In today’s world, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to achieve a clutter-free home, but one way to keep the clutter at bay is to ensure you have adequate storage space available.
Bespoke storage solutions can transform the appearance of any room and provide you with all-essential storage space. For properties with limited space or unconventional layouts, bespoke storage solutions offer a way to maximise on the space available, giving rooms a tidy, stylish look. And for properties with a less challenging layout, fitted storage solutions are creative and functional that will refine and modernise any room.
So if you’re designing a new space, whether extending, renovating or building from scratch, bespoke storage solutions transform your home and create more space.
Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture shares top tips on making the space in your home work hard with bespoke storage solutions.
1. Always plan ahead
It pays to plan for the different types of storage you require in the development stages of your renovation or property build. A little pre-planning and careful consideration of your home’s layout can go a long way. We recommend getting onboard a fitted furniture specialist as early as possible for their professional opinion on maximising your space.
2. Build storage space in the walls
When renovating your home, it’s a good idea to maximise redundant space by building storage space into the walls. Building into the eaves spaces of the roof is the best way to make use of redundant attic space. Alcoves or spaces around architectural elements such as chimney breasts pose the perfect space for bookshelves, cabinets and TV units.
Cubbyholes in bathrooms create the ideal space for toiletries without compromising space for the bath, shower or sink. Free-standing bookshelves are a clever way to divide an open-plan space while adding storage that can be accessed from both sides.
3. Consider floor-to-ceiling shelving
To make the most of every bit of space in your home, consider floor-to-ceiling shelving and cupboards to maximise floor space and utilise awkward angled layouts. With bespoke floor-to-ceiling furniture, every inch of available space is put to good use, and the furniture designed specifically for purpose tends to be much more attractive.
4. Create loft storage space
Converting your loft is the sure most and cheapest way of increasing the square footage of your home. Lofts are often converted into extra bedrooms and home offices, but while the extra space is useful, this often robs the house of valuable storage space. Bespoke furniture built into the angled lines of the roof and the lower eaves creates the valuable storage space required.
5. Don’t forget small rooms
Despite what you may think, bespoke made-to-measure furniture works well in small and awkwardly-shaped rooms. Unlike larger rooms, small rooms don’t have the luxury of choice, you cannot always rely on the functionality of store-bought furniture.