With all the renovation and remodel we’ve got going on in our house pretty much all the time and all the STUFF I feel like we have, I’m all about making use of any area that would be good for storage or provide a spot for something needed and useful.
So…for this very reason, I pulled together some images to show how easy you can turn dead space into a valuable asset.
Here’s a great use of a wall that would otherwise just be used for pictures or whatnot. It’s always good to remember, whenever you are lacking in space, go up!
Here we have a great example of what to do with an unused closet…turn it into a mini-office, of course!
The space behind most stairs, especially in track homes or ones built mid-century, is the space is usually odd shaped or perhaps covered by drywall. Don’t just let it sit there being under appreciated, fix it up, tear out that drywall and expose the space for all the wonder it can provide.
A corner window like the one below without a built in window seat with storage like this one, is like a day without the sun…don’t let it happen 😉
Newer track homes have a lot of great features already built in like this entry area that was painted a different color than the rest of the room to make it look like it was a built in. Do you have a space like this? If so, give something like this a try.
Ahhh, yes…the tiny bathroom. We’ve all been in one, seen one or have one. And in such hateful rooms we can’t let a single piece of property go to waste. That’s why I love this side shelving below. It’s perfect for a small space like this.
This built in seating area on the other side of an island is a marvelous idea. It’s truly brilliant use of space!
Can you image what the space below would look like if this coat hanging, garb putting on and taking off, shoe central wasn’t here? If your image is anything like mine this room would look ugly! Thank heavens it doesn’t though.
Using a long bench for storage on top and underneath is always a great idea. It’s like bunk beds for your stuff 😉
And last but not least, if you have space on either side of your fireplace…flank it with book shelves. And don’t be afraid to get creative with how your book are positioned. They don’t always have to be straight up and down…just sayin’
As always, I hope you’ve found some inspiration here.
Thanks for stopping by!