After the holidays are over and it’s finally time to put all of the decorations away, you can sometimes find yourself wondering where all of the space you had for storage went. The boxes you took out, now mysteriously don’t fit back into the closets they came from. It may be time to redo your storage areas to not only fit more, but to look better as well.
Closets are the typical go to for storage, as you don’t have to worry about varying temperatures. However, they are also the first place to fill up and get cluttered (we’ve all been through a hoarding phase). Start by clearing out everything, and we mean everything. This will give you the chance to evaluate the space in the closet to see how it can be better utilized. It will also give you a chance to get rid of some things that you may not need anymore. New shelves and built in cabinetry will provide you with a much more efficient space than those old closet rods. If you’re really struggling for space, look to an architect to evaluate your current space to see if the closet can be expanded out without ruining the flow of the room. Take a look at Houzz for some inspiration.
Another storage redesign option is the garage. While this is usually the storage space for larger items like lawn mowers and snow blowers, it can also benefit from a increased shelving or new cabinets. Look to the rafters in the garage for possibilities as well. Houzz provides a great example of a lofted space that was created in a garage with high ceilings.
Storage options are lurking all over the house. Sometimes you just need a little creativity and help from a friendly architect to make it work with your home. Please feel free to get in touch with us by calling 303.444.5380 or emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org. Fänas Architecture has offices in Boulder, Colorado and Durango, Colorado and we're happy to help!