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Being space-savvy in small apartments and homes means working in as much storage as possible. The trick is to fill all awkward and/or available spaces with as many low-profile shelves, hanging baskets, and secret compartments as you can muster. Here are 10 DIY projects that keep square footage in mind, but don’t sacrifice design.

1. Above, Sköna Hem featured this clever vertical storage made of copper bar (a tension rod perhaps?) and drilled plates.

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2. Caitlin from the Merrythought created this hanging jute basket for Poppytalk.

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3. This stacked dowel shelving, from Design Milk, is an innovative solution for a landing strip.

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4. This yellow floating shelf would also make a great landing strip for a small entryway, from Lowe's.

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5. Hello Lidy posted this magazine rack last week, which you can tuck in a number of corners.

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6. Thistlewood Farms shows you how to make these plate racks, which let you store plates vertically.

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7. If you love the classic Uten.Silo, then you'll be happy to see this DIY version from Sinnen Rausch.

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8. A minimalist cube shelf fits perfectly in a corner. Annaleena created this one for Emma's Designblogg.

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9. Pegboard is always handy around the house, and this letter "a" from Rue Rococo is just plain cute.

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10. These window shelves in Design Manifest's new cottage kitchen are easy to do and a great way to eke out some storage.