9 Hidden Storage Ideas For Your Home
Run out of storage space? Check out these smart solutions for creating some secret, stowaway zones
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The understairs area is a perfect spot for storage, but how about making it beautiful as well? Here, the zigzag pattern of the stairs forms the edge to a bright yellow zone below…
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Want a dressing table in your bedroom, but don’t want the space to feel cluttered? Try this clever idea. A wall of cabinets with wardrobe space on each side opens up in the centre to reveal a neat vanity area complete with shelves, stool and mirror.
The owner can open it up in the morning to get ready, then close the doors to hide bottles, make-up and accessories when they’re done.
Breakfast stations hidden in a pantry cupboard are becoming increasingly popular. But what if you don’t have a bespoke pantry cupboard? This clever idea could give you a solution without having to redesign your whole kitchen.
Here, a cabinet has been built with a cantilevered door at the bottom. The door can be lifted up to reveal a row of small appliances, and closed to hide them when not in use.
Got a raised area with a small space below it? You’d be surprised how much storage you can fit in there.
This platform at the end of a staircase is the ideal spot for shoe storage – three simple drawers have been built in with angled ledges inside for easy shoe stacking.
If you’ve run out of wall space in your bedroom, think about how to utilise the rest of the area instead. Here, the whole of the back wall has been turned into storage, with deep cupboards.
This has allowed a narrow, yet deep pull-out shelving unit to be included, which has plenty of room for shoes.
Why have one storage idea, when you can have two? This playful solution combines a display cabinet with a secret cupboard behind.
The designers cut the usual depth of the cupboard in half, which allowed them to make the door large enough for display shelves. It opens up to reveal shelving for those items the owners don’t want on display.
In this open-plan space, the designers have created an intimate living room area by separating it from the dining zone with a piece of joinery.
Rather than leave it as a simple screen, they’ve utilised the space by stashing storage inside. The wide screen opens up with a sliding door to reveal plenty of shelving for tableware and books.
This fun storage solution features a secret bookcase above the fireplace. The wall behind the painting opens up to reveal a few recessed shelves, stacked with books. Hiding the books like this means that the walls are kept clear for hanging paintings.
Have you included any hidden storage in your home? Share your ideas and photos in the Comments section.