The basement bar uses space that would otherwise be empty square footage.
Designer Katie Ridder opted for a sliding ladder to reach ceiling-height cabinets, which are perfect for that bread maker you never use.
Shop a similar look: Don't limit storage to areas within arms' reach.
Painting walls is a safe, fun way for kids to take part in a room's makeover. Perk up a dark basement with light, stimulating colors, using different colors for different activity areas.
To ease the transition between colors, use painter's tape to mask off strips of wall and create a few wide stripes.
The laundry room is no longer just for laundry anymore, in most houses it’s increasingly become an important family hub, which makes it essential for this space to be well organized to make it work harder and have an improved design aesthetic.
A well-designed laundry room should have great storage, be comfortable to work in and help you to facilitate your chores. Special light boxes with photo inserts -- installed by a professional -- mimic the effect of a skylight in the basement.A can light over the craft area and pendant lights over the freshly painted bar help define spaces and create the correct mood for different activities.The copper-pipe shelving holds hooks for coffee cups and cookware, keeping the countertop free for actual cooking.Shop a similar look An open shelving unit adds more storage, but doesn't take up too much floor – or visual – space.Whether you are planning a new laundry room or updating an existing one, use our helpful design ideas and inspiration from the images below to create a functional and efficient space. Have a look at another one of our laundry room-inspired articles: Small laundry room design ideas!