Storage needs vary from home to home and person to person. If you or your family members like to cook, camp, create, or collect couture, there’s always something that needs to be put somewhere.
When considering a new home, be sure to think about your closet and storage requirements. Luckily, there are some great built-in custom closet and after-market storage solutions. Styles and materials vary, from practical metal component garage systems to beautiful, furniture-quality wood built-ins for every room. With some space and creativity, there are plenty of ways you can keep your stuff and your sanity.
Storage systems are available for bedrooms, laundry rooms, kitchen pantries, hall closets, garages, home offices and hobby zones. If you’re designing a new home, customizing storage is well worth a little extra time.
sizes trend down and sleek interiors gain devotees, less floor space is devoted to stand-alone furniture. This means bedroom closets should be efficient and functional. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish. Integrated systems with hanging rods, cabinets and shelves, and shoe storage are great for streamlining smaller closets, while storage benches, make-up nooks, or fold-down ironing stations can be great additions to walk-ins.
A laundry room
of any size can be enhanced by taking advantage of wall space. Replacing stock cabinetry with a laundry organizer system puts products, hanging space, and productivity at your fingertips. Ceiling-hung drying racks for delicate items can save floor space for other items, such as a storage bench for outdoor toys and boots, or house cleaning tools.
A kitchen pantry
doesn’t need to be huge to make life easier. Storage gets a boost with adjustable shelving that can be reconfigured to create just the right space for the items you use most. Do you buy more things in boxes, cans, bottles or bags? It can be helpful to pay close attention to your shopping and cooking habits before you design your pantry.
hold more than coats. Some hold sports equipment, crafting, or cleaning supplies as well. Be sure to evaluate storage spaces with your lifestyle and needs in mind.
range in size and duties. Tools, sporting goods, seasonal items, and even cars all vie for space. Think beyond big plastic tubs, and consider products and systems that let you create practical areas that increase space and utility.
Home offices and hobby zones
require storage that is appropriate for specific activities. Don’t be afraid to make your space work for you! You’ll thank yourself for the small customizations that lead to increased usefulness, or the personal touches that make you smile.
Before you talk to an architect, real estate agent, or builder, make sure you think about all of your needs, including storage. Online sites such as Houzz and Pinterest are great for sparking ideas and fueling imagination. Let your custom home builders create the right spaces for you, your lifestyle, and the things that help you enjoy it.
If your next home will be on California’s Central Coast, give us a call at 805-543-7277. We’ll build the home, and you can fill it with memories.