6 Home Improvements to Provide Storage in Your Home

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Clutter can make a home feel cramped, messy and overrun—even if your home doesn’t have a ton of stuff in it. Having proper storage can help your home feel organized and tidy; regardless of the actual size in square footage of your home. That’s why it’s important to maximize the storage space you have available in every room with these 6 home improvements.

Add Shelves to Your Closets

If you’re trying to maximize your space, consider looking throughout your home to find “wasted space”. Wasted space can include any empty void within your closets, normally found underneath the top bar (just below the clothing line). Consider installing shelves below this line to optimize the space within your closet – giving you space to store your pants, shoes, handbags and jewellery. For extra oomph, install the shelves on a pull-out system for easier access.

Build Cabinets Up instead of Out

Compact spaces like bathrooms are known to be cramped and tight for storage. Instead of trying to fit a traditional vanity into your next bathroom renovation, opt for a small floating vanity and install custom shelves instead. Narrower thin shelving units can extend from floor to ceiling, bringing the focus to your vanity – instead of the bulky countertop.

Install Multi-use Furniture

Opting for furniture that has built in storage can provide the extra space you need within a room. For mudrooms or entries, opt for a bench with shelving underneath or a lifted cushion; which offers space for your shoes, umbrellas, hats and more built right in. Likewise, you can invest in high-quality wicker baskets that offer the same storage options – without being cluttered and disorganized.

Create Storage Spaces to Fit Your Space

Having a custom cabinet designed sounds like a costly expense, but it really isn’t much more than purchasing manufactured pieces from retail stores. By having something created, you’ll be able to customize your shelving to match specific pieces like knick-knacks or electronics. Opt for larger built-in pieces that have cube storage if you’re looking for a visually appealing storage solution that works as a focal wall too. Opt for Drawers Rather than Cabinets The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in your home, with countless products and appliances needing storage. Rather than installing cabinets in your kitchen, opt for compact slide-out drawers during your next remodel. The drawers offer a larger space to lay your kitchen items, without wasting space that typically stems with having cabinets.

If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, installing pull-out drawers can also help you improve your homes retail value; saving you money in the future, while still organizing your home today.

Build Shelving in the Garage

The garage tends to become a space of clutter – especially if you have children within the home. Rather than leaving the chaos, build a single wall of shelves to store out of season clothing, holiday items, outdoor items and more. You’ll maximize space, without having to sacrifice your garage in the process.

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