Design Tips & Trends For Other Rooms

Merillat cabinets offer great storage in the laundry room Merillat cabinets organize the entertainment room Merillat cabinets create desk space and storage in the home office

Cabinets are not just for kitchens and baths. They can carry a look throughout a home while upgrading under-used rooms into highly-functional spaces. A window seat in the living room adds both charm and storage. Bookcases or cabinets under the stairs reclaim wasted space in an entryway. A mudroom bench with drawers creates a place for pet leashes and food bowls plus a comfortable perch for removing boots.

Consider how many people live in your home and how you use it. Are children present? Do you have pets? Do you watch a lot of movies or entertain often? Do you work from home? Do you have dedicated space for pursuing hobbies? Your answers to these questions will reveal areas of your home that might be transformed by the right cabinetry.

Laundry Room

Base and wall cabinets in the laundry room create ample storage for cleaning supplies and open up counter space for pre-treating stains, folding clean clothes, or even potting plants. And a foldaway ironing board with integrated outlet takes the hassle out of pressing collars.

Entertainment Room

A functional entertainment room organizes DVDs, music and games while expanding floor space for the family Wii tournament. Add an island with sink, pull-out cutting board, and stemware storage, and you have a wet bar for your next cocktail party.

Home Office

Base cabinets and decorative legs create a beautiful desk with file storage. Bookcases display books, photo albums and keepsakes, keeping your home office personalized but clutter-free.

Hobby/Playroom

Bookcases and base cabinets are essential for organizing books, toys, games or art supplies in a kids’ room, playroom, or hobby room. Add a desk or countertop and you have the creative space for sewing, model building or gift wrapping.

Whatever rooms you choose to upgrade, use the same door style and finish throughout your home for uniformity, or mix them for a more eclectic look. The hardware, decorative accents, and accessories you choose can seamlessly blend the cabinetry into your home’s personality—and transform the way you live in it.

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