Expat Living: Storage Solutions and Home Design Tips

Living in another city can be quite challenging especially when transferring to a new home quarters.

However, it does not have to be as hard to cope up and settle if you know some home design and storage tips and tricks. Here are some pointers on how you can make even the most limited of living spaces work.

1. Instant bedroom

– if you have an extremely limited space then why not go for the “magic” bed?

The standard Murphy bed is ideal for those who have frequent overnight guests but does not have another room. You can even add some custom cabinetry for some aesthetic appeal.

2. Go for the Alcove

– imagine built-in cabinets and the alcove in between. This can double as a window-seat or “couch” saving you great space. Ideally, you need to have 20 to 24 inches depth to build the right window seat coupled with cushions.

3. Double walls –

some interior walls tend to be hollow. Check if yours are. If they are then there should be space between it and the wall studs. Make the most out of by creating niches and acloves. Put them in between the studs or you can align it based on your preferences. Be careful about opening the walls and electrical wire. Aside from this, you can have additional storage space for your accessories and other home components.

4. Add more with subtraction

– it sounds ironic but try thinking about soffits. Build mini alcoves up or under couches to small storage cabinets. You can also create nooks for lamps instead of buying built-in cabinets.

These are just some of the ways you can save up on home storage without sacrificing aesthetics.

Thinking out of the box and taking advantage of the existing enclaves can make all the difference.

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Renovation Articles

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