When you live in a penthouse, loft, or condo in Downtown Boston, you’re walking distance to just about everything and never want for something to do any night of the week. However, there are certain aspects of living in an urban area that can be challenging, like parking during big events or figuring out how to fit your whole wardrobe in a standard closet. Whether you just moved to Downtown or are thinking about purchasing real estate in Downtown Boston, keep these hidden storage solutions in mind when it comes time to get creative with your space.

1. Platform Bed Base

A platform bed base with drawers underneath is ideal for smaller condos or lofts in Downtown Boston. This ingenious storage solution maximizes bedroom space without compromising aesthetics.

2. Closet Doors with Shelving

By adding shelving to the inside of standard closet doors, you’ll give yourself more space to store shoes, accessories, and other items that could be unorganized otherwise. Depending on the layout of your closet, you might also consider attaching baskets to the door.

3. Pull-Out Pantry

Unless you’re living in a Downtown Boston penthouse, you likely could use a little more storage in the kitchen. Consider a DIY pull-out pantry with wheels that can fit in the space between your fridge and the wall. Although it won’t be too wide, it can hold canned goods, spices, cleaning supplies, or even glasses, freeing up much needed space in the cabinets.

4. Freestanding Cabinets

Although freestanding cabinets can work in any living area, they’re ideal for creating a ton of closed storage space and visual division in open loft spaces.

5. Framed Doorway

If you have empty wall space around one or more of your doorways, framing them with modular shelving adds style and more storage. This shelving can be used to display photographs, store books, knick-knacks, or pottery. This project will change the entire look and feel of your living space.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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