Today, I’m tackling the subject of hidden storage ideas for your home. This is related to Wednesday’s post about secret doors you’ll want to have.
I say tackling, because it’s a BIG subject!
Originally, I thought I might just do hidden storage ideas for under stairs. However, many of you don’t have stairs. Or, if you do, you might not be interested, or able to, for some reason.
Of course, everyone has a kitchen and at least one bathroom. And, yes, each of those could be its own post and should be. That’s because each of these spaces has dozens if not 100s of innovative hidden storage solutions.
So then, why am I lumping all of these hidden storage ideas together?
The reason is because I’m a masochist. Ha!
Well, not really. The real reason is that I’d like to do some terrific hidden storage ideas for stairs, but not alone since it will exclude many readers. Later on, I can focus on hidden storage ideas for kitchens and then another one for bathrooms.
As it is, there exist two old posts on those subjects already: Clever storage ideas for the new unkitchen
Another one of my favorite and more recent posts is this one about how to hide your TV
Oh, and if you’d like to have a good laugh, please check out two very old and very clear examples of how NOT to do a blog post.
It is a lame attempt at sharing storage solutions if you have sucky closets.
Okay, it’s time to dive into 21 of the Best Hidden Storage Ideas for Stairs, Kitchens, and Bathrooms
Let’s begin with some incredibly clever hidden storage ideas for under the stairs.
One of my favorite examples of hidden storage under the stairs is the hidden powder room.
In fact, that could also be a separate post.
How many of you have an older home that has only one bathroom? Or, it has two bathrooms, but they are both upstairs. It’s not ideal, of course.
I guess 100 years ago; folks were happy just to be able not to have to do their business outside when it was 20 below. Yes, I know. They used chamber pots.
A beautiful powder room under-the-stairs
I was fantasizing about a powder room in the entry, adjacent to the staircase.
Can you put in a toilet if there are no waste pipes nearby? Yes, you can!
What about a sink without plumbing? Yes, you can get a portable sink. They aren’t super tiny. You will need to be able to have a depth of at least 18″ for the sink.
This links to a terrific blog post, which goes into great detail on how they made this closet under the stairs.
So many times, entryways are made without a coat closet. Or, there’s no broom closet. In our old townhouse, we had neither. But, one day, my wasband ripped out a couple of shelves in a vertical closet. So, then at least, we had a broom closet.
via @mikrobertshomes – hidden storage under stairs – kitchen pantry.
I adore clever pantry storage.
And these days, there are so many wonderful ideas. Please revisit this post which hi-lights some beautiful pantry ideas.
I love this compact office under the stairs. And, it’s complete with a window, too. But, maybe it’s a faux window? You could also put up some doors if you wanted to hide the office when the workday is over.
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And, what child wouldn’t adore this charming hidden playroom under stairs!
Terrific use for the space under the stairs for this compact laundry.
This laundry isn’t under the stairs, of course. But, I love how chic it looks with the caned doors.
Whoa! This hidden storage contains a bed? But, where does the bed slide into? It appeared in 2009 in Canadian House & Home. The only thing I can think of is there might be a closet on the other side and the bed is housed inside the closet. Or else, it’s boxed into the room. But, it sure is a great idea.
Can you guess what’s inside the cabinet below?
Wait until you see…
Fearnley-grand_lower hidden kitchenette
Yes, it’s a complete KITCHEN!
Culshaw also makes a smaller version of their kitchen beautifully stored in a cabinet. Now that is hidden storage!
This is an older version of the Fearnley petite kitchenette. I am not sure if they are still making this piece with the small legs, or not.
These pull-out shelves are not new. However, I don’t know why it took so long for folks to figure out how much better they are than stationary shelves.
Another favorite idea is a toe kick drawer. I’ve even seen where folks have put their dog dishes in there. But, usually, those dishes need to be left out, so I’m not sure why they would put them in a cabinet that would need to be kept open all of the time.
What gorgeous hidden storage!
Cabidor Deluxe | Mirrored | Behind The Door | Adjustable | Medicine, Bathroom, & Kitchen Storage Cabinet.
I could definitely use something like this in my bathroom. I would prefer to have it recessed between the studs, however. Well, if that’s possible. There’s a beautiful between the studs cabinet in this post.
And, do check out this short video above to see this amazing craft room in a cabinet. Well, it’s two cabinets.
Below is a mini widget with some of the items in this post that you can purchase. For more information, you can click on any of the images.
Please stay tuned.
One of these days, I’m going to surprise you with a little organizing of my own. That is if I can get organized to make my own organizing purchases. haha.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed these many hidden storage ideas.
Very important. Today, Sunday, the 30th of August is the last day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Monday, the 31st, the prices are going back up! Please check out the “ground zero” post, which has some of my favorites from the sale. Some of them may be sold out. But, there are other items, as well.