Room by Chris Remson, Block Construction and Dee Keller. Photo by Melissa Oivanki.

From the February issue: When form meets function

Even the humblest of homes can become to their owners a castle, filled with welcoming family rooms, fragrant kitchens and comfortable beds. But no castle is complete without its dungeons, those rooms behind closed doors in the darker corners relegated to shirt-strewn laundry rooms, bursting closets and cluttered pantries. Not necessarily ugly places, but not showstoppers, either. At least, that’s what we’re supposed to think.

Our article from the February issue, however, provides evidence to the contrary, showcasing local homes that turn household workspaces into works of art. From innovative new appliances to sophisticated storage, these private rooms deserve to be appreciated.

Inside, a laundry room becomes a full-service prep space, a walk-in closet becomes a boutique, and a pantry ditches its door for a freshly painted new look. And that’s just a preview.

To see more photos of Baton Rouge’s most stylish utilitarian spaces, check out our article from the February issue, available on newsstands now.