25 Small-Space Game Changers Your Storage-Challenged Home Needs Now

25 Small-Space Game Changers Your Storage-Challenged Home Needs Now

Caroline Biggs
Apr 19, 2017
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Living in a small space can be tough. But finding affordable, storage-savvy furnishings for your petite place is maybe even harder. Sure, the web is brimming with attractive options, but to make the most of your tiny abode, it's important to seek out purposeful pieces of furniture and accessories—i.e. items that are both space efficient and multi-functional.

As always, we're help to help, so we've rounded up 25 of the most small-space-friendly goods on the Internet. Whether wall-mounted or collapsible, these products are all designed to maximize your storage situation and save you tons of room. And though we can't promise you any extra square footage, we can guarantee all of these finds will make life in a cramped apartment just a little easier.

Storage Ottomans

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Upholstered Storage Ottoman at West Elm, $399

This sleek stunner transitions from footrest to coffee table to extra seating in seconds.

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Round Tufted Storage Ottoman at Target, $59.99

A simple and inexpensive way to create extra storage space in your living room.

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Ektorp Ottoman at Ikea, $99.99

This popular ottoman has removable covers that are totally washable—and lots of storage space.

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Alfraye Storage Ottoman at Wayfair, $169.99

Along with ample storage space, this microfiber ottoman has built-in pockets to safely store small accessories.

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HomePop Button Tufted Round Storage Ottoman at Kohl's, $159.99

Stylish and affordable, this oversize ottoman will instantly upgrade your living space.


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White Classic Edge Decorative Shelf at Home Depot, $8.99

A stylish floating shelf for less than 10 bucks is the stuff of myth and legend. Pick up a few to maximize your wall space.

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LACK Wall Shelf at IKEA, $19.99

This chic, extra-long shelf seamlessly mounts to walls thanks to hidden hardware.

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Natural Wood Mix & Match Wall Shelf at World Market, $19.99

Not only will these mango wood shelves add instant storage to your living space, you can mix and match the brackets for a custom look.

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Large Wood Veneer Cubby Narrow Wall Shelf at The Land of Nod, $79.99

Cute, vintage-style cubbies offer a surprisingly grown up storage solution.

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Post Wall Shelf at CB2, $329

Why mount a measly shelve when you can hang a whole dang bookshelf?

Cabinet Organizers

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Over the Cabinet Kitchen Storage Organizer Basket at Amazon, $16

These two-tiered storage baskets slide over your cabinet doors without taking up any coveted under sink space.

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Madesmart 2-Tier Pullout Cabinet Organizers at The Container Store, $22.99

Make the most of your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry by forging some vertical storage.

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Essential Home Under Sink Pedestal at Kmart, $26.99

No under sink storage in your bathroom? No problem. Keep things neat and pretty by picking up matching bottles and containers to transfer your everyday essentials into.

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2-Tier Mesh Expandable Under-Sink Shelf at Bed Bath & Beyond, $34.99

This super sturdy, expandable steel shelf system is designed to fit below your sink while providing plenty of room for drain pipes.

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Household Essentials Glidez Under-the-Sink Organizer at Amazon, $57

These sliding, pullout organizers are perfect for hard-to-reach kitchen cabinets.

Multi-Functional Furniture

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Wooden Clothing Rack at Urban Outfitters, $98

Organize your entryway and score some extra coat storage with a sleek, collapsible clothing rack.

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3-Tiered Rolling Cart at Target, $29.99

A cute rolling cart transforms from storage unit to mini-bar in no time.

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Box Frame Drop Leaf Expandable Table at West Elm, $499

This space-savvy table transitions from a desk to dining table with ease.

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Buchanan Twin Sleeper Chair at Pottery Barn, Starting at $999

Compact but comfortable, this sophisticated sleeper chair converts to a twin-sized bed in seconds.

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Rue Coffee Table and Bench with Ottomans at ATG Stores, $188.39

This clever coffee table moonlights as a bench and boasts built-in ottoman seating.

Under-Bed Organization

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Studio 3B Underbed Storage Bag (Set of 2) at Bed Bath & Beyond, $14.99

Store all of your bulky winter sweaters without taking up an inch of closet space.

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Whitmor Rolling Underbed Cart at Staples, $19.29

A lightweight rolling cart can turn the area under your bed into an unexpectedly chic storage drawer.

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Long Under Bed Box with Wheels at The Container Store, $22.99

Designed specifically for narrow under-bed spaces, these easy-open boxes have wheels that roll in both directions for quick access.

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Wood Bed Lifts at Amazon, $25.29

A foolproof way to carve out extra storage space in a small bedroom, but with just a little bit more style.

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Winslow White Queen Platform Storage Bed at Overstock, $392.68

A stylish bedframe that doubles as a storage hub is definitely worth the investment.

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