Thinking about making the most of your house? Check out these smart storage ideas for inspiration.
In small bedrooms dressers and drawers can take up a lot of extra space that you need for walkways, yoga, or just a clutter free room. Under the floor boards used to be reserved for a stash of cash and a fake passport for the next time you have to skip town. In 2015, store your seasonal clothes out of the way under the floor boards and try not to have a reason to skip town. This NYC apartment featured by Dwell, shows off many space saving storage ideas around a tiny apartment.
As a rule of thumb, if it’s a horizontal surface, it can be folded out of the way. Just like a Murphy bed, consider just about any horizontal surface used intermittently available to fold. It will free up valuable cubic footage, you’ll just have to find a new place to drop your keys and junk mail at the end of the work day.
Manipulate your space with the use of ceiling cuts and lofted spaces. Small spaces feel larger with tall ceilings and natural sunlight. This garage renovation to apartment created a lofted bed above the kitchen bath, areas that did not need tall ceilings to feel comfortable. Built-in shelving will help keep your counters and floors clear of your stuff.
In a truly compact living space, you will have to find storage areas in unlikely places, such as under stairs, as in this smart storage idea featured in Dwell.
You’ll also want to keep in mind that even minimalists have an off-site storage unit somewhere. That’s where Storage Plus comes in.