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14 Best Space Saving Bike Rack Solutions for Apartments

Many urban dwellers have ditched the gas guzzler in favor of a more practical means of transportation – a bicycle. So you’re saving money on gas, getting around the city much more efficiently, but you’re faced with yet another challenge. Where in the hell are you going to store your bike? Living downtown in that small apartment is great, but it definitely lacks when it comes to storage space. Thankfully there are an abundance of space saving bike racks out there just waiting to be installed in your household. Some of you are lucky enough to have a garage to store your 2 wheeled counterpart, but for the rest of us, we have compiled a list of the 14 best space saving bike racks. We’ve got everything from bookshelves with built-in racks to DIY bike racks for the more hands on individuals out there. If you love cool wall mounted bike racks, we’ve got plenty of those too. Check out our favorite bicycle racks below.

Hunting Trophies Bike Racks

Hunting Trophies Bike Racks

Designed to replicate typical animal hunting trophies hanging from the walls, these bicycle racks were created by Australia based designer Andreas Schieger. The racks are part of his “Upcycle Fetish” project inspired by Pablo Picasso, and are built entirely from recycled bicycle parts. [Purchase]

The Original Bike Shelf

The Original Bike Shelf

Handmade in San Francisco from a solid piece of either black walnut or ash wood, this beautifully crafted bike rack mounts to wall studs, and comes with a mini shelf atop the rack for storing loose change, books, car keys, etc. [Purchase]

Shoes Books and a Bike Shelf

Shoes, Books and a Bike Shelf

Designed by Thomas Walde, this product of Switzerland gives you a that much needed bike rack while also offering a decorative piece of furniture that doubles as a bookshelf. There is space for books, shoes, and really anything else you’d like to throw on there. [Sold Out]

Mama Bike Rack

Mama Wall Mounted Bike Rack

Designed as a collaboration project between furniture designer Matt Elton and graphic designer Matteo Balderelli, this bike rack comes complete with three storage holes, created specifically for storing your U-lock and cables. [Sold Out]

Kappo Bicycle Storage Solution

Kappo Bicycle Storage Solution

This elegant storage solution was designed by Berlin based Mikili, and also incorporates a small shelving unit for holding your misc items in addition to putting your 2 wheeled companion on display. This wall mounted bike rack incorporates both form and function. [Purchase]

IKEA Kvartal DIY Bike Rack Hack

IKEA Kvartal DIY Bike Rack Hack

IKEA is quite possibly the greatest store on Earth. They have everything you could ever need for your home, under one roof – and in the unlikely event they don’t have something you need, you can just use some of their cheap parts to make it yourself. Thomas Stegelmann created this wall mounted bike rack hack using Ikea Kvartal wall fittings (which only cost $4.99 each). The DIY instructions are rather simple, and can be put together in a matter of minutes. [Tutorial]

Dual Staircase Bike Storage

Dual Staircase Bike Storage

If you’re lucky enough to have yourself a set of stairs in your small space (not everyone does of course), this could be a great DIY project to tackle in your spare time. There is plenty of room to store 2 bicycles under an average set of stairs. [Inspiration]

Minimal Wooden Bike Hooks 1

Minimal Wooden Bike Hooks

If sleek, clean and contemporary is your thing, then this is the storage solution for your bicycle. This wall mounted pair of hooks are made from natural plain oak wood, and could even be crafted yourself. [Purchase]

Bookbike 1

Bookbike

Unlike the previously featured bookshelf bike rack, this offering utilizes a vertical design as opposed to a horizontal one, making it better for small spaces. The Bookbike was designed by BYografia, and can be adjusted to fit any size bicycle, while still providing plenty of storage on the right hand side for your personal belongings. [Sold Out]

Woodstick Iceberg Wooden Bike Hanger

Woodstick Iceberg Wooden Bike Hanger

If you are looking for a bike rack that doubles as a work of art, this is the bicycle rack for you. It’s crafted from high quality oak, and features a beautiful geometric design that will complement your bike’s aesthetics perfectly. [Purchase]

Delta Michelangelo Two-Bike Gravity Stand

Delta Michelangelo Two-Bike Gravity Stand

If you have two bikes instead of one, the Delta Michelangelo bike rack is the perfect solution. The best part is that you don’t have to drill any holes in the wall (great if you’re renting), and you can easily move this thing for cleaning and relocation. [Purchase]

718 Bedford Ave Bike Rack

718 Bedford Ave Bike Rack

This piece will spruce up any urban space nicely, as it also doubles as a piece of art. It’s available in several different colors, and is also custom made from birch ply and veneer to ensure it fits your specific bike frame. [Purchase]

Custom DIY Bike Rack Storage

Custom DIY Bike Rack Storage

Some people don’t like buying “pre-made” stuff like bike racks. They prefer to get their hands dirty, save themselves a few bucks, and do it themselves. This is for those people. With a small list of items including hooks, spray paint, book tags, wood stain, drill, stud finder, hammer, nails, level, and some measuring tape, you’re ready to rock and roll. By the way, the finished product will only set you back about $40. [Tutorial]

Branchline Bike Rack

Branchline Bike Rack

Considering many urban dwellers have more than one bike, we thought it was only right to end the list with another piece designed just for 2 bicycles. Crafted from sustainably sourced bamboo in England, each and every frame is hand finished in leather, bringing a sophisticated look to any room in your home. The Branchline features two completely adjustable sets of arms, and leans gently against the wall. [Purchase]

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