Monday, February 23, 2015

How to incorporate more storage space into your home

Even in the most well-designed home, there will still be pockets of space where we can accommodate more storage. Storage space is valuable especially in metro manila homes where land and lot sizes are comparatively small and priced more competitively than those in the provinces. So in order to maximize the space that you do have, we have gathered a few overlooked spaces which one can use as additional storage.

1.    Under the stairs – You can create more storage space by placing a fitting chest or cabinet underneath the stairs. You can also transform this little space into a compact home office. It can accommodate a simple desk design and computer.

2.    Kitchen Island – Instead of a kitchen island that is made from one, complete chunk of stone, incorporate more storage by accommodating shelves and drawers into the design. Place all your kitchen items and utensil in this nifty piece. You can also use the space above the kitchen island to hang pans.

3.  Multi-purpose Furniture – In this age, we are always on the lookout for pieces that serve a dual purpose. In the case of furniture, we can choose pieces that can also offer additional storage. Like an ottoman where you can stock away books and rags underneath its cushion, or a headboard and foot bench where you can stow away personal items.

4.    Behind doors – Hang hook rails behind doors and cabinets to organize items. This becomes handy in the kitchen where you can hang pots and pans. To stow away bigger items like cleaning bottles, instead of hooks, use plastic bag organizers and hang them behind the pantry door.

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