When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves. Built-in shelving, closets, and creative, multipurpose built-ins maximize storage and can make even a tiny space more functional and beautiful. Here are some of our favorite examples of smart storage in small spaces.
A curvy laminate storage wall in Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova's 620-square-foot apartment in New York City bumps out to accommodate the television and entertainment systems and gains some hidden extra space from the former lot-line window niches. The floor-to-ceiling cabinets contain almost all the family’s possessions, from clothing and shoes to books and bedding. Photo by David Allee.