Double Duty Furniture Pieces Maximize Storage

Small space decorating can be a challenge at times but there areoptions to help us make the most of our often limited square footage. I’velearned some tips and tricks to maximize our Small House small-sized roomsthese past few years by using furniture pieces as storage units.
Traditionally 1950’s ranch homes have very little storage. Built-in’swould handle the storage job perfectly but being on a retirees budget, built-in'sare not always an option for us. Instead I look for well made furniture pieces that helpto increase our homes storage capacity without gobbling up tons of square footage. Iespecially like using bedroom dressers as storage pieces to hold pillows,candles and TP as well as linens while also servings as a sideboardor side table.
You can add storage to any room! My blog today talks about waysI have dealt with this issue while incorporating many furniture pieces into my home that dodouble duty. Visit the post at the Small House blog http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=5973&action=edit&message=10
I painted this roomy dresser and moved it into our dining room to use as a sideboard and for extra linen storage.
A vintage oak blanket chest provides great storage for board games, family pictures, magazines and more. I've owned this piece for more than 40 years.
A vintage lawyers stacked bookcase holds a special book and a china collection. The glass front keeps out the dust and dirt.
An open and closed cabinet adds lots of storage in a small bathroom. The lower cabinet with a door hides things I don't want to be seen.
Another dresser turned storage piece sits in our family room. This maple piece was a Craig's List purchase.
A two-toned painted raised medellian on my bathroom storage cabinet.
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