Solutions for storage in small spaces – How to keep as much storage as possible in the least amount of space that is one of the most headache-inducing problems of space-starved homeowners embarking on their renovation process. We address your storage nightmares, and provide suggestions on how to tuck away everything from shoes to a washing machine.
- I want many storage compartments, but I don’t want them to be seen.
There are no limits to the ways you can conceal built-Tn cupboards or nooks. Use decorative panels for floor-to-ceiling storage compartments so they look like a feature wall. Alternatively, wallpapers with linear design elements can hide the outlines of cupboard doors and drawers.
- Besides getting a bed base with storage underneath, how else can I stow away items so that they are easy to retrieve?
Rather than conventional floor-to-ceiling cabinets, go horizontal instead. Raise the entire floor by building in a storage platform to keep bulky, cumbersome items such as luggage out of sight Better suited for homes with higher ceilings, this idea creates a playful and cosy look as well.
- I don’t have a big bedroom space, so how can I create a walk-in wardrobe?
Many fashionistas dream of devoting an entire bedroom to the display of their clothes, bags, shoes and accessories. But if you can afford only to carve out a section of your room for your wardrobe, you can still replicate a walk-in-wardrobe feel by zoning off a semi-private alcove or by setting up an open wardrobe system (conceal it with curtains if you’re not blessed with a neat gene).
- How do I free up re space in the kitchen cabinets?
If you’re running out of storage space in your kitchen and would like to avoid cluttering the worktop. ceiling- mounted kitchen shelves will come to yoix rescue. Without taking up additional floor space, these shelves allow you to store and display items such as cookware and stemware tidily. Another idea is to install a drying rack for dishes above the sink. freeing up more space on the countertop.
- I need shelves, but hoii do I make them take up as little space as possible?
- How can I keep isy large shoe collection neat and accessible, without having to build a huge cabinet?
As shoes come in all shapes and sizes, they often end up squashed or buried when stored in conventional cabinets. In order to keep them accessible, opt for either pull-out Larder units, or use existing cabinet doors to anchor shoe shelves. With customised built-ins, even the narrowest spaces can be utilised to either hide or display footwear.
- There isn’t enough space in my bedroom for a dressing table.
Take a hint from W2DA and customise a bedside table that flips open and transforms into a makeshift vanity corner — even the underside of the tabletop can be fully utilised as a mirror. You can also do this with narrow spaces at the side of your bed frame.
- How can I integrate storage areas around the bay window?
A clever way to conceal the bay window slab is by customising a sofa or day bed over it and using part of the space underneath for storage. To further maxinise this area, the designers at Habit integrated a side table into a corner of the daybed, and freed up the need for a television console by concealing the homes entertainment systems within the seating.
- How can I build storage space for items where I need them?
An iside to engaging an interior designer or contractor is that they can design unique furniture pieces that incorporate storage. For example, a simple cfrawer under the dining table allows you to reach for condinents effortlessly, and having a bookshelf within the sofa frame creates a conducive reading environment.
- How can I store my washing machine and dryer in the kitchen and still keep them accessible?
For those without a designated laundry area, try raising the kitchen worktop in order to tuck bulky and frequently used appliances such as the washing machine underneath, just like what 0932 Design Consultants did for this home.
Originally posted 2015-02-06 08:34:27.