions so well because two people can be in the bathroom at the same time because there are now four distinct spaces:

1) a separate toilet room,

2) an enclosed shower,

3) the vanity for make-up,

4) the sink area.

The wardrobe/closet was built for the husband and his collection of clothes and shoes (men like fashion too!)  Because of the wool suits, we made the closet space from cedar to ensure moth control.

The docking drawer inside the vanity has a plug inside the drawer for convenience so that the cord does not lay across the counter making is also less cluttered. The drawer also includes a stainless steel holder for the hairdryer and toiletries so that they all remain in one accessible place. Here are a few other storage ideas.

A reflection of detail

Vanessa was able to stay within the parameters by keeping the entrance to the bathroom and windows where they were and incorporating all the wishlist items.

This team approach made the project go smoothly from design to cabinet install. It was a great opportunity to work with an interior designer to help produce a finished project that made the owners smile.
The results reflected all the attention to detail in this amazing master bathroom remodel. These creative storage solutions were a collaboration of both cabinet designer and the interior designer.

Walker Woodworking proudly serves nine counties including but not limited to: Buncombe, Polk, Henderson, Catawba, Mecklenburg, Cleveland, York, Spartanburg, and Greenville. Located 45 miles west of Charlotte, Walker Woodworking is your one-stop-shop for all of your custom and woodworking needs. Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina, we’ve been producing locally-manufactured cabinetry since 1999. We can provide beautiful, custom storage solutions for any room in your home. If you’re looking for distinctive cabinets for your kitchen, then most of what’s available off-the-shelf at retail stores will not do. Contact us and find out how we can make your kitchen stand out from the ordinary at a price you can afford.

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