73 Storage Shelves Storage Type Design Photos And Ideas

Modern storage solutions transcend the idea of "out of sight, out of mind." Storage doesn't have to mean a box unceremoniously shoved under a bed—it can be a way to display your most treasured objects, or step foot into the minimalist lifestyle. Browse some of the most innovative storage ideas there are—including closets, cabinets, shelves, and that challenging space under the stairs.

During the renovation, Grimley and Smith added built-in storage to keep clutter in check.
Net Zero Energy House 

The goal, a new two-level home that could score as high as reasonable in the "GreenPoint Rated System”. The owners de-constructed their existing home when they realized that any single-story design would completely eliminate their back yard.
Net Zero Energy House 

The goal, a new two-level home that could score as high as reasonable in the "GreenPoint Rated System”. The owners de-constructed their existing home when they realized that any single-story design would completely eliminate their back yard.
A closer look at the shelving built into the staircase in the kitchen.
While she was pregnant and on maternity leave, Susanna tackled creative D.I.Y. projects to decorate Varpu's room, including stitching these festive cotton flag banners.
Vertical bookcase at stair landing
With a gentle push, the bookshelf swings open on hinges to reveal a secret media room.
A bookshelf by Muller Van Severen.
Montague arranges his objects with a sense of humor. Custom shelves display his collection of salt and pepper shakers.
“Gatherings here can be a very rich experience, a dis-cussion around art history, music, food, and fashion.”—Kenneth Montague
In the bedroom, mailing tubes tucked between a concrete weight-bearing post and the eastern wall serve as substitutes for a chest of drawers.
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A wide range of accessory materials, including steel, wood, leather, and fabric, allows homeowners to personalize and customize their space.
Hernaez organizes CDs on a modular lapacho wood shelf designed by Sticotti.
Keeping everything in its place is critical in this tiny home. Shelving designed by Kirkpatrick helps immensely. He's also designed the coffee table; the couch was picked up at a second-hand store. The vaporproof ceiling light is from RAB lighting.
Personal keepsakes, like a mobile by Anne Siems, soften the slightly industrial aesthetic.
Sparky the wirehaired fox terrier takes a load off in front of one of the cherry-ply cabinets with sanded acrylic doors that Azevedo built for the kitchen.
To stay within the budget, the designers decided to forgo natural stone in the bathrooms in lieu of simple vitrified tile. The bathroom isn't without its luxuries, however, as evidenced by the heated towel rail from Hydrotherm.
A flat roof and all-white interior unifies the home's three volumes.
In his studio, Priatman blew up an aerial photograph of Surabaya, where he is based, to map his current architectural projects.
When entering into the house, a long corridor faces a large window and leads out to the pool and deck. The first floor also includes the children's bedrooms and utilities.
Flournoy’s favorite aspect of the design is that “every space in the house is used and appreciated.” This light-filled hallway overlooking the staircase connects the home’s two bedrooms to an upstairs living space, and provides the ideal spot for another bookcase. Flournoy and his partner found the hall chandelier, along with the salvaged mill table that they repurposed as their kitchen island, on a trip to Chicago.
The kitchen cabinets are custom-made from salvaged cypress.
Pieces from Lawrence’s voluminous archive act like unintentional architectural ornaments, bringing color and humanity to the often Spartan LOT-EK design.
A Vitsœ shelving system and a  collection of bamboo baskets made in Vietnam occupy a sunny corner in the office that Lauren and Keith share on the top floor.
Entry rift & quartered oak millwork storage, closet & bench.
Guest bedroom rift & quartered oak closet, display shelving and door to storage.
In the ground-floor gallery, 40-foot-long library shelving is punctuated by floor-to-ceiling columns made from white acrylic panels that conceal low-cost fluorescent-tube lighting.
A second bedroom was converted into a home office/dining room. A Dieter Rams 606 Universal Shelving System lines the wall.
Seeing Double

To cover up his shoe-storage shelves, Sherman bought bamboo bead curtains from the Callaloo Company emblazoned with an image of the Madonna. He separated out every other strand to create two curtains from one, resulting 

in twinned pixelated images. The resulting pattern is “like a Chuck Close that everyone can afford,” says Sherman.
A large bed hides behind the couch. The lights affixed to the canopy bed frame are Nordlux Cyclone reading lamps.
Built-ins reduce the need for furniture.
WH Residence | M3 Architects
“A lot of the things in here are found objects,” Siegal says of her home’s contents. The vintage stove, with its funky yellow Bakelite knobs, was inherited from the previous owner.
Tidy shelving provides perfect storage for Phaidon’s Art and Ideas series. Joseph Albers prints hang in the background.
A vintage Molded Plywood Lounge Chair (LCW) by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller sits in front of built-in shelving in untreated hemlock.
The bedroom—accessible via the living room—is where the couple will place a bassinet for their newborn.
Just off an internal courtyard, a mudroom provides a prime place to keep sneakers. Each family member has their own shelf, backlit by windows that illuminate every pair.
A tall custom niche displays various tabletop items Sottsass designed for brands Habitat, Memphis, Egizia, and Anthologie Quartett.
Close-up step-storage and moving divider panel with storage and usable surfaces
However, relying solely on concrete was not the best use of the budget, so Mulvena “balanced the concrete floors and highlights with a simple palette of affordable but industrial materials: black steel and plywood." The couch is by BoConcept.
Shelving
Loft B tenants Melissa and Keith Bishop downsized from a 3,000 square foot space to a cozy 720 square foot loft. "We downsized our lives," Melissa says. "We streamlined."
Ewing used Canadian maple for the hallway and living-room floors, giving them a bright, clean look. A built-in shelving system borders the hearth, creating functional and decorative storage spaces for firewood collected on-site.
The kitchen was designed like a ship, with built-in storage created by Conrad Contracting.
A ladder leads to built-in book shelves.
The interior nods to its host structure’s heritage with some walls and the ceiling clad in reclaimed oak from a Kentucky farmhouse. Custom pendants by Mickus Projects hang above a Curzon table from Modloft.
Given the spatial constraints, the staircase leading to the upstairs loft needed to be a short and steep. Since the residents wanted a workspace in the living area, the architects turned the underside of the stairs into a handy bookshelf.

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