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How to Create Storage with Style and Design
Storage is something that can be sadly lacking in a home. The off-the-shelf storage ‘solutions’ rarely offer what it is you are looking for. The alternative is to create your own but, you want them to be stylish as well as functional.
But how do you do this…?
Tip 1 – Start from scratch
There is a saying ‘not being able to see the wood for the trees’. When it comes to designing your own storage solutions, this is often the problem. The area is so full and cluttered that you cannot ‘see’ the space, let alone measure it or determine what it is you want.
So, de-clutter, move things out of the way and see the empty space for what it is. You may be surprised just how much room is lurking beneath everything.
Tip 2 – Make an accurate plan
Once you can see the space, start with an accurate plan of the space including measurements. Our design team can do this for you too, if you are unsure how to do this, especially if you have a space which is slightly more complex, such as sloping ceiling, awkward corners and so on.
Tip 3 – What are you storing?
This is an important question that needs to be answered so that you can create a design of a storage solution that does offer you a solution to your problems.
A good example is a fitted wardrobe. If you are a shoe hoarder, for example, you will want rack upon rack to keep your shoes safe but if you have a penchant for handbags, you will want shelving space and so on.
The very essence of stylish storage is that it offers you exactly what you want, without limiting its versatility to change when your storage needs change.
Tip 4 – Use the whole space
Another key aspect when it comes to creating stylish storage solutions is that the design uses all of the space. Even those small nooks and crannies can offer a wealth of storage options.
And make sure that you use every ounce of space, even if it is a shelf or a cubed shelf for holding various sundry items.
Tip 5 – Choose a stylish 'face'
The outside of any storage solution is the thing that you see and as such, this is the layer that will sit within a room and its décor. Some people prefer a neutral ‘face’ to their bespoke storage solutions and other people prefer a dramatic backdrop so that their wardrobe, bookcase etc. becomes the star of the show. And why not? After all, you created it…