12 storage ideas to maximise your space

Think creatively to find extra storage around your home. (Rawpixel pic)

There’s never enough space at home for all your essentials and display items is there? For homeowners, having a significant amount of storage space is a luxury.

The lack of space usually prompts you to think of imaginative and creative ways to utilise what limited space you have.

You’ll love these 12 smart storage ideas:

Add built-in shelves around your doorway. (alifemorefabulous.blogspot.com pic)

1. Add shelves around the doorway

Squeezing the most out of any available space is essential, so add built-in shelves around the unused areas around your doorway.

This way, you’re not limited to displaying your ornaments around your TV, and any doorway becomes a display cabinet.

Install built-in shelves and drawers under your staircase. (schrankeidea.de pic)

2. Install pull-out shelves and drawers under the staircase

The area under your stairs is probably one of the most often overlooked areas when it comes to utilising available space, but it’s also one of the most functional when done right.

Install built-in shelves and drawers to really make it organised. This area is a great place to store anything from large bulky items and knick-knacks to shoes and bags.

Under bed trays and boxes add loads of storage space. (ikea.com pic)

3. Build roll out trays or boxes under your bed

The space under your bed is ideal for storing spare blankets, pillows and bed sheets. For loads of storage, build a custom-made platform bed and put your mattress on top of it.

Another cost-saving alternative is to install pull out roller trays or rolling boxes.

Enjoy your book without getting off from your sofa. (dwell.com pic)

4. Add low bookshelves under your sofa

Make customised shelves below your sofa for easy access to your favourite books. Not only do you do without a standing bookshelf, but you also enjoy your book without the need of getting off from your sofa.

Perfect for lazy days when you just want to cosy up with a good book.

A pull out cabinet streamlines and organises all your cosmetics. (pinterest.com pic)

5. Pull out cabinet around your bathroom sink

A gorgeous bathroom counter top will matter very little if there’s a lack of proper storage space. This often results in the sink area becoming a disorganised and cluttered mess.

A “secret” pull out cabinet is an insanely cool idea to streamline and organise all your cosmetics, toiletries, lotions and hygiene products without sacrificing the aesthetics.

Hang a board behind your laundry door to hook brooms, dustpans and your ironing board. (pinterest.com pic)

6. Behind the door laundry storage

Decrease the burden of cabinets and drawers by anchoring a hanging board on the wall area behind your laundry door to hook your brooms, dustpans and ironing board.

Customise it further by adding trays and holders to place your laundry and cleaning essentials.

A custom slide out shelf gives you access to your favourite items (iheartorganizing.com pic)

7. Slide-out shelves inside the headboard

Your bed headboard is another area that’s often overlooked but has huge storage potential.

A custom slide out shelf gives you seamless access to your favourite items.

A great idea to maximise space. (glamshelf.com pic)

8. Triangular display cabinets for tight corners

A corner cabinet helps to smartly utilise compact and unused corners to maximise space and storage ideas for small homes.

This rolling island is handy for moving snacks around. (hgtv.com pic)

9. Rolling kitchen island

Apart from additional counter top space for eating and meal preparation, it also serves as a multi-functional space for all your social needs.

They are very handy in moving your favourite snacks and drinks from the kitchen to the living room and vice versa.

The additional storage lets you store anything from cookbooks to kitchen essentials.

Here’s extra storage without taking up too much space. (apartmenttherapy.com pic)

10. Cabinets around the bedroom window

Built-in cabinets around your window let you have extra storage without eating up too much space. They help to declutter and organise your bedroom.

Add cushions to create a cosy reading nook by the window for the perfect hideaway.

A pegboard will optimise your kitchen space and keep your tools organised. (thekitchn.com pic)

11. Use a pegboard as a kitchen backsplash

Its functionality and unlimited storage versatility makes a pegboard a great tool for any kitchen. It will optimise your kitchen space and keep your tools organised.

You can also use it as an eye-catching backsplash.

Keep your bathroom tidy with this storage idea. (pinterest.com pic)

12. Built-in cubby holes in the shower area

This small, “secret” enclosed space in your bathroom helps you to tidy up your shampoos and body soaps while giving you quick access without sacrificing the look of your bathroom.

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