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What are some under-sink pull-out storage options?

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Under-sink pull-out storage options include pull-out step stools for children, built-in cabinets, floating vanities and open shelving. Some designers build or convert specialized pieces of furniture with pull-out shelving, matching an appropriate vessel sink to complete the look.

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Children may find it difficult to reach a sink with a high clearance, making the addition of a pull-out step stool an advantageous option. In this case, the location of the pull-out step stool affects how much more storage can be added alongside. Built-in cabinets can be outfitted with electrical outlets and docking stations for electronic devices, offering greater utility.

Floating vanities combine under-sink pull out storage with an empty space between the vanity and the floor. The benefit of this design is easier cleaning and an interior space that appears larger than it is. Some designers combine pull-out shelving with open shelving for a commercial spa appeal.

When converting or building specialized furniture, the use of a vessel sink helps to make the job easier by eliminating the need to run more piping than strictly necessary through the vanity. It also increases the amount of storage space by keeping the sink basin suspended above the surface of the table or cabinet. Wall-mounted sink fixture hardware also helps achieve this goal.

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