Being a part of the Better Homes and Gardens Live Better team, I get to try out the BHG for Walmart products. This bookcase, has been one of my all time favorites since I saw it debuted last year at their headquarters. It has the look and texture of barnwood without the splinters.
I decided to show you some fun ways it can be used. As someone living in a tiny house where storage is lacking I’ve learned that going vertical is a good way to maximize space. And bookcases are not JUST for books you know…
Pantry or Hutch
When Shane and I first got married we lived in a studio apartment. It was the kind that you could pretty much do anything sitting on your bed (brush teeth, eat, do dishes) and our next apartment was a little bigger except for the kitchen. We didn’t have any kitchen cabinets. We had some drawers, but NO cabinets! This idea would have come in handy.
You could also add baskets to hide the not so cute things like boxes of cracker or other food packaging.
Or use it like a hutch and keep dishes and tablecloths stored away.
When you live in apartments or older homes, sometimes closets are rare or small. When we moved into our house we had two closets that were three feet by three feet. We have since built more, but with four boys in one bedroom, we can always use more storage.
I took one of the shelves down and then added a rod (which is actually a tree branch). You can buy the hardware to hang a rod for really cheap and it is easy to install.
Speaking of kids and all their STUFF, why not use a bookcase for toys? Don’t have a playroom? No problem! Add cute bins or basket to hide some of the toys and let your child choose their favorite to display. These cute metal bins are also a BHG product. I love them and have quite a few.
Having lego blocks in a bin sure beats the floor ;)
There are a million different ways you can use a bookcase So if you are short on storage, go vertical!