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Home Improvement  /  September 11, 2020

Home Storage – Ways to Add Extra Storage Space in Your Home

Home Storage – At some point in our lives we all stop to look at everything in our homes and wonder, “How did I get so much stuff?” Bins of holiday decorations are stacked up in a corner, clothes are spilling out of your closet and landing on your bedroom furniture, and for some reason you can never find enough counter space to prep your meals. Storage space is a valuable commodity that might seem impossible to find in a small or cluttered home.

Let’s go over some clever ideas that will maximize your storage and add an aesthetic look to any room.

Think Vertical

In every city you will find multi-story buildings and houses because the easiest way to make more room for a large population is by building upwards. This same concept can be applied within your home for various things. Common appliances now come in stackable designs such washers and dryers or microwaves and stoves. TVs can be placed above shelves, cabinets, or a fireplace.

Shelving

Wherever there is a piece of blank wall in your house, a shelf can exist. Bathrooms and kitchens are typically the most cluttered rooms in a home, so add a shelf or two for a quick fix to not having enough counter space. The beauty of shelving is that you can be as creative as you want with the design. If you want a shelf to store specific items you can customize the width, length, and depth so that no space is wasted.

Long, high shelves closer to the ceiling can be added to literally any room to store things that you don’t use every day. Keep things above your eye level to open up your active living space for more enjoyment. If the larger areas of your walls are occupied, corners where two walls meet can hold shelves above furniture.

Don’t forget about the closets! Remodel your bedroom and hallway closets with strong, thin material to reach full storage capacity. New pantry shelves or a rollaway shelf can easily clear up your cabinets, making you feel more organized and able to find things quickly.

Nooks & Crannies

Some houses have funky structural designs that can seem impractical at first. All of those weird nooks and crannies are the perfect spot to add shelves or unique cabinets. A stairway that has open space below it could be too small to fit a chair or table practically, but it can be the perfect place for to add a hidden closet to keep things out of view.

Utilize the Garage Efficiently

If your family is anything like mine, then you can relate when I say anything that went into the garage was forever forgotten. For some reason the garage has become the first place to put anything you don’t want to look at. If you’re not careful, all that junk can stack up quickly and then you’ll find yourself digging through boxes for an hour looking for an item that’s buried beneath three boxes. Don’t neglect organizing and installing shelves, pegboards, or ceiling hooks. You’d be surprised at how much stuff you can move from inside your house to the garage with the right installations.

Are you unsure how to approach remodeling projects for extra storage? Handyman Connection of Pasadena can send an experienced professional to your Los Angeles or Pasadena home who will not only give you a free estimate on any project, but also walk you through every step of the way. Even if you don’t exactly know where you want to put shelves, cabinets, or closets, Handyman Connection can help plan, budget, and execute the task. Contact them today for a storage problem solution. (626)744-0402

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