Being short on space is something that every Singaporean has to live with, but what if you had a solution to all your storage woes. Clever planning and in-built carpentry can definitely help you resolve some of these issues. Wondering how? Well, below we’ve compiled some smart ideas for adding storage in small homes. Let’s take a look:
1. Wrap-around wall shelves
The first idea we’ve got is a wraparound wall shelf. It’s a great way to utilize otherwise blank walls, and you can even camouflage doors within them. So, if you’ve got a corner room protruding out, you can simply have some shelves built around it to add some extra storage space. Just look at this image for inspiration – the D’Art Interior design team has done wonders with both open and closed shelving place.
2. Get creative with the media console
All small homes either opt for slim media walls or simple floating consoles. The trick is to be smart about their designs. Their size is always compact so that they can complement the small spaces, but beyond that, you can go nuts with the internal storage. You can add compartmentalized drawers and open shelves – anything that suits your needs.
3. Carpentry add-on’s
Smart carpentry add-on’s are another thing that you can go for in order to enhance the storage capacity in your home. This includes stylish storage cabinets in any empty nook or alcove of the home. Or you can take inspiration from what the D’Art Interior design team did with this media wall. The addition of the tall cabinet to the compact media console gives visual depth and dimension to the overall design.
4. Customized in-built shelving
Customized shelving is a great way to practically add more storage space. The secret to smart storing is how you compartmentalize your things. So, when you’re designing such shelves, focus on how many drawers and cabinets you want. Moreover, don’t overlook the importance of open compartments to feature some decoration in the process!
5. Personalizing the wardrobes
A smart wardrobe design can totally improve your lifestyle, but how exactly can you manage one? Just take a look at this image – the L-shaped wardrobe designed by the D’Art Interior design team has very unique cut-outs and stretches all the way to the ceiling. This helps with custom organization and space management while presenting an excellent design front!