15 Affordable and Effective Small Room Ideas to Transform Any Space

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#6. Use Under Stair Space

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Image: Design Sponge

Under stairs often has wasted space that could be used for storage. This mix of open storage cubby holes shown on Design Sponge lets you both hang and stack everything you need for day-to-day life.

Other ideas could include creating a work space with desk and shelving, a play space for young children, a coat and bag storage area, space for bulky items like vacuums and cleaning supplies, etc

#7. Sliding Walls

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Image: Dwell

Use sliding walls in place of doors to streamline space, and separate larger areas into smaller zones. In this example from Dwell, a sliding door separates the master bedroom from the living room and also doubles as a backdrop for a projector.

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#8. Fold Down Furniture to Save Space

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Image: Shanty 2 Chic

We love this project from Shanty 2 Chic to make a DIY Murphy desk that folds down from the wall. You could do this kind of thing for a breakfast table too if you’re short of space in the kitchen.

#9. Extra Kitchen Storage

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Image: Classy Clutter

If you have a narrow space in your kitchen that isn’t being used, you could make a DIY storage unit to fit the space – like this idea from Classy Clutter who made a narrow larder unit to fill unused space beside the fridge.

#10. Laundry Cupboard

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Image: One Kind Design

If you only have a small space for your washing machine and dryer, this tip from One Kind Design is neat – stack your appliances and then have shelving to the side for your detergents and cleaning supplies.

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