For a bedroom space! (for privacy while maintaining an open feel) -- 29 Sneaky Tips For Small Space Living : listotic
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Use it to store cute canisters or at least get your dishwashing implements off the counter so that you have more room to do what you need to do. Get an over-the-sink shelf here and here.
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