English designer Kathryn Tyler built a 2,150-square-foot house that doubles as a showcase for her collection of vintage treasures, with built-in spaces like under-stair shelves. “I like to have lots of objects on display, so I treated storage as integral to the actual structure of the building,” she says, noting that she began the design process by imaging where each piece of furniture would go.
In a Brooklyn loft, SABO project created a seres of handle-less white-oak shelves. The gaps between the shelves are functional and decorative, holding plants, books, and office supplies.
The solution to small spaces? “Built-ins, built-ins, built-ins!” says architect Darrick Borowski, who maximized this 500-square-foot Manhattan apartment with custom cabinets in the kitchen and beyond. Exploratory demolition was key to finding additional space.
With one family sharing just 620 square feet, the owners of this Manhattan apartment needed to get creative. The custom built-in shelving is made from Corian, an unexpected use for the material that makes the all-white apartment virtually kid-proof.
Made of unstained, unfinished MDF plywood, the kitchen shelves in this tiny San Diego apartment were sized to accommodate specific kitchen gear: narrowest at the bottom for spice jars and juice glasses and widest at the top for plates and cookware. The most frequently used objects are all within arm's reach.