Best of Office Weekly Round Up: Creative Space Savers

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A clean living space can be very therapeutic for those who are neat freaks, but what about for the rest of us who simply have more stuff than others with limited space to store it all? Solve your storage woes with these creative space savers. In this week’s roundup, we’ll look at some innovative ways people make more room for things in spaces that usually go unused in most homes.

Cleanup time? No sweat!

Cleanup time? No sweat!

This bedroom setup uses up a corner of the room for two beds, two desks, and bookshelf space, while still leaving the other three corners of the room free for anything else these two adorable kids need. As an added plus, the two beds can also fold up against the wall for even more aggressive and efficient use of space.

No need to excuse yourself to the kitchen to freshen up that glass

No need to excuse yourself to the kitchen to freshen up that glass

Here we have a beautiful example of form and function; both of these wall-mounted bottle racks are easy on the eyes and can store your favorite drinks for easy access in a room where most of the drinking will take place. What that room is can be entirely up to you.

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Have an extensive collection of fishing rods and a ceiling? Well, utilize that ceiling space with two 2x4s for convenient access. This also allows you to see every individual fishing rod so you can make the best decision for your fishing needs. We also love that because the rods are mounted on the ceiling, it keeps curious kids away from doing something the grown-ups would frown upon.

Who says kids can’t be neat?

Who says kids can’t be neat?

Awkward spaces are always a challenge, so that’s why we think this clever setup of bunk beds, cabinets, and shelves are great for making small spaces seem bigger than they actually are. We think having desks right next to beds is also great for those long study sessions where you know you’ll be up for a while but have a bed you can crawl in to at a moment’s notice. Now what we’re wondering is how to get the open ceiling to let in natural light?

The tried and true

The tried and true

Hey, we understand that not everyone has a home that has all this free space for you to put to good use, so we have a solution. Storage containers are the perfect alternative for many storage needs; just take these Rubbermaid Brute storage containers, for example. These things are built like tanks and are stackable, so you buy multiple containers and stack them against the wall or stuff them into the crawlspace, garage, or basement. You can’t go wrong.

Coffee tables: more than meets the eye

Coffee tables: more than meets the eye

Furniture can serve multiple purposes while still being elegant. This coffee table has hidden compartments that you and take out as you need them and put them back when you want more room on the table. This table also gets bonus points for letting you retrieve items without first clearing the table. Now this is the kind of engineering we can get behind.

Now the boogeyman can live in style

Now the boogeyman can live in style

The attic can be a dark, scary place in many homes, but it can also be a living space if you have enough square footage. We love playing pool, but you can also make an attic into an entertainment center or even an additional bedroom. If your attic’s roof is like this one with exposed wood beams, then it would definitely make for memorable home tours (just remember to get rid of those cobwebs).

Basements don’t always have to look like dungeons

Basements don’t always have to look like dungeons

Basements can also be dark, scary places in any home, but you can also make any basement into a livable space where you can unwind, relax, and watch a few flicks on your glorious high definition television.

Don’t think that you are only limited to the traditional spaces in homes for storage ideas. Always remember that inspiration can come from anywhere and anything and when you least suspect it. So go ahead and take another look around your house and see the possibilities that are waiting for you.