unexpected space saving spots.
by victoria comment

8/15/16

white open shelves with books and decor / sfgirlbybay

alvhem.

i think i’m diving in and going to remodel my bathroom & back bedroom. eeek! yikes! it’s kind of a two-step process that i’ll be explaining more about later, but essentially we’ll be knocking out the wall between the tiny bathroom and the back bedroom to make a much larger bathroom — and the back bedroom will become a walk-in closet for my master bedroom (which currently has this small and very horrid makeshift closet).

white open shelves under the staircase / sfgirlbybay

elle decoration.

built-in plaster shelving with book storage / sfgirlbybay

interior junkie.

when we do that, i’m going to have a hallway that ends abruptly where there was once the back bedroom door (i’ll show you floorplans soon), so i’ve been on the hunt for clever built-in shelving ideas for Small Spaces. i’m probably going to design something like these images, just above and below. some plastered recessed shelving, that will look as though it has always been there!

space saving storage / sfgirlbybay

gravity home.

white walls with wood built-in storage shelves / sfgirlbybay

home bunch.

white wall with built-in book storage / sfgirlbybay

interior junkie.

white and wood low bookcases / sfgirlbybay

blood & champagne.

there’s all sorts of ways to create clever storage space where it once never existed. usually, that means going vertical — or up the wall but there are other cool options, too. like using shelving to divide two rooms and delineate the space. low bookcases are good for that — not only do they create cozier spaces, they also provide counter top spaces for displaying your favorite collections, like you see above and below here.

low white shelving with book storage / sfgirlbybay

french by design.

shelf storage and built-in bench storage / sfgirlbybay

coco lapine design.

but when you do go vertical with your storage think up, but also around and over — over doorways and around windows are so great looking but also totally practical. if you’ve got a large room, you have the opportunity to use up some of that space by building out — into the room with all kinds of floor to ceilings bookcases — like i did in my living room. go to town, go vertical and go crazy!

built-in shelving unit with framed photo hung on it / sfgirlbybay

michele andersen photography.

matching chairs and built-in bookcase over doorway / sfgirlbybay

nuevo estilo.

open storage shelves with textiles and handbags / sfgirlbybay

design sponge.

wood magazine rack with modern light fixture and moroccan rug / sfgirlbybay

the design chaser.

black and white decor with built-in white bookcase / sfgirlbybay

design mag.

wall with whilte built-in bookcase displaying a colorful vase collection / sfgirlbybay

vogue australia.

white built-in shelving storage / sfgirlbybay

apartment therapy.

shelf storage with minimal decor / sfgirlbybay

karma stream.

whilte built-in white shelves with minimal decor / sfgirlbybay

the design chaser.

4 responses to “unexpected space saving spots.”

  1. Many thanks for these images and the link the blood and champagne. I have just been along and indulged myself…that marble topped sink unit with burnished metal objects on the shelf has brightened my morning already! Good luck with the project; storage and display can make all the difference in the world to a home. Stuffing things into cupboards is very dispiriting and, once the door is shut, you forget what is in there. Often, I find, you have simply crammed rubbish in for want of a better place to put it. Exhibit A: my garage…

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