Clever & Creative Furniture Storage Solutions
Moving into a new house often comes with an awkward transition phase. Sure, having a new space to play with is great, but, you also have to decide if the way you once stored your belongings will be feasible in the new living space, especially if you are downsizing!
The good news is, even if you do have to adjust the way you store and display your personal goods, there are plenty of seamless, stylish, and affordable ways to do it – regardless of the size and style of your new home.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at how you can easily maximise the use of space in your new home.
Admit it. At least once in your life, you’ve crammed a few items under the bed to save time and space. While this is a fine solution for the short-term, eventually, these items can (and often do) gather dust and get pushed to the centre of the bed – making them hard to reach and easy to forget about.
With a storage bed, you have the combined benefits of a dedicated storage space, minus the clutter. There are two main types of storage beds to choose from: one with in-built drawers on the base that extend out from the sides or front, and beds with a gas lift mechanism, which lets you easily lift the mattress and access the storage compartment below.
Generally speaking, storage beds with built-in drawers are good for storing daily essentials, while a lifting mattress is better suited for storing replacement sheets and other bedding. Of course, the latter does offer more storage space compared to the three-four drawer bed, yet with a higher price tag. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to suit your storage needs and budget.
Storage Ottomans & Sofas
Ottomans are the unsung hero in the household. Whether you need to rest your feet after a long day … place down your cup of tea or coffee … seat an extra guest … or set down your bowl of cereal … the ottoman is there to make your life easy.
But did you know you can also buy storage ottomans? Available in a range of creative shapes – including round, square or rectangle – storage ottomans let you store your personal goods. Simply lift up the ‘seat’ to reveal the compartment inside and store whatever you desire. It’s that easy!
You can even get whole sofas that follow the same principle; storage, storage storage!
An ideal way to free up walking space and utilise an unused wall. Wall shelving comes in a range of colours and designs to suit any indoor space. Plus, you can set them up in any room to store a variety of goods – be it plants, photographs, figurines, tools, kitchen essentials, and anything else.
When it comes to wall shelving, the type of bracket you choose is very important.
There are two main types of brackets: functional and decorative brackets. The sole purpose of functional brackets is to brace the shelf against the wall and support the weight of any items the shelf holds. Although limited in design, functional brackets are cost-effective and extremely sturdy.
Decorative brackets, on the other hand, come in a wider variety of shapes and styles to add visual flair. These brackets often have creative embellishments in the ‘stay’ (the straight diagonal piece that connects both sides of the bracket together) such as circle cut-outs, crisscross patterns, slotted curves, and decorative scrolls.
Regardless of which bracket you choose, both types come in light, medium, and heavy-duty versions to support the desired weight.
Outdoor Storage Benches
Few things are more relaxing than resting on an outdoor bench. You can enjoy the fresh air, watch your kids play outside, and feel the cool gentle breeze. Of course, aside from being a stylish and comfortable outdoor centrepiece, modern benches have a few tricks up their sleeve.
Outdoor storage benches are a great way to store your garden essentials, such as your garden hose, gloves, tools, and more. All you have to do is lift the seat and place your goods in the compartment space. Best of all? They’re just as comfortable, stylish, and weatherproof as a traditional outdoor bench.
Enhance Your Storage Possibilities
Moving into a new house doesn’t have to be a chore. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your storage solutions right early on, before you get settled. This way, you not only have plenty of space from the get-go, but – if done properly – you also have enough space to expand in the future.
If you simply have to much stuff to store in your new home, or you have down-sized, self-storage is a great option. They storage units work just like a garage, only more-secure!
We have self-storage facilities based in North Sydney, contact us today for a quote.