Useful ideas

Arranging storage: 18 illustrative examples


Practically in every, even a small apartment, there is a small room, which people used to call the closet. Usually they put unnecessary things into it, but in fact this small space can be very useful and functional.

If desired, it can be turned into a full laundry or dressing room. We have found many examples, after which there is a desire to re-equip the storeroom.


Laundry in the pantry

In a small apartment there are not many places where you can put a washing machine. Often it takes up a living space in the kitchen or bathroom. Unload these rooms will help exactly the pantry. The main thing is that it should be close to the bathroom or kitchen, so that it is convenient to arrange a set and drain of water. Not superfluous there will be additional shelves for powders and rinses.

You can equip the laundry even in a small pantry

Practical use of the pantry

Storing clean linen and towels

Storage of linen and towels

The storage room is also useful for storing clean linen and towels, especially if the number of storage systems in the apartment is limited. Additional helpers will be plastic containers, cardboard boxes, wicker baskets. For convenience, they can be signed. Doors should also be used, fasten towel rails on them.

Storage in the pantry

Storage of household chemicals and mops

Sometimes a vacuum cleaner or mop in the corner of the room spoils the overall impression of the interior. You can hide them in the pantry. For these purposes, it is better to make several convenient shelves in it, to equip walls with hooks, so that it is convenient to hang brushes and mops on them. Do not forget about the functional use of the door. You can fasten several metal grids on it or hang up an organizer with textile or polyethylene pockets. It is convenient to store gloves, soap, detergents and cleaning products, sponges in them.

Storage of household chemicals and mops in the pantry

Home Office

A small utility room with a skillful approach can turn into a stylish and comfortable office. True, the arrangement of such a home office will have to take care of good lighting. To store all the necessary will be useful: a place under the ceiling, open shelves, magnetic and cork boards, all kinds of office organizers.

Home office in the pantry

Storage systems in a small home office

Storeroom converted into home office

Small and neat workplace


With the help of the pantry, you can get rid of the cabinet and make the interior more spacious. A small room is perfect for the role of a dressing room. When designing it, it is worthwhile to dwell on light colors, make several rows of open shelves (preferably under the ceiling), hang a mirror on the wall, equip a dressing room with additional lighting and not forget about all kinds of boxes, bars for hangers.

Wardrobe in the pantry

A small storage room can be a stylish dressing room.

Compact wardrobe

Storage of children's toys and things

When a child enters the family, there is an urgent need for additional storage systems. And the older the child becomes, the more acutely it is felt. When children's things have nowhere to put, you should pay attention to the utility room, which is used irrationally. It is necessary to release the pantry from unnecessary things, glue with beautiful wallpaper, equip shelves and bars. Just a few steps, and it is transformed into a nice dressing room for children's clothes and a place to store toys.

Storage of children's books and toys

Wardrobe for children's things

Storage systems for baby clothes

Storage of kitchen utensils

Most often, the pantry is located closer to the kitchen or right in this room. This small space will help to unload the interior of the kitchen and maybe even get rid of unnecessary bulky furniture that prevents you from moving freely around the kitchen. For easy storage of bulk cereals, it is better to pour them from bags into glass jars and sign them. Pickles are most conveniently stored on the lower shelves - it is cooler and darker there.

Pantry in the kitchen

Storage of food in the pantry