The key to a spacious, uncluttered home is clever home storage design. dion seminara architecture can create a design specifically for your storage needs.
Home storage design focuses on providing a space for everything, ensuring your possessions have a dedicated place in your home. It’s fair to say that you can never have too much storage space and therefore your new home or renovation design should cater to your current needs as well as your potential future storage needs.
One of the major headaches for homeowners, particularly those who have lived in their homes for a long time is storage, which is why home storage design is so important. Over the years we gather many possessions but finding a place to keep them all when they are not in use is often a hassle.
There are a host of storage options available that can help keep your kitchen looking spacious and clean whilst still allowing access to your most commonly used utensils. Keep in mind that usability is crucial in any kitchen design. You want the things you need most often right at your fingertips, whereas less often used items – think electric mixer – can be stored in more out of the way areas.
If you have space and the budget then it’s hard to argue against the benefits of a butler’s pantry which is essentially a hidden kitchen within a kitchen. Appliances can be stored and food can be prepared in the butler’s pantry whilst keep the main kitchen space clean and uncluttered.
If a butler’s pantry doesn’t suit your situation for any reason there are a host of other kitchen storage options that are worth considering such as:
Clothing storage is often a frustration for those looking to renovate. Careful planning and design skill is required to get the best results here and to avoid a situation where your clothes are crammed in and getting creased.
For walk-in robes and standard built in robes as well, a golden rule is to allow hanging space for long and short items. Typically hanging space should be 2/3 shorts hanging 1/3 long hanging but this will very much depend on an individual’s clothing preferences.
Drawers are ideal for socks, underwear and other small items with open shelves for things like folded clothes, handbags etc. There are a number of ways to store shoes depending on the size and style of your walk-in robe (and the number of shoes you own). Shelves and racks are popular if space permits. Rotating shoe carousels are another option if you’re limited for space.
Of course, storage options need to be considered beyond simply the scope of inside the home. Lawnmowers, hoses and other gardening equipment, as well as bikes, kayaks and other sporting equipment, should be housed in such a way that you are not tripping over them when trying to get to other things. Garages are best used for storing cars and not as warehouses for bats, racquets, balls and hoses.
Enough of the right type of storage spaces can keep normally cluttered spaces looking clean and spacious.
It is important that the storage design of your new home or renovation is based on your lifestyle using an access hierarchy that improves the overall liveability of your home. To assist with this, start to prepare a list of items that you use frequently and a list of items that need storage solutions that you use less frequently and then contact us to discuss your storage needs and let us help you come up with the perfect solution.
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