Small space blues are real.
What seemed like an economically sane decision
quickly turns into an ordeal
when you realize that you cannot move around home,
除非不时撞到家具 宠物 或伴侣
without bumping into furniture or your pet
or your partner.
The fact though,
is that any living space can be organized better,
no matter how small it is.
You only need to think smart rather
than get inspired by the latest design fad
that you came across on Pinterest.
If you are woefully short of ideas,
then here are 22 tips that will help you organize
your home better and with some luck,
drive some of those small space blues away.
As always, this list is brought to you by Simphome.com
No.22 Secret Shelf for your kitchen
If only we could have a kitchen that had enough room
to store all our pots, pans, bottles, Tupperware,
所有陶瓷餐具 垃圾桶 食品盒 抹刀 餐篮
crockery, bins, containers, spatulas, baskets,
桶 钳子 等等等等就好了
bins, tongs, et al.
See? You never run out of things to store in your kitchen
This secret shelf is ridiculously tempting to make and so functional
It’s sleek enough to hide in the wee bit of space
between your refrigerator and the wall.
Yet, it can store as many things as a full sized cabinet can
Don’t believe us?
Check this video for more details
No.21 Pull Out Pantry
This Pull Out Pantry can be a seamless extension to your existing Pantry
It’s somewhat similar to the secret shelf design that I shared earlier. However,
there’s a lot more room in the horizontal shelving.
This can easily accommodate some of the larger containers.
A neatly tucked Plexiglas piece serves as the fencing
that protects the contents from tumbling out
as you pull the shelf.
Most importantly, it’s way cheaper than getting a bespoke one made.
No.20 Simply Organized DIY Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are so versatile.
You can customize them in all sorts of sizes.
They can fit into tiny nooks.
They serve as landing pads for just about anything you fancy.
And they look great.
Have some space between the stairs and the wall?
This DIY floating shelf from Simply Organized
will fit right into it.
The lady here uses dark wood stain
but I recommend chalk paint instead
for a rustic, worn out look.
No 19. IKEA lack table hack with Plexiglas
Here’s a great way to put that old,
outdated side table to good use.
Convert it into a contemporary and sophisticated looking cube table
using some mirrored Plexiglas, glue and cardboard.
The end result looks so good
that it can easily pass off for a designer $ 1000 side table.
God, I love DIY hacks.
No.18 Poppytalk DIY Desk Organizer
This desk organizer is a creative solution
to the bane of the modern-day home,
cluttered work desks.
It has enough pockets, hangers and shelves
to store most of the tiny nick knacks
that otherwise make for an ungainly desk.
Not to mention that you can easily find the things
that you use the most frequently.
No.17 DIY Tie Rack idea
Irrespective of whether you wear ties or don’t,
you’ve got to love this DIY Tie rack.
Distressed old wooden board,
a ledge on top and a row of old fashioned 2.5 ” nails.
You’ve got an amazing new place to display those ties.
By the way, you can get really creative with this
and convert this into a key hanger
or a decorative fixture.
Super easy to make as well.
No.16 DIY Organization Blocks Made Out Of Plywood
Bedroom And Desk Editions
Someone wise once said that a cluttered desk equals a cluttered mind.
Couldn’t be truer.
Organizing your desk improves productivity.
The fact that you can find the things that you need the most a lot faster
will also reflect on your concentration.
This DIY organization block is tailor made
for woodworking newbies.
It is as simple as tracing a block on paper,
cutting out a few blocks of Plywood and gluing them together.
The best part is that you can make your own block
收拾所有东西 包括手机 钥匙 办公文具
to organize just about everything from cellphones to keys to office stationary.
Make one for your bedroom too and stain
or paint to match the existing décor.
No.15 Fold-Down Spice Rack
Spices enliven your food.
The irony is that rows after rows of spice bottles
often clutter your countertops.
This fold down spice rack allows you easy access
to your spices and keeps them hidden
when they are not in use.
It can be made from any old wooden briefcase or trunk,
which adds a rustic chic element to your kitchen.
Add a few of these in varying sizes around home
and you have a smart storage solution
that’s as aesthetic as they come.
No.14 Wall Art Into A Table
Storage and organization is about sprucing up
existing décor or furniture pieces
and improving their functionality.
This DIY hack allows you to convert any wall art
into a folding murphy table that can be used for a variety of tasks.
When not in use, it looks as innocuous as any wall art would.
Some heavy duty hinges, wood glue and paint is all that it takes.
It can serve as a temporary work desk.
Add a mirror on the wall
next to it and you have a folding makeup desk.
No.13 Console Table Bookshelf
This console table adds layers of functionality
to just about any room that you place it in.
Place it between the bed
(if it does not have a headboard)
and the wall and you have a place to park your reading lights,
books and décor.
Place it in the game room and you
can keep your drinks or game titles on it.
上色 涂画 加上一些隐藏的LED灯带
Stain it, paint it, add some hidden LED light strips
to create a cool ambient light effect.
It’s sleek, compact and easy to make
if you know some basic woodworks.
A couple of hours job at best. 12.
Lift Top Coffee Table with Hidden Drawer
This lift top coffee table with a hidden drawer storage
is one of our favorite, multifunctional furniture pieces.
It has a hinged top to the table that can
be lifted and pulled towards the couch or your favorite lounge chair.
And the storage drawer is hidden underneath it.
Keep it in the gaming room and you have a place to store your joysticks,
cables and PlayStation accessories.
Add some caster wheels to the bottom and its portable.
Add a wood composite top and you can even cart it outdoors during parties.
It might sound
like a cumbersome design but this DIY tutorial grabs your hands
and takes you through each step in astute detail. 11.
Folding Bed Bench (Hidden Cot)
Hosting guests can be a real challenge in a small apartment
as sleeping space is scarce
and most of the times,
guests end up cooling their heels on the floor on flimsy mattresses.
This folding bed bench is a dream come true
for smaller homes.
As implied by the name,
it’s a combination of a bed and a bench.
When not required, the zigzag leg pieces fold away
into the dimensions of the main frame
instantly converting into a functional bench.
It’s easy to fold and unfold that
you’d be tempted to have as many
of these at home as possible.
The sleek dimensions make it a great console table as well
No.10 Solem table keeps cables tidy
with hidden storage in each leg
If only we could do away with cables forever.
This smart table design almost manages
to pull it off by neatly concealing the cables in the legs.
More importantly, the cables are protected by a layer of felt,
they don’t get tangled and the structural integrity
of the table is not compromised.
No mean feat, eh?
Yet, the design is so practical and easy to make
that I believe any beginner woodworker can reproduce it at home.
No.9 Flexible furniture collection using felt composite
If this amazing design of flexible furniture were to go mainstream,
then we wouldn’t have space-hogging wooden clunkers in homes anymore.
These are minimalistic yet attractive.
And they are made from simple wooden frames that can be made
in minutes combined with felt pieces that are curved,
rotated and glued together.
From simple desks to coffee tables to baby cradles,
the possibilities are endless.
No.8 Three simple hacks to Hide home ugly stuff
Be it electrical boxes or ungainly cables,
some of the visible things around home can be just plain grotesque.
Unfortunately, you cannot do away with them.
So hide them with these easy to make plywood boxes
which can be tailored to look like floating books or shelves.
Within a couple of hours,
you can completely hide everything that looks out of place at home.
No.7 Storage Coffee Table with Acrylic Top
Storage compartments in coffee table tops bring out the functionality
in an unused aspect of the furniture piece.
With this acrylic top, it becomes an aesthetic addition as well.
It can very easily become the focal point in your room.
You can create geometrical shaped compartments as many as you want to
and store everything from decorative stones
to books and keys in it.
As complicated as it sounds,
the table with the see-through top is very easy to make.
I love the mid-century modern staining on it as well.
No.6 Catchbowl by Torafu Architects
This one is our personal favorite.
It’s so simple yet so effective
as it uses a universal element of home architecture,
This is a creative catch bowl.
It divides a hemisphere (half of a sphere)
into three quarters and one quarter.
The three quarter part fits into the convex corner
while the other one fits into a concave corner.
The versatility of the shelves allows them to
be used to park anything on it.
And it looks out of this world.
No.5 Clopen Shelf
From Torafu Architects,
the guys behind the Catch Bowl comes this amazing floating shelf
which they call the Clopen Shelf.
The Clopen shelf is an incredibly sleek floating shelf
that hides a thin storage compartment.
The lack of handles on the face makes it impossible
to detect that it hides storage in it.
And how do you pull the shelf out?
Using magnets concealed in corks or dowel pieces
that can be attached when needed to pull the drawer out.
There’s so many ways in which this can be customized.
We “ in the house ” wanted to uproot all the floating shelves
in our home and convert them into similar ones.
No.4 Midcentury side table hack by sugar and cloth
Midcentury furniture designs are rad.
Take this simple side table for example.
It looks stylish, is compact enough for small spaces
and has a hidden storage compartment
for remote controls and other small details
that tend to be an eyesore.
You can make this on a weekend within a few hours
and it uses simple things like tapered legs,
a cakepan (yes you heard this right)
and a round wooden circle.
I can’t wait to see your own versions
that you guys come up with.
No.3 Wall Coat Rack with Hooks and Hidden Storage
This dainty little storage compartment remains hidden behind a ubiquitous looking
wall coat rack.
And because pulling out or opening a hinged
compartment with a heavy wet coat on it can be impractical,
this one uses sliders instead.
Just slide it to the sides to reveal a compartment
that can be big enough for your sunglasses or your keys.
You can add an unlimited number
of shelves to the compartment and make it as long as you want to.
No.2 Cover the wall niche without sacrificing on storage
If your home has more wall niches than
what you can appreciate, then here ’
s an excellent way to cover them up
without resorting to outdated design techniques.
This one uses a mirror to cover the niche
and the mirror is mounted on sliding rails,
flush against the wall which lets you slide
it to a side to reveal the storage inside.
I would go one step further and add floating shelves to organize the storage.
You can even add sleek floating shelves with hidden drawers to amplify the functionality.
From mobile phones to keys to calendars,
there are tons of things which can be hidden in this niche.
Not to mention that the mirror makes your room appear bigger.
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No.1 Floating shelves with hidden space
Pull out drawers on floating shelves are so passé
(Psst…I still love them).
But here’s an even better hidden floating shelf
This one divides the floating shelf into two parts.
The entire outer part is the actual shelf
and can be pulled outwards as one unit
along with the stuff that’s parked on it.
The inner drawer remains hidden and has ample
space for some of the bigger stuff that
lies around home begging to be organized.
All it takes is less than four hours to rig this up.
Closing thoughts Smart multifunctional furniture fixtures like these
free up some much-needed space in small homes
without the aesthetics going for a toss.
Which ones have you installed or want to install
in your home?
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