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4 Secret Storage Spots for Your Home

Create clever solutions in unexpected corners and spaces at home

Photography: Jun Pinzon and Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photos)

While you can always maximize your cabinets and closets, there are really instances when storage space isn't enough! The best solution would be to think outside the box and transform corners and niches into instant storage area. Turn every nook and cranny into secret storage spots with the help of these ideas:

Use the stairs

Many homes are adopting this solution already! If your shoe rack can no longer handle your love for shiny new pairs, you may turn the stairs into extra storage space for your shoes and other essentials. Ask your trusted carpenter if he can add pull-out drawers as seen in the photo. 

Trouble keeping your shoes organized? Click here for more ideas!

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

Make use of a slim nook

Is there an awkward empty space between your front door and your living room? Instead of leaving it as is, why not install wall-mounted shelves and use it to store your books, magazines, and vases? If the space is seen near the kitchen, you can transform it into a pantry extension.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Use the area underneath your bed

“For a small bedroom, always think of a furniture that can have dual functions,” design consultant Grace Moslares shares. If you have an elevated bed, you have two options to work with: add drawers where you can keep sheets and extra linens or utilize the empty space as extra storage for books and other items. 

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

Space above the door

If you have a small bathroom, you can turn the space above the door into an instant storage spot! Install open shelves that can hold your extra toiletries and towels. Spruce up the space by adding a few decor pieces and mini potted plants. 

Click here for more tips on how to organize the bathroom.

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