Sneaking in extra storage and concealing clutter usually requires more furniture (and therefore, more space). Even if you have the room, the solutions can often be serious eyesores, but these smart storage ideas are seriously game-changing. Architects Pursley Dixon created a townhouse filled with some insanely chic space-saving ideas, and once you see them, you'll want to outfit your house with all of them, immediately. You've been warned.
You always see those glammed up kitchens on and wish yours could be that chic (and that organized), but now it totally can be. This cabinet is recessed into the backsplash, then a hinged frame from an oil painting conceals it. Now when people look into your kitchen from the living room, they'll see art, not spice cabinets. Beyond brilliant.
No home bar? No problem. You don't have to undergo a reno, or clutter your dining room/kitchen with extra furniture, because this pantry actually doubles as a bar. The bottom hinged cabinet panel swings down to act as a serving station. It's basically like the Murphy bed of bars.
I've never understood how whenever you see a picture of a totally aspirational living room, it's completely devoid of a television. Like, doesn't that totally defeat the purpose of a living room or something?! But now you too can fake out everyone on Instagram, thanks to this bifold-panel painting that hides your television behind gorg art.
We all know doggie gates are practical—you don't want your dogs running around the house where they can go the bathroom on carpeted areas or chew your furniture—but let's face it, they're not cute. These retractable gates follow a guide track into a wall pocket, so you can put them up when you need them, but hide them whenever guests come over.
There's literally nothing worse than finishing cooking a meal and having to wait to do dishes before you eat it. But this kitchen island solves all those problems—a parapet rises up, concealing the sink (and all your clutter + dirty dishes). Now you can enjoy your food without staring at the mess.