Whether you need to accommodate your growing family or want to maximize storage in your unit, there are many ways to optimize that unused space in your home. Even if you have smaller square footage, there are still plenty of ways to be strategic with bare walls and other neglected nooks. To make the most of your home, here are our top tips for optimizing the space in your home.
Under Bed Storage
Bedrooms tend to have less space than we often need to house all of our clothing. With so many seasonal clothes to store away during different months, those bulky sweaters, coats, and shoes can become a serious pain when you don’t have another inch in your closet to stuff them in. That’s where under bed storage can help. You can find beds these days that have actual storage units built within them. But if that’s not practical, you can also utilize plastic containers that are designed to fit under the bed. Store away your seasonal wear and roll out the containers whenever it’s time to swap them out for the items in your closet or dresser. This is an ideal example of using handy space that often gets overlooked.
From the coffee table to that vintage trunk at the end of your bed, to the footstools in your living room – there are plenty of ways to create more space for storage with multi-functional furniture throughout your home. These days, with units and homes being more limited on square footage, furniture that doubles as storage is incredibly popular and easy to find. Consider what you need for your home and how you can double down by using them to tuck away books, winter wear or other items that you don’t often need on display.
A mudroom bench is elegant, eye-catching and incredibly helpful for keeping outdoor wear out of sight. When the messy wet weather is coming down outside, it’s a welcomed addition for placing your gear away. Complete with a top shelf, hooks and a hallowed-out bench, you can place hats and scarves in baskets up top, hang your jackets as needed, and place infrequently used gear within the bench. It’s a convenient feature to have and it’s also a great way to help protect your home from the mess and puddles.
Shelving units come in all sizes and styles to suit any room in your home. To store any finicky items that often don’t have a particular spot to tuck away, add baskets to your unit to keep things together and organized while making your home look tidy and clutter-free. These are always an attractive addition to the living room, den or even the basement.
Floating shelves can be placed pretty much anywhere, which is why they are so handy for homes that are limited on storage space. If you have a blank wall, utilize it by adding some floating shelves. Don’t forget to consider using the space towards the ceiling too. Those high points on the wall are often neglected, but they can become a convenient place to store away stuff that doesn’t get used on a daily basis. If you have a studio, home office or even a den for the kids, consider how you could take advantage of the space that’s a bit higher than your point of vision. Neutral coloured baskets on top of your higher shelves can be a good way to make it look more discreet.
Under the Stairs
Basements have a lot of potential room – it’s just a matter of finding it. One of the best spots to optimize is right under the stairs. A built-in storage unit can offer a good amount of space for just about anything – toys, books, old files or photos and everything in between. Units can be customized to fit your exact space so you can make use out of every square inch.
Hanging Units Inside Cupboards
Bathrooms can be particularly tight on space. But you can find extra room on the interior of your vanity cupboards. Inserts can be installed on the inside of each door to neatly store your flatiron, hairdryer and other bathroom staples in.
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