Have you ever heard someone exclaim: “I wish I had fewer cupboards and closets at home.”? Highly unlikely! That is because storage spaces are at a premium in most homes, which is why it’s quite crucial learning how to work with the spaces that are already present in your own home.
But today we are not only revealing some prime tips on how to create more storage space at home. We will also be directing you towards a London-based professional fully intent on upgrading your storage spaces at home via beautifully bespoke wardrobes, closets, cupboards, and much more…
First of all, get rid of stuff you’re not using. De-cluttering your home frees up space, energy and money, and the best way to go about it is via room-for-room. If your rooms are quite large or complicated, start by breaking them up into zones. Focus on each room / zone, work quickly, and decide what items to keep and toss / donate.
A lot of storage solutions “as seen on TV” really do work as they accomplish the following:
• create more space
• streamline your organisation by grouping similar items together
• make thing easier to find.
Clear plastic containers seem to be one of the most popular items for storage, as they allow you to see what’s inside before opening. For a more decorative option that will be out in the open (like on a floating shelf in the living room), we suggest opaque baskets.
For those not in the know, your prime real estate is the space between your knees and your shoulders. To put it clearer, it’s the easiest places on your body to reach. The old rule of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ applies here, so keep your most frequently used items in zones matching your prime real estate.
Consider what you use most often. Those need to go in your prime real estate storage spaces where you can see it often and reach it very easily.
Don’t overlook the space above your head and at your feet, for that’s where you can keep some out-of-season, holiday, or little-used items out of sight.
To make the most of higher spaces, consider getting a sturdy step ladder. But never store anything too heavy up above – those big boxes full of books need to come down more! Rather leave these storage areas for smaller, lighter containers in case they all come crashing down one day.
And the space near the floor? That’s where we once again reach for those plastic storage containers with clearly marked labels!
Double check your storage spaces (especially inside closet doors) before purchasing bins, trays or racks, as it’s quite frustrating trying to shove a full storage bin into an equally full closet to make it fit.
Remember that storage products should fit your stuff. If need be, carry a note card with your closets’ measurements in your pocket or wallet when you go out to get new storage containers. And do try to buy products that nest together, as they will stack much easier.
Located in The Capital, Metro Wardrobes places a strong emphasis on the design and practicality of cabinetry and closets throughout a house. But these pros also keep the client’s budget, lifestyle, wants and needs in mind when approaching a project, adding to their reputation as one of London’s premium experts in the furniture / accessories industry.
What makes Metro Wardrobes stand out is that it not only loves beautiful homes and practical lifestyles – it also understands them. That is why so much effort is pushed into ensuring sliding-door wardrobes and built-in closets in bedrooms, studies, living rooms, and other interior areas flaunt the right style (and storage space) with the perfect colours and finishes. And personalised touches via a range of accessories are always a possibility.
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