Hiding Things In Plain Sight – 7 Ingenious And Unexpected Ideas

Dealing with storage problems in small spaces is always a challenge but for every problem there are always ingenious solutions. Don’t feel limited by the space in your home. Think out of the box and hide storage where no one would think to look for it. It’s fun, clever and practical at the same time.

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Make the most of a small footprint by creating several semi levels. And, while you’re at it, throw in some hidden features too, like this folding sofa which only reveals itself in front of the fireplace when needed. So cozy and so unexpected.{found on bechter}.

Hide away.

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In the kitchen it’s a little more difficult to conceal things, especially with so many appliances in the way. But what if you could somehow combine two elements together. What looks like a simple bar is actually a cabinet that hides a full-size washing machine. Who would ever suspect that?{found on cotemaison}.

Floor Storage.

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Don’t want bulky furniture in your bedroom? No problem, you can still get the storage space you need in other ways. Try some pull-out drawers under the bed and, for items you rarely use like seasonal clothing, build a niche under the floor. It will be like a secret stash.{found on dwell}.

Hide a swimming pool.

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As for the outdoors, such projects can be truly spectacular. Here’s a swimming pool completely hidden under a backyard lawn. You can actually fool your guests and neighbors only to surprise them later. One of the most impressive transformations.

Secret Stash.

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Don’t need such extensive storage solutions? Maybe all you need to hide are money and small items. Well, then build your own secret stash. All you need is a cigar tube. Roll up the money inside the tube, carve a hole in the top edge of your interior door and insert it there. Even the most skilled thieves won’t think to look up there.{found on makezine}.

Functional Tiles.

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We’ve discussed the bedroom, the living room, the kitchen and even the backyard but what about the bathroom? You may think there’s no room for secret storage in here but you would be wrong. Since bathrooms are usually small, these 3D tiles can be life-savers. Use them as hooks, toilet paper dispensers and storage compartments.{found on style-files}.