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Design Spotlight: Storage Solutions by Richard Laughlin

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Design Spotlight: Storage Solutions by Richard Laughlin

From a space to stow the Christmas tree to an island with cookbooks

By By Mike Beirne, Senior Editor February 1, 2019
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This article first appeared in the CB Winter 2018 issue of Custom Builder.


Richard Laughlin, Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Fredericksburg, Texas

Specific storage requirements need custom solutions to make effective use of space and features. These designs provide our clients with elegant, practical solutions to meet their particular needs.


(Photos: Blake Mistich Photography)

 This 4-by-9-foot closet is perfect for storing Christmas wreaths and a Christmas tree with all of its trimmings. No need to disassemble after the holidays; next Christmas, simply slide the tree to its designated spot and you’re ready. 



With the goal of providing a visually pleasing way to store and display the homeowner’s 1,000-bottle wine collection, the glass walls of this wine room create a spacious feel and add depth and interest. The wet bar offers a relaxing area for entertaining.



Located directly off the kitchen, the open butler’s pantry features ample storage and practical functionality for accessing recipes from favorite cookbooks. A sink and state-of-the-art appliances provide for easy cleanup.

View more Storage Solutions by John Cronin and Rodger Owen

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2019 version of Custom Builder. See the print version here.

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