Saving Space: Creative Storage Solutions To Everyday Problems
No matter how big your home it always seems we're running out of space, and it's even worse for smaller homes. Besides the scale of our living quarters the constant need to buy buy buy doesn't help, but that's the price we pay in this age of materialism. Clothes, shoes, books, accessories and toys—where do we put all these things?
Space is something we're constantly in need of but can't find enough of, so we're forced to get rid of the old to bring in the new. But it doesn't have to be that way, because for every storage problem there's a solution. And these solutions aren't just cleverly designed, but gorgeously conceived, so you get the most room plus the best look.
Need to save space? Then the following ideas may help.
1) Brilliant Disguises
Most closets and cabinets usually provide storage that's a bit higher up or hidden away in some corner, but these pop-out drawers are at ground level, giving homeowners both a much-needed place to stash their belongings while leaving the view of the next room unobstructed.
When not in use, these wooden drawers can be neatly pushed back into place and show off their warm, organic tones.
2) Beautiful By Design
More concerned about style than space? We've got an answer to that as well....With asymmetrical compartments, an eye-catching S-shape design, and a sleek, glossy finish, this imaginative display case brings a nice modern touch to your interior. You get a bit more space—and a lot more style!
3) Just For Kids
Every kid wants to proudly display his or her collection of action figures, stuffed animals and comic books. This large display combines utility with charm, affording plenty of space to store your child's favorite items in a neat, systematic manner. But what sets it apart is the use of contrasts: notice how the light wooden compartments are set within darker compartments, giving them a gorgeous visual appeal.
4) Just For Adults
Why should kids have all the fun? This giant display case of alcohol features the best of both worlds: enough space to store all your favorite drinks, and a wonderful design that employs asymmetrical shelves (and an amusing sign for a touch of humor).
5) Clever Kitchens
For your non-alcoholic beverages there this stunning kitchen setup from Fifth Avenue Interior.
Besides the exquisite cabinets and drawers, what makes this kitchen truly remarkable is the pull-out trays. They combine height with the ability to fold back into the wall, freeing up precious walking space.
If that compartment door had been closed we might not even have realized there was a hidden space right under the floor. After all, there's no handle. This subtle, space-saving vault is perfect for a room of this size; plus its wooden complexion matches the tones and materials of the surrounding decor.
7) Flawless Organization
Sometimes you can have enough space but just need to know how to use it.
This elegant bedroom reduces clutter and maximizes space by placing similar items inside their own compartment. Everything is methodical and systematic, making items easy to find. Best of all, leaving the closet doors open gives others a glimpse into this organizational masterpiece.
Bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, kids or adults, small rooms or big—these preceding seven examples have covered just about every storage solution you could ever need. In the end it doesn't come down to how big your home is, but how well you can use the space you're given.