Whether you live in a modest bungalow or a sprawling colonial, there's no doubt that you've found yourself lacking storage space in all of the right places. So, when planning your next home remodel, consider the three tips listed below to maximize storage space and to create a space that works for you and your family.
Utilize the Empty Space Under the Stairs
A staircase can be used for more than just getting from one level to the next.
There are so many useful ways you can utilize the unused space under the stairs. For example, convert the small space under the staircase into a cozy little reading nook, complete with lights and a bookshelf. Or, perhaps you'd like more storage space, in which case you can include a pull-out pantry storage area to store shoes and coats. Do you have pets? Consider creating a haven—complete with a bed and toys—for your family's furry friend for an indoor-style dog house. There are endless possibilities when it comes to converting this usable space into something you'll love!
Add Shelves in Unlikely Places
While you don't want your home stuffed from wall to wall with shelving units and storage space, you do want to use the space you have to get more out of your home.
For example, while many homeowners are opting for block-style kitchen islands, you can choose islands with built in shelving or pull-out pantry space. You can store cookbooks, everyday cooking items, and so much more in your kitchen's central piece. Do you have a dividing wall that separates two rooms? Consider using it to store trinkets, or turn it into a vertical wine rack. Whether you'd like to add more storage space to your kitchen or your bedroom, there are certainly plenty of options available when you look to add shelves to unused or unusual places.
As mentioned previously, a vertical wine rack is a great way to maximize your home's space with very little effort. But wine racks aren't the only storage solutions that can be done vertically.
Add hooks to an empty wall in your kitchen to hang cutting boards, pans, and cooking utensils. Add a basket-like storage system to the walls in your children's bedrooms or in the family den to store books, magazines, and toys. You can even hang potted plants and herbs from your ceiling! When you consider vertical space, it's truly amazing the storage solutions you can come up with!
To ensure that storage space is no longer lacking in your newly-remodeled home, consider the three storage maximizing tips above when planning your remodel. For more information, contact contractors like Corrado Construction.