Don’t have enough space in your home, even for storage? Struggling to make your studio flat work? Ditch the stacked up boxes and unsightly plastic trays, and make your home work hard with these bespoke space-saving storage tips from Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture:
- Plan ahead
If you’re lucky enough to be part of the building of your home, plan ahead for the different types and amount of storage you require. Just a little pre-planning and careful consideration of your home’s layout can go a long way. For professional input, don’t hesitate to ask a fitted furniture specialist for their opinion of maximising space before building work starts.
- Build storage space into the walls
If you’re renovating your home, think about building storage space into the walls. Cubbyholes in bathrooms create the ideal space for toiletries without compromising space for the bath, shower or sink. Sliding kitchen cupboards can hold hundreds of ingredients before slotting back in line with your units are a great storage solution for a contemporary home.
- Consider floor-to-ceiling shelving
Where possible, make the most of every last bit of space in your home with floor-to-ceiling shelving and cupboard space. Use pullout cabinetry and deep drawers and shelves to utilise the depth in full. These built-in solutions maximise floor space and are especially useful for awkward angled layouts and areas with low headroom.
- Converting your loft
If renovating your loft for extra storage space, use the full height walls of the room to build wardrobes, placing drawers and shelves in the lower parts of the room under eaves. Use the low eaves space under the roof to build drawers and cupboards between rafters, it’s a fantastic way to use space that would go unused without eating into floor space.
Forward planning in interior design ensures space and storage is maximised. Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture designs clever storage solutions that maximise the use of space, providing generous, clutter-free interior.