Space and storage: 5 tips for getting the right balance
Ah yes, the balancing act of space and storage. You want your home to feel open and breezy but don’t want it to look too spartan. Luckily, there’s plenty of tricks you can use to make your living space storage clutter free yet homely. Here are some tips to make your home feel spacious without having to hide the lemon squeezer in the storage unit.
1. Hide that storage like your family jewels.
From hidden cellars and hidey holes to bookcase doors, plenty of dream homes offer storage secrets. Except in our case, the storage is not so secret. Examples of where you can keep everyday items hidden from view include overhead cupboards, hideaway rods for tea towels, laundry drawers and garage shelves.
If your space and budget permit, a mudroom is an excellent investment. A mudroom keeps your hallway clutter-free. It’s the place for you to ditch the office heels, muddy sneakers, the dog’s leash and for the kids to drop their school bags.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who declutters more than all?
Reflective cabinets in bathrooms and bedrooms offer effective storage for your wardrobe and amenities whilst creating the illusion of space. There’s a reason hotels have such big mirrors!
3. Storage in the in-between spaces.
Hallways, staircases, and nooks are the perfect places to store anything you don’t use daily or that doesn’t fit with other categories. As everyone knows, camping gear and suitcases don’t belong with the cutlery.
4. Be nifty, use all available space
What’s the point of a ceiling to floor wardrobe if you’re only hanging jackets? Wardrobes can have double hanging, shoe racks and overhead storage, and with some clever pull-out shelving, you can turn a laundry cupboard into an everything closet.
At Eden Brae Homes, the consultants at our Home Options Gallery will take you through every stylish solution you need to balance storage and space when building your dream home. Make an appointment to speak with one of our Sales Consultants today. Contact us at 1300 645 860.