No matter how big your home is, you can never have too much storage space, because over time things just clutter and there is nothing you can do about it. However, there are ways to solve this problem without throwing that stuff away, remodeling or renovating the entire place. Here is just a couple of them.
Using the unused
When the storage space in your home is limited, the key is to think outside the box. Believe it or not, you can actually use your furniture as storage. For example, you can use the space under your bed to store seasonal clothing and linen in plastic containers. If there isn’t enough room there, you can raise the bed frame a few inches. The space under your child’s bed can be used to store bulky toys. Finally, you can install hooks behind your doors or on them to use that unused space, and also make the deep space of your wardrobe accessible with a couple plastic totes on wheels or suitcases.
Opting for functional accents
You know decorating your shelves and tables with lidded jars and decorating bowls is incredibly popular lately, right? Well, the good news is that these decorations can serve you as super stylish solutions for storing remote controls, keys, pet supplies and other tiny items that you find hard to keep a track of.
More than just a furniture
Or in other words – multitasking furniture. This is probably the best possible investment for all the people who are lacking space. These furnishings not only look great, but also offer the extra storage space. You’ve probably already seen somewhere those decorative globe bars, tables with drawers, small chests that are also used as chairs etc. You can store your magazines, extra linens, games and many other things there.
Another trick is to use your bookcase as a storage. Lately, you will see many units that already come with doors, drawer inserts, hidden parts or even built-in window seats. If you are feeling crafty and confident, you can even make that by yourself.
Hang in there
Storage is not just horizontal – it can also be vertical. For example, bulletin boards can be used for storing necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets – since jewelry usually tangles when stored horizontally. Similarly, there is so much drawer space you can save if you switch to those special hangers for storing ties, scarves or belts.
Built in wardrobes
To provide your bedroom with both extra storage and square space, a built in wardrobe is the best possible solution. Invest in a floor-to-ceiling one that will easily fit all of your clothes and possibly some extra stuff such as linen, important documents etc. Also, opt for the one with sliding doors if you want to save even more square footage. Aussies are super lucky, because they can find a huge variety of these cool built in wardrobes in Brisbane and make any room in their home both more stylish and functional.
The bathroom counts as well
The bathroom also shouldn’t be neglected because it is usually cluttered and lacks storage space. So, similarly to the previous bedroom built-in solution, there is also a built-in solution for your bathroom and it’s called the in-the-wall cabinet. However, there are several factors that you should consider before building one, such as positions of plumbing pipes and electrical cables. Usually, the safest wall to go with is the one opposite to the toilet or the one behind the door. Also, this is a super cheap solution, since you can find these cabinets for 40-50 $.
Increasing storage space in your home is actually super easy. All it takes is a little bit of creative thinking and thinking outside the box.