There's no denying that we love closets with custom-built storage, but we're equally drawn to DIY solutions. Here's a closet that exemplifies the latter: well-thought-out and designed on a shoestring, but with style in mind.
The perfect summer chaser: Brew master Sam Calagione's new boutique motel is set on the harbor in Lewes, Delaware, not far from beaches, pretty coastal towns, and his own Dogfish Head brewpub. The inn's well-detailed design is the work of Studio Tack, a Brooklyn team with Ace Hotel creds.
Spatial efficiency down to the last detail—that's the way we like it. Here are five stackable bowls that will save you kitchen storage space. Look carefully: Some of these designs even have other uses.
Novelist J. Wes Yoder parked a 1962 Shasta camper in his Nashville yard—and then he transformed the canned-ham design into a rustic guest compound, compact kitchen and bathhouse included. It's available for $95 a night on Airbnb.
It's everyone's fantasy (well, at least it's mine): Buy a piece of land in the mountains, by the sea, or near a lake and build a small cabin. Even better, create the cabin from reasonably priced modular units by a Danish architect.
My kids' bathroom is short on storage space, especially around the tub and shower. Where to stash clean washcloths and bottles of shampoo (my teens, it turns out, need a different shampoo for every occasion)? I found the answer at a marine supply store.