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How Do I Make a Small Corner Space a Functional Pantry?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • NOV 27, 2019

Hi Zara,

You don't need a large pantry in order to have a functional storage space. Small pantries can still maximize storage in a kitchen! For your space because its in the corner it can be make it difficult to know how to go about it. However I have a few ideas!

To make the best use of space, I think I would forego a door, unless a pocket door cou...

Hi Erika,

Storage is so important and makes a much more effecient and functioning household! So converting part of the built in to a closet is a great way to conceal the need for a linen closet, but also keep it as a place to display accessories for a classy look. The best option I think ...

Hi Itza,

Having your laundry right off your kitchen is not ideal, but I see why you were working to create a multi-functioning space, because you need it to be. However pantry items, mixed near laundry detergerents is a great option, so seperating them and adding baskets in is a great way to k...

Hi Siddhika,

Keeping a dryer in the living room is a very uncommon practice, but if you are short on space and need to keep it there, I have a couple of ideas on how you could make this work in a place you use for relaxing and entertaining.

- You could build a cabinet to house your dryer th...

Hi Troy,

With the pieces you have selected already for your bedroom you have created a neutral and monochromatic theme. So to add a little contrast to the space but...

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Updating a Structural Element into a More Aesthetically Pleasing Feature

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUL 2, 2019

Hi Yvonne,

Structual elements like poles and columns can make for a sore thumb in a space, but I've got a few ideas to help dress up the look!

First thought would be to frame it and create a more square looking column for that traditional coastal look you love. You could also wrap it another material like wood or stone for a more purposeful design. ...

Hi Hilary,

Adding a small entry table is a great way to give you a more organized space. In a small entry way, function is totally necessary for a tidy look. Narrow...

Hi May,

Adding storage to a study space is key in creating a functional space that keeps everything you need within a quick reach. I think you are on the right track with what you have sketched out. I am leaning more towards the option you were thinking with the shelf. Vertical stoarge is perf...

Hi Betty,

A leather ottoman is such a versatile piece for your living room that can double as a coffee table or even have storage built in adding in an additional f...

Hi Ashley,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. The key to creating a space with good flow is to maximize storage. I would suggest a few things to give you the best flow in your space, first; move your dresser into your closer to open up the space, you h...

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