Creating and maintaining an organised, clutter-free home can be difficult. But one way to keep your clutter under control is to ensure you have adequate storage space. Often left towards the end of the renovation project, it’s worth factoring storage solutions at the design stage rather than leaving as an afterthought.
So whether you’re extending your property, renovating or building from scratch, be sure to incorporate storage in the design stage and make the space in your home work hard for you with these bespoke space-saving storage tips from Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture:
1. Plan ahead
If you’re renovating your home or moving into a new house, it’s essential to plan for the different types of storage solutions you require. Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture recommends creating a detailed room plan or paying someone to make 3D renders of your home.
Renders can help you determine where furniture and storage can go and work together harmoniously while helping you envision your new space. Just a little pre-planning of your home’s layout can go a long way.
Consider how you and your family will use your space and your lifestyles, and plan your layout and storage solutions around your way of life. For professional input, ask a bespoke furniture specialist for their opinion on maximising your space.
If hiring a bespoke furniture specialist, it’s advised to get them on board the project as early as possible. Simple things such as the positioning of a cupboard, wardrobe or light can have a massive impact on the appearance of a room, and often these decisions are left to builders or chance.
2. Build storage space in walls
Building storage space into the walls is a great way to create extra space. Renovating your loft and building into the eaves spaces of the roof is the best way to make use of redundant attic space.
Alcoves around the chimney are perfect for building bookshelves, cabinets and TV units. Cubbyholes are ideal for storing items without compromising on space. Free-standing bookshelves can be used as room dividers while adding storage to an open-plan room.
3. Floor-to-ceiling cupboards and shelving
Floor-to-ceiling cupboards and shelving make use of every bit of space in your home. Built-in bespoke furniture maximises floor space and utilises awkward spaces such as angled layouts and areas with low headroom.
30% more storage space is achieved with bespoke made-to-measure furniture than with free-standing off-the-shelf furniture.
4. Convert your loft
The cheapest way of increasing the square footage of your home while adding value to your property is by converting your loft. However, creating storage space in an attic can be challenging due to the angled lines of the roof.
With bespoke fitted furniture, you can make use of space that would otherwise go unused. The lower eaves space under the roof is ideal for building drawers and cupboards.
5. Don’t forget small rooms
Despite what you may think, small and awkwardly-shaped rooms benefit from bespoke storage solutions. Unlike large rooms, small rooms don’t have the luxury of choice, so you cannot rely on the functionality of store-bought furniture.
Bespoke, well-designed and integrated storage in beds, bedsides and desks look incredible in small rooms and make an otherwise unusable room, practical.
Forward planning in interior design ensures space and storage is maximised. Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture designs clever storage solutions that maximise the use of space, providing generous, clutter-free interior.