It happens to all homes at some stage, they eventually run out of storage space.
Creating more storage space is like finding the Holy Grail. It helps you declutter your home, which has been proven to create a more relaxing living environment.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that the extra space you crave could be right under your nose.
Here are 5 simple and cost-effective storage ideas that will save you space.
1 - In the bathroom
The bathroom is where clutter can get out of control, fast.
There are so many things to keep organised: make-up, shaving gear, deodorant, beauty products, shampoo, shower gel, toilet paper, hairbrushes, cleaning products…the list goes on.
So, investing in some clever storage is an easy win and will help make your bathroom an oasis of calm - without breaking the bank.
As the floor area is minimal, shelving in your bathroom is key.
Adding some open shelves below the sink will add tonnes of storage space. Items can be organised in open boxes for quick access meaning everything is to hand.
If you have a false-wall in your bathroom then building a row of shelves into them is a clever way to create more space for your grooming essentials.
2 - Under the stairs
The dark recess under the stairs is normally a place to stash the unsightly stuff. Consider segmenting the area into pull-out shelves or drawers. This will make the space work harder for you and make it far easier to locate things when you need them.
A custom-built unit for this space is an excellent way to make your home more comfortable and maybe even more sellable.
Making the most of this pocket of space will help you find a new place for some of the more awkward and unsightly items such as the hoover, extra toys, rain gear and muddy shoes and those school-bags blocking up your hallway.
3 - In the kitchen
A slide-out pantry is a wonderful way to increase your kitchen storage.
Very much in vogue, they’re incredibly helpful for organizing spices, jars of cooking sauces, bags of sugar and canned goods.
A custom-built unit will increase storage capacity while, yet again, adding some value to your home. If you have enough space to add height, go for it!
4 - In the bedroom
Making your bedroom a clutter-free zone will help you relax, unwind and, ultimately, enjoy a more restful night’s sleep.
If you’re looking to add some affordable extra luxury to your property, then a built-in unit is the way to go.
If the height of your bed will allow it, deep drawers underneath that can be pulled out on either side can often double your bedroom storage capacity – cost-effective, practical, and can be quite easy to do.
5 - Recess shelving drawers
We’ve left the best for last – we love this storage solution.
Building recess shelving and drawers into your walls is a clever and cost-effective way to alleviate your storage woes.
Once again, you’ll add real value to your home, and get bespoke quality that’s pleasing to the eye.
Whether it’s deep drawers to keep extra quilts and sheets or shelving for books and magazines, your room will have a clean modern feel, saving you lots of floor space.