Space is often at a premium in laundry rooms, so it's important to put every inch to good use. Take advantage of vertical wall space by installing simple yet stylish hooks like the ones in this laundry room. These are perfect for hanging a variety of items, including a "lost sock" basket. (We've all got 'em.)
A mini butler's pantry adjacent to this dining room provides just enough space for meal staging and overflow flotsam. It also takes advantage of an odd cranny that might have gone to waste with built-in cabinetry and counter space.
This elegant outdoor entertainment space has all the luxuries a homeowner could need for entertaining. Not only are there three separate spaces where guests can feel comfortable and relax, but also the space is equipped with elegant lighting that keeps the space lit well into the night, as well as a built-in speaker system that keeps the party rocking into the early morning.
At night, the family's outdoor space is strategically lit so that they can enjoy their space even during the evening. The pool is lit with waterproof LED lights, while uplighting along the retaining wall and walkways helps to light the rest of the space.
To create a functional cabinet out of those difficult corner cabinets, designers added two custom, pull out shelves. Not only does this double the usable space in the cabinet, it puts all of the homeowners gadgets within reach, creating a storage solution that truly makes life easier.
A dramatic grade change on the site made the outdoor space non-functional and disjointed, prompting the need for more usable space. Using several terraced levels and a rooftop garden overlooking the ocean, the outdoor space was maximized for use as entertaining and relaxing nodes.
Wish you had a better solution for the dead-end space in the corner of your pantry? Lazy Susans to the rescue! This do-it-yourself pantry organization project by Emily Allison of Decorchick has us spinning with pantry envy. The circular discs are mounted to existing shelves to transform every inch into usable space.
In the rear of this modern home contains a waterfall that separates the upper and lower levels of the entertainment space. On the upper level, two dining spaces, an outdoor kitchen and a bar give the homeowners tons of usable space, while the lower level contains a pool.
Just outside this modern beauty lies a casual retreat with a perfect view. Concerned with utilizing their usable space, these homeowners wanted a place to enjoy their beautiful view, so they added a lounge space to their home that is perfect for relaxing.
The clients wanted a soaking tub where they could enjoy their views of Lake Washington. It was cleverly fitted into the corner where the surrounding tile could extend into the shower area, maximizing usable space.
Although often described as unusable space, underneath the stairs can be used as storage, or even a bathroom. Instead of carving into valuable kitchen square footage, a powder room finds its place under the stairs and out of the way.
Create the most out of your backyard, small or large. This steep backyard offered little usable space until a beautiful deck and pergola were added. Now it is a massive large flat area creating entertainment zones for outdoor living.
What this gutted kitchen lacks in storage space it makes up for in charm. By removing a wall between the kitchen and dining room, HGTV's Kitchen Cousins turned two small, unusable spaces into one larger spot perfect for parties.
The Brentwood Park area of California is known for its pricey pads. At nearly 13,000 square feet, this home was no exception. This informal dining room is a commonly used space in homes, but when flanked by two rooms, it's difficult for a buyer to imagine themselves using what seems to be a pass-through space.
The prep area in this cottage style kitchen is situated on either side of the wet bar. Classic blue and white dishes are displayed in the glass cabinets above, while a built-in desk uses space wisely as a small home office.