20 CLEVER WAYS TO MAXIMISE STORAGE SPACE

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

Fireplace

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

Under stairs storage

A great place for cupboards, book case display or a work space.

HIGH CEILINGS = MEZZANINE FLOOR

Minimalist open space, white kitchen with mezzanine and modern spiral staircase, loft with bedroom, concept interior design background, architect designer idea

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

bed storage

This is a genius idea – particularly for small bedrooms where you can’t get a lot more in than just a bed.

WINDOW SEATS

We love a window seat, great for sitting on and admiring the view and would make a good seating area for guests.

Shabby chest of drawer with pillows

SLIDING POCKET DOORS

pocket

Fantastic space saving in small rooms or where you want the sleek, minimalist look.

MAKE A FEATURE WALL WITH BOOKCASES AND SHELVES

black-bookcase-1

MAKE USE OF EMPTY WALLS

3d rendering interior and exterior design by myself

 

If you have an empty wall, use it. Build wardrobes, shelves and cupboards.

MAKE USE OF EAVES IN THE LOFT

lOFT STORAGE

Out of sight, out of mind!

STAIRS WITH DRAWS

Stairs with hidden shelves

Probably one of the most novel (& practical) storage ideas ever.

PUT A SHELF ON IT!

Whatever can hold a shelf do it – get creative!

Shelf

DAYBED

Sofa in the day. A bed a night. Space saving.

Day bed

BUILD CUPBOARDS AND SHELVES AROUND AND ABOVE DOORS

Shelving around door

KITCHEN ISLAND OVERHEAD SHELVES 

Island storage

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.

wc

STORAGE SOFAS & CHAIRS

Folding sofa bed couch with storage space, isolated on white background, saved path selection.

Pretty much everything you sit on can double up as an ottoman.

HEADBOARDS

Headboard

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.

Bathroom alvoce

SPIRAL WINE CELLAR

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.

kitchen island on wheels

 

 

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