When designing a home, one of the biggest obstacles is making sure you have ample storage space. People tend to accumulate many keepsakes over time, and our homes are meant to showcase them as well as maintain some semblance of order and organization. At David C. Bos Homes, we’ve proposed multiple unique ideas for custom storage solutions. These solutions are trendy and tasteful ways to make sure you have everything you need, and that it all has a place in your home.
We all know space is of the utmost importance when it comes to bathrooms, but how can you optimize your bathroom space without sacrificing on amenities? This custom Lake Michigan home provides a unique solution with a cubby for a stool. This way, not only are you able to sit down while applying makeup or washing your face, you’re also saving space with the built-in nook for your stool.
Floor to ceiling open shelves are a great way to tastefully store objects while decorating a living room. You can decorate with family photos and optimize storage by placing books, sentimental knick-knacks, and DVDs on the shelves. Additionally, you can use woven baskets and boxes to hide less attractive items like remotes, gaming controllers and extra cords. In this St. Joseph custom home, everything has its place, but still invites a homey feel.
Floor to ceiling shelving units are also a great idea for pantries and closets. Whether you’re storing clothes or food, the large and easily accessible shelves give you the maximum amount of storage for the space. These shelves are the perfect size for appliances that aren’t being used on a daily basis. This way, you can remain organized and remove clutter from your kitchen tables and counters.
If you’ve got a smaller area that you’re looking to convert to a bedroom, or if you’re designing a child’s bedroom, a built-in bed is a great way to go. This solution is the ultimate space-saver, especially if you consider installing cubbies underneath the bed itself. This eliminates the need for a bulky dresser, and with the bed itself tucked nicely away, kids will have much more room to play.
Cabinets are the obvious storage choice for kitchen storage, but this custom home takes cabinetry storage to another level. In this kitchen, the upper cabinets extend all the way to the ceiling with more cabinets built into the island, maximizing all possible empty space. Additionally, stools fit neatly under the island countertop, ensuring that no one bumps into them, and giving the kitchen a larger feel.
Island shelving is another unique and trendy idea for kitchen storage. As is shown in this Boardwalk Community model home, shelves are built into the island itself, providing space for things like extra cookbooks, bowls and spices. With this storage solution, you gain additional space and can personalize your kitchen as well. Shelves allow you to store things without shutting them away.
The mudroom and entryway is often the most cluttered part of the home. People kick off their shoes, throw coats down, and leave hats and mittens lying around. A mudroom bench provides an excellent storage solution to trap and organize all of those extraneous accessories. Just like this Beach Woods custom home, you can design your bench so that it has small hooks and closets for jackets, drawers for shoes, and baskets for cold weather accessories. You’ll also have the added bonus of the bench, giving you a place to sit down and take your shoes off, and keeping the mud where it belongs: the mudroom.