In the world of the new normal, most of us started to experience a lack of space. What previously was a dining table is now a part-time office desk. What was just the living room is now a movie theatre, library, and a gym (and perhaps many other things). While trying to utilize every inch of your condo or house, you still might wonder where you should store all the stuff you now need for your all-in-one space?
Judith Taylor from Judith Taylor Designs provided 8 invaluable tips on how to transform and reorganize your place to get that extra storage space:
Building on things that you aren’t completely in love with will never result in a room that sparks joy each time you enter.
This is the time to pass along all those things you thought you would use but you didn’t.
Closets will work better for you if you customize them to hold the things you need to store. Builder basic closets are made for general purpose but there is a lot of wasted space. You will need to add shelving and/or containers to make the best use of the precious space.
Many of the retail storage beds do not make very efficient use of the under-bed storage. We have storage beds custom built for our clients but also have a list of retail and trade sources for our favourites we use for some of our homeowners who work with us.
This will make the rooms feel more spacious.
A sofa bed, for example, can be very comfortable to sit and watch tv and for overnight guests. I know most of you are thinking of sofa beds of the past with a flimsy mattress and a horribly uncomfortable bar across the middle. Believe me, they have come a long way and are well-worth reconsidering. A storage ottoman can also function as a coffee table to put your feet up and store extra bedding for overnight guests.
Content generously provided by Judith Taylor Designs.