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Clever ideas for more storage space

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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No matter how big our homes are, when it comes to storage space, we can never seem to have enough. That's why today we have brought you some ideas that will help you get the maximum space and living quality out of your home. We show you clever ideas for more storage space in every room and also a few tricks for making use of every inch of those difficult angles and corners.

Under the stairs

In many homes there is free space under the stairs that is not used. If you do not want to waste this valuable space, you can use it skilfully with bespoke fitted wardrobes, drawers or shelves. Whether you use this area to accommodate coats, jackets and shoes, to install a bookshelf,  or to store other items that would otherwise fly around somewhere else, each article will end up with its own little home.  In this way you can certainly gain valuable extra space.

In the bedroom

In small bedrooms or rooms with low ceiling heights, it can often seem impossible to fit in a closet. Thankfully there are those who are creative and can come up with other solutions. Under the bed is not just a resting place for lost socks and dust bunnies; by adding spacious drawers, this area can hold a lot of clothes, accessories, linens or books.

Using a sloped roof

In homes with a slanted roof, the residents are often faced with the question of how to wisely use these oddly-shaped spaces under the slopes. A perfect solution is to install custom-made wardrobes, which, by creating more storage space, will help the apartment look sparse and elegant. Because of the way fitted wardrobes are integrated into the wall and not made to stand in in the room, the living space becomes much larger and we are faced with multiple possibilities.

In the nursery

 Nursery/kid’s room by MOBIMIO - Räume für Kinder
MOBIMIO—Räume für Kinder

Hochbett mit Kleiderschrank von dearkids

MOBIMIO - Räume für Kinder

Loft beds are not only the dream of many kids, they are also super practical storage wonders. The fact that we, as seen here, can integrate a closet and drawers both under the bed and in the staircase, has created a lot of space. In the rest of the room there is now more room for fun things like toys.

In the bathroom

Storage space in the bathroom is a constant problem. No matter how big the bathroom is, somehow it always seems to be lacking.  In small bathrooms especially you have to come up with some tricks to help yourself use every inch. Here we have multifunctional mirror where the whole reflective surface can be easily pushed to the side.  Behind, it provides space for creams, tubes and perfume bottles.

Fitting in a home office

 Study/office by AR Design Studio
AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio- Elm Court

AR Design Studio

Not everyone has space for a complete home study. But if you work from home occasionally  or do not want to do that necessary paperwork at the kitchen table, this flexible workplace presents a great alternative. When you need an office, you simply pull it out, and then, when you are done with your work, you can make it disappear easily. This is a desk that becomes an unobtrusive and seamlessly integrated part of the home environment, without taking up extra space.

In the living room

Massive cabinet walls in the living room are old news; now people want the design of this space to be much more loose and airy. But you still need storage space; there is simply no way around it. One solution is to use multifunctional furniture such as sofas with storage inside or folding stools that are hollow and provide space for bits and pieces. Especially popular are old chests or steamer trunks, which can be used as coffee tables as well as a storage space saver.

In the kitchen

 Kitchen by raumdeuter GbR
raumdeuter GbR

kleine Küche

raumdeuter GbR

In the kitchen, like in the bathroom,  you can never have enough storage space. Dishes, pots, appliances, utensils, cookbooks, cans: over time, more and more stuff accumulates. Storage can be very difficult if you have only a very limited number of square meters available. Our tip: build up! Old buildings are, of course, ideal for this, but you would be surprised how much space you can gain even in a normal room if you extend your cabinets all the way to the ceiling. Just remember to keep a step stool nearby!

What do you do to create more storage space? Share your tips below!
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