Do you have enough storage space in your house? Honestly, I think everyone could use more space, but sometimes we just don’t have the room to add that space, if that makes sense.
Have you thought about utilizing those dead spaces in your home to add more storage? I have, and along the way, I picked up some great ideas – I hope you love these 35 space saving DIY hidden storage ideas. These are great for any room in the house!
What Is Hidden Storage?
Hidden storage doesn’t necessarily mean a secret compartment in the wall. Hidden storage could simply be storage under the seat of a chair or inside a table.
These DIY storage ideas give you all of the space that you need to get your home organized without having tons of boxes piled up in the closet.
What You Need To Make Disguised Storage?
Whether you are making DIY hidden bedroom storage furniture or something for the living room or kitchen, you will find that the list of materials you need is relatively small.
Many of these designs can be done with things that you may already have on hand at home. You can use reclaimed or repurposed wood for some of them, and even if you do have to purchase the materials, they’re all pretty cheap.
What Kind of DIY Storage Do You Need?
So, to get started, you just have to decide where you need additional storage. Would an ottoman in the living room suffice? Or, perhaps you need storage for all of those bathroom necessities.
Once you know which of these DIY hidden storage projects is right for you, you can get started. Or, maybe you just want to make them all!
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DIY Living Room Hidden Storage
Hidden Behind TV Compartment
This little trick will give you a great place to store remotes without having them out on the table. The gist is to create a hinged compartment where your TV sits. You can raise the TV on the hinges to reveal the compartment where your remotes can go.
Built In Bookcase Chair
How great would it be to have your books stored in the very chair where you sit to read them? You can get the plans for this built in bookcase chair over on Etsy. Use them to make this adorable chair, complete with a little bookcase that doubles as the chair’s back.
Farmhouse Style – Distressed Coffee Table With Storage
I love anything that has a great farmhouse style. This DIY farmhouse furniture is a coffee table that has hidden storage inside. You just raise the lid and use the huge inside of the table to store remotes, magazines or anything else that is normally lying around.
DIY Folding Couch With Storage
Here is a great set of plans to build your own couch, complete with a little drawer on the end for storage. Add some cushions and this would be a wonderful addition to the living room or home office. You can grab the plans over on Etsy.
DIY Secret Bookcase Door
Turn an ordinary door into the perfect place to store books and magazines with this secret bookcase door. This one is super easy to build and gives you so much storage space for books in the living room or den.
Easy DIY Hidden TV Cabinet
I love the idea of having the television hidden away when you are not watching it. You can get that same concept with this DIY hidden television cabinet. Your TV raises from inside the cabinet to the top with the push of a button.
Hidden Staircase Drawers
I love these plans that I found on Etsy. They show you how to make these amazing hidden storage drawers under your stairs. You could turn each stair into a drawer to keep things put away and organized.
Elegant DIY Storage Ottoman
This DIY storage ottoman is surprisingly easy to make, and it gives you loads of storage space for books, magazines or remotes. Add this one to the living room to help keep that clutter off your tables. DIY decorative ottomans can be for more than just style.
DIY Storage Drawer Coffee Table
You need a coffee table, right? And, you want some additional storage? You can get both with this DIY storage drawer coffee table. It’s a simple project, and the drawer gives you so much room for hiding away magazines and remotes.
Secret Compartment Chair
Okay, so this chair could be used in the living room, or you could use it as your desk chair in a home office. The seat lifts up, revealing so much storage space for those items that you want to keep hidden away.
DIY Under Stairs Storage Unit
While this storage unit isn’t completely hidden away, it does give you so much space for organizing your living room. You build this under your stairway, which typically just has empty space.
DIY Bay Window Storage Bench
This bay window storage bench is one of my favorite DIY furniture projects. If you have a bay window, you can easily add this bench, which doubles as a window seat and a great storage solution that is hidden away.
DIY Bedroom Hidden Storage Ideas
Over The Door Built In Storage
This over the door shelf can be used in bathrooms to hold extra towels, but I love the idea for bedrooms. You can put so many things up and out of the way – and these would be great inside walk-in closets.
Easy To Build Storage Chest
So, this DIY storage chest is not really hidden, but imagine adding this to the foot of your bed. You could use it to store extra blankets and pillows or sit it by a window and let it double as a small window seat.
Simple DIY Built In Nursery Dresser
If you are currently decorating your nursery, you really need to take a look at this built in dresser. It has plenty of space to hold all of baby’s necessities, but it’s built in to the wall, so it takes up very little room space.
DIY Storage Chaise Lounge
I have always wanted a chaise lounge in the bedroom, and when I decide to finally build one, it will be this one. With this, you not only get a great lounge for relaxing, but the entire inside is designed for storage!
Easy Hidden Door Storage
If you have valuables in the bedroom that you want to conceal, like expensive jewelry, you can build this easy hidden door storage. This would be great for behind the bedroom door or for the door into your closet.
In Dresser Hidden Jewelry Storage
I have to admit, I have a lot of jewelry on my dresser that needs to be organized. You can get all of that jewelry hidden away out of site by building this hidden dresser drawer jewelry organizer. DIY jewelry organizing and storage ideas are a must if you have a lot of jewelry!
Hidden Murphy Bed
I love the idea of having an extra bed that I can just pull out when I need it. That’s exactly what you get with these murphy bed plans that I found on Etsy. The bed hides in the wall and pulls down whenever you need it.
DIY Knee Wall Dresser
If you need an extra dresser in the bedroom but you just don’t have the floor space, this DIY knee wall dresser is perfect. You build this one directly into the wall, so it doesn’t take up any space in the actual bedroom.
DIY Murphy Desk
If you don’t have the space in your bedroom for a desk, but you really need one, this DIY murphy desk is a great alternative. You leave it folded up on the wall when not in use and then simply pull it down when you need it.
Easy Under Bed Storage Solution
Turn some old drawers into the perfect storage solution for the bedroom. By repurposing dresser drawers by adding casters, you can store extra clothing and other items under the bed. Just pull the drawers out when you need to access something.
DIY Twin Bed Storage Headboard
For kids’ rooms, this twin bed storage headboard is the perfect way to keep things organized. These plans that I found on Etsy are super easy to follow, and you get so much storage space with each bed.
DIY Platform Bed With Storage
For smaller bedrooms, this DIY platform bed is the perfect storage solution. Honestly, this one gives you so much storage space, and you get a brand new bed to boot! If you really want to spruce up the bedroom, you can build a DIY king size storage bed.
Elegant Hidden Storage Headboard
For those master bedrooms, this elegant headboard is a great way to get some additional storage space. The headboard is upholstered, so it has a nice, classic, and there is loads of storage space behind the panels.
Smart DIY Storage Solutions For Kitchens And Bathrooms
Under Sink Storage
You can use this under the sink storage solution for your kitchen or bathroom. The plans are simple. You just make a little shelving unit that hides behind the door to hold all sorts of cleaning supplies or bathroom essentials.
DIY Bathroom Mirror Storage Cabinet
If you have the wall space, this DIY bathroom mirror storage cabinet is the perfect way to clean up some of your bathroom clutter. You build this directly onto the wall, and it gives you so much space to keep those bathroom essentials out of sight.
Bathroom Cabinet Door Storage
This bathroom storage solution involves utilizing the cabinet door under your sink. Not only do you get deep shelves to hold shampoo, conditioner and other larger bottles, but you add a magnetic strip to the front for keeping those bobby pins organized.
Hidden Kitchen Column Storage
If you have a kitchen island, or maybe a wall where you can build these columns, this is a great way to hide away some of that clutter. Panels on the columns give way to a unique storage solution for the kitchen or dining room.
DIY Picture Frame Storage
If you need some extra storage space in the bathroom, these DIY picture frame storage cubes are perfect. Just choose your pictures and then turn them into little mini cabinets that hold all of your bathroom essentials.
DIY Slide Out Kitchen Pantry
If you don’t have enough kitchen storage – and honestly, who does? – then you are definitely going to want to check out this DIY slide out pantry. You can slide this into the space between your refrigerator and cabinet and it stores so much! DIY kitchen storage projects are a must for smaller kitchens.
Hidden Kitchen Trash Can Storage
Trash in the kitchen is just not appetizing. If you want to hide that trash away, this DIY trash cabinet is the perfect way to do it. This is so easy to build and you can use the top to hold canisters or other kitchen necessities.
Mudroom Hidden Storage Bench
Whether you have a mudroom or you just want something in the kitchen for storing outdoor clothing and muddy boots, this bench with hidden storage is perfect. This is a pretty easy DIY bench to build, and it gives you loads of hidden storage space.
Hidden Bathtub Storage
Here is a great idea for keeping things organized in the bathroom. You can utilize the space under your bathtub to create the perfect storage solution for all of those bathroom necessities.
Plans: Secret hiding places
Hidden Kitchen Spice Shelves
If you tend to use a lot of spices in the kitchen, you need a good place to store those spices, right? This hidden spice cabinet takes up no space in the kitchen cabinets, and this is a really easy one to build.