Increase storage space in the homeMonday, 04 June 2012 08:00
Growing families quickly find themselves with a lack of storage space in the home.
But all homes tend to have a lot of dead, unused space which can be creatively used for alternative storage options.
Here are some storage and space saving ideas from furniture company Hammonds.
1. Extending upwards creates the difficult issue of sloped ceilings in the home. The best way to deal with this strange shape is to look at fitted furniture or bespoke pieces that hug the contours of your ceiling. Fitted wardrobes are a good option for high or sloping ceilings as they can be built right to the ceiling to take advantage of the space.
2. Well-designed fitted bedroom furniture can create storage out of dead unused space such as corners, which can be used for hanging space or even a linen bin.
3. Bay windows are another space often left empty and unused in the home. They can either be wasted space or they can make a very attractive window seat with built in storage. Using drawers is an attractive way to do window storage with a seat perched on top.
4. For those homes without perfectly straight corners and flat walls, bespoke furniture to fit is really the only option. Desks that traverse corners are a good option; also racks overhead provide storage shelves without taking up any floor space.
To view a collection of fitted furniture and storage, or for more ideas visit the Hammonds website.