My good friend at Stagetecture shared this with me and I absolutely had to share it with you, my wonderful readers. Enjoy!
In celebration of Stagetecture’s 25th blog entry, I decided to explore the world of hidden storage. Storage
Hidden storage is everywhere areas and closets are the number one space we ’secretly’ look for when we buy a new home, but the last thing on our mind when it’s time to buy furniture, books, toys, and all of the other items that clutter our rooms. Let’s help you find 3 hidden storage areas that you always forget.
1.) Go vertical: Believe it or not, 50% of all storage in rooms is wasted because only the floor up to 6′-0″ is used in most rooms. For the average room that has 8′ – 10′ ceilings – this is a lot of wasted space! If you don’t have obstructions (windows, doorways, etc…) blocking your way, use this space for shelving, hooks, drawers, you name it! In Canadian House & Home, shelving is used to above door height to maximize a corner of a wall.
Freshome shows how book storage can act as decor, and a utilitarian bookshelf is now made into unique wall focal point. How about using the tops of your kitchen cabinetry for storing unique cookbooks, kitchen ware in decorative ceramic vases, or unique baskets to hold seasonal table linen.
Remember, your home is full of hidden spaces for storage. Closets too small? This just means you have to be more creative in hiding your stuff… accept the challenge!!
LEAVE US COMMENTS! DO YOU HAVE SOME GREAT HIDDEN STORAGE AREAS? WE WANT TO HEAR THEM!
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Ronique is the Principal Designer at Stagetecture, LLC., Visit her at http://www.stagetecture.wordpress.com