Homes & Design Photo Credit: Martin Tessler

10 More Rooms with Envy-Inducing Built-In Storage

The more cabinets, the better, right?

Who needs to go through the whole decluttering process when you can just toss everything into a cabinet and call it a day? In any of these swoon-worthy spaces, you’re just one cabinet door away from a pristine home.

(Photo: Ema Peter.)

1. Murphy’s Law

Architects Jeremy Sturgess and Lesley Beale maximized every square inch of their Vancouver loft apartment with smart design elements like this Murphy bed surrounded by cabinets. Get the full condo tour here.

(Photo: Janis Nicolay.)

2. Bathing Beauty

Love It or List It Vancouver‘s Todd Talbot brought in designer Jamie Banfield for help maximize the storage in his master bathroom. The result is a wall of marble-faced cabinets for stowing all the ensuite essentials in style. Read more about this renovation challenge.

(Photo: Nicky Gretzan)

3. The In-Between

Maximize the potential of your square footage by turning the hallway into functional space, like the architecture team at MoDA did by installing this storage and workspace. See the rest of this Calgary bungalow makeover.

(Photo: Tracy Ayton.)

4. Arch of Triumph

Built-in shelves surrounding the doorway at personal chef Kate Horsman‘s house offer ample opportunity for displaying books and treasures. See the rest of Horsman’s Railtown  condo.

(Photo: Martin Tessler.)

5. Such Great Heights

In this modern Calgary dream home, architect Rachel Gray installed cabinets all the way to the ceiling (we hope there’s a ladder tucked away somewhere). See the rest of this inspiring house.

(Photo: Phil Crozier.)

6. Closet Crush

In this globally inspired Calgary home, designer Stephanie Brown crafted a closet nice enough to straight-up live in. See the rest of this gorgeous house.

(Photo: Martin Tessler.)

7. Off the Wall

The millwork in this McIntyre Bills-designed Alberta home would be beautiful even if it wasn’t decorated with colourful books and objets d’art. See the other ways the design firm reinvigorated this flood-damaged home.

(Photo: Janis Nicolay.)

8. Sweet Seats

In this open-concept Vancouver home, storage is plentiful—including the cupboards built right underneath the bench seating. See the rest of this sleek modern house.

(Photo: Phil Crozier.)

9. Heart of Glass

For the built-in shelving in this traditional dining room, designer Reena Sotropa added glass doors (complete with tasseled door pulls) to keep vintage servingware out of reach but on display. Tour the full restored, century-old home.

(Photo: Phil Crozier.)

10. Dream Big

For this modern bedroom to maintain its clean look, great storage is key. This custom-built bed features deep drawers for stowing linens, clothing or whatever needs to be hidden from sight. See the rest of this modernist dream home.

Want to see more swoon-worthy storage ideas? Check out this other list of rooms with great built-in cabinetry!

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