Maintaining an organised, clutter-free home may seem impossible when you’re struggling to find space. But one way to keep the clutter at bay is with clever space-saving storage solutions.
So take charge of your belongings and ditch the stacked up boxes and unsightly plastic trays and make your home work hard with these clever storage tips for small spaces from Barbara Genda Furniture:
- Plan ahead
If you’re in the process of building or renovating your home, you must plan ahead for the different types of storage you require. Drawing a detailed room plan or commissioning an artist to make 3D renders of your home is a good way to envision where furniture and storage solutions will be placed and see whether the layout will work.
Don’t hesitate to ask a fitted furniture specialist for their professional input on maximising space before you proceed with building work.
- Build storage in the wall
One way to maximise floor space is to get creative and build storage space into the walls. Cubbyholes in bathrooms are the ideal space for toiletries, while the wasted space around the doorway is a great place to build deep shelves and store books. Alcoves around a chimney breast are ideal for built-in shelves, cabinets and cupboards.
- Floor-to-ceiling shelving
Make the most of every inch of space in your home with floor-to-ceiling shelving and cupboards. Deep drawers and pullout cabinetry will utilise the depth in the full.
Not only does built-in floor-to-ceiling shelving and cupboards maximise floor space, but they’re also great for utilising awkward spaces such as angled layouts and areas with low headroom.
- Convert your loft
The best way to add extra storage space to your home and value to your property is to convert your loft. However, converting your loft can be tricky due to the sloping ceilings and awkward nooks.
Whether you decide to convert your loft into a bedroom, en-suite, office or playroom, ensure you use the full height of the room to build in storage. Use the lower eaves space under the roof to build drawers and cupboards between rafters, it’s a great way to use space that would go unused without eating into floor space.
Forward planning in interior design ensures space and storage is maximised in small spaces. Barbara Genda Furniture designs clever storage solutions that maximise the use of space, providing generous, clutter-free interiors.