Looking to makeover a hallway to add extra storage? Here’s a hallway makeover some simple tips and ideas to create storage in underused spaces.
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This is an overview of the top of the stairs.
See that door right there on the left?
It is the entrance to one of the most awkward rooms on the planet.
It’s kind of a hallway and kind of a passthrough and kind of a space where you have to take a few extra steps before you walk into the bedroom.
I never really knew what to do with it.
Until I decided in the giant reorganization project going on in our house right now, that I’d make it into a storage area. I’d put all the extra cleaning supplies and create an ironing station and find a way to organize our laundry a little better.
The room isn’t so awkward anymore.
Here’s the before and after hallway makeover and a few storage ideas you might want to incorporate into your own home.
Here’s the room before.
A little awkward.
I wanted to challenge myself.
I wanted to think outside the box.
I wanted to try something a little different in this space than in the rest of the spaces in our home with this hallway makeover.
We pulled up the peel and stick flooring a while ago and found wood underneath.
But the walls needed something a little different.
So we striped them.
These are six inch stripes painted with SW Extra White and SW Repose Gray.
The numbers pick up the gray on the wall and it’s the perfect size for the new striped wall.
Plus, I think it’s important to have clocks with hands.
Digital is fine.
But learning how to tell time with clock hands is an important life skill.
If you take a 360 degree turn of the space, there’s a cabinet directly behind the door.
We painted this SW Naval and I added these baskets on top for extra storage.
That is where all the organization happens.
If you open the door, you’ll see this.
I know, right?
Who knew all that organization was going on behind closed doors?
Here are just a few of the ways I organized this space with this hallway makeover:
- I added a smaller ironing board and stored it on the top with the iron. Now we have an ironing board on each floor. No more dragging it up and down the stairs.
- I repurposed a shower caddy into organization storage for the tall cabinet. This is where I’m going to store extra cleaners for the second floor.
- I added small clear storage jars for cotton balls and q-tips.
- There’s also a towel ring on the inside of the door to give easy access for a dish towel.
Here’s a close-up of the ironing board.
I am so all about it.
It’s the PERFECT extra ironing board for a guest room or a space where you don’t have your larger ironing board or a dorm room or smaller apartment.
It was only $9.00 and it folds up for easy storage.
There’s a metal rack on the end to keep your iron when you are ironing.
I came up with the idea of adding the towel ring to the inside of the door because I was tired of always searching for a cleaning towel to use.
Now, I just open up the door and it’s within easy reach.
Here’s a close-up of the small storage jars.
These are super affordable at $6.00 each and they are plastic. I had some similar jars that were glass and I was always worried they’d slip off the counter and break.
On the opposite wall from the large cabinet, there’s a laundry area.
It’s always been a challenge for me.
MY ENTIRE LIFE.
You’d drop the clothes down through the hinged door into the space and then later you’d open the door and try to gather up all the clothes when it was laundry time.
Not any more.
Thanks to this hallway makeover.
I have the PERFECT solution.
This wire basket fits perfectly in the space.
It comes with a wood bottom and a liner that you can untie and take downstairs when it’s laundry time.
No more bending over and leaning down to collect all those clothes.
Laundry problem solved.
And in the closet above?
I have tons of towel storage.
I LOVE these white towels from the Better Homes & Gardens collection at Walmart.
They are large and really absorbent. I think the texture on the towel adds to the absorbency and they’ve held up really well after several washes and didn’t shrink and look brand new.
And I couldn’t let this hallway makeover organization post go without sharing with you my new favorite thing on the PLANET!
These velvet coat hangers.
Have you ever used velvet coat hangers before?
They are a GAME CHANGER.
The clothes stay on and they are narrower than white plastic hangers so there’s more room in your closet and you can get 50 of them for only $14.99.
Don’t you love a post where an awkward space goes from this?
I love a good before and after and a hallway makeover.
I love a space that is LIVING LARGE.
I love a space where you maximize storage.
And my favorite?
I love that my life is just a little more organized.
Just like my hallway.
I am so happy and honored to be part of the BHG Live Better Influencer Network at Walmart.
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