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Slivers-of-Space Storage

Think there's no way you can pack another inch of storage into your house? Think again and explore these overlooked spots that can provide a sliver of storage just where you need it. Plus, BHG contributor and Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Ryan gives his tricks for carving out more storage from e...
  • Kate Moroney

    "Slivers of Space Storage" - often overlooked areas of the house with storage possibilities. Love the doors for the closet

  • Rebecca Davis

    An idea to go around the door frame in the loungeroom

  • Candice (The Hagged Housewife)

    Slivers of Space Storage Frame a doorway with bookcases or shelves to turn wasted space into storage. Spring for built-ins or get the same function with freestanding units. This solution works best for less-frequently used passageways, such as pantry or laundry room doors, rather than main entries.

  • Michele V

    Adding storage space through bookshelves around doors and windows. Wonder if it would be possible to have built around my pantry door?

  • downright- southern

    Think outside the box with these clever ideas on how to maximize your storage space! Thanks! @bhg | #BHG #BetterHomesAndGarden | #organization #storage #ideas #house #home #space #bestuseofspace #tips #tidbits #diy

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