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.
The lot size of this oceanfront residence is small, so designers maximized the usable space with sliding doors that disappear into the walls. The move makes the flow between indoors and out totally seamless.
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.
As part of the Pearson home transformation in Atlanta, Georgia, licensed contractor Chip Wade designed a custom wood couch on a track that allows for moving the couch from indoor to outdoor. This seating option allows for either space to be a place to relax. The Pearson home renovation also included a fire pit, lounging areas, a grill area and game lawn, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
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.
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.
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.
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.