It helps to have the storage fundamentals—proper bathroom cabinets, a place to hang up coats, a practical pantry—in place before you start your spring cleaning. Remodelista has some great inspiration this week to help you get organized.
Above: We couldn’t love this bathroom vanity situation more. Designed by Commune, the guest bath of the newest Ace Hotel in Kyoto features puzzle-box cabinets and towel bars below the sinks (in our opinion, the best place for hand towels). Photograph by Stephen Kent Johnson, from T he New Ace Hotel Kyoto: Japanese Design Meets Bohemian Style. Above: In the entry of a Charlie Luxton-designed home, a plywood built-in wardrobe features pegs (for hanging outerwear) arranged to replicate the profile of the house. Photograph by Ed RS Aves, from Before & After: An Environmentally Sensitive Rehab of a Cotswold Bungalow. Above: Take a page from the two architects who own this modern retreat and design a built-in pantry that disappears into the wall when the doors are closed. Photography by Eric Petschek, courtesy of IdS/R Architecture and Vipp, from Head for the Hills: Two NYC Architects Design Their Own Passive House, Vipp Kitchen Included. Above: Doing laundry may feel less like a chore when you’re using these colorful hampers. See Happy Housekeeping: Cheerful Storage and Laundry Baskets from Mexico. Above: Consider forgoing upper kitchen cabinets and instead opting for a standout piece of storage furniture for your plates, bowls, and glassware. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House, from 7 Storage Ideas to Steal from a Nonchalantly Organized English Country Home. Plus: