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8 Pieces of Furniture with Hidden Compartments

If you're looking to keep clutter at bay, you're in good company. Here are ten pieces of furniture with hidden compartments to help you store everything from cords and cables to craft supplies, remote controls, and even your car keys.

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This bookcase offers ten hidden compartments and would make a stylish addition to your living room, den, or home office. Try building this piece of furniture yourself and you’ll have plenty of space to store your books and collectibles. Here are 12 DIY furniture hacks you’ll wish you tried yourself.

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This mirror has a secret compartment—just open the mirror to reveal the space. Use it to store cash and jewelry. Here are 19 clever decorating tricks to make a small bathroom look bigger.

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Here’s a piece of furniture you can easily build for your home. This floating shelf has a secret drawer to help keep clutter at bay and hide valuables. These are the 31 home improvements that will double the value of your home.

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Medicine Cabinet

This easy-to-make medicine cabinet features a secret compartment. You can build this piece yourself in just a couple of days. Find out the 16 best IKEA furniture hacks you’ll want to DIY immediately.

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This rustic bench can be used to store shoes, as well as items like gloves, hats, the dog leash, and umbrellas. Add it to your entryway or mudroom to keep the space organized. Learn the 11 design rules you should never break.

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This old industrial cart has been rebuilt and can be personalized. It has a secret compartment to store remotes, coasters, and video game controllers.

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Bar Rack

Add this rack to your home bar area and you’ll have a hidden compartment to store small items such as shot glasses, coasters, and mixing straws. Store bottles on the top and hang wine or martini glasses on the bottom.

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