It is coming, love it or loathe it – it is almost time for the annual Great British Spring Clean. Once done and dusted, you can take a breath of fresh air, breathe a sigh of relief and feel pride when sharing your home with friends and family members. However, before the gloves are on and the retractable dusters are well, unretracted, all the clutter that has accrued over winter and the various lockdowns must be stored away. Whilst stackable boxes and expanding files are a great option for some, you may be on the hunt for something more stylish that will stand the test of time.
By taking advantage of the nooks and crannies in your home and investing in purpose-built, bespoke storage solutions, the age-old problem of a lack of space will become a thing of the past. Here are the top three spaces in the home that you can make use of as stylish, tailor-made storage solutions that will help de-clutter your home and therefore your mind.
Busy families, working professionals and retirees alike are guilty of designing the main living space in the home based solely on function or form, not both. But our trick to harmoniously combining the two is simple – beautiful, built-in storage.
By integrating units into the recesses in your living space, whether that is either side of a chimney breast or under the stairs – and painting them in complementary shades to tie in with the rest of your colour scheme – you can make the most of the unused areas of the room and banish unsightly remote controls and board games for good.
By the same token, wooden shelving can provide a focal point for trinkets, family heirlooms and favourite books. You should enjoy getting creative when dressing the space and choose items that showcase the room.
The bathroom is so often overlooked when it comes to designing storage solutions, especially if you are prone to choosing a more traditional style of suite. If you are sharing the space with multiple family members, it is likely that this room will see more clutter than others. Therefore, we would recommend building in bespoke units that hide as many unsightly shampoo bottles as possible.
Depending on the space you have to play with, clever storage solutions in the bathroom can also house laundry baskets, clean towels and decorative items such as candles and plants. Enjoy using your imagination and evoke the ambience of a luxury spa when designing your dream bathroom.
Boot room/utility room
If your home allows for a designated space, perhaps consider the benefits of a boot room. If your home has one already but the storage options are not working for you, make the most of bespoke cabinetry to successfully maximise the use of the space.
Just as you would integrate a fridge in the kitchen, here you can hide washing machines and tumble dryers behind beautiful doors for a classic look.
We would include a worktop surface in one area for folding and an entirely separate space for storage. Add banks of pegs – at high and low levels – for coats, hats and school bags, plus storage baskets for dog leads and treats. And for extra convenience, include a laundry bin for muddy socks and towels.
There are a number of ways the everyday functioning of your life can pair seamlessly with style and beauty that your home deserves. Done well, built-in bespoke storage will ensure your stunning home works for the needs of you and your family for the foreseeable future.
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