One way to tackle the storage space beneath your bathroom or kitchen sink is to put in a bank of drawers. Drawers are one way to ensure that you’re using every inch of cabinet space since you can pull them all the way out (with the help of full-extension glides) and get to the very back and bottom of the cabinet.

In this bathroom, we designed a bank of drawers under this sink. The top ‘drawer’ is false, while the second one is cut in a U shape to accommodate the plumbing. The bottom drawer is full-sized with a notch cut out of the very back, and it’s deep enough to store toilet paper, bottles of shampoo standing up, bathroom cleaners and other toiletries.

If installing a drawer under a sink, make sure that it is U-shaped to accomodate the plumbing.

 
 
 
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The back entry way can be a scary place. Sometimes the closet doors can’t shut because there are too many shoes, jackets, and kids’ sport equipment overflowing… we know how that goes. We see it everyday. 

By understanding the way the space is used on a day to day basis and adding enough closed storage, the back entry/ mudroom area of your home can be a very functional space.

In a  remodel project over near the River Road in St. Paul, we took out the existing closet that was not functioning well for the whole family to use, and gave them each their own individual ‘locker’.

Now each family member has their own overhead storage for seasonal and sporting items, hanging storage for jackets and bags, a shelf, and a drawer for shoes and boots.

mudroom drawing

You can see the finished project below and how Joey decorated his locker with his very own ‘chores robot’ in hope that the robot would take over his daily chores.

mudroom after