Building Storage into Your Décor

Posted on December 25th, 2015 by

Whether you’re downsizing, combining households, or just changing the look of your existing home, incorporating storage in your next redecoration project is well worth your time. The flooring and design experts at Carpet Mills of America recommend thinking outside the box to increase storage options in your existing space.

For the Bedroom

If you’re looking at new bedroom furniture, consider a Captain’s bed. The ease of storing items away in drawers already built into the bed could free up floor space previously dedicated to multiple chests of drawers. For other ways of combining storage with comfort, a flat top chest under a window only needs some cushions to become a window seat, and linens or other items can be stored inside the chest. 

For the Bathroom

Floating wall shelves loaded with attractive bins, metal tins, jars, or pretty baskets are an eye-catching way to store extra toiletries, towels, curling irons, blow dryers, and makeup. If a major bath renovation is in your future, consider incorporating kitchen-height cabinets rather than the standard bath vanity. This extra height allows for more storage and can be a bonus for the taller members in your household.

For the Kitchen

Kitchen storage decisions are easy to make once you determine the most commonly used tools and make them easily accessible. Adding sliding drawers to your base cabinets is of critical importance if your heavy cookware sits on the lowest shelves, particularly if you want an open-shelf look above the counters in your kitchen workspace. As for countertop storage, pay special attention to the tools you use often. If the juicer sees weekly duty, keep it on the counter. If not, consider finding a spot for it in a cabinet and enjoy the open feel of your counter space. Under cabinet lighting is a critical addition to brighten and expand the feel of your kitchen and offer the illusion of additional space on your countertops.

Redecorating with storage in mind requires taking a special inventory of the items that get used in your house every day, week, or month. This is a great way to truly customize your space for you and those you live with. If you don’t have space to create new storage, the right flooring can also help a smaller room appear more spacious. For free quotes on hardwood, vinyl, tile, and laminate flooring Carrollton homeowners prefer, contact CMA Flooring today at 972-418-6606.