HGTV Dream Home 2015: Storage and Organization

HGTV Dream Home 2015 is packed with plenty of storage, from walk-in closets to a spacious garage. Get ideas and inspiration from the experts.
Commissioned Photographer

Commissioned Photographer

HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA. Hanging bar in closet next to master bedroom.

By: Peter Walsh
Related To:

HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA. Closet next to master bedroom.

HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA. Closet next to master bedroom.

The Dream Home was built for year round living so there is plenty of room to store the essentials needed for a family. Each of the bedrooms have oversized walk-in closets for year round wardrobes, says lead architect, Patrick Ahearn.

Most homebuyers today, expect walk-in closets in new construction or renovated properties and this house doesn't disappoint. For example, in the master bedroom, a large closet for clothes and accessories a joins a separate dressing room to keep the main sleeping area free of clutter.

Floor Plan Photos

See All Photos

Shop Related Products

If the owners decide to rent out the house to tenants, Ahearn explains, one of the closets can be locked to store their personal property while the other can remain free for the tenants use. All of the closets are outfitted with custom closet systems to maximize the space and keep clothes, shoes and accessories neat and organized.

The bathrooms all have cabinetry to hold bathing and grooming essentials and separate linen closets to hold sheets and towels for each of the en suites. A large laundry room boasts not only the side-by-side front loading washer and dryer but includes a countertop and cabinets overhead for storing detergents and cleaning supplies.

Related To:

View of great room fireplace in the HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA

View of great room fireplace in the HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA

In the kitchen, the perimeter walls are lined with closed cabinets and drawers for cooking and dining needs. The kitchen island was built over more cabinets and a nearby countertop near the door leading to the back patio, houses even more storage space for grilling supplies and outdoor utensils.

In the great room, built-in shelves for books and collectibles, flank the gas fireplace and more built-in shelves flank the front door inside next to a pair of window seats.

140825_HGREMODELS_DH2015_0030_s3x4

140825_HGREMODELS_DH2015_0030_s3x4

View of great room and fireplace in the HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA

In the garage, a separate room was built to house the trash and recycling bins. "This room could also serve as a room for bulk storage for beach gear," says Ahearn. The one-car garage was designed to be big enough to hold bikes with racks mounted on the back wall, kayaks to use in the warmer months, and tools for gardening or home repairs.

To keep costs down, the house sits on a crawl space rather than a full-basement except for the area under the kitchen and master bedroom. Here, a stand-up basement with an outside bulkhead entrance allows access to the HVAC systems, saving even more space inside the main house.

Keep Reading

Next Up

HGTV Dream Home 2015: Building Challenges and Solutions

Meet the challenges posed by time restrictions, island accessibility and design style.

HGTV Dream Home 2015: Building Best Practices and Materials

Learn about time-tested materials that have withstood weather conditions, unique to the storm-battered island of Martha's Vineyard.

Outdoor Spaces at HGTV Dream Home 2015

Designed to take advantage of the Martha's Vineyard location, this landscape is a mix of evergreens and flowering plants.

Architectural Details at HGTV Dream Home 2015

Explore Cape Cod-style details and get design inspiration from HGTV Dream Home 2015.

Shoe Storage and Organization Ideas

Get to know the best options for storing and organizing your shoes.

Optimize Your Bathroom Storage

Get expert storage tips for organizing your cabinets, drawers and linen closet.

Create a Household Storage System

Conquer clutter by establishing a housekeeping system to sort through your possessions.

Broom and Utility Closet Organization

A utility closet might be one of the more industrial spaces in the home, but that doesn't mean that it should be left unorganized. Learn what storage solutions work best for your space and budget.

Maximum Home Value Kitchen Projects: Storage, Organization and Shelving

A clutter-free kitchen is a valuable one, so keep counters clear and find smart ways to increase your storage space. Here, get ideas and tips.

Wire Closet Shelving and Organization Systems

These affordable, easy-to-find systems let you declutter your closet once and for all.

Our Most Popular Photos

These pictures have made quite a splash — see what everyone's talking about!

Luxury Home Giveaways

HGTV Smart Home

A Tudor-style home located in Nashville, Tennessee

DIY Network Blog Cabin

A rebuilt 1920s lakeside house in Winter Haven, Florida

HGTV Urban Oasis

An approximately 2,000-square-foot residence in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia