Bob's Tip of the Day: Rafters and exposed floor joists are especially good for storing long, skinny items like scrap lumber, skis, or drapery rods. For those, you just need to screw in a few hooks to hold the items, or screw in a few cross-pieces. For heavier items, you may need to screw in a more substantial plywood bottom. Be sure to protect your stored items from dust or moisture by keeping them wrapped in plastic or old sheets.
Modern, Yet Cozy "The attitude of the library is modern, but it's cozy and warm — almost womblike," architect David Mann says of this space in a New York City apartment. Walls are painted Ralph Lauren Orion Grey. Mix Table lamp from Luceplan.