Include our Storage Secrets when designing your new home to ensure that you not only have plenty of space, but also that your home looks fantastic.
The list below includes some very clever storage secrets that will definitely help you to achieve this.
Factor in a scullery
The kitchen is one area that you can never have enough storage, so doing your research before deciding on the final layout is crucial.
If your budget allows, a scullery is definitely a worthwhile inclusion. A scullery will not only add value to your home, but having a place to hide all the extra clutter that can make your kitchen look untidy is priceless.
If your budget just can’t stretch to a scullery, consider adding extra shelving or bench space to a walk in pantry.
Add a vertical section to your walk-in linen cupboard
When thinking about the interior of a linen cupboard, most people think of the standard horizontal shelves, and obviously this type of shelving is essential.
However it is also a good idea to include a vertical section to your linen cupboard so you have a space to store a broom, mop, stick vacuum, ironing board etc.
Plan your cabinetry
Make a list of all the things you will need to store and make sure space is allocated accordingly. Really think about if you want drawers, cupboards or open shelving for your kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms.
Consider what you have in your current home, what works and what would you change.
Extra levels of built-in wardrobe shelving
Just like the kitchen, wardrobe space is also something you can never have too much of.
Adding extra levels of built-in shelving is the smartest way to create the space you will need, having dedicated spots for your shoes, bags, and other items will make it so much easier to keep everything organised and tidy.
Allocate a workshop, 3rd garage, or space for a shed
It is normal to collect a certain amount of outdoor equipment or other gear that needs storing, especially if you have kids. Ensuring you have a place for everything is the best way to keep your outdoor areas looking tidy and inviting.
Whether it’s camping equipment, children’s bikes and scooters or an extra car, making sure you have somewhere to store everything is vital.
It is also worth considering adding a door to the back of your garage to allow easy access to the stored items, this is especially worthwhile if you have kids that will be constantly wanting to take things out and in.
Designing a home with space for all your belongings may seem daunting, but with a bit of research, it’s easy to get it right.
Take the time to work through the above suggestions, and before you know it you will be on your way to your dream home.