Running short on storage space to stash in stuff with the holiday season knocking at your door? Here are some fail-safe, super smart and inexpensive ideas and hacks to make extra space in your home – without putting in a handful of cash. Keep reading.
- Think Vertical – Build overhead cabinets and shelves, not just to store stuff but also add to the visual appeal of the room. Drawers and cabinets can be built higher towards the ceiling and used as vertical storage spaces, allowing you a lot more leg room and considerably less clutter.
- It’s the Climb – The higher you move up the walls, the more space you’ll have just waiting to be explored. Give bookshelves a library like feel by installing them from the floor up to the ceiling. Keep a light and portable ladder handy to make the climb. Similarly, say yay to a second set of kitchen cabinets above the ones you already have to stash away heavier or seldom used items.
- Furnish Smart – Instead of investing in heavy and bulky furniture when you buy your home, go for multi-purpose items that can be used in more than one way and it should also have hidden storage space. There are pieces available that can be transformed from a work desk to a coffee table to a couch – along with having drawers and sliders for hiding away magazines and other belongings. It’s a total steal for your home.
- The Devil is in the Details – From cabinets under the sink, drawers under the bed to a whole closet behind dressers and mirrors – the opportunities are endless.
You may think you are short of space if your house is small, but at the end of the day it’s your own creativity and organization that make a place look welcoming and big, no matter what the size. Storing smart not only makes your life easier, but also adds to the visual appeal of your house in case you decide to sell it later.
Another great way to increase storage is to upsize your home! Don’t forget you can search Orlando area homes for sale 24-hours a day right here on our website by clicking here!