Last updated on October 4th, 2023
When your woollens start arguing with your formals for space, you know you have a storage space crunch. This is especially true when you have a small apartment, with limited options. Well, it can get frustrating but no need to tear your hair out. These built-in storage suggestions are ideal for your dilemma.
So, how do built-in storage ideas help? And how do you introduce them in your home? We have 7 amazing concepts for you to mull over. Let’s take a deep dive into the world of built-in storage.
1. Built-in wardrobe
Built-in wardrobes can easily be installed in your home. With your wardrobe reaching for the ceiling, you have enough space to store your winter wear, your blankets, and clothes that you bought on impulse and feel guilty about throwing out.
You can opt for a shuttered look or you can play around with a mix of open shelves and closed units to add style. And hey, if you already have a wardrobe, no need to worry. It’s easy to build on it, to get the extra storage space.
What’s more, there is something very appealing about built-in cabinets where aesthetics is concerned.
2. Built-in shelves
Open shelves lend a gorgeous vibe to your home. It can be wooden shelves installed on a brick wall or shelves that work their way to the ceiling. These wonders give you enough room for your books, plants, photo frames and family heirlooms. Shelves can be an extension of the existing unit, or they can be independent structures, depending on your taste and space.
Tip: for a decluttered look, use appealing baskets and boxes to store your paraphernalia without disturbing the décor of your room. That way you don’t have to worry about dust ball accumulation.
3. Built-in units
The space above the tv, your child’s writing table or the accent wall in your living room; provides ample opportunity for a built-in unit. These units need not be cumbersome affairs and can add to your décor. Encasing the TV cabinet in a wall-to-wall unit not only enhances the décor but gives ample storage space. Beaded shelving units add an interesting dimension to the room and are worth trying.
Tip: Go for slim cabinets or they will eat up in your living space.
4. Window seat storage
Window seats look gorgeous and make a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the home. Perfect for curling up with a book, these window wonders provide ample room for storage. It can be drawers at the bottom or an openable shutter at the top for your sheets, pillows and other essentials.
5. Quirky built-in furniture ideas
A bit of imagination is all you need to add a quirky element to your storage needs. How about a wooden platform bed with drawers on the side? An added advantage is that the sides provide space to sit on with your breakfast tray.
A bench in your bedroom with built-in storage can take care of your guest sheets and spare blankets. A nook need not be a useless space. A rustic shelving unit can add a lot of appeal to your decor.
6. Built-in bed storage
Beds allow ample opportunity for built-in storage. What’s more, these storage spaces need not look mundane. Sleek lines and a great wood finish can make these storage beds stand out features in your room. Extending the bed frame to form a storage unit at the back is also an interesting option.
7. Storage under the staircase
The space under your staircase may seem like a waste, but there is enough room for a pullout writing table, a shoe cabinet or bookshelves. You can install pullout drawers, or shutters to house your cleaning products, shoes and old newspapers too.
No matter how small your space is, there is ample opportunity for built-in storage to make your life easier. It’s just a matter of giving your area a closer look. These inspiring ideas will nudge you in the right direction. And if you want to take it a step further, why not try other radical ideas too? Log in to homebliss.in for all home decor-related queries. We are more than happy to help!