Functional Home Storage Pieces that Don’t Sacrifice Aesthetics
It’s rare to find a homeowner that doesn’t want more storage space in their home. The better organized your storage spaces, the easier it is for you to keep your home clutter-free. The ambiance of your living spaces depends on their style and design, as well as how well you store everything. Unfortunately, standard fixtures used for storage purposes don't always look great and can be more of an eyesore.
If you want minimalistic style living spaces, you need to find storage solutions that are practical yet appealing. Here are some functional storage pieces that don’t sacrifice aesthetics:
One of the best ways to store all your books and other belongings is to opt for minimalistic style bookcases. You can use these to display knick-knacks and decorative pieces. Depending on the layout of your home, you can also get room dividers with in-built shelves. These dual-function features give you the storage space you need while segregating the available floor space as required.
The bed takes up the most floor space in the bedroom, so why not use it for more than just sleeping. Get an ottoman style bed as the space under the mattress can be used to store bedding, extra pillows, and other bulky items. You can choose from lift-up hydraulic function bed platforms or ones with drawers that you can use for storage.
Get shelves installed at strategic locations in various rooms. You can use these to store books and other items artistically and creatively. These fixtures will add to the beauty of your home. Install shelves in pantry areas and closets to maximize space. Use baskets and sleek containers to store daily and occasional-use items.
4. Behind-Door Shelves
There are many things that you need quick access to in your kitchen but may not want to place on the counter tops. The better alternative is to get wired, behind-door shelves. These practical storage fixtures allow you to take full advantage of the door surface while keeping all the stored items out of sight.
5. Trunks and Chests
Using stylish, wooden trunks or chests as coffee tables, or as entryway or hallway seating serves a dual purpose. You can store large blankets and comforters inside the trunk, and use the top as a table or bench. Opt for a coffee table with a fold-up/glider top. This piece of furniture is incredibly functional, and you can use it to store items like TV remotes, etc. that might be lying around your entertainment or living room.
6. Cabinets for Drying Dishes
Dish drying cabinets have a very modern vibe and are unique storage features. These racks are perfect for drying pots, pans and dishes along racks fixed to the bottom of the cabinets. It's the best way to let the dishes drip dry without occupying any space on your counter.
You can also buy storage cubicles with pull-out containers to house various belongings in the laundry room, mudroom, or any other area where you need to tuck away things. There are many different storage fixtures and fittings that can be used to optimize storage in your home.
All it takes is a little planning and the right material choices to create spaces that look aesthetically appealing and provide plenty of storage. Walk around your home, determine which areas can accommodate more storage and assess whether you really need them.
Once you have a good idea of what you need and have the right measurements, look for off-the-shelf products that suit your needs or get them custom-made from a furniture store.
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