To add open storage above the resurfaced bathtub, a shelf was made from a plank of pine, cut to size and finished with ebony stain. The shelf holds shampoo and beauty products, while an integrated black steel pipe keeps towels hung neatly below.
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.
The master bedroom closet in this London loft features clever, creative storage solutions that keep all types of fashion accessories within easy view and reach. A sliding panel is a perfect spot to store scarves, and glass shelves keep handbags on display.
When renovating a bath in a historic home, designer Mark Williams had to work within a small footprint. “Baths were not as luxuriously proportioned back then so we had to get creative with storage solutions,” he says. “We built in a large piece—designed to look like an armoire—but is actually linen storage above, and a hamper below. The antiqued mirror insets in the upper cabinet doors make the whole space feel larger.”
Marcella Lentz-Pope stands in her living talking about how the innate layout of the apartment didn't lend itself to very much storage. Therefore, Marcella worked to create her own spaces with furniture, accent walls and storage solutions.
Jackie Cantwell started adding shelving to her apartment, and when she started, she couldn't stop. She ended up adding floating shleves to her kitchen and created a pretty and practical storage solution.
A chrome rolling cart brings functionality and storage to a small bathroom. With a stone vessel sink on top, the cart transforms into a creative vanity solution. Gray wallpaper in a faint plaid pattern adds sophistication and masculine appeal.
Pegboard is a super-versatile storage solution that’s ideal for a garage. Here, we mounted pegboard above a simple table and chair to create a budget-friendly yet functional workspace, and used some scrap pieces to create a portable craft supply caddy.
Chalkboard paint creates a fun corner in this newly renovated, Craftsman-style kitchen. In the space, apple green subway tile complements the reddish tones in the Shaker-style cabinetry. A wall-mounted plank shelf is a nifty storage solution and a stylish touch.
A richly stained media cabinet effortlessly spans across this transitional media room providing an excellent solution for component and media storage. Using grass cloth on the walls adds subtle texture and warmth. Strong, clean lines of a fireplace mirror the horizontal lines throughout the room and provide a creative space to learn art instead of hanging it.
One of the quickest ways for a media room to take on a cluttered look is by using an ill-fitting, open storage TV stand. Since the family has a large DVD collection as well as gaming systems and controllers, concealed storage for this media room was a must. To create a tailor-made storage solution, a vintage wooden dresser was retrofitted as a game storage console and placed directly under the wall-mounted flat-panel TV.
This magnetic spice display is functional and beautiful — ideal for cooks who like to keep their wares close at hand. Typed labels add to the modern, deconstructed appeal of this spice storage solution from IKEA. Recreate the look with Grundtal canisters and the Spontan magnetic board.
Creative design solutions help to make the most of your space – whatever the size. In this room design from HGTV Design Star, a white modular bookshelf functions as a room divider with built-in storage in a small living room. The small acrylic coffee table doesn't weigh down the space, while a gray shag rug softens the parquet floors and adds subtle color.
Designer Todd Davis worked two smart space-creating solutions into this small San Francisco bathroom remodeling project. A built-in cabinet conceals storage for linens and toiletries without adding any visual clutter, while a small niche in the shower space offers a spot to leave soap and shampoo without taking up much real estate.
This clever storage solution was made out of a plywood box placed between two wall studs. It’s based on the traditional wall safe only we added a few hooks and drawers to create a unique way to stow necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. A light above the picture frame makes it easy to find your jewels.
A thread of bright yellow runs through this mostly white kitchen, emphasizing this young family's desire to create a happy, whimsical space that welcomes creativity. The long island accommodates six barstools, turning the kitchen into a convenient gathering space. Woven pendants provide task lighting and add to the room's symmetry, while open shelving offers a stylish storage solution.