AMANDA TALKS CUS­TOM

Better Homes & Gardens - - Organizing -

LAST LOOK

Mir­rored closet and cab­i­net doors play up the room’s nat­u­ral light and echo the look of win­dows on the ex­te­rior wall. The floor-length mir­rors are the best place for fi­nal peeks at out­fits be­fore head­ing out the door. Cus­tom cab­i­netry is worth the in­vest­ment for rea­sons be­yond

its win­ning looks.

TO USE EV­ERY INCH

Built-to-fit units un­der the bay win­dows fill two roles. The cushy win­dow seats work as shoe-ty­ing sta­tions with stor­age shelves and make “what was once dead space feel

in­te­grated.”

FOR BET­TER FUNC­TION

You can build in

su­per-shal­low stor­age. Amanda opted for a 10-inch

deep ar­moire so items don’t get lost in

dark back cor­ners.

TO SAVE LONG-TERM

If you’ll have to spend on retrofitting units into odd spa­ces

or need tricky in­stal­la­tion, get a rec­om­mended lo­cal cab­i­net­maker to do the job.

(If stan­dard sizes and shapes will work, go with stock cab­i­netry.)

I WANTED TO CRE­ATE DEC­O­RA­TIVE EL­E­MENTS SO THE MUD­ROOM FELT LIKE PART OF THE HOUSE, NOT A DUMP­ING GROUND. AMANDA REY­NAL

HEATEDFLOORS MAKETAK­ING SHOESOFF AT THEDOOR THATMUCH EAS­IER.

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