Storage 126 Ideabooks

A creative designer can hide storage in plain sight, but a bold designer brings it front and center. Many of us put a lot of thought into how we display our collections and...
Houzz Tour: Clever Storage Ideas From a Manhattan Duplex
Creative storage is an art form that takes a calculated approach to hiding things and still having them be accessible. Architectural designers at raad studio struck the right balance with custom...
Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage
Surprisingly, common garage dimensions have remained roughly the same since the Ford Model T began the obsession with the automobile about a hundred years ago. The T’s 134-inch length, a little more than 11 feet, is considerably shorter than the average...
How to Create a Secret Doorway Behind a Bookcase
Everyone’s got something to hide. Cash, documents, jewels, guns, clutter — these are things that earn our extra consideration for being stashed away securely. And no, under your mattress or at the bottom of your sock drawer isn’t going...
Tap Into Stud Space for More Wall Storage
We all want more storage, but many homeowners don’t realize there’s much usable space right in their walls — between the studs that make up the walls’ framework. A nook carved out of a wall’s structure not only is functional, but can also add...
Decorating With Antiques: Armoires, the Versatile Beauties
Built-in closets are a rather newfangled idea. Although they could occasionally be found in colonial America, they didn’t come into common use until after World War II. Nowadays they’re viewed as a basic necessity, like indoor plumbing, and it can...
Room of the Day: Storage Becomes a Feature in a Brooklyn Apartment
The owners of this home in Brooklyn, New York, knew they wanted to renovate even before they moved in. “The main thing was that they wanted way more storage than one typically has anywhere in New York City,” says designer Henry Grosman....
Decorating With Antiques: Chests, Dressers and Buffets
The wonderful thing about decorating with antiques is that they add instant history and soul to a home. There’s something especially human about an object that was made by hand, or that has survived the ravages of time intact. I wonder about...
Design Workshop: 3 Ingenious Ways With Wall Cabinets
How many empty cabinets do you have in your home? If you’re like me, you don’t have a square inch to spare. A well-designed bank of cabinetry organizes and conceals the everyday clutter of life, helps us live more efficiently and is an aesthetically...
How to Get the Closet of Your Dreams
Most of us have them and appreciate them, but many of us would rather that our closets … stay in the closet. But there is hope for disorganized, messy spaces. From premade closet organizing systems to custom configurations, there’s a solution that...
How to Add Toe Kick Drawers for More Storage
Think you’re out of storage space in your kitchen? Think again. Toe kicks, the baseboards of your cabinets, conceal unused space big enough to hold slim drawers. Of course, the narrow space doesn’t fit everything, but I have four toe kick drawers...
Watch an Entryway Bar Transform Into a Table for Two
Most architects become famous by designing humongous museums or concert halls. But New York architect Michael Chen is highly sought after for small-scale projects that he calls architectural appliances...
Downsizing Help: Shelve Your Storage Woes
Take a look at your new, smaller rooms. Is there wall space that can be put to good use? Shelving — whether for books or collectibles, or to hold necessities like bathroom and office supplies — can make the difference between ongoing frustration...
10 Ways to Get More Storage Out of Your Space
In a small space, it can feel impossible to find a place for all of your stuff. And while I am a huge fan of decluttering, the fact is that for a small space to work well, you need ample storage...
Watch an Innovative Bookcase Convert Before Your Eyes
Small homes are notorious for two things: lack of storage and lack of privacy when guests are over. But Australian architect Ben Milbourne solved both of those problems with one...
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