The Organized Home: Designed with Storage in Mind

Tidy spaces not only look good but also bring you peace of mind. Conquer clutter and achieve organization in style with this roundup of storage system ideas that will bring maximum efficiency and a polished aesthetic into your home.
Laundry & Utility Rooms
This Seattle laundry room, designed to pamper pets with a bathing station and feeding area, boasts a charming wallpaper patterned with canine silhouettes. Base cabinets along the wall provide storage and plenty of workspace. The adjacent stacked washer and dryer set saves space and helps maximize efficiency.
Make the most of a long hallway laundry room by taking advantage of vertical space. These top cabinets add extra storage capacity by going all the way to the ceiling, while the base cabinets offer easy access to essentials as well as a utility sink and spacious countertop and folding area.
A luxe laundry room? Yes, please. Rich wood cabinets and earthy surfaces elevate the everyday, and a pair of large pendants illuminate the space and highlight the elegant utility sink. The centerpiece of this space, the console-style sink features an oversized basin and refined details like wall-mount faucets and tapered legs.
Red alert! This space has it all: a home office, a serious laundry center and tons of storage. The glossy red cabinets and stainless steel surfaces combine form and function for a modern space dedicated to efficiency and organization.

Garages & Outdoor Storage

These Motor Trend Garage Cabinets by Closet Factory will transform your garage into a showroom of organization! Full-size gray melamine cabinets offer storage for even the bulkiest items, while the open shelving puts everyday essentials within easy reach. With a focus on the gardener, this garage features steel shelves for heavy duty items like soil bags and pots, plus a slatwall to organize tools vertically.


Inspired by the timeless red sports car, this garage evokes a vintage service station, with a classic Craftsman storage system, rich wood-paneled walls, and hanging fluorescent lighting.
Not all garages have cars! This beautiful barn by Smith & Robertson, Inc. was designed by South Carolina architect Wayne Crocker, and it houses the machines and implements needed to maintain an estate. In addition to various workrooms, the barn features indoor and outdoor spaces created for rest and relaxation after a long workday.

Kitchens & Pantries

A bank of Shaker cabinets elevates a smart utility room in this Leicestershire, England, space. Painted in deVOL Kitchens’ own Pantry Blue, with a Carrara marble countertop and under-mount copper sink, the workspace has ample storage including spacious base cabinets that conceal a laundry bin and separate recycle and trash bins, and open shelving for stacking firewood.
To maximize storage in a small area, take full advantage of the vertical space! This bar nook has ample open shelving for easy access to glassware, coffee mugs, and upright bottle storage, plus plenty of counter space.
From the glass-front display cabinets with interior lighting to the Carrara marble countertops and wrought iron hardware, the butler’s pantry in this Bergen County, New Jersey, home is the epitome of elegance. The interiors of the cabinets are chocolate brown cherry wood. The exteriors feature custom French blue stained and glazed cherry.
This two-door wall pantry is all about smart storage. Open shelves put everything within easy reach, while baskets and bins help keep prep tools and pantry essentials organized. Additional wire shelving on the pantry doors is ideal for storing frequently used ingredients. The pair of recessed lights are a helpful addition.
This modern New Orleans home takes a streamlined approach to storage and organization. The long, narrow pantry has one full wall of open shelves that accommodate everything from paper towels to small appliances. The opposite side features a wall of cabinets and drawers punctuated by a spacious countertop for prep work.