When it comes to designing your dream home, storage is an important topic. While it may not seem as sexy as chatting about your bathroom fittings, or your light-filled living room space, storage options are vital to a functioning home. Leaving it as an afterthought will disrupt the flow of your property and clutter your rooms.
It’s best to consider what storage you may need, and where, in the early stages of design. That way, you can be thoughtful about how you introduce it into a space.
To help with the process, we’ve gone ahead and listed five examples of storage hacks to discuss with your builder:
1. Turn dead cabinet space into additional storage:
Awkward corners and the ends of your cabinet space can often be left unused. But with a little creative thinking, you can turn them into handy storage options. Install some corner drawers or convert the ends of your kitchen island into a shelving section for decorative dishes and cookbooks. This is a crafty way to put otherwise useless nooks to good use.
2. Consider retractable elements for your wardrobe:
If you’re a fashion lover with a considerable collection of shoe and clothing options, retractable storage is going to be your best friend. Installing retractable shelves for your shoes means more room and easy access to your beloved sneakers. Similarly, retractable hooks are a nice option when hanging scarves or hats.
3. Maximise bathroom space:
Your bathroom is likely to become one of the most cluttered areas in your home if it’s not well designed. The best way to avoid that is to use your space well. If you have the option, think about installing a wall to wall vanity in your bathroom. That way, you have additional cupboard and drawer space available for all your important skincare products.
4. Use floor to ceiling storage:
When designing your cupboard or shelving spaces, be sure to consider building those babies up to ceiling height. While less accessible, it’s a great way to give yourself additional room for those items you may not need as often.
5. Have fun with hidden drawers:
Take advantage of small areas, like under a staircase, by installing hidden drawers. Design these so they’re flat-front and completely flush, that way they can easily blend into the room and only need to be brought to your attention when you’re using them.
By working with your builder to create these innovative storage options at the construction stage, you avoid clunky alternatives later on. This will make for a far more chic-looking home (with more than enough storage).
If you’d like more information or would like to speak with the ATN Constructions team about your dream home, please don’t hesitate to reach out.