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Tip 7: Consider Vertical Storage For Small Spaces

Too much furniture and clutter can make a cramped space seem even smaller.

"Chances are the extra furniture you have in a small room serves a common purpose: storage," says Ty Pennington, host of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Instead of relying on multiple short bookshelves or cabinets, look up. Adding a shelf around the top of the room, for instance, can make a room appear bigger and solve the storage problem, he says.

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