March 3, 2014
7 Chic Small-Space Storage Solutions
Ample storage is a luxury awarded to few. Whether it's a small New York studio or a dainty beach cottage, charming and cosy homes rarely brimm with excess space. Taking cues from chic rooms, we've rounded up seven ways to increase your storage opportunities so you can maximise what space you do have, in style.
What small space storage solutions have you implemented in your home? Share with us in the comments below! For more ideas and inspiration, check out our Storage Solutions board on Pinterest.
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|Don't waste valuable cupboard space in small kitchens by storing your pots and pans. Use a decorative rack or series of hooks to relocate and display your bulkiest items. This will free up closed-door space for other, less attractive kitchen essentials. Double Shelf Pot Rack, $40, Target|
|Finding storage areas in small spaces requires maximum use of every available nook and cranny, even those in your walls. Utilise empty spaces or hollow areas by installing built-in shelving or cabinets. Just adding a shallow shelf or two can make all the difference when space is at a premium. Reclaimed Wood Shelf and Branch Brackets, From $78, West Elm|
|Counter space is a coveted luxury in a small bathrooms. Free up some room for storage and display by mounting your faucet and levers to the wall. Use the newly available space for canisters and containers to conceal your must-have grooming and beauty supplies. Kohler Purist Wall Mounted Faucet, $529, Faucet Direct|
|Empty or awkward corners are perfect places to incorporate additional storage space. Shelves, cabinets, and cubbies easily tuck away into these under-utilised areas and offer unique opportunities for decorative displays or places to stash more unsightly items. Miranda Corner Cabinet, $229, Ballard Designs|
|If you're lacking drawers, consider relocating the items usually found in drawers, like cutlery and cooking knives, to shelves. Decorative containers or magnetic strips keep utensils on hand, and drawer space available. Maple Magnetic Holder, $45, MOC Woodworks|
|Adding a chic skirt under a counter, to a table, or around a pedestal sink will provide not only a an additional element of decor but will add concealed storage space. Use it as a place to stash items you may use daily, but would rather not have front and center. LaurCarnation Sink Drape, $13, Bed Bath & Beyond|
|The spaces between a door or window frame and your ceiling are excellent places to add an additional shelf or horizontal cabinet. Utilise these areas to store items you won't need access to often, as reaching them will be cumbersome. Holiday china anyone? Calligaris Wall Unit, $725, AllModern|