Storage spaces can be a nightmare to deal with, but if thought about and designed carefully, can make your life so much easier and really improve your home! By customising the internal configurations, you can create a storage system that’s more functional and practical than you thought possible. Let’s see how!
Why’s It Great To Optimise Your Storage Properly?
Having your storage built and designed around your particular use requirements is great for many reasons!
- It helps you to maximise the space available for storing whatever it is that you need, whether it’s more clothes, bedding, kitchenware, or general ‘bits and pieces’
- It’s more organised so that you know exactly where everything goes, and where to find it when you next need it – making it so much easier to keep your home tidy!
- It can be personalised to your use, giving you a functional space that’s easy to grab anything you might need
- It helps you to save time each day – no more going through piles of clothes to find what you need or looking through bundles of shoes to find the pair at the bottom!
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Storage Spaces
1. Adjustable Shelving
Using adjustable shelves and having them built to your specification is a great way to manage your storage needs for the long term. Perhaps you need more storage in a certain space after some new purchases – just adjust the shelves to give you that extra space!
Or, maybe you want to switch your summer and winter clothing around to suit the seasons – just use the adjustable shelves to change the space to fit your jumpers and jackets!
2. Full Length Drawers
Drawers are a great way to store and categorise things, but they can often be too small for everything that we need. With a custom storage solution, you can have extended, full-length drawers installed to properly match the depth of your space.
This gives you way more room to play with and allows you to better categorise your storage. It’s also a great way to better reach items at the back of your cupboard or wardrobe, making it less of a pain to use!
3. Shoe Storage
Shoes can be difficult to store, and it’s all too easy to let them bundle up into an impractical mess. Customising the shoe storage options you have is a great way to get more out of your space and have somewhere that’s easily accessible and actually organised.
You could use pull-out racks, sliding shelves, or hanging cubbies to help you store shoes so that they take up minimal space but can still easily be reached and put back each day by everyone who needs to!
4. Built-in Lighting
We’ve all been there – needing to switch on the phone torch to find something because it’s dark out, or there’s not enough natural lighting for your storage space, or your shadow is blocking the only light source, or perhaps there are just things too far back that become harder to see!
If you’ve got a dimly lit space or need to access a wardrobe when it’s dark, it can be a nightmare to find what you need, which is why built-in lighting can be so helpful. You can illuminate your entire wardrobe or just certain parts that need it, which come on automatically every time you open it. Find everything you need, no matter what time of day or where your storage is built!
5. Specialty Storage
An optimised storage space should have everything you need for your different items that allows them to be kept neat and tidy, well-organised, and always easily accessible.
Specialty storage sections designed specifically for what they’ll be used for – like trouser hanging, tie and scarf racks, and jewellery stands – create a wardrobe that makes your life so much easier! Everything has its place and you don’t have to spend time sifting through smaller items or going through piles to get what you need. Plus, everything stays tidier for longer!
Your storage probably plays a bigger role in your home life than you might think, and getting more out of it means a tidier home, less effort to maintain organised storage, and time saved each time you use it! Have you ever thought about a customised wardrobe or living room storage solution?