Creative Solution for a Kid's Bathroom

Let's face it, kids have a notorious problem: they're short. But they usually don't stay short for too long. So if you build a bathroom cabinet for a kid at their current height, then it's too short when they get big. If you build it for their future height, then you're dealing with step stools cluttering the floor.

One of the benefits of custom cabinetry is we can build it any way we like. One of the tricks up our sleeves is to utilize the space under the sink. If you plan the plumbing properly, you can use the space below the sink as a hidden drawer, or, in this case, a built-in step stool.

Once the kid grows out of his or her inconvenient shortness, simply convert the step stool to a drawer, and you have very clever storage. ;)

Master Bath Cabinet in Alder with Louvered Doors

I love white cabinets and pale palettes that let the bits of color really stand out, but there is a time and place for a beautiful inset face frame stained wood cabinet. And this bathroom is both the time and the place.

The beautiful face frame and understated door and drawer hardware just let the natural beauty of the alder wood shine out. Alder is often called the "poor man's cherry", but there is nothing impoverished about this rich brown color.

The understated bun feet complete this look. Stunning.