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10 Uses for Kitchen Cabinets Outside of the Kitchen


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Walk-in Closet Solution
Add extra shelves to your cabinet to customize it for whatever you need to store. (Making those shelves removable will require more effort, but will probably pay off in the long run.)
Add extra shelves to your cabinet to customize it for whatever you need to store. (Making those shelves removable will require more effort, but will probably pay off in the long run.)
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If your walk-in closet has gone from gorgeous to overcrowded, it's time for a new approach. You could start by installing a few well-proportioned kitchen cabinets in the walls or on the floor -- they'll have built-in features that will help keep your clothing and accessories organized. A floor cupboard with pullout drawers or shelves is perfect for keeping everything from sweaters to shoes out of the way but within easy reach, and you can add decorative containers to keep jewelry and scarves at your fingertips, too.

Need a place to corral tall boots and tote bags? Remove a wall cabinet's doors, place it on its side and -- voila! -- ideal organization for your stylish collection. And, because most walk-in closets are near a bathroom (and thus a water source), you could add a coffee machine or even plumb a water line to a base cabinet and create a coffee bar, the best weekday morning accessory of all [source: Better Homes and Gardens].


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