It has long been said that kitchens and baths are what sell a home. And, of course, it is true that we tend to want our kitchens and bathrooms to be stylish retreats that look great and function well with our daily routines. But in today’s busy world, it’s the “anywhere spaces” that will set your soul at ease and bring peace to often chaotic days.
An obvious choice for an anywhere space. Not just a place to keep our things, our closets have turned into an oasis in and of themselves. Create extreme function and maximum beauty by bringing well-placed cabinetry and a luxurious island into your closet. A place for everything and everything in its place really does do wonders for the soul.
The mudroom/laundry room:
Perhaps a more fitting name for this room would be the “backpack” room or the “shoe” room. Without proper design, layout and storage, this room can be one of the most stress-inducing rooms in your home. Especially at around 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon, when backpacks overflowing with paperwork and shoes strewn hastily, can destroy this space faster than they can say “I need a snack, I’m STARVING!” Tucking all those precious supplies away behind doors so that clean laundry can be folded in peace….that’s magic.
Speaking of those afternoon snacks…sure would be great if they were always within reach and easy to find, right? Keeping your pantry clutter-free and food where you can find it is easy when your space is designed to fit your needs and everything has a spot. If you’ve ever ended up with 6 bottles of mustard….”I didn’t see it in there so I bought another one!” you’ll appreciate why this anywhere space makes the top three.
O.k., so this is technically part of the bathroom….but a shower can be an anywhere space all on its own. If you have an extra large space, the shower can function as almost its own room. Throw the bathtub IN the shower if you want to! There are no limits. Short on space? Use the angles of a crowded corner to your advantage in creating a sweet and functional design.
Butler’s Pantry or Wet Bar:
Have a little fun with these anywhere spaces. Play with a pass through by adding unexpected architectural features. Dress your butler’s pantry up with rich tones and decorative glass cabinetry fronts.
Gone are the days when dad threw his grill out on some pavers and called it a day. Make your outdoor space an entertaining haven that will make your dining room green with envy. And that grill…surround it with beautiful stone and a wrap-around countertop for prep.
Which one of these anywhere spaces will you tackle first? Or do you have another anywhere space in mind? Big or small we’ve got you covered and we promise the results will be “nothing ordinary”.