Small spaces require thoughtful storage solutions. The key is to choose space-saving furnishings that fill multiple needs and that work well. But finding the right multipurpose storage systems can be a challenge.
Here are three space-savers designed to make almost any room seem roomier:
- Bathroom, Bedroom or Laundry Room. The slender Spa Bath Tower with Tilting Hamper (17 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep) has three upper shelves that offer easy accessibility to towels, toiletries, laundry supplies, accessories or whatever else you want to keep handy. The built-in tilt-out hamper is fun to access and cleverly conceals dirty laundry.
- Kitchen or Home Office. The Microwave Cart and Trash Hideaway also features a tilt-out storage area, but this one is designed to hide a rectangular trash receptacle (not included). Above it is a drawer fitted with a removable bamboo cutting board that doubles as an instant serving tray. The top of the cart is spacious enough to hold a standard microwave–and it also works well in a home office for a printer or copier.
- Dining Room or Craft Room. The wooden Drop Leaf Table with Two Stools is an ultra-efficient space saver. The drop-leaf table has a base that rolls on casters; two square counter stools tuck neatly under the table to create a mobile counter that can be used almost anywhere you need a workspace. The table also features two drawers plus a towel rack. A larger version without casters is also available.
Ideas on other types of multipurpose storage space-savers can be found here.