How to Incorporate More Storage into A Small Space

October 1, 2021
How to Incorporate More Storage into A Small Space gnu homes

When you build your own custom home, you can ensure that there is ample storage space available from the start

As clutter begins to accumulate around your home, finding new storage solutions can be daunting, especially in smaller rooms. Even in the most organized homes, mess can still pile up. When you get the opportunity to build your own custom home, you have the chance to ensure that there is ample storage space available from the start. Here are some tips to help you add more storage space no matter what size your home is.

Go Vertical

If you lack floor space, try storing your belongings vertically instead. Installing some simple wall shelves is an excellent way to take advantage of all the vertical space in your home. Also, many stores carry affordable home organization merchandise and storage containers that you can use to organize and store your items.

Take Advantage of Closet Space

Most homeowners do not realize how much storage space is going to waste at the top of their closets. Take some time to clean and organize your closet to build a more efficient storage system. For example, you can install a closet organization system using wire racks that can be found at your local hardware store. Wire baskets are also an excellent way to stay organized and add some style, and there are many kinds of hanging systems you can install that expand your closet’s usability. 

Use the Backs of Doors

Every door in your home can be an opportunity to expand your storage options. There are all sorts of over-the-door racks, organizers, hooks, and more that add accessible storage space without costing a fortune. They can be used for small things such as shoes, spices, jewelry, or hanging up coats, robes, and towels. Basically, anything you can hang from a hook can be stored on the back of a door!

Outside Storage

If you have a lot of toys, sports equipment, or outdoor decorations, consider storing them outside rather than inside. Storage solutions for outdoor spaces include deck boxes, benches, and small outdoor sheds. If you have a deck or patio, you can also use the area underneath to store items you don’t often use, such as holiday decorations.

Opt for Multi-purpose Furniture

Many furnishing options come with built-in storage that can maximize space and minimize clutter. For instance, you can choose flip-top beds with hidden storage underneath or go for a storage-centric bed frame. These often come with shelving in the headboard area and drawers under and around the bed. Also, some couches and ottomans come with storage space inside of them.

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