...Organize: Tips & Tricks

Spring Cleaning: Theory of Design Edition

Winter has overstayed its welcome so we are packing it up and moving it out. Revive your spring-cleaning routine by applying new perspectives on your home’s storage accommodations. Architects, interior designers, and bloggers are taking a more functional approach to decorating. The theory of design and space is a growing trend in which rooms are designed to accommodate maximum storage space and efficiency.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite storage suggestions, ranging in feasibility from easy to difficult. All of these space-saving tips should invoke some innovative inspirational and creative motivation to help you think outside the box when it comes to storage.

Picture 18  Here are some inspiring interiors that have added a base lift to reinvent their look.

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The raised floor concept is a discrete way to add necessary storage space in the form of a sleekly structured, decorative design. Adding this feature to you home will require some investment—both time and money—but when done correctly, the return is worth it.

 

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We love the functionality of all these bed frames. 1. This storage headboard is unique because the upholstered panels are hinged allowing for hidden storage. We think this idea would make for a great DIY project! 2. IKEA’s Malm headboard is equipped with pullout drawers. This style is a good option depending on bedroom size. 3. Zanotta box bed, designed by Emaf Progetti in 2005, gives new meaning to the concept of hiding things under the bed.

Picture 15Similar to the raised floor idea, the staircase stowaway trend transforms unused space into a practical storage solution.

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Raised in New Orleans, Azby Brown is a Design Theorist has literally written the book on ingeniously designed solutions in small spaces—specifically Japanese architecture. Brown profiled some of these unique interiors that showcase how to save space and create a more cohesive and convenient layout.

 

 

 

“Tre Livelli,” this split level, stone-walled studio sits on the hillside of the town of Alassio, Liguria in northern Italy.

“Tre Livelli,” this split level, stone-walled studio sits on the hillside of the town of Alassio, Liguria in northern Italy.

Hiddenbed of Toronto, Canada created this sleek desk/bed.

Hiddenbed of Toronto, Canada created this sleek desk/bed.

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Glideware has blessed us with a practical alternative to stowing our pots and pans.  Now when we reach for a pan we won’t have to hear the horrible sound of clinking and clanging pots tumbling from their poorly stacked pyramid.

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Hollie, the crafty creator of  ‘I’m Busy Procrastinating,’ shares how she repurposed wicker-nesting baskets to hang from her bathroom wall using nails and a hammer. 2. This wine rack doubles as a towel holder.

 

 

Impressive DIY Projects

Classy Clutter created a slide-out pantry to house their canned food.

Classy Clutter created a slide-out pantry to house their canned food.

100 Things 2 Do recreated this popular method to organize sports balls.

100 Things 2 Do recreated this popular method to organize sports balls.

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