Bright Ideas | September 6, 2019

Cabinets In Any Room

Who said cabinetry is limited to the kitchen? Whether you’re looking for alternative methods to storing household items, or you want a unique style in your home, cabinets can be an attractive and functional feature in a myriad of rooms. Read on to find out how you can effectively take advantage of their versatility. 

Sofa Table

If you have a couch in your living room, you ought to have a coffee table nearby, right? Don’t restrain your creativity: consider affixing cabinets together and creating a multipurpose table. This new creation can store knick-knacks while simultaneously serving as a traditional table. 

Treasure Chest

This option is ideal for people with children; if your kids have a surplus of toys, consider transforming an old cabinet into a treasure chest. Here, upper kitchen cabinets will work best since they have a base, whereas floor cabinets don’t. Floor cabinets are also more difficult to repurpose. Feel free to paint the chest and use the now empty wall space for an exquisite piece of art. 

Laundry Room

If your laundry room is plagued by piles of dirty clothes and detergent bottles, this idea is for you. Install cabinets above the washer and dryer to keep your laundry materials organized and out of sight from guests. Laundry room cabinets can help keep this space from feeling cramped or cluttered. 

Garage Junk Storage

The garage is notoriously known for housing lesser-used items. For this tip, consider repurposing an underused kitchen cabinet for extra garage storage. This allows you to use either an upper or lower cabinet. Free up house space by adding shelves or containers to keep all your tools more organized. 

Closet Organizer

If your closet is consistently overcrowded with shoes and clothing, a cabinet may be the right solution. You can install kitchen cabinets on the closet’s wall or floor, and you can create shelves to stack piles of shirts or running shoes. Additionally, try removing the cabinet door, attaching it to a different wall in your closet, and utilizing the handle as a purse-holder. Keep all of your closet items organized with a multi-functional kitchen cabinet!


There are countless ways to repurpose a kitchen cabinet in your home, but the options listed above are our favorites. Whether it’s for storage or decoration, you can avoid wasting old cabinets by finding an alternative function for them. Get your creative juices flowing and start repurposing!

Wood shaped by our craftsmanship at Chaska Cabinetry And Millwork turns rooms from average to extraordinary and is built to last for generations. With combinedexperience of over 75 years, we can give architects, builders and homeowners the piece of mind that their designs will be executed perfectly. If you are in the Chaska, Minnesota area and are interested in a custom cabinetry or millwork project for your home, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you and making your dream project a reality.

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