We all need a place to keep our bits and bobs, so a good storage unit, like this bepoke one that can be accessed from all sides, is vital to keep your living room clutter-free. A mix of wood and concrete keeps the look fresh and modern. Look closely and you’ll see that this unit is also a clever way to disguise the TV.
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A polished steel cabinet is a great, sturdy place to store paraphernalia you wish you keep hidden away from the naked eye. This uber stylish living room has been layered with soft charcoal and white, while gunmetal furniture and delicate lace curtains add texture. The almost-there coffee table is a great piece to take centre stage.
In this organised bedroom, lots of shallow storage compartments help to keep tops, jumpers and accessories neatly in their place, but also easily visible. Smaller compartments are just the right size for storing belts and clutch bags. Pick a modular system so you can position sections where you need them most – these are built at waist height where they can be reached without having to bend or stretch.
Industrial storage is an original and highly practical solution for a utility room. This bakery trolley on casters is easy to move around and provides shelving that you don’t have to fix to a wall. Line the trolley shelves with baskets and tins and store household paraphernalia. Mobile units have the ultimate versatility – just push somewhere else whenever you need to!
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Traditionally, an office keeps you shut away from the rest of the house, but these days, social and work lives are more closely entwined. Recessed overhead storage keeps surfaces clear in this open-plan home office and the library-style ladder is an ingenious space-saving solution to accessing the shelving above.
For a streamlined look, this bespoke dining room has been designed to conceal not just books, but a bar and a television too. Fitted storage offers the opportunity to create something far more individual than a ready-made unit. The floor-to-ceiling sliding American walnut doors allow easy access to everything.
Much of the furniture in this dining room has been given a bespoke touch, including the pair of smart display cabinets, which have been lined with textured wallpaper. This is a great way to liven up a simple or outdated cabinet or create a co-ordinated feel between two mismatching pieces. Mirrors, a chandelier and candelabras add a snazzy glamorous touch.
A beautiful and practical contemporary vanity unit will bring style and a sense of order to your bathroom. If you choose an interesting combination of materials and finishes, a vanity unit can easily form your bathroom’s main focal point. It’s important to select taps, mirrors and other fittings to complement the overall style. Here, a cast bronze wash basin does the trick.
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A solid run of open shelves on a white tiled wall adds rustic chic to this elegant, New England kitchen. Allow shelving to make the most of a generously proportioned room and use it to show off a crockery collection. Hard surfaces, practical fittings and simplicity of design give this spacious kitchen an industrial edge.
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