Every home deals with storage-related challenged. There’s a lot of items that we want to keep in each room and not enough space to do it, not without a proper storage system at least. Luckily, there’s a wide range of smart and space-saving storage solutions to choose from. You just have to know where to look for them. To make things easier, we compiled a list of ten cool ideas that we think you’re really going to enjoy. Check them out below.
A wall-mounted bike-hanger
Having to keep your bike indoors is not great, especially when you don’t have a lot of space to spare. This is particularly challenging for those living in an apartment. The solution however is quite simple. You can store your bike up on a wall using a special hanger. This one for example is easy to install, it folds up when you’re not using it and has a soft rubber cover which protects your bike from scratches.
A wall bed
Wall beds are really great because they free up a lot of floor space when not in use. That’s great news for small bedrooms or for multifunctional spaces. It also means you get to have more furniture in a bedroom and to create separate setups for the day and the night. Wall beds are of several different types and use various different systems. Pick the style that best suits your and your home.
Wall-mounted jewelry storage
Looking for a way to free up some space on your vanity or to put your jewelry on display? You can do both those things at the same time with a wall-mounted jewelry holder. You can put something together yourself with ease. For example, you could repurpose a spice rack or create a charming DIY jewelry wall display using a piece of wood and a few cute drawer knobs.
Drawers are great at keeping items out of sight and easily accessible but they’re difficult to keep organized. The contents of drawers almost always end up looking messy which is less than ideal. A solution can be to make a drawer organizer that lets you create separate compartments for different types of items.
TV wall mount
Mounting the TV to the wall is very practical for several different reasons. First of all, it eliminates the need for an entertainment unit or a console. Also, it means you can place the TV at any height, making sure it’s perfectly comfortable. There are numerous different types of wall mounts so it’s important to choose the one that best suits your needs and the type of TV that you have.
Slide-out kitchen racks
There are a lot…and I mean A LOT of different accessories and systems designed specifically for the kitchen and aimed at making storage and organization easy and convenient. Slide-out racks are one example. They’re great because they give you easy access to the contents so you don’t have to bend down too much or reach all the way in the back, knocking over other items as you try to grab something else. They make kitchen organization fun and simple.
Drawers are also very practical in the kitchen. They’re particularly convenient for storing all sorts of small items such as various utensils, spice jars, napkins but also dishes and other larger things. As mentioned before, drawers can get pretty messy and quite quickly and to avoid that you can use drawer organizers.
Under cabinet storage
Another useful idea which can improve in the kitchen is to add under cabinet storage. For example, you can hang a kitchen towel holder, a knife holder or a spice rack under the wall-mounted cabinetry. It saves space, is practical and keeps the countertops clutter-free. Adding a wall-mounted storage rack for your most commonly used kitchen utensils can also be very practical.
Above door storage
The under cabinet storage idea is cute and practical but if you’re really short on space in the kitchen (or the bathroom) you can also add an extra shelf above the door. It’s useful for storing items which you don’t use very often since it won’t be very easy to reach. You can also use this little shelf to display things like framed photos, vases or small planters, books and other items.
Integrated bed storage
Bedrooms can get full quickly, especially with the bed taking up so much space all the time. One option which is very convenient if you have a small bedroom is to opt for built-in bed storage. There are quite a few options to choose from in this case: pull-out drawers under the bed, platforms, headboard storage, shelves and even some interesting custom bed modules which let you take full advantage of this space in unique and very clever ways.