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Home Storage Tips

Storage in a home can become a challenge, depending on how you like to handle things, but that doesn't always have to be this way. There are many forgotten places and parts of your home that have unseen potential for storage space if you know what you're doing. Using your imagination and ingenuity can give you a chance to turn your once featureless home into something completely different. The following ideas are only part of what you can do with your home if you manage to begin working on things. After all – each home is different and it offers different opportunities for change. Let's begin with the first one on our list:

Built-in bedroom
If you have walls that may allow such a solution, you can hide several beds in the walls of your home, popping them out of them whenever you have guests. This will save you a considerable amount of space, as well as giving you extra beds for whenever you have guests staying over. The mechanisms for a single Murphy bed for example start somewhere around R9000.00 at this time.

If you have the space, you can combine two cabinets into a space near a window, creating an alcove that fits there, especially when combined with some seating space and some comfy pillows. An excellent place for enjoying a good book, some food or simply a nice nap. You will need at least 50-60 cm of space to make that viable.

Home storage tips from Stor-Age Self Storage

Using the walls
If your interior walls happen to be hollow, this means you may easily use the space between their wall studs. You can use that to your advantage by creating alcoves or niches that fit between them, but you should also keep in mind that the inner electrical wires and pipes may be damaged if you're not careful. With luck, you may even build a bookcase inside the wall itself.

Using the corners
You can create incredible opportunities for storage and additional seating by making the corners of a room into an alcove of sorts. Just think in a critical way and consider whether the space available will work out or not, combining it with some additional inner walls and construction if the space allows it. This will give you a chance to turn your boring rectangular room into something completely different.

Dividing rooms
Depending on your home and its inner layout, you may need to separate your sleeping space from the rest of your rooms. You can do this by creating a wardrobe divider of sorts that acts as a both a wardrobe and a wall between rooms, hidden behind sets of sliding doors. If you want to achieve a certain degree of noise reduction, you can out fit the back of the wardrobe with some padding in whatever colours and patterns you see fit.

Portable home office
If you work from home but you don't want to have an entire room dedicated to what you're doing, you may use a closet to house a small desk and anything else you need to get the job done. This will keep things out of sight when you don't need them, but always handy when you do.

Article submission by Grace Bailey.

Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 11 July 2013 | Tips And Hints