How do I make storage space in the entryway and living areas?

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Doorway entry, closets, living area.

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  • Lori Kelly Lori Kelly on Jul 26, 2019

    Hang a decorative mirror with hooks. Everyone looks in a mirror before opening the door. Get a mirror with hooks to hang keys, dog leashes, badges, etc. Add a small table with a small shelf for decorative baskets to hold gloves or umbrellas, etc. I painted a small dresser to add color to my entryway. 3 drawers can hide a multitude of stuff. Extension cords, tissues, a cute lamp on top, all kinds of stuff. I’m rearranging things now so please excuse the mess. This dresser was an ugly brown. Best of luck.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 27, 2019

    Entry - I always like a good console table for throwing my keys and purse down on, and I also like one behind the sofa. Mine are open style with 3 wicker storage baskets on the lower shelf and there are drawers at the top. Wayfair has a great selection.

    Closets - I frequently redo many clients closet makeovers to increase their functionality... I like to add a second rod for bi-level storage, I frequently move the shelf up to accomodate the extra rod, and I use plastic crates to store out of season clothing. I also like the soft organizers that fasten on a rod for shoes, and folding sweaters, or purses. Sometimes I also add an extra shelf on top of that second rod for shoes.

    Living Area - Adding tall bookcases improves storage and adds area for displaying collections (you can also buy doors for the lower half of some bookcases for hidden storage), I also like the cube end tables and storage coffee tables to give extra storage.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Nov 30, 2019

    A floating shelf or bench with underneath storage.


    Hope this Helps! Jeremy - https://do-daddy.com

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 31, 2021

    My favorite type of storage I've been adding to our place and utilizing lately is by looking up. I added high shelves in all of our closets and the extra storage there has been just awesome!