In our home, we all have that awkward space that we just don’t know what to do with. From weird wall space to unreachable cabinet area, we’ve got you covered with these hacks to finally give those areas some functionality.
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It’s a vital fixture in your home, but must you look at the thermostat daily? Cover it up with the use of a gallery wall. Hang a picture over the thermostat or simply hang a shelf below it, for easy removal.
Boring vent space
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Vents are just plain ugly, but they’re also incredibly necessary. Revamp your vent space with an elegant-looking register. Find your favorite style at Pacific Register Company.
Unused awkward wall
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There is nothing worse than half a wall. Typically found beside the staircase or as a room divider, these walls can be a pain in the bottom. If there’s no room for furniture, fancy the space up with decals or a unique wall design.
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Maximize a small room by turning your door into storage. With the use of wire racks or shelves, you can create an organized area for cleaning supplies or food storage.
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Just because a window is placed in the center of a wall doesn’t mean it’s nonfunctional. Optimize space with the use of built-in shelves. Great for knickknacks or extra storage, this is a sure-fire way to create more room in an area without any.
Above the kitchen cabinets
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Above the kitchen cabinets is a pretty hard space to decorate. If you place accent items up there, you’ll need to dust and clean them regularly — which can be both annoying and hazardous. Save your time and health by adding vinyl lettering in the open space. Purchase or learn to DIY your own with the use of a printer and a silhouette machine (Sticky Words Vinyl Lettering, $21+).
Between cupboards and countertops
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If you don’t have much room in your kitchen or you simply want to decorate the space between your cabinets and countertops, add a metal rail. Great for hanging sponges, plants or extra kitchen utensils, the FINTORP rail is an inexpensive yet magnificent gadget (Ikea, $10).
Underneath the vanity
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Don’t be fooled: A built-in step stool is not only an awesome hack for children, but it can be very efficient for ladies who like to clean and perfect for adding that extra few inches of space. You’ll wonder how you went so long without a step stool in the bathroom.
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One of the most awkward spaces in modern homes is the lonely toilet room, which is meant for only potty purposes. But you can turn yours functional by adding built-in shelves, wire baskets or wooden planks.