|1. Add outlets to drawers to keep clutter off of the table top.|
|11. Buy a toilet seat where everyone can have their own tab.|
|16. Install your outlets underneath your cabinets so you don’t ruin your backsplash.|
|20. Instead of bunk beds, install classy murphy beds for your kids.|
Okay. To be fair, there are some viable design solutions in the post as well.
A sun tunnel for dark rooms? So cool. Stainless steel contact paper for appliances? I had no idea this even existed.
I can't help thinking, though, that a lot of these solutions are for very Type A people who can't stand clutter and probably don't need anyone to tell them to put away what they don't want to see.
A good design – vs a clever design – takes into account the context and circumstances in which it will be used. If you want to design your home to meet your needs, be honest about what you need and what design can do to make your life easier or address the things that drive you crazy. If you hate outlets and cords, find a way to cover them or hide them in a wall. If you hate clutter in your child's room, find better storage solutions so you can quickly toss their toys in a bin or a closet. Or it's time to simply accept that you have a child. Kids are messy.
And, finally – if you are so worried about your family's germs getting on your bum – well, chances are your problem is bigger than your toilet seat.
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