An outdoor hammock isn't the most practical choice, especially in winter. But bring it indoors, and you'll have the perfect spot for catnaps and margaritas—all year long! Try hanging one in the sunroom, living room, or bedroom.
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Pegboard in the Bedroom
Once relegated to the dark corners of the basement and garage, pegboard has infiltrated the rest of the home. Sugar and Cloth tells you how to put up pegboard that doubles as both headboard and nightstand.
Related: Make Your Bed—9 Easy DIY Headboards
Dresser as Sink
The bathroom wars never end. Whether you're fighting for shower time in the morning or battling for more real estate in the medicine cabinet, space in a shared bathroom is a valuable commodity. Why not solve at least one dilemma by converting an old dresser into a double-sink vanity for extra storage?
Related: Make Your Own Vanity—12 Inventive Bathroom Rehabs
Bar Cart In the Bathroom
Bar carts aren't just for nightcaps anymore! Try wheeling yours into the bathroom for added towel and toiletry storage without the hassle of installing new shelves.
Related: 12 Easy Ways to Boost Bathroom Storage
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Chandelier in the Bathroom
If you treat your home like your castle, consider adding that most royal of light treatments—a chandelier. Try a chandelier in unexpected spaces like the bathroom; just scale the fixture to the size of the room, and you can't go wrong.
Related: 11 Eye-Popping Chandeliers Made from the Everyday
Coat Tree In the Bedroom or Closet
The coat rack is a clutter-control staple, checking bulky outerwear at the door. Those same organizational assets can be put to use in a messy bedroom or closet. Pull one out of the hallway to keep your favorite clothes off the floor until you have time to put everything back in its place.
Related: 10 "Zero Dollar" Storage Hacks
Bookcase as Entryway Storage
A tidy entryway helps keep you—and your entire house—organized. Maintain order with ample storage—like this bookcase repurposed as a shoe rack. Leave the top shelf open for everyday essentials like your keys and wallet so you have all you need before you head out the door.
Related: 8 Smart Shoe Racks You Can Make Today
Bookcase in the Kitchen
If you're lacking adequate cabinet space in the kitchen (and aren't we all?), bookcases are a perfect add-on. Keep your cookbooks close, display your best dishes, and add a few baskets on the bottom shelves for items you want to keep tucked away.
Related: 16 New Ways to Store Kitchen Necessities
Library Ladders in the Kitchen
A lesson we've learned from the big cities: When there isn't enough space, build up. Ladders are the natural companion to this rule. Install one in the kitchen, and formerly hard-to-reach plates, serving dishes, and pantry items become easily accessible, and you're free to stash less-used items even higher.
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