It seems like there is never enough useful storage space no matter how much room you have. If you are downsizing efficient use of space becomes even more important. Here are some clever ideas I encountered this past week…

Unique idea to extend both cabinet and counter space in this kitchen. By angling the space from the standard counter depth to the pantry depth cabinet this homeowner maximized useful counter and drawer space. He also has several 'hidden' drawers under the cabinets for storing valuables!


As refrigerators get bigger the cabinets above them seem to get more and more inaccessible. Deep pull-outs make the space much more usable.

Storage-over frig

Do you have a wasteland of shoes on the floor of your closet? …find yourself digging around under your clothes to find a matching pair? This lazy susan for shoes is awesome!


Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – EmailTwin Cities Realtor


About Sharlene Hensrud

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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