We Love… Clever Storage Solutions
In our regular feature, 'We Love... Wednesdays' we take a look at great designs and styles. This month we look at clever storage solutions you could use around your home.
Making the most of the space available in your home can be one of the toughest tasks when designing a room or planning an extension. You need enough space to fit everything in without cluttering your room. However, too much storage can leave you with unnecessary wasted space. Each room has its own specific storage needs meaning different solutions work better in some settings than in others. Take a look at our guide which has some examples of optimal storage solutions in different rooms for inspiration to use around your home.
The kitchen can quickly become one of the most cluttered rooms in your house if you don’t have enough storage. Making the most of your drawer space can be one of the simplest ways to maximise storage for your kitchen. Deep pan drawers are a great option to neatly store your large bulky pots and pans out of your way freeing up extra space in your kitchen. Crockery can also be tricky to find a home for; not only does it take up lots of space but, as it is fragile, storing it in high cupboards could be risky. Once again bespoke drawers can provide a smart storage solution meaning it can be kept safely out of the way.
Another common issue is becoming swamped under countless appliances and utensils that take up your valuable work surfaces. If you have maximised your cupboard and drawer space, what about incorporating a kitchen island if you have the space? Alternatively, an appliance garage is a nice way to conceal worktop gadgets, or you could remove them entirely with a pantry, giving them a dedicated space where you can use things like the toaster and kettle without encroaching on the areas where food prep takes place.
No matter what size your living room is, making the most of clever storage and saving space will make the room appear much larger than it actually is. A traditional bookcase or open shelves are ideal for any interior due to the vast buy hydrocodone australia range of styles and designs available. They provide a huge amount of storage without taking up lots of floor space. If you’re after something more subtle, various clever and functional furniture pieces such as tables, ottomans and benches can have hidden storage spaces to once again make the most of your otherwise ‘dead space’. For example, storage beneath bench seating is the perfect replacement for a child’s toy box as it doubles up as a useful piece of furniture.
Anyone with children will know how quickly you will run of places to store the hundreds of toys and games they seem to accumulate. It’s time to take back your home with some of these clever storage solutions. Traditional toy boxes and chests are of course a popular way to keep children’s toys in one place; with the option to have them handcrafted they can be bespoke to fit any room, whilst also potentially doubling up as an additional piece of furniture. Alternatively, if you’re looking to save space, then stacking boxes are a good solution, as is using the space beneath a bench, as mentioned above, or building in seating around the edge of a room and including cupboard space beneath.
In a child’s bedroom, underbed drawers/cupboards are an excellent solution. Once again they give you the opportunity to increase the storage space available without taking up any extra floor by making the most of a usually empty, wasted, space. Beds with a lift up mattresses that reveal additional space are also great space saving solutions, offering somewhere to keep the clutter that can still be accessed very easily.
When it comes to finding the perfect storage solutions for around your home there are endless possibilities to fit any room and any interior. For inspiration and guidance on bespoke furniture and storage solutions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.