Most of us would like more storage space in our homes. Unless you are a minimalist, chances are you have a lot of stuff that you love and want to keep, but too little storage to tidy it away.
If that is the case, here are some of the best ways to create more storage space in your home right now:
Build it in
One of the best ways to create more storage space while also maximising the available space to your and your family is to build in storage. For example, built in wardrobes will fit into those recesses where you could not otherwise place a wardrobe, and take advantage of space that is otherwise lost to you in order to create storage space that is as efficient and effective as possible.
As well as built in wardrobes, you can build in drawers and cupboards in the recess under the stairs, turn your stair steps into hidden drawers, and build a cupboard around the bathroom sink, amongst other things. Anywhere there is unused space that you can’t use for living in, you can build clever storage spaces instead!
Use storage furniture
From beds that have a huge amount of storage space under the mattress to ottomans that you can use as both a eat and a place to store linens, or blankets or magazines, or whatever, storage furniture is a great way of maximising your available storage without taking up any additional space.
Use the wall space
If you have high ceilings, chances are there is a lot of wall space not being used. By putting up shelves, you can very effectively increase our storage without impacting your family’s ability to live and move around effectively in your home, just make sure you use high wall space to store stuff you won’t need to access often because you will obviously need a ladder to reach it.
Hanging hooks on the walls in any recess spaces you have is another good way to create more storage space for your home, Most of us have alcoves or recesses that we can’t really use for anything, but by placing hooks above them, we can use them to store coats, bags and other garments very effectively out of the way.
Garden storage benches
If you need more storage in the garden, but you don’t have space for a shed, you could try building a bench that has a deep seat with a lid. This will enable you to hide away garden sheers, pruning tools, and things like that while also giving you a nice place to sit and enjoy nature, all without taking up too much of your valuable yard space. If you don’t have room for a bench, a garden chair will work well too!
No matter how small your home is, there are always things you can do to increase the amount of storage space you have access to, and doing so will help you to keep a much tidier, more organised home, so it is definitely worth the effort.