Making use of every square inch of storage in your family home is not only satisfying, but also helps to avoid the unnecessary clutter in rooms. To have storage areas for your personal mementoes, knick knacks and even neglected exercise equipment is a great way to maintain order in your often chaotic home, and knowing where everything is can give homeowners serious peace of mind, just in case you may need it one day.
Often, before you know it, you find your usual storage areas are bursting at the seams. You can never have too much storage in your home as it is such a precious commodity!
We spoke to the expert team at Henley Homes for their expert tips on the not so mysterious ways to create more storage in your home, making it more harmonious and organised.
The area under your bed could be transformed into a very convenient place to store items which aren’t used all that often. Remember that well-intended stretch master you bought from the shopping network? Rather than having it on display, reminding you of its neglect, either sell it on Gumtree, or store it under the bed. You never know, you may get the urge to use it one day!
You can also purchase drawers with handy wheels for under the bed. There you can place blankets, spare linen or quilts. This keeps the space neat and tidy.
And, don’t forget, considering a handy ottoman at the end of the bed. This can be used as an ideal storage area for bed linen and electric blankets.
Look up to the ceiling
Adding more shelves in your wardrobe or linen closet to the ceiling is another way of adding more storage.
That space is ideal for items you may not need all the time such as wet suits, camping gear or electric blankets. You may need a step ladder to reach them but at least they are put away neatly!
You may like to add a variety of shelves in the living area to the ceiling. Perfect for photographs or plants, shelving like this adds another layer of interest and pop into a room.
Stairway to storage heaven
If you have a penchant for a tipple or two, why not convert the bottom area of the stairs into a boutique wine cellar, complete with wine chiller? Or for a more conventional use, this area is ideal for larger items such as boogie boards or picnic chairs.
You can also be quite inventive when it comes to storage and stairs. The small space beneath some closed styled stairs can be used to store books, shoes, photo albums or any other items you can fit in.
Bespoke modular storage
With open plan living, you can add a level of coziness or intimacy by installing a stand-alone shelf which offers a division in areas but maintaining and airiness to the space. Ideal for books, candles and ornaments, bespoke modular storage can be a real showpiece with its stylish sleekness.