6 Secrets to Steal for Bigger and Better Storage
Designer Rachel Halvorson helped homeowners Michelle and Nick Spiva downsize their home in Nashville after their three boys left for college. When it comes to mixing storage and design, it is important to know what you want. Here are some small space design ideas that make the Spiva’s daily lives a little easier.
Take A Look:
Small design touches and space-saving tricks make a big difference.
1. The Bar
2. The Doggy Door
Evie, the family pooch, comes and goes as she pleases through this easy hidden exit from the kitchen to the porch. She also has her own eating area in the kitchen under a set of cabinets.
3. The Wine Storage
What do you do with a little space next to the fridge? Halvorson used the narrow space for wine storage. A simple cubby design allows for standard bottles, while shelves at the bottom work for bottles that might be a little wider.
4. The Office
5. The Family Room
When you combine a family room and more formal living room, you don’t want the TV and wires to be on display. Here, Halvorson used paneling to her advantage. By covering the fireplace wall in light oak, she was able to conceal doors hiding the TV. On the other side, doors open into the hallway.