The lack of storage space in most homes is a common problem. It is possible to uncover more storage space out of thin air in every room in your house. You'll be inspired when you see the following ways to conceal your stuff.
Here are 12 ways to find space in places you never thought of before so you can start to live clutter-free.
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A Secret Closet
Atlanta based interior designer, Tim Green has an ingenious idea for hiding bulky items like luggage and boxes. Behind these built-in bookshelves is a secret closet that opens up and stores big items out of sight.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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A Hidden Spice Rack
Kitchens can quickly get cluttered. But cabinetry designer, Christopher Peacock crafted a solution. His excellent trick keeps countertops orderly. This backsplash slides back to reveal a hidden spice rack.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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A Garage Lined With Shelves
Reclaim the space in your garage to store your vehicle by taking advantage of the walls. Blogger Miguel Suro of The Rich Miser installed inexpensive, but durable shelving across one entire wall of the garage. He outfitted shelves with bins to keep everything in place. One trip to a home improvement store resulted in a neat, organized garage.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Built-in Bunk Bed Storage
A bedroom shared by two boys has innovative storage tucked into all corners of the bunk beds. The bedroom designed by Christopher Peacock includes concealed storage solutions in every inch. Three drawers are built into the bottom bunk. Vertical cubbies are built into the foot of each bed for each boy's items.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Hidden Electronic Devices
Unsightly cords and cables for charging phones and tablets were a pet peeve in the home of April Lee of Love Our Real Life. Her solution? Refinish a vintage cabinet so all the charging can be done behind closed doors. The cabinet is spacious inside so there's no chance of tangled wires and cords.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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No More Junk Drawer
What was once a less-than-functional junk drawer stuffed with unused items is now a customized spice drawer. This custom-built kitchen by Christopher Peacock features a convenient spice rack that makes cooking easier now that every spice has its place.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Breakfast Nook Storage
Kelly Harmer of Oh So Kel created loads of hidden storage in her kitchen's banquette seating area. The nook is brimming with built-in storage solutions including the hinged bench seats that lift for deep storage. The doors slide back on the cabinet to reveal a secret coffee bar with a coffee-making machine, pods, and drinkware.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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A Loaded Kitchen Wall
DIY bloggers at Chris Loves Julia kept organization at the top of their minds when revamping a small kitchen. They dedicated an entire wall to concealed storage complete with drawers and doors. Inside the storage compartments, the couple added another layer of organization by optimizing the space with baskets, bins, jars, turntables, and stepped stands for smaller items such as spices.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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A Staircase of Storage
Put your staircase to work with hidden storage. The design team at BUJ+COLÓN Arquitectos did just that with smartly placed cubbies and cabinets. The entire staircase system is modular, making it easy to reconfigure.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Storage Under the Bed
A lack of storage space here is solved with a simple solution. The design team at R3 Architetti eliminated the need for a bedroom dresser by placing customized rolling drawers under the built-in bed frame.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Hide a Large Appliance
Appliances of all sizes can create visual clutter. Oh So Kel blogger Kelly Harmer's cooking space solves the problem with a creative hack for a laundry room. Her kitchen island is configured to conceal her washing machine.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Double-Duty Book Storage
The risers are eliminated from these platform stairs to work double-duty as book storage, thanks to the clever designers at Zminkowska De Boise Architects. Additionally, the concept of horizontal book storage means the walls will stay clutter-free and the books easy to access from their lowered position near the floor.