10 Clever Hidden Storage Solutions You’ll Wish You Had at Home

updated May 4, 2019
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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.

(Image credit: Sicora Design Build)

This slide-out bathroom styling station.

This pull-out sideways medicine cabinet.

From College City Design Build, via Houzz

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These slim drawers built in the bathtub casing.

Designed by Wanda Ely, spotted in this tour on Houzz.

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This convenient spot for dry ingredients.

From a 2009 issue of Maison & Demeure.

(Image credit: Henarise Pty. Ltd.)

These stairs-turned-drawers.

As seen on Houzz, from Henarise Pty. Ltd.

(Image credit: Wood Mode)

This cleaning supply cabinet with a built-in caddy.

(Image credit: Wood Mode)

This hideaway pet dish and food storage combo.

Another one from Wood Mode Custom Cabinets.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

This slide-out knife block.

Designed by Signature Design & Cabinetry and featured on The Kitchn.

(Image credit: The Kitchen Source)

And this drawer, which is actually a ninja stepstool.

Re-edited from a post originally published 9.24.15-nt