Lately, we’ve been hearing many people expressing concern about not having enough storage space. Storage space is often a common concern for everyone; even when you think you have enough space, you could always use more! So this week we are talking about some ways you can increase the space for storage in your home.
We are constantly amazed at how a well-designed closet system can double your storage space. Traditional closets with a rod and shelf waste a lot of space. Depending on your storage needs, there are so many different ways you can maximize the use of your closet space. Add corner shelves to get a little more room for storing small items or add cubbies in dead spaces above and below for your hats, shoes, and jewelry. You can also create sectioned hanging areas for your clothes and purses.
These custom designs are not just limited to your bedroom or clothing closets, but your pantry, as well. This can make a huge difference when storing bulk items like non-perishables, dry goods, paper products, and other pantry items.
Specialty Rooms and Spaces
If you have extra space in your home, you can also consider utilizing those areas for specialty purposes. For example, we have helped design wine rooms for many of our clients. Wine rooms do not have to take up a whole room; you could turn a cabinet or extra closet into a wine room, or even install What makes these spaces special is we can control the temperature and regulate the humidity the way you want.
In addition to wine rooms, you can transform other small and unused spaces for different purposes. In the bathroom, you can transform a narrow space into a sliding cabinet for jewelry, You could also add temperature-controlled drawers to warm towels or refrigerate skincare products.
Utilizing Wasted Space
Just as many traditional closets waste space, there are often areas of your home that are going unused. You can easily double the storage space of your whole home by taking advantage of vertical space or areas above your head. Think floating shelves, overhead cabinets or cubbies, over-the-door-hangers, etc.
What’s even better than doubling your storage space? Getting rid of it all together! Here are a few solutions to reduce the need for extra storage in your home.
There’s no need to find space for water bottles when you have a built-in water filter in your sink or refrigerator.
All-in-one toilets, or washlets, are toilets that come with many features for the most pleasant bathroom-going experience. And while some people may view this as an unnecessary luxury, one of the great features of all-in-one toilets is a bidet component. This includes a spray nozzle for your rear and can ultimately save you a lot of space from needing to store toilet paper. Some brands will also include heated seats, heated air for drying yourself after a spray, and air fresheners. If you already have a working toilet in your home, there are bidet attachments, too, that you can install onto your existing toilet.
Call WPL Interior Design
WPL Interior Design has been helping clients achieve their home design goals since 1982 and we’re ready to partner up with you today. We also work on projects all over the country and offer quality services whether you’re near or far. If you are in need of maximizing your home’s storage space or have another design project in mind, give us a call today at 215-592-9570.