Maximize Your Space: Storage SolutionsBy Bailiegh Basham · August 11, 2015
Storage Solutions for the Bedroom, Living Room, and Dining Room
Storage in your home is important, but not all storage is created equal. Whether you have a small house or large one, getting a grip on clutter can be a never-ending chore. Choosing versatile furniture pieces can provide more per square foot, and look great in the process.
Since often times living rooms are the go-to place in a home, they tend to accumulate the most clutter. Between entertaining, kids, and even animals, things simply pile up without easy accessed storage. Television consoles make storing your essentials easy by proving a home for technology, DVDS, gaming systems, and anything else that may eventually litter the floor or occasional tables. Secretary desks can be tucked away without sacrificing space, and they make a great area for checking emails, paying bills, or storing handy office supplies. Not to mention, they can be closed up when company arrives and serve as a decorative accent. Lastly, lift-top coffee tables are an easy two-for-one. You receive tons of enclosed storage to stow blankets, while a solid wood top lifts up to bring a laptop or drink right to you.
If you have dedicated an entire room to eating with family and friends, then why can’t it also serve a functional storage purpose? Typically, dining rooms don’t come with a lot of built in storage like other rooms in the home. Instead, you will need versatile pieces of furniture such as a sideboard or buffet. Decide whether you want something for storage only, or something with both display and enclosed space. Buffets are a great way to hold dishes while not in use, but they also provide a flat surface to serve on when needed. Another functional, not to mention beautiful, piece of dining furniture is a hutch, or china cabinet. These are taller than buffets, and often provide an additional way to display and store dining essentials. Are you a wine enthusiast? Wine cabinets are available with clever storage solutions as well.
Bedrooms can be tricky because there are so many items you need on a daily basis, and it can be easy to just keep it out. If you provide yourself with well-placed, multipurpose furniture pieces, this should no longer be an issue. Getting ready in the morning can be made easier by choosing a dresser or wardrobe with a mirror. Next, maximize your space with a storage bed. Instead of wasting this space or allowing it to collect dust, store extra bedding, off-season clothes, and more with full extension drawers. Even if you have a wall-mounted lamp, you probably find yourself needing more bedside table storage than you have. Magazines, books, water, and phones: nightstands can become clutter magnets. Enclosed bedside tables take up very little space and keep your bedtime essentials tucked away yet close by.