We doubt if many people have uttered the phrase, "I have more than enough room at home for all my stuff." Seriously, the lack of storage space in most abodes is a common problem that most of us face from time to time — no matter how neat you are. And sadly, it is not a big secret that the essential ingredients for having a well-organized and tidy place are closets, cabinets, and other solutions that keep our gear hidden. What to do? The good news is, it possible to whip up more storage space seemingly from thin air. The following ideas share ways to conceal your things, so vertical surfaces like floors and countertops remain clutter-free.
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Secret Closet Hidden Behind a Built-in Bookcase
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 keeps stuff out of sight.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Secret Spice Rack Behind a Backsplash
Kitchens are one of those spaces in a home that can quickly get cluttered. Cabinetry designer, Christopher Peacock has an excellent trick for keeping countertops orderly. Behind this gorgeous sliding marble backsplash is a hidden spice rack.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Get the Junk in Your Garage Beautifully Organized
Many garages often become a haven of junk. But if you are looking to reclaim that space for your vehicle, behold this idea from Miguel Suro, the blogger who pens, The Rich Miser. He got things under control using inexpensive shelving and storage boxes from a local big box store. He says the result is a garage that looks neat, organized, and even more welcoming.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Bunk Beds With Built-in Storage for Two
Space can get really get tight in shared spaces like this bedroom created for two boys by Christopher Peacock. The bunk beds are tricked out with several different concealed storage solutions. Underneath the bottom bunk, you will find three handy drawers. At the foot of both beds are vertical cubbies.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Vintage Cabinet Modified to Hide Electronic Devices
Unsightly phone and tablet cords are a huge pet peeve for most people. Luckily, blogger April Lee from Love Our Real Life has an attractive solution for her home. Charging electronic devices are placed out of view in this refinished vintage cabinet. It was a yard sale find she updated with chalk paint.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Take the Junk Out of Your Kitchen Junk Drawer
If your kitchen junk drawer is literally filled with stuff you never use, consider putting it to good use. This custom-built kitchen by Christopher Peacock features a convenient spice rack. What we love best about this idea it makes seeing what you have on hand incredibly easy.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Banquette Seating Area Brimming With Storage
Kelly Harmer, the insanely stylish lifestyle blogger behind, Oh So Kel, created this outstanding banquette seating area in her kitchen so she could convert her dining room into a family room. The nook is brimming with built-in storage solutions inside both the benches and cabinets. We adore the secret coffee cupboard, which includes a machine, pods, and glasses — not to mention a USB port for phone charging.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Kitchen Wall Loaded With Practical Storage Solutions
DIY bloggers, Chris Loves Julia, kept organization top of mind when revamping their kitchen. Besides having nearly an entire wall dedicated to concealed storage, the couple further optimized their cabinets with baskets, bins, jars, turntables, and layering stands. They also kept similar items together, for example, baking ingredients, which makes things easier to find.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Consider Tricking Out Your Staircase With Storage
Put your staircase to work as hidden storage. Here the design team at BUJ+COLÓN Arquitectos did just that with smartly placed cubbies and cabinets. The entire staircase system is modular, making it a snap to reconfigure.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Keep Rolling Storage Drawers Under Your Bed
Sometimes complicated problems like the lack of storage space can be solved with a simple solution. The design team at R3 Architetti eliminated the need for a bedroom dresser by placing custom rolling drawers under the built-in bed frame.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Steal This Trick for Hiding a Large Appliance
Large appliances can create visual clutter. In Oh So Kel blogger, Kelly Harmer's cooking space, the kitchen island conceals her washing machine.
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Double Duty Storage Solution
These stairs work double duty as book storage thanks to the clever designers at Zminkowska De Boise Architects.