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Top 100 Customization Trends in 2016

From Personal 3D Printed Jewelry to Wall Mounted Furniture

— January 30, 2017 — Art & Design
Whether they are for aesthetic purposes or practical ones, these 2016 customization trends are not something to be looked over. These trends are indicative of consumer needs and desires in a highly personal way, making them crucial in understanding how different demographics work. Some of the more prominent trends come in the form of 3D technology used for customization purposes, and functional customization that eases people's lives.

One particular example of the former is the 'Love and Robots' jewelry service. The company offers 3D jewelry that can be customized based on the weather of any location in the world, at any time – giving it the potential to be highly personal. This service incorporates tech to cater to consumers seeking to customize the process of expressing sentiment to their loved ones.

Customization can also be used to cater to demographics who require practical items, with an example being the 'From 2D to 3D' furniture created by Jongha Choi. These items are perfect for people who live in small spaces, as they can be converted into seats and tables, and then folded and placed on walls as art to optimize the surrounding space. This trend is a reactionary response to the rise of micro-living lifestyles, and the need for people to adjust their lifestyles to fit these smaller spaces – with home customization playing a key role in this process.

Trend Hunter's 2017 Trend Report reveals a variety of innovations in how to directly appeal to consumers in ways that are streamlined and influential.
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Activity
Freshness
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Smooth 3D-Printing Services
Smooth 3D-Printing Services
Sculpteo's New 3D-Printing Services Results In More Polished Finishes
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99
3D Printing Art Devices
3D Printing Art Devices
This 3D Printing Device Makes The Technology Easy to Use for Anyone
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98
Social Commentating Figurines
Social Commentating Figurines
These Topical Miniature Art Scenes Depict Themes of Power & Identity
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97
Customizable Masculine Timepieces
Customizable Masculine Timepieces
The BOW & STERN Customized Watches are Guaranteed for Life
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96
Multi-Colored LED Clocks
Multi-Colored LED Clocks
The MagicTime Clock Can Be Programmed to Change According to Mood
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95
Custom Furniture Winches
Custom Furniture Winches
The 'MINIWINCH' Door Opening System Makes Cabinets More Streamlined
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94
3D Printing Architecture Pens
3D Printing Architecture Pens
This 3D Printing Pen Designs Hand-Drawn Architectural Structures
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93
Leather Lace Tassels
Leather Lace Tassels
Takafumi Arai's Sneaker Accessories Offer Instant Shoe Customization
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92
Upgradeable Mini PCs
Upgradeable Mini PCs
The MSI 'Cubi 2' Windows Mini PC Can be Upgraded Easily by Users
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91
Smart Christmas Lights
Smart Christmas Lights
These Lights Allow Homeowners to Customize Their Holiday Displays
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90
Bespoke Luxury Shoe Services
Bespoke Luxury Shoe Services
'Harperwoods' Gives Consumers the Chance to Customize Their Shoes
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89
Custom Sneaker Platforms
Custom Sneaker Platforms
Idxshoes Allows You to Upload Any Art on Your Sneakers
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88
Wall Mountable Furniture Pieces
Wall Mountable Furniture Pieces
These Foldable Seats Can Mount onto Walls When Not Being Used
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87
Paper Terrarium Lamps
Paper Terrarium Lamps
Stephanie Hare's Lamps Can Be Transformed into Terrariums
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86
Augmented Reality Decor Apps
Augmented Reality Decor Apps
The Ikea Catalog App Helps You Visualize Your Home Decor Ideas
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85
Versatile Creative Pens
Versatile Creative Pens
This High-Quality Pen Can Hold Over 60 Refills to Be Used for Anything
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84
Modular Lounge Furniture
Modular Lounge Furniture
This Collection Has a Few That Pieces Can Be Combined and Customized
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83
Complex Crocheted Costumes
Complex Crocheted Costumes
This Convincing ET Costume Was Custom-Knitted in Just Four Days
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82
Customized Whiskey Sets
Customized Whiskey Sets
The Monogram Whiskey Decanter Set Can be Personalized with Initials
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81
Customizable Leaf Lamps
Customizable Leaf Lamps
The 'Area' Wall Lamp Light Provides a Touch of Nature-Inspired Light
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80
Mosaic Tile Homes
Mosaic Tile Homes
This Artsy Home is Completely Covered in Colorful Tiles
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79
LEGO Laptop Covers
LEGO Laptop Covers
'BrikBook' Allows People to Customize Their MacBooks With Legos
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78
Marketing Playing Cards
Marketing Playing Cards
These Facebook Playing Cards Reveal the Platform's Marketing Insights
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77
Personalized Energy Bars
Personalized Energy Bars
This Company Lets Customers Order Custom Energy Bars
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76
Customizable Board Games
Customizable Board Games
The Design and Material of This Game Can Be Chosen by the Purchaser
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75
Key Fob-Copying Kiosks
Key Fob-Copying Kiosks
KeyMe Now Offers to Copy Car Key Fobs for a Fraction of Dealer Costs
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74
Hybrid Step Stool Chairs
Hybrid Step Stool Chairs
The 'Chaool' is a Piece of Convertible Furniture for Modern Homes
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73
Customizable Fitness Leggings
Customizable Fitness Leggings
Alala's Captain Ankle Tight Has a Design That Can Be Tailored
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72
Pom-Pom Maker Toys
Pom-Pom Maker Toys
The PomPom Wow Helps Creatively Customize Personal Items
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71
Removable Table Legs
Removable Table Legs
These Versatile Table Legs Allow You to Build Your Own Table
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70
Handcrafted Bamboo Bikes
Handcrafted Bamboo Bikes
The 'Craft Bicycle' is Plant-Made and Eco-Friendly
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69
Modular Bar Carts
Modular Bar Carts
Usm Modular Furniture Has Created Limited Edition Bar Carts
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68
Pie Chart Cookie Packaging
Pie Chart Cookie Packaging
These Biscuit Boxes Show Ingredients Using Cookie-Made Pie Charts
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67
Artful Automotive Pop-Ups
Artful Automotive Pop-Ups
This Interactive Pop-Up Showcases the All-New Toyota C-HR
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66
Personalized Photo Cubes
Personalized Photo Cubes
These Customized Gift Boxes Offer a Personal Way to Give People Presents
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65
Flexible Shelving Systems
Flexible Shelving Systems
The Up the Wall Racks Let Consumers Customize the Configuration
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64
Personalized Bottle Labels
Personalized Bottle Labels
Etched Drinks Simplifies the Creation of On-Demand Custom Bottle Labels
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63
Upscale Barn Condominiums
Upscale Barn Condominiums
Morton Buildings Transforms an Old Barn into a Luxury Condominium
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62
Edible Chocolate Love Notes
Edible Chocolate Love Notes
This Company Creates Handwritten Notes Out of Chocolate Stationary
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61
Multi-Combination Wall Tiles
Multi-Combination Wall Tiles
The 'AURORA' Wall Pattern Tile Can be Oriented in Many Different Ways
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60
DIY Pixelated Wall Artwork
DIY Pixelated Wall Artwork
Wallz Copenhagen Enables Custom Wall Art with Ease
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59
Flood-Proof Housing
Flood-Proof Housing
The 'Greenhouse That Grows Legs' is Designed to Prevent Water Damage
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58
Versatile Sofa Systems
Versatile Sofa Systems
'SISTEMA' Allows Buyers to Customize Virtually Everything
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57
3D-Printed Pinhole Cameras
3D-Printed Pinhole Cameras
This 3D-Printed Camera Brings a New Perspective to Old Photography
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56
Personalized LEGO Figurines
Personalized LEGO Figurines
These Framed LEGO Characters Match the Owner's Appearance
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55
Coloring Tape Rolls
Coloring Tape Rolls
This Washi Tape Design is Like a Coloring Book in Adhesive Roll Form
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54
Museum Lifestyle Shops
Museum Lifestyle Shops
This Singapore Museum Opened a Multipurpose Space Called 'Gallery & Co'
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53
Printed Heartbeat Rings
Printed Heartbeat Rings
The 'Crafted by My Heart' App Helps People Make Unique Jewelry Pieces
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52
Modular Flatpack Furniture Collections
Modular Flatpack Furniture Collections
The 'MOJUHLER' Furniture Systems Adapt to Different Needs
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51
Custom Sustainable Homes
Custom Sustainable Homes
These High-Speed Houses Encourage Sustainability in India
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50
Customizable Snack Deliveries
Customizable Snack Deliveries
This Service Lets Customers Hand-Pick Their Monthly Snack Deliveries
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49
Anime-Inspired Sneakers
Anime-Inspired Sneakers
'PokéID' Pairs Pokémon Characters with Personalized NIKEiD Shoes
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48
Geometrical Origami Decor
Geometrical Origami Decor
'Wood-Skin' can Fold into Limitless 3D Tiling Designs
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47
Upscale Cereal Bars
Upscale Cereal Bars
Kellogg's Recently Opened a Cafe That Serves Gourmet Cereal Bowls
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46
DIY Professional Drone Kits
DIY Professional Drone Kits
The FireClouds AirFrame Kit Comes with Everything to Make a Drone
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45
Communal Retail Shops
Communal Retail Shops
'Cornerstore' Houses Its Retail and Textile Production in One Space
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44
Mixed Media Photomontages
Mixed Media Photomontages
These Portraits by Veerle Symoens are Compiled from Magazine Clippings
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43
Hyper-Customized Perfumes
Hyper-Customized Perfumes
Unique Fragrance Allows Customers to Personalize a Perfume
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42
DIY Entertainment Systems
DIY Entertainment Systems
'PlayBox' is a 3D-Printed Device for Music, Radio, Videos and Gaming
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41
Cloud-Making Machines
Cloud-Making Machines
This Service Makes Customized Clouds for Various Outdoor Events
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40
Contorted Human Photography
Contorted Human Photography
The 'Hedonismo' Editorial is a Startling Perspective on Bodies
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39
Custom Tea Makers
Custom Tea Makers
Enfuse by Hussain Almossawi Encourages a Curated Drinking Experience
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38
Personalized Monster Planters
Personalized Monster Planters
Hobby Design Created These Customizable United Monster Planters
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37
3D Soundwave Jewelry
3D Soundwave Jewelry
These 3D-Printed Ring Jewelry Pieces are Generated by Voice
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36
Adjustable Home Furniture
Adjustable Home Furniture
This Transformable Furniture Can Adjust to The User's Needs
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35
Handcrafted Artisan Lollipops
Handcrafted Artisan Lollipops
This Fun Candy Features the Mona Lisa and Zombies
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34
Customizable Wood Storage Frames
Customizable Wood Storage Frames
The 'Dotdotdot.Frame' Modular Storage Furniture is Efficient
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33
Portable Egg Lights
Portable Egg Lights
This Handheld Lamp Called 'Eggie' is Water Resistant and Rechargeable
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32
Colorful Interactive Kindergartens
Colorful Interactive Kindergartens
This Interactive Building Facade Encourages Children to Play
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31
Experiential Wine-Making Shops
Experiential Wine-Making Shops
Toronto's Fermentations Helps Consumers DIY Their Favorite Drinks
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30
Portable Fire Pits
Portable Fire Pits
This Cube-Shaped Fire Basket is Made of Steel and is Completely Transportable
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29
Rusty Supercar Decals
Rusty Supercar Decals
This BMW i8 was Customized by MetroWrapz to Look Like a Rusty Car
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28
Open-Ended Cooking Utensils
Open-Ended Cooking Utensils
These Abstract Kitchen Tools Encourage Communal Cooking
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27
Oceanic Coffee Tables
Oceanic Coffee Tables
The LA Tables 'Lagoon Table' is Inspired by the Landscape of Saint Martin
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26
Make-Your-Own Smoothie Bars
Make-Your-Own Smoothie Bars
New York City's MIMO is a Place to Build Customized Blended Drinks
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25
Upwardly-Oriented Condos
Upwardly-Oriented Condos
The Domino Micro Loft Incorporates Upward Space for Comfy Living
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24
Inexpensive Standing Desks
Inexpensive Standing Desks
The 'Oristand' is a User-Friendly Standing Desk That is Also Affordable
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23
Handbag Personalization Kiosks
Handbag Personalization Kiosks
Coach Has Debuted a 'Craftsmanship Bar' Flagship Retail Concept
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22
Contemporary Custom Backpacks
Contemporary Custom Backpacks
The Phoresy Pack is Designed by Users via a Simple Online Interface
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21
Urban Co-Living Spaces
Urban Co-Living Spaces
Startup 'WeWork' is Testing a New York Co-Living Building Called 'WeLive'
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20
Personalized Fountain Pens
Personalized Fountain Pens
This Modern Fountain Pen Comes with a Portable Case
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19
Modular Self-Assembled Chairs
Modular Self-Assembled Chairs
Consumers Can Assemble 'SPYNTEX' in Infinite Variations
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18
Customizable 3D Printed Jewels
Customizable 3D Printed Jewels
This Jewelry Line is Created with Wind from Geographic Locations
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17
Multi-Functional Condo Furniture
Multi-Functional Condo Furniture
The 'CityHome' is Described as an "Apartment in a Box"
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16
Knit 3D-Printed Shoes
Knit 3D-Printed Shoes
JS Shoes Manufactures with 3D Printing and Automated Knitting Machines
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15
Minimalistic Bike Storage
Minimalistic Bike Storage
PARAX Designed a Simplistic Modern Bike Rack to Maximize Space
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14
Oceanic Floor Coverings
Oceanic Floor Coverings
These Realistic-Looking Ocean-Themed Epoxy Floor Coverings are Captivating
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13
Multifunctional Attic Apartments
Multifunctional Attic Apartments
This Cozy Micro-Apartment Attic Uses Space Efficiently
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12
Removable Accent Wall Planks
Removable Accent Wall Planks
The 'Artis Wall' Wall Planks Create a Rustic Accent Wall in a Snap
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11
Transformative Luxury Bags
Transformative Luxury Bags
These Customizable Bags Can Be Shaped into Different Styles
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10
Modular Customization Bookshelves
Modular Customization Bookshelves
The Köllen Bookshelf Furniture Can be Shifted to Suit Needs
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9
Space-Saving Inflatable Bathtubs
Space-Saving Inflatable Bathtubs
This Tub Was Designed to Accommodate Growing Populations
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8
Luxury Clothing Customizations
Luxury Clothing Customizations
Gucci is Allowing Consumers to Do DIY Modifications In-Store
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7
Interchangeable Design Sandals
Interchangeable Design Sandals
The 'Dooq' Women's Sandals Focus on One Sole with Multiple Styles
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6
Bunkbed Seating Solutions
Bunkbed Seating Solutions
The 'Slumbersofa Duo' Sofa Bed Couch Transforms into Bedroom Furniture
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5
Photo-Finished Cube Furniture
Photo-Finished Cube Furniture
This Coated Foam Furniture Boasts Real-Life Images on its Designs
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4
Boutique Boxing Gyms
Boutique Boxing Gyms
'Shadowbox' in New York City Boasts a Rustic and Upscale Aesthetic
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3
Converted Sprinter Vans
Converted Sprinter Vans
Filmmaker Cyrus Sutton Shows How He Lives on the Road in His Converted Van
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2
Multi-Purpose Cutting Boards
Multi-Purpose Cutting Boards
These Tools Function as Wood Cutting Boards, Serving Trays or Trivets
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1
Hidden Kitchen Storage Solutions
Hidden Kitchen Storage Solutions
The 'Cabinet Plus' System Makes Use of Waste Storage Space
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