Run–don't walk–to your nearest contractor, cabinet maker or handy family member and ask–nay, beg–to have one of these seriously smart solutions built into the storage around your home.
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Some of these ideas might even be worthwhile for long-term renters; if you're settled into your "almost-forever" apartment, give your existing cabinet specs to a builder and see if they can't craft a new drawer or slide-in piece with one of these brilliant solutions built right in:
Above: A drawer for all your endless utensils.
From Hearthstone Design.
This slide-out bathroom styling station.
From Sicora Design Build.
This pull-out sideways medicine cabinet.
From College City Design Build, via Houzz
These slim drawers built in the bathtub casing.
Designed by Wanda Ely, spotted in this tour on Houzz.
This convenient spot for dry ingredients.
From a 2009 issue of Maison & Demeure.
As seen on Houzz, from Henarise Pty. Ltd.
This cleaning supply cabinet with a built-in caddy.
From Wood Mode Custom Cabinets.
This hideaway pet dish and food storage combo.
Another one from Wood Mode Custom Cabinets.
This slide-out knife block.
Designed by Signature Design & Cabinetry and featured on The Kitchn.
And this drawer, which is actually a ninja stepstool.
From The Kitchen Source, via Houzz.
(Image credits: Jeff Freeman; Sicora Design Build; College City Design Build; Andrew Snow; Maison & Demeure; Henarise Pty. Ltd.; Wood Mode; Signature Design and Cabinetry; The Kitchen Source)