Creative Ideas for Storage in Small Spaces… Space, you either have it or you don’t. Whether it’s a room or an entire home that doesn’t have much storage, there are always things you can do. Sometimes you need to think outside the box to get things done, and storage solutions are no exception.
Take Advantage of Wall Space
If you are short on closets and attic space, your walls are your next go-to. If your home office is starting to look more like a paper mill than an office, think about hanging a few shelves. Buy some fun looking paper boxes, and you got yourself a great looking office that is organize.
Storage Ideas Under Your Bed
Besides collecting dust bunnies, what else are you storing under your bed? The space is there for the taking. No matter the size of your home, if there is a bed, you have room to store things. There are plenty of ways to do this, find storage bins that roll easily under the bed, decorative baskets or even built in to your bed frame, there are plenty of ways to take advantage.
Turn a Bookcase into a ‘Secret’ Closet
If you are really tight on space, think about turning a bookshelf into a new closet. How would you do that? Buy a window treatment or decorative sheet, and hang over the shelf. Voila, you have yourself “hidden” storage, and an accent of color in your room.
If you don’t have much wall space, the next best bet is to get your furniture playing double roles. Bunk beds are perfect for double duty.
There are plenty of chic ottomans to chose from that also double as a storage unit. What about your coffee table? There are also great choices when it comes to extra storage under the table.
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Storage Ideas – Decorative Storage Bins
Long gone are the days of ugly, bulky plastic storage bins. There are now many options, and most allow you to store things out “in the open.” Whether you want to stack decorative baskets under your coffee table, or stack cloth bins in your laundry room, storage bins have gotten a major upgrade.
Tackle Underneath the Kitchen Sink
The more organized you are, the more space you inherit. How many cleaning supplies and dish soap products do you have under your sink? You could invest in a two-tier wire rollout rack as seen in the picture here. This will free up your kitchen sink for more space, and hopefully make it easier to find things.
In the end the choice comes down to creativity. A bookshelf might not just be for books, the wall can double as a handy place to store things and your bed is there for more than just sleep.
[note color=”#F8F8f8″]Guest Post by Miguel Salcido (TheHouseDesigners.com), an avid blogger, father of 2, and recent proud homeowner. He loves studying architecture, small house plans, home design and plans to one day buy a custom house plan to build his dream home.[/note]