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10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo:  The Everygirl

The tiny house movement is still going strong, and people are getting more and more creative with the design of these micro homes. Which is good news for all of us, because many of these small-space storage ideas can be applied to larger homes as well. Keep reading to check out ten tiny house storage ideas that you can use in your own house.   

 

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo: Domino

1. Blur the lines between decorative and functional. They have hung the cutting boards (functional items) on the wall as a way of decorating the kitchen. The white bowls above the cabinets also serve duel purposes. [Photo: Domino]

   

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo: Humble Homes

2. Use the space underneath the stairs. Here they have created a fold down countertop, but the space under your staircase could also be used for a desk, a coat closet or a bookshelf. [Photo: Humble Homes]

 

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo: Domino

3. Consider glass walls. The glass wall separates the kitchen from the bedroom, while still letting in light and making the space feel larger. Curtains can be pulled across when needed. [Photo: Domino]

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10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
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4. Use every inch of vertical space. Shelves are mounted above the countertops in this tiny house, and a loft is above that. This is a great rule of thumb in any house. [Photo: AirBnB]

 

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo:  Brit + Co.

5. Create flexible work surfaces. The surface on the end of this countertop can be folded down when not in use, and the whole thing swings in and out so kitchen prep work is easier. [Photo:  Brit + Co.]

 

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo: Country Living

6. Get creative with guests' sleeping arrangements. This bed can be rearranged and used as a sofa when guests are not sleeping on it. Consider trundle beds, futons, or bunk beds for your own home. [Photo: Country Living]

 

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo: Country Living

7. Take advantage of the space above doors. A platform has been built above the front door in this tiny house, and it can be used for all kinds of storage. Shelves above bathroom doors can be especially handy for those of us who lack square footage. [Photo: Country Living]

  

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo: Tiny House Talk

8. Consider fold-down tables. This table can be folded up or down, depending on what you're doing. This idea could be applicable for a home office area if you need an extra work surface every now and then. [Photo: Tiny House Talk]

 

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo: Tiny House Swoon

9. Store things in the stairs. These stairs do double duty as dresser drawers! If you're really short on space, converting stairs to drawers can be a super way to maximize your space. [Photo: Tiny House Swoon]

 

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
Photo:  The Everygirl

10. Add a loft. If you have high ceilings, consider building a loft. It can be the perfect spot for guests if you're lacking a guest room, or it can also make an excellent home office or crafting space. [Photo:  The Everygirl]

 

10 Clever Small-Space Storage Ideas You Can Steal from the Tiny House Movement
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faith-towers on Feb 10, 2017:

Thanks Cindy, so glad you liked the article!


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