How to Get the Most Out of Your Small Space

by Dusty Rhodes on Jul 27, 2017  in 
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Whether you live in a studio apartment or you are just looking to get more out of a tiny nook in your home, there are a number of clever storage ideas to help you make the most of your small space.  Don’t allow yourself to succumb to the clutter.  There are plenty of stylish storage solutions that can help you turn your space into a beautifully organized room.   Let’s take a look at some inventive design tips that can make even the smallest spaces count.

Dual-Purpose Furniture
One of the easiest ways to make room for extra storage without compromising style is to select pieces that can double as storage containers.  For example, banquette seating is perfect in a small kitchen because it provides ample seating and you can lift open the top of the bench to store pots, pans, and other kitchen essentials.  This is the perfect way to get more storage if you don’t have a lot of cabinet space.  Ottomans that open on top are ideal for living rooms because they provide seating, décor, and storage.  They are perfect for housing blankets, toys, or any other small items that you want to pick up off the floor.  Finally, benches are great for small patios because they can be used for seating as well as a storage hideaway for outside toys or gardening tools.  Dual-purpose furniture allows you to neatly tuck away and store items without compromising style and function.

Use Your Wall Space
When dealing with small spaces it’s all about getting creative.  Don’t let all of that wall space go to waste.  Instead, install shelves or hooks to add room for extra storage.  Consider built-in bookshelves to accommodate knick-knacks, books, and pictures.  If you don’t have enough room for bookshelves you can simply hang individual shelves to make room for these smaller items.  Add hooks to the walls in your small carport to hang bicycles, outdoor tools, or brooms.  You can also hang hooks in your small closet to organize jewelry, hats, belts, and other accessories. 

Find a Good Hiding Place
We all have items that we don’t use as often but we still want to keep. These might include extra blankets, linens, gift wrapping supplies, etc.   Stow these items in low flat boxes and slide them under couches and beds.  You will save more space in your closet and you will get these items off the floor, making your small space seem much bigger. 

Your Closet Can Double as a Home Office
Need extra space for your computer and desk supplies? Do you want to get them off the kitchen counter and out of sight?  Utilize a closet in your home and transform it into a small work space.  Add a low shelf for your computer and leave enough space to push a small chair or stool underneath.  Use the other shelves for papers, books, pens, and desk supplies.  You will have a great place to work while keeping all of your office supplies neatly organized and stowed out of sight.  This is also the perfect way to create a homework nook for kids!


Just because you are short on space doesn’t mean you have to be short on storage and organization.  These awesome ideas show you how a little creativity goes a long way in creating a stylish and organized space.  Make the most of your small spaces with some of these great design tips!

Dusty Rhodes