Home renovations happen for several reasons. You may have just purchased the home and you want to renovate it to your special requirements. You may be knocking down a few walls to increase the flow of the floor plan. A home renovation may add in more windows for natural lighting, or additional rooms for the comfort of your family.
Unfortunately, while taking out walls or rooms, many existing storage spaces can become eliminated. You may notice this problem only after the renovation or when the work is almost completed. If you request changes at these stages, you can find your contractor costs increased as it can put a strain on your remaining project budget.
Plan for Storage During the Design Phase
The best way to ensure your renovation runs smoothly as well as on-time and under budget is to plan your storage spaces during the design phase. Whether you are working directly with the contractor or with an architect, you will want to think about the types of storage that will fit well with each space.
For more open floor design plans, you may wish for hanging shelves, cabinets, and wall entertainment systems. If you plan on removing walls to increase the light in certain rooms, consider placing enclosed benches or low dressers under windows that provide more storage in the space. A custom home storage manufacturer, such as Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada, can bring in storage ideas during the planning stage so the construction can run smoothly.
Utilize Built-In Storage for Small Rooms
Even during renovations, you still may end up with some spaces that are small after the project. For example, you may take away bedroom and closet square footage to add in a master bathroom. To fit more storage in these rooms, consider built-in storage solutions.
With built-in storage shelves and cabinets, you can free up floor space as you will not have to add in bulky pieces of furniture. Also, consider cabinets that are built into other furniture pieces. A wall bed with cubby spaces and shelves built into the frame can provide you with the perfect amount of storage for these smaller rooms.
Lastly, you also want to consider the home’s structure during the remodel. Little nooks and crannies that may be created when adding walls, half walls, and other building elements may be innovative spots for storing items. You could place corner storage shelves in a neglected spot in the new living room, or a small mudroom nook in a hallway, that can provide surprising and pleasing organizational solutions.
If you need a team to help you design and install your new storage systems, call Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada to schedule a free, in-home consultation! We proudly serve the greater Las Vegas and Henderson areas.
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