The Friday 5: Creative (and Functional) Design Details

One of the fun things about designing a space is coming up with details that make it more functional and unique.  And one of the fun things about Pinterest is being able to see what everyone else is coming up with :-).

Here are 5 that caught our eye:

1. Hidden Pantry.

This chalkboard/bulletin board is on a track and slides to the side to reveal a hidden pantry.  A very fun and unique way to stay organized.

2. Hidden Storage.

Erin at Sunnyside Up noticed an empty space in the wall when her house was being framed, and decided to utilize it for pull out drawers to store toys in (with drawer fronts that cleverly fit right in with the wainscoting when they’re closed).

Organized playroom! A room designed with toy organization in mind. These extra large drawers look like part of the wainscot but actually pull out for more hidden toy storage! (Sunny Side Up):
The Sunny Side Up Blog

3. Foyer Bench

Designer Rachel Reider made use of this long, narrow space by the stairs in this foyer by installing a built-in bench.  Functional and pretty.

Colorful staircase with built-in bench. House of Turquoise: Whitehall - Camden, Maine | Rachel Reider Interiors:
Rachel Reider Interiors via House of Turquoise

4. Kitchen Pass-Through Window

Anyone else already dreaming of warmer weather and outdoor entertaining?
It wouldn’t work for everyone’s kitchen, but what a great idea to have a pass-through window to the patio or deck.

Solaris Inc. via Homebunch

5. Doggie Dining

Kim and Scott remodeled their outdated kitchen and included a special corner for the pooches to dine in style – complete with art.  (Door color is Benjamin Moore Swept Away). See the full remodel here.

Kitchen pocket door color: Swept Away by Benjamin Moore. Cute little doggie corner.:
Yellow Brick Home

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The Friday 5: DIY Pallet Walls, Ceilings and More
The Friday 5: Creative Ways To Display Children’s Artwork
The Friday 5: Design Ideas for That Space Under the Stairs
The Friday 5: Decorating, Entertaining and Organizing with Mason Jars

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One Response to The Friday 5: Creative (and Functional) Design Details

  1. Dana February 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    I love the hidden storage drawers! Actually I love all of the ideas, it’s so neat to see how people put their personality into a home.


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