Lack of space is a common complaint from homeowners, particularly when they live in a flat.
A place for everything, everything at its place
With limited space and a lot of different things to store, the perfect solution is to organize the objects you need to store, diving them according to the function. Whether you find the perfect flat-pack wardrobe system, or decide to have something bespoke created, the key is to have everything tidy up properly, with each set of similar items given a suitably sized space, as in this picture. In no time, what could otherwise be a random chaos can become a well orchestrated delight.
Make the most of your walls
The first and most obvious way to find some extra storage space is using your walls. However, in a flat – especially if it’s open-plan – you might not have many. So consider the option of dividing up the space with ‘storage walls’, which can be full-height, full-width or anything in-between. The most efficient solutions are bespoke, as these can then be customized to your particular needs, but you can also buy storage wall units that may do the job nicely, too.
Identify your storage needs
A clever piece of furniture with a dual purpose can also be a great storage solution for your flat. For example, instead of dividing your room with a fixed partition, you could install a sliding door like the one you see in the picture. It could be made to a width and height to suit your space and storage needs, and incorporate shelves. When floor area is in short supply, if one piece of storage can service two areas, then you’re onto a winner. Another way to get some flexible dual purpose storage is to transform sturdy boxes into extra seating by adding cushions. You can then fix on wheels to make them mobile, allowing you to make maximum use of the floor space.
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