Small Built-In Storage You Can Squeeze Between Wall Studs

Small Built-In Storage You Can Squeeze Between Wall Studs

Dabney Frake
Jul 29, 2015
(Image credit: Tilton Fenwick)

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.

(Image credit: Veronica Vallez)

Pinterest user Veronica Vallez shared her newly converted spice cabinet, made from a former hideaway ironing board.

(Image credit: Alysha Findley)

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.

(Image credit: J Korsbon Designs)

This custom-built jewelry cabinet makes use of dead space in the hallway wall. It was conceived by J Korsbon Designs.

(Image credit: Andre Rothblatt)

This organizing station from Andre Rothblatt is handy way to create a landing strip without a large entryway.

(Image credit: Urban Retro)

Urban Retro found a way to tuck away a bunch of shoes right inside the front door with this sleek lateral storage.

(Image credit: Donna Dufresne)

Donna Dufresne tucked this hidden panel into her clients’ bathroom beadboard wall. It opens to reveal bath products and supplies.

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)

If you bathroom is missing its medicine cabinet, it’s a quick project to create one like this one from Better Homes & Gardens.

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