Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Built-in storage for every room

The trick to having a neat and tidy home lies in effective storage solutions in every room. While storage is all too often overlooked, it provides the significant function of storing your household items and keeping clutter at bay. Also, as you go through life, you inevitably accumulate more stuff; hence you can never have too much storage. Here are simple storage solutions for each room...

For an airier and more expansive feel in your room, choose open shelving. This works particularly well for books and decorative items.

Cabinets and drawers

The most obvious type of built-in storage, cabinets and drawers come in handy in any room, from bedroom closets to kitchens and offices. Drawers are best used only up to waist-level, while upper areas on the wall should be reserved for cabinets. You may also opt to take advantage of your vertical wall space by filling the entire wall, from floor to ceiling, with built-in storage. Cabinet and drawer faces may also be designed to look seamless, without any knobs and handles. 

Open shelving

For an airier and more expansive feel, choose open shelving. This works particularly well for books and decorative items. You may also integrate colorful boxes and rustic baskets on open shelves to store non-decorative items. 

Entertainment systems

Built-in storage works well for entertainment systems, as wires and cords running between appliances may sometimes look messy and cluttered. With an entertainment cabinet, custom-made for your needs, you have a designated storage space for every appliance. Entertainment cabinets also have holes for running wires and cords across appliances and into sockets. You could also have additional storage for movies and games. 

Banquet seats

Banquet seats are great for use in reading nooks and dining rooms. Maximize space by incorporating storage under your built-in banquet seats. A reading nook storage may hold books, while dining room storage may store some of your entertaining implements such as napkins, napkin holders and chargers.


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