Secrets of Getting Organized - - Small Space -

Small kitchens can ben­e­fit from open shelv­ing or glass-front cab­i­nets, which lighten the over­all look and help the space feel more airy. But don’t let the shelves be­come a jum­bled mess or they might de­tract from the room. “All-white dishes al­ways look nice on open shelv­ing,” pro­fes­sional or­ga­nizer Bar­bara Re­ich says. For a stream­lined look, she sug­gests dis­play­ing items that are uni­form in terms of size, color, or style.


Gal­va­nized plumb­ing pipes form the base of the kitchen is­land Joey and Val con­structed, and they dou­ble as a con­ve­nient pot rack. Red barstools add color and cre­ate a ca­sual eat­ing spot.


A post run­ning from floor to ceil­ing an­chors a two-tier bike rack near the loft’s en­try, left. The Fish­mans liked the stur­di­ness of this type of bike rack and the fact that it takes up as lit­tle space as pos­si­ble.


A deep bas­ket at the end of the bed, above, serves as a stylish spot for ex­tra pil­lows. A lid dis­creetly con­ceals the con­tents.

A floor-length cur­tain can close off the bed­room when de­sired. Built-in draw­ers in the bed, in­set, pro­vide space for ex­tra sheets in the same foot­print.

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