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5 clever kitchen storage ideas to clear clutter



a stove top oven sitting inside of a kitchen: Storage is a huge deal in the kitchen, where space is usually scarce. Make room in the heart of your home by trying these stylish kitchen storage solutions.


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Storage is a huge deal in the kitchen, where space is usually scarce. Make room in the heart of your home by trying these stylish kitchen storage solutions.

If there’s one thing you can’t have enough of in a kitchen, it’s places to pack things away out of sight – and these smart solutions that will save you space in spades. From open shelving to hidden storage in the island bench, here are five functional and stylish ways to maximise your storage space in the kitchen.

1. deep drawers

Cupboards will always have their place in the kitchen, but what’s becoming more and more popular are below-bench drawers. They’re brilliant for storing heavy and bulky pots and for housing appliances too.

Imagine the ease of loading a dishwasher without leaning over, or the convenience of having a freezer drawer at your fingertips. Deep drawers are best for pots, plastic storage containers, and tall pantry items like cereal boxes. Medium-height drawers are good for stacks of plates and bowls, and skinny drawers are perfect for cutlery, utensils and chopping boards.

2. go vertical

The beauty of this kitchen is all in its simplicity, but what’s really great is the use of vertical storage. The suspended shelf in this space-challenged kitchen is genius and a simple solution for freeing up bench space. It’s a good idea to keep purely decorative ornaments higher and items you use regularly, like wineglasses and teacups, within easy reach, when styling your open shelves.

3. fine design

Storage can be treated as a design focus. Use a ladder to add pots and pans storage above the island bench and open shelves for your favourite dinnerware like in this modern rustic Sydney home.

4. ply on the wall

When choosing materials

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Clever bathroom transformation hacks for homeowners on a budget

Giving a dated bathroom a much-needed makeover can be expensive.

From swanky new tiles, toilets and tubs to the additional cost of plumbing an installation, a brand new bathroom could set you back thousands of pounds.

But if you’re a homeowner on a budget who wants to give the room a new lease of life without breaking the bank, there are several cheaper options available.

People across across the world are using social media platforms to share their DIY makeover tips and tricks.

When it comes to the bathroom, there’s no shortage of ideas to help you get the look you desire for less.

Some people have achieved dramatic transformations without splashing the cash with items including stick on tiles and bathtub paint.

Others have re-purposed furniture made for other rooms in the house and built their own room accessories from scratch.

Here’s a round up of some of the best budget-friendly tips and ticks the internet has to offer.

Paint your bath

TikTok user @blonderebel decided to repaint her off-yellow bathtub white for a cleaner, more modern look.

In her video she uses a paint brush to apply Rust-Oleum Specialty Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit, revealing the finished look after two coats.

If you’re brave enough to have a go at repainting your bath yourself, you can find bathtub refinishing kits on online retailers for approximately £20 to £40.

Consider stick on tiles

If you’re looking for a quick fix for dated tiles – whether it be for the wall or the floor – consider stick-ons.

Stick on tiles are available in a variety of colours, patterns and textures for around £5 to £40 per pack.

In a short clip, TikTok user @kfoulkes revealed how she used stick-on tiles to transform her bathroom.

She said: “When I moved into

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8 Clever Storage Ideas to Steal from the Real Simple Home

Photography by Christopher Testani / Styling by Sara Smart / Flowers by Livia Cetti

If months of stay-at-home orders taught us anything, it’s that we have a lot of stuff to declutter around our houses. But even once we purged the paper pile and curated our closets, many of us found that, despite our best efforts, there simply wasn’t enough space to stash everything. That’s where brilliant storage solutions step in. The 2020 Real Simple Home has no shortage of storage ideas, and the designers have sourced the best organizers from around the web. Here are just a few of our favorites for every room of your house.

A Playful Pegboard

In the tween bedroom, designer Joy Cho made remote learning seem much more fun by decking out the desk with a mustard yellow pegboard and matching arc shelf. The pegboard even has baskets for notebooks and a cup to hold pens. 

Pantry Bins and Baskets

The organizing pros at Horderly created our dream pantry, complete with woven storage bins to corral snacks, a turntable for bars, and clear bins so you can quickly grab what you’re searching for. 

Durable Drawer Dividers

It’s easy for bathroom drawers to devolve into a jumble of products. Horderly’s solution: invest in modular drawer organizers to sort everything. Their pro tip: store products on their sides with the labels showing so you can quickly spot what you’re looking for. 

The Most Stylish Shelves (and Side Table!)

The best way to integrate storage into your home is to work it seamlessly into your design plan. In the home office, Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson installed stunning custom shelves along one wall for books,

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