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Found! Double-duty furniture, sleek storage pieces, and space-saving products for a saner stay at the beach.

By Mary Shannon Wells and Rachael Burrow
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Like old houses, new houses, small houses, and big houses, beach houses come with their own set of issues. Although we love them through the problems, there are ways to solve your beach house conundrums. Multi-purpose products—like washer-dryer combos and daybed-trundle hybrids—take up less space and do double the work.

Smart storage solutions like rolling under-bed baskets and sliding bathroom cabinets hide clutter in style. Thanks to these finds, you’ll spend more time on the beach and less time cleaning, organizing, and stressing.

Furniture

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Smart Sleeping: Bunk Beds, Save
With beach houses come company, especially the kids’ friends. Bunk beds are the most efficient way to sleep a crowd of children, and this sleek mint piece is modern and fun.

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Smart Sleeping: Bunk Beds, Splurge
For a more traditional look, go with a wood-framed bunk. This number (available in a rainbow of color options) can convert to a matching pair of twin beds when your kids outgrow this double-decker set-up.

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Smart Sleeping: Daybed + Trundle Bed
This pretty daybed has a secret—it’s hiding a pullout trundle bed beneath it, so you can sleep an additional guest without adding another piece of furniture, which makes it both budget- and space-saving.

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Space-Saving Seating: Acrylic Chair
Just as paint colors can make a room feel smaller or larger, a clear acrylic chair can play a mini mind trick. Because it’s see-through, it appears to take up less space in a crowded room. Another chair for a guest, no added clutter.

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Space-Saving Seating: Small-Space Sectional
A U-shaped sectional can overwhelm a room, so keep it sized down with a smaller style. The modern design makes this couch a blank canvas for stylish throw pillows.

 

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Space-Saving Dining: Stylish Sideboard
Cabinet space is valuable, and sometimes hard to come by in little beach cottages. Free up real estate by storing dishes in this modern credenza.

Related: How to Create a Bright, Beachy Living Room

Organization

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Stay Organized: In the Bedroom
Take advantage of under-the-bed space with these tasteful rolling baskets.

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Stay Organized: In the Bathroom
With multiple guests sharing beach house bathrooms, toiletries can build up quickly. Erase the chance of a messy bathroom with this sliding cabinet—it packs plenty of storage space, handy mirrored doors, a sleek design, and rich teak for an organizational design win.

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Stay Organized: In the Bathroom
This bathroom storage cart boasts a bright, beachy color, and it can roll into the closet and out of sight when it’s not being used.

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Stay Organized: In the Mudroom
Catch the beach towels and sandy flip-flops right at the door with this smart storage rack. Hang bags and towels up top and store shoes on the bottom.

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Stay Organized: In the Mudroom
When it comes to organizing, the trick is to think smarter, not smaller. Minimize the space your bike takes up (and the risk of it falling over all the time) with this seamless rack.

Appliances

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Compact Appliances: Dish Drawer
Small beach cottage kitchens are super charming, but they’re naturally short on storage space. Enter: the dish drawer. This is a fully functional dishwasher that’s half the size of a traditional model. The contemporary design will look fresh in any kitchen.

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Compact Appliances: Slim Refrigerator
If the retro style and fun color don’t make you love this refrigerator right off the bat, think about how much space a slimmer width will open up in your kitchen. (It’s a lot.)

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Compact Appliances: Counter-Height Refrigerator
If you need more storage space when it comes to kitchen cabinets, take out your too-large refrigerator and choose one that’s half the height (retro look and fun color still included).

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Compact Appliances: Washer and Dryer in One
You know you’ll have large, non-stop loads of beach towels moving in and out of the laundry room. With this genius appliance, you won’t have to come up from the beach to switch them from washer to dryer.

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Compact Appliances: Skinny Blender
Whether you’re making margaritas at cocktail hour or smoothies before yoga, a blender is a necessity at a beach house. But the purveyors of chilled drinks can take up a lot of prime countertop real estate. This personal-sized model is perfect for small spaces.

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Compact Appliances: Less Range, Better Space
Get all your beach cooking done in your seaside cottage with a range that takes up less space.