Ingenious Extra Storage Spaces for Small Houses
Issue: Dec 2022
Creating storage spaces in small homes
In the average HDB home of a resident in Singapore, space is a scarcity and some areas are often underused. Many rooms are visibly filled with items that are not frequently used, and that can make them seem crowded.
With houses getting smaller, every inch of space should be completely utilised, especially when storage space comes in different shapes and sizes. This allows our living spaces to be maximised and feel less cluttered.
From transforming spare space under your bed to creating behind-the-door storage, there are many ways to organise your living spaces without needing to add more furniture or make big changes. Here are some storage tips you can use to create a more spacious home with extra storage space.
4 unexpected spaces to start utilising
There are four unexpected spaces in small houses that can be used for storage. These extra spaces are under the bed, window seats, behind doors, and corner storage. Get creative and see what works best for you:
Spare Space Under the Bed
When it comes to small houses, every spare inch of space counts. That's why making use of the space under your bed is a great way to add some extra storage. There are a few things to consider when using this space, though. First, you'll want to make sure that whatever you're storing under your bed is properly sealed and protected from dust. Second, you'll want to be aware of any items that might be too bulky or heavy to store under your bed, as this could damage the frame or create an unsafe situation. With these in mind, under bed storage can be an alternative way to add some extra space to a small house. It's a hidden place to store out of season clothes, extra bedding, or even nonperishable food items. So next time you're looking for a place to store something, don't forget to check under the bed!
Cosy Window Seats
If you have a small house, you may not think you have enough space for extra storage, let alone something stylish. But with some creativity there are plenty of possibilities. One such place is the window seat, which is the perfect spot to store extra blankets, pillows, or even linens. And if you don't have any built-in storage, you can simply add a few baskets underneath the seat to store whatever you need. Window seats are also great for displaying family photos and other memorabilia or serving as a cosy reading nook.
Behind Door Storage
Behind door storage is an excellent way to make use of otherwise wasted space. One option is to install hooks or racks on the back of your doors to make the space functional for storing things like coats, hats, umbrellas, and other outerwear. You can also use this space to hang towels in your bathroom or pot holders and aprons in your kitchen. Another idea for behind-door storage is to install shelves, which you can use to store cleaning supplies or even books.
Usually unnoticed, corners of rooms are unexpected but excellent storage areas in small houses. By using appropriate furniture, such as built-in shelving, many different items can be stored or displayed while also keeping them out of the way.
StorHub Personal Self Storage
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