Clever Hacks To Help Take Advantage Of Your Unused Space

Diply 28 Sep 2018

When you don't have a ton of space in your home, you've got to think pretty darn creatively in order to fit all of your belongings where they need to go!

While people have definitely gotten innovative with cool places to put their stuff, you've also got to think about utilizing the unused space in your home to its fullest.

These hacks are perfect for taking that useless space in your home and using it to your advantage!

1. I actually have a desk that looks a lot like this one, and the space where a chair is supposed to go is hard to find a use for.

Pinterest | Pinterest

Personally, I put a laundry basket in this unused space, but I love that someone decided to make an elevated dog food station!

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2. Often the corner spaces of kitchens have some sort of lazy Susan storage space, but not this one!

11 Magnolia Lane | 11 Magnolia Lane

11 Magnolia Lane created corner drawers that actually work with the design of their kitchen! I seriously think these are super clever.

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3. When you don't have space on the ground, the best way to go is up!

House Logic | House Logic

Using a pegboard is a really smart way to utilize vertical space efficiently. House Logic gives us an idea of what this could look like in a kitchen setting.

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4. I love having a variety of plants in my home, but I'm quickly running out of space to put them.

Vintage Revivals | Vintage Revivals

Vintage Revivals decided to go vertically with their plants, creating a stunning trellis to hang her plants off of.

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5. When you're putting appliances in your home, it's very rare that things fit perfectly with the space.

Manhattan Nest | Manhattan Nest

Manhattan Nest created a rolling shelving unit that fits perfectly between her laundry machine and the wall. It's a great space to store all of your laundry stuff!

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6. Utilize the unused space between the joists of your ceiling by adding some wood paneling. 

Bob's How To | Bob's How To

Bob's How To shows us how easy it is to create space for old boxes in unusual spots.

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7. These custom drawers under the cabinets in the kitchen are a great way to create extra space.

Greens And Jeans | Greens And Jeans

Tbh, I have next to no kitchen storage space, so I think this is genius. Greens And Jeans, you nailed this one!

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8. Corners are definitely the hardest space to utilize in any room in the house. 

Truly Lovely Life | Truly Lovely Life

Truly Lovely Life found a great way to put up shelves so that they utilize the space perfectly!

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9. A great way to make use of your wall space is to add towel rods to any wall in your home.

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

Then, you can hang anything from plants to kitchen utensils off of them! Thanks to A Beautiful Mess for this smart idea.

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10. Creating space over your toilet is definitely a popular way to create more storage in a bathroom.

Pinterest | Pinterest

But usually I see some sort of store-bought contraption over top of the toilet. Instead, this person added an extra towel rod and basket to hold toilet paper.

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11. If you're running out of room for your bras in your drawers, think about using wall space instead.

Facebook | Sassy N Simple

Sassy N Simple shared this smart idea over on Facebook. You could do this inside your closet, or on a wall in your bedroom!

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12. Remember that smart idea of using a rolling shelf in your laundry room?

Imgur | ElleNeotoma

You can totally use that idea in your kitchen, too! A bookshelf on wheels is perfect for that thin space between your fridge and wall.

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13. One of the least utilized spots in your home has got to be your doors.

Amazon | Amazon

Using over-the-door hooks and storage units definitely are a key to keeping your home organized.

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An over-the-door shoe rack can be used for so much more than keeping your shoes off the ground of your closet.

Amazon | Amazon

I love this idea of storing cleaning supplies on the door to your laundry machines from this Amazon user!

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14. If you need extra space in your basement or garage, a couple of simple wooden brackets might be the key.

Instructables | 1ofakindwork

1ofakindwork shows us how to make these simple brackets over on Instructables.

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Once they are installed, they make for an excellent spot to store things you rarely use in your home!

Instructables | 1ofakindwork

And while it seems a bit daunting, I definitely think you could do it!

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15. You know how a lot of bathroom vanities have a panel that looks like a fake drawer?

Exploring Domesticity | Exploring Domesticity

Exploring Domesticity found a way to actually utilize that "drawer" and turn it into something useful.

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The reason it doesn't usually work as a drawer is because of the drainage system from your sink.

Exploring Domesticity | Exploring Domesticity

But, you can create a drawer that works around the drainage pipes and actually store things inside!

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16. There is something really trippy about this photo, but I think it's actually really smart.

Interior Design4 | Interior Design4

I love that Interior Design4 found a way around decorating strangely shaped walls!

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17. Everyone loves a tall ceiling, especially with a grand staircase.

Instructables | noahw

But, I think we can all agree that high ceilings can be a waste of space. They might look grand, but they're pretty useless overall.

Noah shows us how to create a space that actually works for storage!

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18. The inside of cupboard doors are definitely underutilized in almost every room in the house.

His Sugar Plum | His Sugar Plum

His Sugar Plum realized that a couple of adhesive hooks worked really well for storing things!

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19. This is one hack I've actually used in my kitchen, and it works really well!

Organizing Made Fun | Organizing Made Fun

You can keep spices and dried herbs inside the door of a cupboard, or even on a fridge! Organizing Made Fun just used magnetic containers for this.

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20. Don't forget about the space under your bed — it's super valuable!

Craft Your Happiness | Craft Your Happiness

I have a couple of old drawers and plastic bins under my bed! I love that Craft Your Happiness stores linens under theirs.

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21. Tension rods are another super useful way to create more space.

Pinterest | Pinterest

As long as you have a couple of walls that are pretty close together, you can hang these anywhere!

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