Adopt a smart strategy for storage: "I like to keep plates and glasses in the dining room for easy access," says Susan. "But that means it all has to look good." In addition to painting her hutches with Behr's Pier and replacing the glass panels with chicken wire, she devised a way to conceal clutter by staple-gunning drop cloth inside the lower doors. "The material is cheap," she admits. "Plus, once you wash it, the coarse cotton drapes beautifully."