Storage is necessary in a small home, built-ins are great… put them together and you have a cure-all for any of your organizing woes! These clever built-in storage ideas you never thought of, but thankfully, someone did. We love every single one of these ideas for getting your stuff under wraps. Some of them might inspire a DIY project, (one or two of them already are!) some of them might be worth a splurge, but all of them make living in a tiny space a little more… well, livable! Our feature photo below, is from ‘Decora Cabinetry‘ via ‘Midwest Living‘. What more could you want in a medicine cabinet?

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From ‘BHG‘, this tilt out storage bin was built into an existing wall, between the two studs. This is something a DIY’er can do, but make sure you cross your t’s and dot your i’s… You don’t want to open up a wall that has electrical or plumbing lines run through it!

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From Shelly Amoroso Design, this slide out built in at ‘HGTV‘ is the perfect way to have a linen closet inside the bathroom, when there is not room for one.

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‘Do or DIY” made this pull out trash bin, and I think we all need this! If you scroll down a bit you will find the post on this project, and they explain how they did it, and even where they got the slide hardware.

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This is another great idea from ‘BHG‘ using the wall area between studs. Install niches for storage, then use wall art as “cabinet doors’.

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Also, they have this idea on using those empty drawer fronts in the kitchen as flip out silverware drawers… This would be great in a bathroom too… Lipstick holder!

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Use the interior of cabinet doors to add more space for kitchen goodies… From ‘BHG‘.

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Ok, so I hate seeing a toilet plunger or toilet scrubber out in plain sight. ‘Stacks and Stacks’ carries this amazing toilet plunger storage cabinet that recesses into the wall, so you never see any of that stuff until you need it! From ‘Remodelista‘.

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Ok, so you know those wasted spaces in your home? Bet you never thought of the bathtub! From ‘Apartment Therapy‘ this storage idea is a stowaway bathtub. The sides of the tub flip out with doors that hold all those necessary bath items. Smart!

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Lastly from ‘Maison and Demeure‘, this built in canister drawer would make baking and cooking a breeze, and free up pantry space. I would love to have all my staples have their own built in storage area. Spices, baking supplies, condiments. Love!

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Image Credits: Maison and Demeure, Decora, BHG, Do or DIY, BHG, Apartment Therapy




  1. Sheryl Fitzgerald March 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Awesome ideas! There are so many clever ways to implement storage solutions in my home. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Jill July 8, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Would be great if you had links to each specific project. Can’t get to either BHG one I’m interested in.

    1. Kathy Woodard September 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Both BHG links are working for us, you just simply have to scroll through the projects in their article, or click “View All” in the upper right.

  3. Dorothy July 29, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    who on earth would want an open condiment drawer in their kitchen? Open flour for weevils? Open brown sugar that dries up and hardens?? Open sugar for ants? Not a fan.

    1. Cathy H. October 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      The containers have airtight lids. I’m sure they are off just for the photo.


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