For many home owners, living space and number of bedrooms and bathrooms were big factors in their decision to buy a home. However, one aspect that often gets overlooked is how much storage space a house has. If you find that your home lacks enough usable space to put away and keep your belongings, you may be looking for ways to add more storage. Custom options like built-in wall units, remodeled closets, or optimized pantries can all be game-changers. Here are a few things you should consider when deciding to add more storage areas to your home.
What Do You Need?
The first thing you’ll want to prioritize when making any storage additions to your home or remodeling is the immediate need you need to fulfill. Choose projects that will bring value to your everyday life. Is there anything that’s missing when it comes to storage as you go through your daily routine? Perhaps, when you come in through the front door, you find yourself kicking off your shoes, hanging your jacket and setting down your bag right in your entryway. You might best serve your need to put things down/away right when you walk in by installing a drop-zone unit or custom cabinets near the front door.
If you have kids or pets, you may lack certain storage areas for keeping their essentials organized. Think about what kind of storage would make sense for your kids based on their age and what they spend most of their time doing. Younger children probably need cubbies and drawers for toys or other supplies. An older child could benefit from their own small workspace desk and shelving. This can act as a dedicated space to study or do crafts, plus store materials.
What Do You Want?
Once your home is outfitted with storage to meet your most pressing needs, you can shift your focus! Start to think about upgrades and nice-to-have additions to your home. You could opt for a luxurious master closet remodel that finally gives you the space to display and organize your clothing. Or perhaps, your laundry room could use some state-of-the-art accessories that will improve the functionality of the room. There are many aesthetically appealing changes you can make to your home storage to style your space exactly the way you want.
Changes In The Future
Lastly, it’s always a good idea to “future proof” your house by thinking ahead. Before you install new storage solutions, take a moment to consider if your needs will change in the near future. For example, will you have kids in the next few years? You may want to set aside a spare bedroom or closet for the space that they will need. Maybe you have plans to create a home office, but you still want to be able to host guests overnight. A Murphy bed or fold-down futon would be a great solution, in this case. Thinking of the needs you may have in the future before hand will save you a lot of work over time.
If you are ready to start designing your own custom storage, give us a call! As your local storage and organization experts, Closet & Storage Concepts of Northern New Jersey will work with you to achieve the perfect solution for your personal needs. We offer free in-home estimates and design consultations to help you get started. Contact us today!