Simple Ways to Add Storage Space to a Home
Whether your house is large or small, chances are you’ve wished for more storage space. Luckily, creating more storage space is a fairly easy fix; one that can be accomplished without the need to add an outbuilding or build an addition.
A platform-style storage bed can be a great way to add storage. These are not only attractive but some can even have up to 23 cubic feet of storage, which can go a long way in a bedroom.
For those who care about their home’s aesthetic value, adding a wood storage chest could be a good idea. These can eliminate clutter and the need for plastic storage bins; they can also be fairly easy to build or inexpensive to purchase.
Integrating a mudroom storage bench into your home’s entry is a convenient way to hide shoes, umbrellas and backpacks. Whether purchasing or choosing to have someone build it, a mudroom bench can create a more welcoming entry for your home and encourage visitors to take their shoes off.
An ottoman can add to the appeal of any family room, especially when it has storage space. These can be a great place to store blankets, remotes, books, DVDs and games when not in use.
A garden storage bench can be a great choice for a patio or screened in porch. Aside from providing a comfortable place to stop and remove dirty shoes, a garden storage bench can be a handy place to store dirty tools, just make sure to find one with a metal screen for the bottom, as these are perfect for storing wet items.
Installing a knee-wall dresser into the wall of a bonus room may be one of the coolest ideas yet. By recessing a chest of drawers into an unused space, a lot of storage can be added without a scrap of wasted floor space. Knee walls can also be perfect for installing a built-in entertainment center.
One easy storage solution is to simply add adjustable wall-mounted shelves. These can be found at any major home improvement center and are relatively easy to install.
Having a bookcase built-in to surround a picture window, and including a window seat storage bench, is another great way to add storage without sacrificing aesthetic value. These can be created with a fairly low investment of cost and effort.
There are many other great ways to increase the amount of storage space inside your home, from dog food serving stations, built-in bookcases and garage cabinets, to built-in alcoves, storage cabinets, tool sheds, work benches and bar cabinets. For a practical insight on how to add storage space to your home, or a complimentary consultation about how to maximize your space, call or email us today.
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