Colorful and Clever Storage

Discover unique, stylish and smart storage solutions from DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017.

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Ultimate Walk-In Closet

The interior walls of the master closet features the same apple green color used for the master bedroom's modern headboard wall. A combination of drawers, hanging storage, and open shelves offer organized storage for clothing and accessories.

Storage for Shoes

A pair of white slim shoe cabinets with sturdy epoxy-coated steel construction provide easy-access but out-of-the-way storage for shoes.

Handy Jewelry Drawer

A slide-out jewelry drawer has dividers that keep earrings, delicate bracelets and other small pieces of jewelry separated and easy to find.

On Display

The top of the white shoe cabinets can be used to hold sunglasses, handbags and a potted plant for a touch of nature.

Space-Saving Solution

The white shoe cabinets feature three drop-front drawers with a bar along the front that keeps shoes in place when the drawers are opened.

Colorful and Efficient

Bright pink walls provide a colorful backdrop for the efficient guest bedroom closet with drawers, shelves and easy-access hanging storage for assorted clothes and accessories.

Seasonal Strategies

Upper closet shelves with baskets offer a simple way to keep extra bedding and seasonal items out of the way, so guests can keep their clothing and accessories stored at eye level or below.

Ventilated Drawers

Mesh drawers in the guest bedroom closet have dividers to keep folded sweaters, lingerie and other delicate items organized and easily accessible.

Maximizing Storage

The shallow linen closet takes advantage of all available space. "We did our best to maximize storage vertically by taking those shelves all the way up," says interior designer Elizabeth Demos.

Baskets and Bins

Wire baskets and woven bins on the linen closet shelves keep smaller items easily accessible and stored together.

Easy to Access

The cabinets on the pantry wall in the dining room offer easy-access storage for dry goods, with shelves inside that include glass jars and open baskets that make it easy to find items quickly.

Colorful Surprise

A bright blue used on the inside back wall of the upper pantry cabinets adds unexpected color that mimics the sky and water outside this lake retreat. The blue color also makes the blonde storage shelves in the pantry pop.

Expanding Shelf

A three-tier bamboo expanding shelf maximizes space and offers user-friendly storage for jars of spices for making gourmet at-home meals for family and friends.

Open Shelving

The butternut wood shelves that wrap around the kitchen’s interior corner to maximize storage fits with the industrial style of the space.

Balanced Entrance

Directly across from the console sits a mudroom area with an ambrosia maple, live-edge bench and hooks and bins for storing coats, shoes and more. "It still needed to feel like an entryway, but it needed to have the utility of a mudroom," explains designer Elizabeth Demos.

Essential Drop Zone

The open storage options in the mudroom area make it easy to drop off or pick up items when arriving or leaving the home.

Hang It Up

Three oil-rubbed bronze aluminum curtain holdbacks create sturdy hanging storage hooks for coats, jackets and handbags in the mudroom area.

Stash the Shoes

Open space under the mudroom area's live-edge bench allows room for shoes and a rustic wood bin for accessories.

Ultimate Organization

Sporting goods, garden and hobby supplies, tools and lake essentials like coolers and picnic baskets are just some of the items in this fully-insulated and well-organized garage with stylish two-tone walls.

Keep It Tidy

The garage's organized storage system allows seasonal items to be placed out of the way on high shelves, so regularly used items can be stored and easily accessible at eye level or below. Large extended hooks on the wall allow skis, fishing poles, stacks of lumber and other longer items to be placed off the floor and out of the way.

Maximize Wall Space

Screw drivers and wrenches in different sizes hang on the garage wall, making it easy to find the right tool quickly. This smart storage solution also eliminates "lost" tools that often stay hidden when placed in the back of drawers.

Painting Project Essentials

Plastic gloves, paint brushes, paint cans and spray paint are stored together, ready for the next home improvement project.

Clever Drawers

Mesh drawers on a track system make it easy to identify and access items like batteries, flashlights, pet supplies or paper towels quickly. The ventilated drawers also prevent dirt and dust from collecting.

Grab-and-Go

Designating areas for storing like items together helps eliminate wasting time looking for missing items. Utilizing storage tools like drawers and hooks also keeps counters clean for hobbies and home and garden projects.

Garden Essentials

Gloves, clay and galvanized plant pots, seeds and tools grouped together keep gardening essentials in a designated space, so the items can be returned to the same location and ready for the next trip outside.

Storing Small Items

Hooks on the wall as well as baskets and bins on shelves makes it easy to organize and keep track of smaller items that otherwise scatter and take up space on the counters.