Our city is filled with characterful and beautiful buildings but living in London means you sometimes have to compromise on space. As Estate Agents in London, more often than not we hear our clients saying ‘there’s not enough storage space’. It really is key when selling or letting and it is important to the buyer.
Here are our 20 favourite storage ideas…
FIRE PLACE ALCOVE
The fireplace is often the focal point in a room – adding storage around it will create a space for all sorts – books, pictures, whatever you fancy.
UNDER STAIRS STORAGE
A great place for cupboards, book case display or a work space.
HIGH CEILINGS = MEZZANINE FLOOR
London has row upon row of beautiful converted houses. The ground floor and first floor often have ceiling heights of 3.5 metres so how about adding a cool mezzanine floor?
If your not a fan of the mezzanine, consider building full height cupboards to maximise the space.
BEDS WITH STORAGE
This is a genius idea – particularly for small bedrooms where you can’t get a lot more in than just a bed.
We love a window seat, great for sitting on and admiring the view and would make a good seating area for guests.
SLIDING POCKET DOORS
Fantastic space saving in small rooms or where you want the sleek, minimalist look.
MAKE A FEATURE WALL WITH BOOKCASES AND SHELVES
MAKE USE OF EMPTY WALLS
If you have an empty wall, use it. Build wardrobes, shelves and cupboards.
MAKE USE OF EAVES IN THE LOFT
Out of sight, out of mind!
STAIRS WITH DRAWS
Probably one of the most novel (& practical) storage ideas ever.
PUT A SHELF ON IT!
Whatever can hold a shelf do it – get creative!
Sofa in the day. A bed a night. Space saving.
BUILD CUPBOARDS AND SHELVES AROUND AND ABOVE DOORS
KITCHEN ISLAND OVERHEAD SHELVES
A convenient place to keep all that kitchen paraphernalia plus an attractive addition to the kitchen.
INSTALL WC UNDER THE STAIRS
A great use of otherwise wasted space.
STORAGE SOFAS & CHAIRS
Pretty much everything you sit on can double up as an ottoman.
Yup – the humble headboard can now double up as storage space – who knew?! Ikea does a good line.
BATHROOM ALCOVES AND SHELVES
They make pretty features and are perfect for displaying/storing toiletries.
SPIRAL WINE CELLAR
Well, why not?!
STORAGE ON WHEELS
A movable kitchen island or a movable table can then be wheeled from room to room if desired.