4 HELPFUL WAYS TO EXPAND YOUR STORAGE SPACESeptember 15, 2015
Storage space is one of the most valued commodities in a home. So, what can you do if your home or apartment is short on storage? Let us show you four helpful ways to expand your storage space.
1. ADD A SMALL CLOSET
Even a small walk-in or reach-in closet can maximize your space. In some cases, adding a closet can make your room appear bigger. When you lack a closet in the room, you are forced to keep items out in plain sight. This makes you to invest in shelving units or bulky storage items to store your things. With a reach-in closet or a walk-in closet, you’ll regain floor space and can hide items in the closet.
2. INSTALL PANTRY CABINETS OR LAUNDRY ROOM CABINETS
The laundry room and pantry can both become very cluttered when you do not have built-in cabinets. If you are able to add a few cabinets to the laundry room, or to your pantry, you can increase both your storage space and your home value. You will be able to maximize the space in these areas, plus get a better price when you go to sell your home. Buyers particularly want open shelves in the laundry room, so they can see everything and grab items quickly, as well as deep pantry cabinets with pull-out shelves that maximize the visibility of stored items.
3. GET CREATIVE ABOUT BEDROOM/SPARE ROOM STORAGE
In small homes, the guest bedroom tends to become an all-purpose room, with stuff stored in dressers, closets, and even under the bed. One clever and creative thing to do is make the guest bedroom a multi-purpose room. Instead of a conventional bed, consider a Murphy bed. These fold out when you need to use the guest bed, and fold up the rest of the time so you can get the most use from your guest room. Murphy beds that include a desk or a bookcase offer you additional flexibility.
4. INVEST IN GARAGE STORAGE SYSTEMS
When adding storage space in your home, don’t forget about garage storage. Garage cabinets, overhead garage storage systems, and other storage solutions add extra value to your garage and provide much needed storage spaces for items. When your garage has storage spaces, you can store items off of the floor. This will allow you to keep the floor clean enough to park your car in the garage.
Contact us to learn more about these and other custom storage ideas, or to speak with a custom home storage contractor now to receive a quote for adding storage elements to your home.