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Inspired: Stylish Storage Ideas for Every Room

Posted by: on January 14th, 2013 | One Comment

Inspiration board of stylish furniture pieces that provide storage

 

Staying organized is much easier when you have the right tools and foolproof storage ideas in place, and some of the best tools come in the form of furniture pieces. Dressers, side tables, and even benches can be lifesavers when it comes to finding a spot for everything, so we’ve gathered together a few of our favorite furniture pieces that marry great furniture design with functional storage.

BEDROOM STORAGE IDEAS (LEFT TO RIGHT):

We love how the mirrored panels on the Reflections Addie Cabinet bounce light around the room and bring a bit of sparkle to this bedroom staple. With clutter-corralling cabinet doors, this nightstand will keep magazines, tissues, and any other necessities out of sight.

The Canali Nightstand brings a much more contemporary look to a bedroom with its sleek lines, mahogany finish and spacious drawers.

If traditional-with-a-twist is more your style, we love the Normandy Single Chest side table with two deep drawers made of caning!

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Declutter Your Life with These 5 Storage Ideas

Posted by: on January 9th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Wire shelves holding kitchen items

 

It can be a challenge to find storage solutions for all of those little areas around the house that never seem to stay straight. Perhaps you just can’t keep your linen closet neat, your kitchen doesn’t have enough storage for all of your pots, pans, and ever-growing cookbook collection, or perhaps your garage looks like a war zone? Do not despair, there are ways to declutter these spaces, we promise! Check out our top storage ideas.

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Simple Home Storage Solutions

Posted by: on January 8th, 2013 | Make A Comment

 

In a busy household, the storage and organization of the multitude of items used on a daily basis is a challenge, no matter the size of the home. Thankfully, there are many simple storage solutions available to help you get more out of the space you do have.

We had Jay from The Home Depot’s How-To Community put together this short video to show you a few ideas to gain extra storage space and corral the clutter around the home. He covers everything from wire shelving and decorative shelves to everyday storage options like our ever-popular plastic totes that come in a wide range of sizes, styles and colors. You’ll also see how you can organize and decorate at the same time using colorful canvas totes from Martha Stewart Living.

After watching the video we’re confident that you’ll discover untapped storage potential in unexpected places around your home.

We have more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Inspired: Brexley Home Storage Solutions

Posted by: on January 7th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Inspiration board showing Brexley storage and work space furnishings

 

When thinking about organization, it’s important to have tools that create home storage solutions. Unless your home is blessed with tons of built-ins and closet space, you’ve probably thought about adding a couple of furniture pieces that will give you space to store important papers, books, and your growing collections.

The Brexley collection, with its criss-crossed designs and open storage, is a great way to bring some stylish organization to your space.

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If your home has a roomy entryway, but it’s always filling up with dirty shoes, coats and backpacks, consider adding a storage bench that can house sneakers and other out-the-door items. We love the x-shaped design on the sides of the Brexley Chestnut Entry Bench and the open storage cubbies that make storing sneakers simple. But if open storage isn’t your thing, you can always add a couple of baskets to keep shoes out of sight.

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From the Forums: Shared Bedroom Storage Solution

Posted by: on January 4th, 2013 | 4 Comments
Martha Stewart Living 9-Cube Organizer

Martha Stewart Living 9-Cube Organizer

 

It’s hard to image a space that depends more on good storage solutions than a small bedroom shared by two siblings. Storage was indeed the centerpiece of the advice Home Depot associate Eileen Claar had for a couple whose two young sons had to share a room for a time after moving to a new city.

Eileen, who posts under the handle DesigningWoman, wrote about how to help siblings share a room on our online How-To Community Forums.

She explains that to complicate matters a little, the older brother was in elementary school, and the younger boy was a toddler still in diapers — two ages with two very different sets of needs. But Eileen came up with a plan that would give the older child a little independence, but kept the shared bedroom toddler-friendly.

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Places: Staircase Storage Ideas

Posted by: on June 28th, 2012 | Make A Comment
Image of staircase designed with Lego pieces and storage drawers

Image via Contemporist

 

We’ve noticed lately that homeowners are taking some pretty imaginative steps to find more storage space around the house. With space at a premium, many are starting to take full advantage of the useful and quirky spaces underneath, above, inside and on top of the stairs. And they’re finding storage solutions for all the shoes, out of season clothing and sports equipment that needs to be accessible – but out of sight.

Some of the ideas walk a fine line between the sublime and, well, not so much. We totally dug this playful staircase designed by the I-BEAM Architecture firm which features nearly 20,000 LEGO blocks and storage beneath the staircase.

Read on to see some of the better staircase storage ideas we found.

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Make Storage Solutions Pretty

Posted by: on January 31st, 2012 | 2 Comments

Day 31 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: My final organizing tip of the month is not clever, just important. When you’re organizing, make storage solutions look pretty! When you’re organizing your linen closet or kitchen pantry, keep the style of the rest of your home in mind and do your best to make sure that function and frills work together. 

Pretty closet

Image from Houzz

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Create a Built-in for your TV

Posted by: on January 30th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Day 30 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: If you’re looking for a better way to store your TV and television components, consider having a built-in space specifically designed for your electronics. This home takes the useless space from a staircase and turns it into a hard-working media cabinet!

Built-in media cabinet

Image from MyHomeIdeas

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

How To Store Dishes in Pot Drawers

Posted by: on January 29th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Day 29 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: If you have deep pot drawers that you’d like to use to store dishes, use pegboard and simple wooden dowels to make sure your dishes don’t move in the drawer.

Safely store dishes in pot drawers

Image from BHG

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Install a Hidden Cutting Board

Posted by: on January 28th, 2012 | One Comment

Day 28 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: If you’ve love the functionality of a kitchen island but don’t have room for one, consider installing a pull-out butcher-block chopping station right over your trash can. You can chop straight on the cutting board and easily whip discards into the trash can. 

Chopping station over the trash can

Image from The Farm Chicks

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]