Storage Options for Small Homes

Space at home is never enough and the need for extra storage space is every increasing. Many of us are unable to afford a renovation project to increase storage, but luckily, there is a plethora of methods in which much more storage space can be created.

Here are 7 storage tips to create more space at home:

1. Utilizing storage containers
Through the usage of storage containers, one can greatly increase the storage space. Get containers that are specifically designed for storage at a certain place, for example under the bed. Those are usually transparent containers that allows you to see what exactly are in them and are slim enough to fit under the below of a bed.

2. Purchasing a wardrobe with many shelves
With the help of a wardrobe with lots of storage shelves, items can be segregated and stored easily. There will always be a place for something and things are much more organized.

3. Use the wall
The entire house is surrounded by walls so why not fully utilize it? Walls offer a myriad of opportunities to allow you to store virtually anything and everything, from photos to books, to papers, magazines etc. Add on an attractive shelve or DIY them, and you will be able to store anything you like.

4. Corners
The corners of the rooms are the ones that are always neglected, but they give the most potential to add more precious storage space to your already limited capability. You can always add a shelving unit at a corner and you can then store your accessories such as watch, wallet, keys and cosmetics.

5. All the way up
Extend your cabinets from the floor all the way up to the ceiling and you can gain much valuable space. Many cabinets stop 5 inches below the ceiling and lose the chance to store so much more items.

6. Vacuum bags
Vacuum bags are simply god sent! You can store a king sized comforters in just an inch-square space! If you have lots of bulky fabric items for storage, you need this. Bulky items such as blankets, comforters, jackets take up lots of space and by using a vacuum bag; you can save much more precious space and still protect it from water and dust.

7. Changing to a new bed
A bed takes up quite a fair bit of space in the bedroom. Consider getting a bed with a storage compartment at the bottom. It can be used to store items such as your blankets, comforters, pillows and bolsters and you will be able to free up space in your cabinets.

The interior decorator or designer, or whatever you call that type of person, can assess the need of storage space and find the best solutions without you needing to start thinking about it and getting frustrated and aggravated for nothing. This is why it is worth to pay the decorator fee, it saves you the trouble of thinking about the best solutions. After that, the decorator also knows where you can get the best deals for the hardware you will need, so you save money from there as well. You can even rely on the decorator to match the surroundings of the area with the new additions so everything looks ok.



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