If you’ve got limited space available in your home, then paying special attention to your storage is more than worthwhile. With the right storage in place, you’ll be able to free your home from clutter and visual noise.
Incorporating the right storage into a smaller home isn’t always straightforward, however. You’ll want to make use of every available square inch of floor space – and some of the space overhead, too. Let’s run through a few storage solutions that will save you from decluttering hell!
If your furniture can serve multiple purposes, then you won’t need to invest in multiple pieces of furniture. Here we’re thinking of fold-down tables, floating desks, and expandable dining tables. Perhaps the best candidates for storage space are beds, which tend to come with a lot of unused space underneath. Look for a design which includes drawers underneath, or an Ottoman design.
In the UK, there are millions of smaller three-bedroom homes with smaller box rooms sitting just above the staircase. Getting the most from these can often require a little bit of creativity. This is where fitted furniture can be so incredibly useful. A fitted wardrobe might include everything that’s required, including hanging rails, shoe-racks, cosmetic storage compartments and more. Opting for a wardrobe with sliding doors will allow you to save even more space, since the door won’t need to swing outwards into the space.
Cosy Office Space
Following the working from home revolution, more of us than ever are finding ourselves working from home. Installing wall lights and lamps can free up space on your desk, and you can use the vertical space to pack in purely visual elements, like hanging plants.
Where you position your desk matters hugely. Awkward corners, spaces under the stairs, or nooks between walls and chimney breasts might all serve nicely.
Use the Backs of Doors
It’s a storage-hack so oft-repeated that it’s almost a cliché, but it’s ubiquitous for a good reason: it works. You can hang coats, clothes, and bags on the backs of your doors. In the kitchen, it’s even more effective. You can hang spices and dried herbs on the back of every door, and end up with enough extra room to free up several full cupboards.
Your utility space can easily spill out into the rest of the home, if it isn’t properly marshalled. Keep all of your appliances and laundry here, and make sure that it’s easily catalogued with the help of the right shelving. Use clip hooks and pegboards on the walls so that you have somewhere to hang everything, and foldable tables so that you have somewhere to work even when the room is narrow, and provides access to the garden.
We hope these ideas for storage solutions are very helpful.