Redefining the Ordinary: In & Out Box

We don’t believe in the “because it’s always been done that way” mentality. In fact, we actively reject it—our entirely updated In & Out Box is the perfect indication of that.

While other manufacturers carry on with their tired designs, we designed something truly innovative that will turn an entire product category on its head. Through in-depth product and market research, an iterative spirit, and an eye for improvement in every detail, we set the standard for a functional, fashionable, and profitable inside & out home storage product.

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The Storage Bin You Knew, Reinvented

Before Kreate, the go-to storage bin hadn’t been designed to seamlessly serve the inside and the outside. Many assumed it didn’t need to be. We see an opportunity to not just improve the product exponentially but grab hold of the entire market.

We employed our hallmark Kreative process, analyzing the landscape and existing products to create a version that solved all the old problems—adding features like an aesthetically pleasing in-mold wood grain or wicker finish, UV and weather resistance, slightly domed lid with water runoff channels and more—capitalizing on new opportunities for category growth.

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Capture the Market—and Quick

An innovative and entirely new product never seen before the In & Out Box is a category crusher, a market disruptor and a destination item that can only be found at Lowe’s. The In & Out Box will generate entirely new streams of revenue simply because there is nothing else like it.

The Problem

The Storage Bin Before Kreate

Aesthetically unappealing and homogenous design, black and yellow everywhere, no differentiation, no UV stabilizer, water retention, certainly not something you would be proud to showcase in a nice home setting: these have been the hallmarks of the typical storage bin. Such shortfalls have no place inside (or outside) the modern home.

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The Solution

The Storage Bin After Kreate

Starting from the ground up, Kreate deconstructed the conventional storage bin to reimagine it, keeping its basic form while fundamentally altering its features. After comprehensive market research, testing, and multiple rounds of prototyping, we landed on a design and manufacturing process that is primed for exponential growth and rapid consumer adoption.

The Process

How We Kreate


It Starts With Research

Like all of our projects, our In & Out Box undertaking began with competitor shopping and marketplace analysis. After poring over customer reviews, dissecting sales data, and reverse-engineering some of the industry’s best-selling designs, we developed the foundation that would eventually become the In & Out Box. We also did a deep dive into pricing, determining production and wholesale costs to deliver the best possible value.

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The Vision Takes Shape

With an extensive understanding of the problems at hand, product development began in earnest. Our team of experienced engineers set out to shape the perfect product, where we will work with our retail partner every step of the way to guarantee cohesion and compliance with market standards.

With advanced 3D modeling and state-of-the-art 3D printers we bring the design to life through our rapid prototyping process.

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Prototyping & Testing

Iterating Ideas

We started bringing our innovative models into the physical world. Using 3D printing to produce high-quality prototypes, we gather valuable feedback through tests and client trials. After multiple different iterations, our teams settled on a sophisticated design that is aesthetically pleasing and constructed for indoor or outdoor use.

Tooling & Manufacturing

Bringing the Design to Life

After final design, we move to procurement and logistics. After acquiring and forming the necessary components, our team will prepare our on-site injection molding machinery for production. With an equal focus on part durability and cost-consciousness, we will optimize the tooling and manufacturing process for the new-and-improved In & Out Box.

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Warehouse Mockup

Showcasing the Possibilities

While most designs and production companies hand off the project at this point, Kreate goes one step further, showing how your products might look on the sales floor. We will assist in drafting a package design, branding, and creating mock signage to provide a tangible example of just how good the product could look in the “real world”.

The Outcome

The Project’s Impact

By taking a seemingly settled product design and reimagining it, we create a product poised to upend the market thanks to its durability, indoor/outdoor use cases, and design forward appeal.

With an aesthetically pleasing finish, weather resistant features, stacking/nesting and a focus on both indoor and outdoor use, our new-and-improved In & Out Box design will become a category-defining product.

We are fully prepared for a nationwide rollout or product testing in select stores, where we believe the In & Out Box will realize such impressive product velocity that it will ultimately lead to quickly stocking multiple sizes in all locations— truly capturing the untapped market.

Taking You From Prototype to Product Launch

With a focus on innovative ideas, feasible pathways to realize them, and end-to-end sustainability, we help transform your early-stage concepts into shelf-ready offerings. When you partner with Kreate, you don’t just develop a product—you can position yourself as the standard and capture a market.

Transforming Ideas into Innovations

Whether you have an inkling of an idea or a concept for a completed product, our veteran team of project managers, engineers, and branding experts can help bring it to life using quality, sustainably-molded plastic.

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