After the whirlwind of Christmas, new year is the perfect time to organise your home. Cluttered worktops, overflowing cupboard drawers and untidy shelves will be a thing of the past when you choose effective storage solutions. Essential for a calm and functional space, storage doesn’t have to be purely practical. With made-to-measure, elegant design and exquisite joinery, storage enhances the look or style of your interior design scheme. From floor-to-ceiling shelving, to utilising space under stairs, we share three of our favourite storage solutions from recently completed, bespoke interior projects.
Maximising space, floor-to-ceiling storage means you can utilise every inch of available room. Not only this, but bespoke fitted storage also creates a statement furniture piece and fuses functionality with creative flair. With considered paint choices, cabinetry of this scale can become a feature wall, bringing a focus to your room. Using a colour that complements the rest of your furnishings ties your colour and design scheme together, while still providing a style statement. Handcrafted and perfectly finished joinery gives a subtle yet significant difference to the overall feel of the piece.
What we love
This full height piece includes shelving of varying heights, allowing for both storage and display. Space for lighting illuminates the rows of books and personal items and brings a sense of warmth and character. Designed as a standout piece, the paint choice makes the shelving striking but sophisticated, creating an opulent, elegant feel.
Utilising under stairs space
The space under the stairs is referred to as a ‘spandrel’ and can be difficult to make the most of. If not used efficiently, this triangular space can be wasted, leaving you with a cluttered and inaccessible cupboard. With tailor-made storage, you can make the most of every nook and cranny, transforming a traditionally overlooked area into an organised, effective storage space. Compact yet versatile, drawers make the best use of the limited space available towards the corner of the stairs. Where the space opens up, full length cabinetry allows for hanging space and simple, easy access.
What we love
This storage really maximises the space available and meets the needs of a busy, young family.
Integrated lighting means the cupboard space is practical, easy to use and stylish. With cabinetry concealing the storage space, the hallway is transformed to a fresh and functional entrance to the home. The muted paint tones and clean lines create a sleek and streamlined feel.
Bespoke boot rooms
A dedicated space to store muddy boots and wet coats means you can separate indoors from outdoors, keeping the rest of your house clean and tidy. A well organised boot room means creating storage solutions that are fit for purpose. Cubbies are an ideal option, providing a designated space for shoes or boots, hats or gloves, as well as pet-related items. Combined with hanging space, wet coats can dry without taking up additional room. To prevent your boot room from feeling cold and uninviting, choose warm colour tones for flooring, fixtures and fittings. Wipe clean floors are a must, but with so many hard flooring options available, you won’t be limited on colour or style.
What we love
Bespoke designs allow for full creative freedom and the personalised storage spaces for family members brings such an individual feel to the room. Traditionally a functional room, this boot room really captures the spirit and warmth of family life. It works as a room in its own right, as well as blending seamlessly into the rest of the house.