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How can I Create More Storage in My Home?
Seem to be overloaded with stuff and no real storage solutions on offer? On a tight budget? There are several ways of adding more storage to a room – and most of them don’t cost the earth either!
Take a look at these suggestions…
#1 Utilise under-the-bed-space
Rather than just stuffing things under the bed or sweeping out of view with a quick kick, take some time to look under the bed and see what height you have the play with. Simply investing in sturdy plastic boxes with wheels in two corners can make dragging stuff out from under the bead much easier.
Great for... spare bedlinen, towels, throws and winter clothing too. Save more space by investing in vacuum-sealed under bed storage bags, perfect for storing, clean and dry clothing over summer or winter.
#2 Hallway bench
The hallway is an important part of the home but the only problem is that we either try to keep it clear as it is a main thoroughfare and yet we really need somewhere for coats to drip dry, muddy shoes and boots and so on.
Creating your own bench with high back and large hooks in perfect for any hallway. Our bespoke range of furniture is a great place to start.
Great for… coats, bags, shoes and generally a place to put things that need to be remembered for the morning work/school run.
#3 Upholstered ottoman stool
Doubling as a foot rest for your weary feet of an evening, an upholstered ottoman footstool is also a great way of adding a dash of colour to your living room.
Great for… shoving things in when unexpected visitors call! Great for hiding clutter instead of on the mantelpiece, as happens in most homes.
#4 Fitted furniture
It may sound like far too expensive a home improvement to make, but fitted furniture designed around you is a fantastic investment that is versatile, growing with you and your family’s needs.
You can have shelving, cupboards, sliding doors and there is a range of finishes and styles that suit all budgets and interior design schemes too.
Great for… any living room, dining room, hallway, you name it!
#5 Look up!
Quite often, we tend to store things and floor or mid-wall height which makes sense when you want to get at things on a frequent basis. But often these areas can be clogged with things we hardly use, meaning we need to rummage through them before we get to what we want.
For items like this, utilising the space above head height is a great way of freeing space up lower down.