Storerooms are essential spaces for any busy household as they will help keep your home from looking cluttered. Start creating a useful storage space by looking at what needs to go into stored before planning your space. Here are some simple tips on how to create a functional storage space.
Your storage needs – Start off by listing out what needs to go into storage. Look at items that need are stored behind closed doors like cleaning or garden supplies, project materials (paint, nails,). Also consider items that are stored on open shelves for easy access, like extra bedding or bath linen, books or board games. Include some space for wall hooks to hang tools, coats, and hats. Small things should be placed in baskets or drawers so that they don’t get misplaced.
Consider function – Although most storage spaces are only for storage if your space is large enough it can also be used as a laundry, utility room or basement. You should then incorporate your storage furniture into this space, for example including a built-in bench or center console that has ample storage at the base.
Take good measurements – You want to make the most of the room and therefore start by measuring the space and the available wall space. Remember also to measure furniture pieces or appliances you need to work around.
Cabinetry and shelving options – Built is storage pieces are best as they provide you with sufficient storage and take up less space.