We've covered storage and space topics quite a bit, but this time, we're going extreme! As cities get more crowded and spaces get smaller, we city-dwellers find ourselves scrambling for space more often than not. Being mostly renters, it's also important that any storage option can be picked up and moved or reused easily in our next accommodation. But for those lucky ones with homes in the city, worry not, since we have tips for you too!
Out of Sight, Out of Mind!
A lot of people forget the space that exists above the line of sight and tend to store everything on the ground or eye level. Utilize this untapped space with the help of stacking drawers and cabinets above sturdy cupboards and kitchen storage units. You can also place a plastic drawer unit over your refrigerator. This place is best used for items that will not be used often. If you don't live in a rental, you can double your storage space by installing cabinets high above or add a swanky ceiling-tall sliding bookcase over your doors for a cool touch.
DIY Hacks to the Rescue!
Often, space for a countertop or dressing table in the bedroom is a luxury and we have to make do with the available space for storing knick-knacks, such as jewellery, cosmetics, watches and accessories. In such cases, there are a couple of cool hacks you can use. For those who love some quirk, a cork board with pretty pins forms a perfect place to hang your jewellery. This can be hung behind a door, inside the sides of your cupboard or even your walls with the help of a frame. Speaking of doors, the back of bedroom and bathroom doors are a great place to hang door organizers.
Upgrade to Smart Furniture!
This is the advent of smartphones, smart watches and smart accessories, so why not invest in smart furniture too? Smart furniture is simply functional furniture with convertible options and/or storage spaces, nooks and crannies built in. Most of us already beds with storage areas, but there are several other types of smart furniture like couches with drawers or storage pouffes.
Make the Most of Nooks & Crannies!
Nooks, crannies and corners are often overlooked. Take a look around your home and notice unutilized spaces, like corners, empty wall spaces, hallways and under the stairs, to name a few. For those not in rentals, arranging custom made snug-fit storage fillers under their stairway is a great idea and creates a lot of space, or else, you can still find a standalone cabinet or drawer stack that can fit as well be moved later. As for corners, invest in corner fitting cabinets and dressers as this can utilize oft-unused corner space and leaves the rest for other furniture. Deep furniture pullouts are also a great investment as they can store a lot of things as well as be hidden easily by sliding back into their space.