14 Clever Storage Solutions from Best of Houzz Winners
We need storage space in every room, but can it be both practical and attractive? Our pros prove it can
NATIVE Design Workshop, Australia
Storage that has an additional function is a double win, especially for a family with four children, as in this home. The window seat and storage combination is just one of several built-in solutions in this aptly named Peekaboo House.
FV2 Architektur, Germany
The built-in furniture in this scheme not only provides storage space for books and a cosy reading nook, it also serves as a room divider that can be closed with sliding panels. This way, the bedroom can be completely separated when needed.
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ALL & NXTHING, UK
In this bedroom, bespoke wardrobes are fitted either side of a chimney breast, while the shallow central section hosts a neat vanity area complete with a mirror, shelves and a stool. The icing on the cake? Folding doors hide all the odds and ends when not in use.
Quill, New Zealand
A single outdoor fireplace or a firepit is a lovely addition to a garden, but this space shows the potential for adding extra convenience, including a handy storage spot for firewood and open shelving where blankets can be stashed for chillier evenings.
The top shelf also allows for decoration, tying the interior aesthetic to the adjacent outdoor area.
Design: Heger & Cie – Die Häusermanufaktur; construction: Schreinerei & Möbelmanufaktur Mayr, Germany
In an attic with mainly sloping walls, it can be difficult to create enough storage space. To help, this wardrobe uses the basic principles of an apothecary cabinet to create small sections for storing clothes.
The angled units are easy to roll out, as they’re on castors, and, when closed, they have a minimalist aesthetic.
More: 16 Loft Bedrooms With Clever Storage Solutions
Rogue Home Interiors, USA
This walnut kitchen island doubles as the homeowners’ office workstation, so designer Melinda Woodruff added a slim shelf under the quartz worktop for storing a laptop and other materials.
Sockets at the back allow the owners to charge their devices, while drawers on one end hold papers and other supplies.
Kirsten Johnstone Architecture, Australia
This window seat has storage drawers underneath and flows seamlessly into a desk with overhead cupboards. Floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes include double-height hangers, drawers, shoe storage and shelves, ensuring there’s a place for everything in this child’s room.
Tandem Studio, Germany
This bespoke corner cupboard elegantly conceals the washing machine and tumble dryer. It also provides space up to the ceiling for towels and other bathroom items.
The oak slat construction – closed at the top and bottom, but with gaps in the middle – allows sufficient ventilation for the appliances.
Mon Concept Habitation, France
These pull-out shelving units maximise the use of space under the staircase by allowing easy access to the full depth of the cupboard while maintaining a clear view of stored items.
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