How to smartly design Storage space in your Home

Written by Super User

A universal necessity for all small homes is storage. Well, it is not only for small apartments but for all. No matter how much you try to organize it, you are still going to need clever solutions to fit in everything that’s left. It becomes even more difficult when you are restricted on space. So today we are going to talk in length about how not to make mistakes and share some exciting more storage tricks for different areas of the home. 

One of the biggest myths with people and perception is that small homes with ample storage cannot look aesthetically appealing. Our team of best interior designers approaches in an integrated and comprehensive for storage spaces than any piecemeal solutions. 

The Do’s: Things to keep in mind before you start!

o Understand your lifestyle, preferences, requirements, and personal choices before you start, this way you will get a clear picture of your requirements. Your interior designer in Bangalore will ask multiple questions before starting a project. Our team of interior designers in Bangalore not only work on the budget but also provide solutions based on your lifestyle.

Be it large or small, storage forms a very critical aspect of home interior design and should be given ample heed right from the beginning. Your designers will plan a lot, ask multiple questions to figure out the most efficient systems that work for space. It is important to wisely choose each and every furniture, finishes, materials, etc to store better.

The Don’ts: Things to completely avoid

o Before you plan a home interior design in Bangalore, it is important to avoid having a short-term view.

For instance, if you have children at home who love toys and books, you should incorporate storage that can accommodate all of it and also flexible enough for future, keeping in mind growing kids and their preferences.

o We all understand that these options for storage need to look good, however, it is equally important to have a balance of looks, function, space, operation, and maintenance.

When it comes to a shared children’s bedroom, we need to plan everything considering both their current and future preferences. As they grow year after grow, their height, preferences, likes and dislikes changes too. Hence, it is important to have a plan which is flexible and can include these changing desires without needing a complete revamp.

You can check out more details on Children room interior design ideas.

o “For small homes, it is important to focus your plan on everyday needs that are relevant to the residents of the home,” she says. For instance, don’t waste space on an empty wardrobe for guests who visit once in a while. Adjustments can be made for those few days, so utilize that space for your daily storage.

 

Tips and tricks

 

Living rooms

 

In order to make your living room look larger, it is essential for you to have lightweight furniture. You may like to consider multi-functional pieces such as nested tables, ottomans with storage or center tables with seats that can be pulled out as and when needed. Also, you could smartly use mirrors to expand the visual space in the living or dining area, making the room look voluminous and appealing. 

 

Bedrooms

You might think that it is expensive to buy a Bed which can be used in many ways. However, it is not, you should actually consider modular systems like beds that close into a wall during the day, a study space that is integrated into the wardrobe unit, or folding tables with sophisticated bookshelves. Smart custom-made furniture that can be retracted into walls and storage units that are hidden from view. Also, it is important to use vertical storage. This significantly helps in a cleaner looking space and lets the visual go upward, making the room appear larger. Check out our blog on bedroom interior design ideas.

Guest bedroom or spare room

For a small home, it is always better to make use of multi-functional pieces. To take up an example, a sleeping layer might include a platform bed with a desk, or storage underneath. In this way, you can use the same room for work, as a guest room and a TV room. You can simply install a sofa that transforms into a bed, use tall cabinets for storage utilizing the entire length of the wall and a workspace that is an extension of the window ledge, making the room multi-functional.

 

Kitchen

It is important to keep in mind the work triangle while planning the storage for the kitchen. Everything and anything you need on a daily basis should be easily accessible while things you don’t need regularly can be placed on higher shelves and other storage spaces. Your planned storage systems should work for the people using the kitchen: for example, sizing of the containers used, eating habits, and so on. You may also like to consider adjustable shelves for some flexibility. Compact island counters not only connect spaces, but they can also double as dining areas with added storage. Check out our blog on how to design your kitchen space.

 

Bathrooms

The bathroom is the most interesting place to accommodate so much stuff. You may like to use any of your available niches and alcoves for closed storage such as a pull-out drawer or cupboard. A shallow cabinet behind the mirror can store a lot of daily-use products like shampoos, soaps, shaving cream, etc. It is always better to plan a mix of both open and closed spaces for linen, laundry baskets, and supplies so that it stores a lot and yet look clean and organized.

 

Staircase

We know you have been watching several Instagram videos about storage spaces in the staircase. Isn’t that amazing to implement the same in your house! It doesn’t take a lot to use space under the staircase. Drawers or cabinets are very common systems that fit in a whole lot and seamlessly blend with your staircase.

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