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I love Danny Kuo's concept design for a "staircase" storage unit, which would be great in small (but high-ceilinged) rooms and homes -- it's a very tall shelving unit that uses its drawers as a stepladder to reach the highest compartments. Dyson, makers of high-end vacuum cleaners and other gadgets that do clever things with air, is moving into beauty products.
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If you have so much crap that you need that extra four feet of vertical storage, have a yard sale. This would be an ideal solution in many space in my home where I can go up quite a ways but cannot go out. Sometimes it’s not a matter of how much stuff you have, but how little room you have in which to put what little stuff you do have. Couldn’t this purpose be served equally well by simply having bookcase-style shelves in which the bottom shelf is quite deep and they get a little shallower for each shelf as you go up? Any shelving unit taller than the shortest person in the house, should be anchored to the wall. If your ceiling is that high, you’re going to need a step ladder *anyway* to change the damn light bulbs. The LED lights you can buy at a hardware store today are far too dim for general-purpose lighting.
If it doesn’t suit your current particular living environment you could always purchase one of many other shelving units.
I cannot help but see those two pictures as a cartoony sequence, the second one showing the staircase after it got rid of the pesky girl scuttling about it, the girl now flat like a pancake on the oppoite wall of the room. So long as they lock in the out position I think this is awesome and would buy it right now! Went and read the designer’s write up, and only the bottom three steps are on tracks that can move away from the wall. And yet my first thought was that it reminded me of the 11 dimensional cabinet from Terry Pratchetta€™s a€?Making Moneya€?.


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If your living room is also your kitchen, dining room or even bedroom, use block furniture and handy storage to divide the space. The round ottoman allows an easy flowing traffic pattern in and out of the conversation area. The nesting tables are slender and of course can be separated to offer another table to a guest. Do you live in what you would consider a small house or feel like you could utilize the space you have a little bit better? Well, I was browsing through Pottery Barn online yesterday and kept running into some pretty great ideas for living in a small space. While my house is 2500 square feet and not really considered small by tiny or small house standards, it is about half the size of our old house. They key to actually using little carts like this effectively is to assign them a specific purpose and function. And last but not least, this vertical tiered wire storage would be great for showing off attractive things you need near the sink (hand soaps, lotions, scrubbers) or for decor items on a buffet or dresser.
Even though I live in a relatively small space, I never really considered looking for pieces that function well, but take up minimal space. Our small house (1400 sf) features pedestal sinks in both bathrooms, and while it’s visually uncluttered, they would be SO much more functional if there was a little cabinet like in some of your pictures. Elizabeth on Just Following Jesus in My Real Life has a tiny kitchen that she posted about recently. We are a family of five, and although our house is not THAT small, the room sizes are pretty small in comparison to a lot of houses.
The two bedroom apartment I share with my two teen boys is under 900 square feet, but I’m like you- I love the challenge of making it work.
This photo is from a blog that no longer exists, unfortunately, but it follows the same idea as the ball corral, above. Behind the walls, between them, or under the stairs, there's often room to build in cubbies, cupboards, and shelves where freestanding furniture just won't fit.
A thin pull-out cupboard, with multiple shelves or racks, offers the perfect solution and makes food supplies easy to view and reach. So, I thought we’d take a look at these Pottery Barn ideas together and maybe one of these ideas would work for you! I always used those white wirey ones on the backs of kitchen, bathroom and basement doors in my small old houses, but I never had a cute one like this metal version!
These are airy and open enough to not take up too much visual weight in a room, and the nesting feature means you get two end tables in the space of one. It doesn’t take up much room visually or space wise, but holds more than a single bowl or basket would. My favorite storage tips are to store things vertically (shelves built near the ceiling of a room or over doorways are easy to overlook but can store a lot) and using pseudo-furniture.
I love that hook idea that you have suggested (the one your husband uses for jeans etc)!!!!


My issue is not so much overall small space, but small, very small bathrooms (and one even has the washing machine and dryer in it – talk about no space to do laundry!)and a few rooms with quirky layouts. I am documenting and keeping track of me moving on my blog and was looking for ideas on how to efficiently decorate and furnish my small-ish apartment.
No need for permission to pin or to feature 1 or 2 pictures with full watermarks intact that link back to the original project. So follow along on a room-by-room tour that's full of expert tips, shortcuts, and simple DIY projects to help you carve out clever places to stow everything. It’s clearly braced against the wall to stop tipping and it has a feature that helps shorties get to the top shelf. Especially if you are using it in a bathroom or other place it will be seen when people close a door, why not make it charming too?
While they do work well visually, they don’t offer any place to put your toothbrushes or hand towels. Small suitcases or baskets work well for storing cosmetics or extra supplies if you are lacking enough cabinet space.
In the right house, it could also function as a unique little side table or end table for remote controls or paperbacks for nighttime reading. I probably got mine at a garage sale or something, but this one pictured is from Pottery Barn. While open airy items take up less visual weight in a room, closed storage is beneficial as well because it keeps clutter hidden. Pottery Barn did not sponsor this post, these are just my random musings after browsing their always inspiring store and products.
Love the rolling wire rack, That space in the first image works really well without being cramped.
But the Tiny House is in the woods and ALL PAID FOR, and my husband is working on completely remodeling it. These storage solutions all around the house will have you celebrating your home just a little bit more. Scroll down for this tutorial, although this post is full of other great garage storage ideas too. So if you are remodeling a small bathroom, I think a little sink cabinet like this would be just great!
When I used to watch Candice Olsen’s old shows I was always so amazed how she could get so many cozy yet functional areas in one room. Another small tip I can add is to systematically hang up mirrors, this will really open up the whole living area and reflect a lot more light (great in smaller hall ways). So, he used these hooks as a little mini-closet on the wall for jeans and belts and everyday wear.



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