Storage & space management can be a daunting task for many and thus needs to be given a lot of thought & planning while designing the interiors of your home. For those seeking to refurbish or design their storage space, we at allhomeliving.com have just the tips you need to know before you get right to it!
While planning to do the interior of your home, it is necessary to look at the bigger picture and not fall for the ‘Let’s get this done!’ tendency. It is crucial to plan and plan and plan further to execute your final design to ensure the right space management needs are met. It is also necessary to invest in good quality material & finishes to avoid repetitive refurbishing costs. While planning your space here are some things to keep in mind.
The Right Storage Furniture
Choosing the right furniture or fabricating some that perfectly fits your need is important. Every home has a different requirement so it is important to not fall prey to ideas that your neighbor or friend has used in their homes. What works for them may not always work for you.
It is easy to get swept away by certain artistic design aesthetics but you also need to keep in mind, the utility & storage factor. Furniture with multi-purpose storage cavity is a god-send! Sofas, stools, ottomans & bed benches with inbuilt space make for a great opportunity to Marie Kondo your apartment.
Faux Wall & Ceilings Storage
Creating faux ceilings, walls for cabinets is an amazing way to create discreet storage space. High ceilings & niches in the walls can be utilized for storage easily. Faux ceiling storage is a good alternative to the traditional lofts.
Murphy Wall Beds
Sofa cum beds are highly used in our places but incorporating a Murphy wall bed structure for the guest room can save up so much space for times when you don’t have a guest over. Murphy beds can also be a fabulous alternative for small & studio apartments. That way you can use one room for dual purpose.
We’re used to seeing floating cabinets in the bathroom & wash area. However, they can be quite a useful storage idea in smaller rooms where there would be a lack of walking space if you install the traditional floor cabinets. Lack of walking space equals clutter and discomfort. To utilise some extra space for storage, slim cabinets are a great alternative in spaces where there is limited availability of space.
Makeshift & Recycle
Reuse and recycle is the best way to go when it comes to redoing your space for storage management. Several old items can make for fabulous vintage home decor pieces. For instance, old crates can be a perfect way to organize and create an open loft space. Wooden ladders make great open bookshelves & toiletry organizers.
Refurbishing your staircase or steps into drawers is another way to recycle existing & unnoticed space.