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5 Fun and Functional Ideas

May 20, 2021

Maximize Your Space and Make it Unique and Beautiful

Recently, Nor-Son Custom Builders was interviewed by Minnesota Home Magazine about fun and functional ideas for not only maximizing your space, but enjoying backyard living and making a great first impression. We’d like to share 5 additional spaces to spark some inspiration for your next building or remodeling project.

1. Maximized Mudroom

Maximize your mudroom with peg boards, hooks and lots of storage. A sink is perfect for cleaning up messes and an adorned floor of mosaic tile adds distinctive interest.

2. Pet Perks

Give your loving pet a space of their own, and peace of mind for you when your neighbor unexpectedly drops in. Pet beds are concealed within custom cabinetry which also serves as their home when you need to run an errand. Keep them safe and cozy. Make pet-cleaning easy with a custom pet shower either in the mudroom or in the garage.

3. Built-In Bunks

Built-in bunks are especially popular in second homes throughout the lakes area. Grandchildren are always welcome and love a special spot to hang out and sleep. Add sliding barn doors and you have the perfect place for reading or nap time.

4. Loveable Laundry

We all spend so much time doing laundry so why not make it a functional, yet pretty space? Add a large island for folding clothes and doubles as a craft area . Playful wallpaper or artwork can liven up the space. And don’t forget storage. Floating shelves, baskets and drawers. Perfect for keeping this space neat and tidy.

5. Hallway Hub

A picture wall is beautiful and practical for a long hallway, but here is a great idea if you have book lovers in your home. Custom built-in shelving becomes a library without adding space. A cozy custom built-in chair or reading nook with soft cushion becomes a perfect place for relaxed reading.