Any home can be optimized to have more storage space. It’s all about getting creative and taking advantage of spots that aren’t being used to their full capacity or that you may not immediately think of serving as storage. They are all around you – you just have to look for them.
Here is a list of some of our favorite hidden storage spots. Try some of these in your own home to instantly expand your storage space.
Hidden Storage Spots in Your Home
Under the Stairs
The stairs provide an excellent opportunity to turn hollow space into ample storage. A common place to take advantage of is the space directly below the staircase, but you can also have a compartment built into a low landing that you can lift up and store things in. These are both great spots that can be optimized with shelving, baskets, and baskets.
Over a Doorway or Window
Shelving can look great when installed over a doorway or window, such as in a bedroom or hallway, to take advantage of the vertical space. You can use it to store books or place pretty baskets or boxes on them to hold a variety of items. This is a quick and easy project that can instantly give you more storage space.
Inside an Ottoman
There is a variety of ottomans on the market that have built-in storage space inside. These are great because they serve several purposes: a spot to put your feet up, extra seating for guests, and hidden storage no one will even notice. Even a small ottoman can provide some great storage space that is both functional and stylish.
Under the Bed
The space under the bed is an optimal place to store things such as seasonal clothes, shoes, accessories or extra blankets. There are beds that come with built-in storage in the way of drawers, shelves, and cabinets, but you can use the space under any bed with flat storage containers that easily slide right underneath and out of the way.
Shelves in the Garage
The garage is commonly used as a storage space, but many people overlook the great opportunity to optimize all that space with shelving. Wooden shelves can easily be installed high up the walls to hold storage bins and leave the floor space open. You can also purchase industrial metal racks that can roll into the garage and fit tightly against the wall, and then roll out of the way whenever you need the floor space.
Under a Banquette
If you have a breakfast nook, a banquette is a great solution for saving space and also creating extra storage space in the kitchen or dining room. You can easily build storage below a banquette in the form of cabinets, drawers, and shelving, and it will look completely streamlined.