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Unique Storage Solutions For Your Home

Do you have problems making storage areas work for you in your home? Sometimes it is a matter of thinking out of the box. Here a few areas and ways to create new storage areas for your home.

Small Space – With this client’s very small family room she wanted another piece to put a few extra things. We had added a media cabinet that stored TV equipment and a few bins for toys. But with twin toddlers, she was looking for another piece to store a few more things. So added this little demilune chest on the side of the chaise sofa. Even with the smallest spaces consider furniture pieces that have drawers and doors when possible.


Odd Spaces – What to do with the odd area the builder decided was a good idea for a TV? In my own home, I had it closed in and made into a closet with a custom made barn door for easy opening and closing. TV is where it should be across the room. All of the games, art and crafts, gift wrap and holiday upstairs items are stored here for easy access but out of sight most of the time.  All organized for me using the Container Store’s Elfa System. I love it so much.

Here is the floorplan and how we changed it. Think of ways you could make storage into a dead space in the room. Barn doors can help eliminate the opening door challenge you can have when wanting to do this.

Marker Girl Karen’s Home The Game Room

Under The Stairs – my client wanted to make the small angled space intended for an extra Den space that we call a keeping room in the south. Where you keep people out of the Kitchen so you can work and they can still socialize with you. They wanted this space for their little ones to be able to play while Mom and Dad work in the Kitchen. So we utilized the under the stairs space by opening it with shelving for toys and books.

Marker Girl Modern Family Makeover The Den

Small Space Mudroom Solution -Don’t have space for a mudroom? See if you can utilize a corner of your laundry to create a small area. I did that in my own used this little space to create one.

Karen’s Home the Laundry – Mudroom

Bathroom Storage – I wanted my undercabinet in my powder bathroom to be more organized, so I designed these to have pull out drawers. This is so I can store more items like extra toilet paper, soap and towels.  If a guest is a real snoop they will get a happy surprise.



Karen’s Home The Powder Bathroom

If you are struggling with storage look around and see how you may be able to think out of the box to solve your problems. I hope these get you to started thinking.

Happy Decorating! Karen



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  1. Jenny Jenkins on June 8, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for this article. I found it extremely helpful.


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