After you've eked out every bit of storage you can think of, there’s one more spot to consider: that little slip of wall space between studs. The standard distance is around 16", which is just enough space to add a recessed element that's highly functional and doesn't take up room on the floor. And bonus! These are easy home updates you can do yourself.
For narrow bedrooms, a side shelf is just wide enough for an alarm clock and other essentials. In the lead image above, a recessed nightstand was created in a Greenwich Village bedroom by Tilton Fenwick.
Pinterest user Veronica Vallez shared her newly converted spice cabinet, made from a former hideaway ironing board.
Small built ins are a great way to get extra food storage when you don’t have a full pantry. Alysha and Matt's is just deep enough for canisters for dry goods.
This custom-built jewelry cabinet makes use of dead space in the hallway wall. It was conceived by J Korsbon Designs.
This organizing station from Andre Rothblatt is handy way to create a landing strip without a large entryway.
Urban Retro found a way to tuck away a bunch of shoes right inside the front door with this sleek lateral storage.
Donna Dufresne tucked this hidden panel into her clients’ bathroom beadboard wall. It opens to reveal bath products and supplies.
If you bathroom is missing its medicine cabinet, it’s a quick project to create one like this one from Better Homes & Gardens.