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.