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See how basic kitchen cabinets create fun and functional storage in two kids' rooms.
Create a dresser and toy chest from base cabinets intended for use in the kitchen. Make the unit look as if it were made for the bedroom by choosing pullout baskets, see-through fronts, and open shelving. Here, fruit and veggie bins offer see-through storage for toys and linens.
Corral pint-size clothing in cabinets, which are the perfect height and width for these items. Changing the cabinet hardware also makes these cabinets bedroom-worthy.
A clever kitchen island turns into a portable changing dresser. The countertop is the ideal width for a changing table, and the doors keep the diapers and other supplies out of sight.
This ultimate kid's room features a twin bed custom-built to tuck in under a bank of windows, leaving more floor space for play. Basic home-center cabinets (embellished with turquoise ceramic knobs) surround the twin bed as built-in dressers.
A wide underbed drawer holds toys now but can be outfitted with a mattress for sleepovers later.
Inside the closet, color-coded fabric-lined wire baskets include labels to encourage young ones to learn organization.
Colorful, inexpensive plastic bins and wide drawers help keep items organized. See-through cabinet doors make it easy to put things away in the right place.