Hide the things you don't want seen in your home with these 9 ideas

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There's a fine line between nice design and function. Hiding items that you use at home in plain sight is the perfect answer. Use some creativity instead of resorting to stuffing things in closets or under the bed.
You may be thinking that you only have so many hiding spots. That may be true, but you can hide lots of things right out in the open. The amazing tutorials that follow show how to camouflage things so no one knows they are even there.
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1. Hidden outlets
You can never have enough outlets, especially in a kitchen. Having them in the open, however, might not fit the décor. A fake drawer is an effective way to hide an outlet on a kitchen island.
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An alternative by Jenna Sue Design is to use Velcro strips and hide an outlet directly on the wall.
2. Desk cords basket
All the cords under a desk can get messy. If you use a power strip for surge protection, you probably have a tangle of cords all the way to the floor. This idea uses a basket to corral cords and a power strip right against the underside of the desk. Purchase it here.
3. Hidden storage books
Jen Woodhouse's shelf looks nice and tidy, but it's hiding a big secret instead. The books are just a front to a convenient storage basket. See how extra books turn into hidden storage with this step-by-step tutorial.
4. Laundry basket drawer
Roots and Wings Furniture installed cabinetry in their master bedroom closet. At the top of the list? A creative idea for keeping laundry out of view. Each drawer pulls out into a laundry basket, making it a breeze for you to separate out whites and darks.
5. Beautify a dog crate
Big wire kennels are a necessary part of being a dog owner, but they simply aren't attractive. This creative hack by Snazzy Little Things transforms a dog kennel into an attractive and functional piece of furniture. A large kennel works well in an entranceway. Smaller kennels could stand in as nightstands or side tables.
6. A quick fix for messy cabinets
Clutter, be gone! Tiny bathrooms call for clever storage and a way to hide all the bottles, brushes and blow-dryers within. Add a set of canvas curtains to wooden crates hung on the wall for an inexpensive and tidy-looking storage solution. A band of fabric in a contrasting color adds visual interest and can pull a room together. Get the full tutorial here.
7. Hidden television
A huge television is lovely for movies and sports, but it doesn't always fit into the design of a room. Enter a mirrored cabinet, which can easily hide a wall-mounted television. All it takes is a few simple tools. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to create a hidden space for a television.
Tip: If you don't want the mirrored look, you can also do custom artwork in the front of the faux cabinet as well.
8. Jewelry organizer behind a mirror
This hidden jewelry organizer can hold a lot of bling. Simply Designing showcases a project that keeps jewelry at hand so you can easily choose what to wear for the day. The step-by-step tutorial shows you how to build this hidden storage piece behind a mirror.
9. Folding screen
You can stylishly hide almost anything behind a folding screen. Making a screen allows you to customize it to the exact size and look for the room. Hide a corner office, a messy craft area, or a reading nook with a folding screen created using this tutorial at In My Own Style.
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