Keeping Modern with Smart Storage

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, our homes are about beauty AND function! So, when it comes to storage, we aren’t going to look the other way. In the latest episode of our extended video series on YouTube, Jen Coats spills all the secrets about how to be smart with your storage in a modern home.

A modern home is all about clean lines and a sleek look. Clutter just doesn’t cut it to pull off the modern style. This is easier said than done when you have 5 kids and a dog. To the surprise of many, the Coats family actually has an open shelf pantry. This stands out from the request of many of our clients for a walk-in pantry. Jen believes that having open shelves keeps you more organized and prevents you from over-buying and producing clutter. Simples tricks like taking nuts, seeds, and baking ingredients out of their plastic packaging and into glass jars, not only is healthier for you, but it makes the shelf look more organized and stylish! As for the mudroom, drawers for shoes, rather than baskets or a show rack, keep the room looking clean and organized.

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When it comes to the kitchen, Jen chose easy accessible drawers for items like plates, bowls, and kids cups. The best kept secret of the kitchen is a tie between the hidden appliances behind tall cabinet doors or the holiday decorations kept in the storage under the kitchen island!

No matter what the style of your home is, storage should be designed to serve your family. For the Coats, this meant plenty of storage in their family room were there is no TV. For you, storage might be more of a priority in a game room. Taking into account your family’s needs and how a room will be used is key in making storage successful!

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