athrooms require a lot of containment, and finding a place to put everything can be a common challenge in many homes. “We’re always trying to find creative ways to incorporate more storage or product-specific storage,” Hallenbeck says. “There are narrow cabinet pull-outs specifically made for storing tall cans of hairspray upright. Or, if a standard cabinet drawer depth is wasting space, there are sliding insets that can better utilize narrow, vertical storage for make-up and jewelry.” Wright mentions homeowners love the idea of creating unique space-saving solutions—for instance, built-in electrical outlets in cabinet drawers where blow dryers and curling irons can be stashed.
JACKPOT! Inpired by hotels in Las Vegas, the owner of this waterfront Cicero property turned to Dawn Wattles of Cabinetry Ideas to make her bathroom dreams a reality. Wattles collaborated with Bob Donaldson of G.R. Donaldson and Peter Whitten of Kittle’s Design Studio to reimagine the bath area that includes a glassed-in European wet room enclosure for the tub and shower. A formal look is achieved in the classic styling of the custom-made double vanity built by Greenfield Cabinetry with surface material from Cathedral Marble & Granite. The sconces and curved mirrors add an air of elegance. Along with the x-shaped bins for handy towel storage, the light-gray cabinetry features a special armoire for a stackable washer and dryer, keeping all the laundry on the upper floor of the house.
IM HOME | 2019
“We’re always trying to find creative ways to incorporate more storage or productspecific storage.”