How to Increase Storage Space in Your New Home

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If you have run out of storage space in your new home, there are many creative ways to make the most out of smaller living spaces to accommodate your belongings without making interior design mistakes. Here, we look at how to increase storage space in your new home.

1.    Consider your outdoor space

Not all storage solutions need to be in the home, and you can set up a metal shed or garage to store larger items like lawn mowers and gardening tools. You can easily achieve this by investing in a DIY steel building kit that allows you to create much-needed space without hiring help or requiring any special skills.

2.    Opt for multipurpose furniture

An intelligent way to store everyday items within reach is by using multipurpose furniture. There are many ways to take advantage of this storage hack, and the most popular are:

  • Use beds with built-in storage. The space below your bed often goes to waste, yet you can use it to store clothing, beddings, and other personal items once it is fitted with drawers.
  • Invest in coffee tables or ottomans with storage to keep your living room clutter-free.
  • Go for desks that can be turned into a table whenever you need to work from home.

3.    Customize your cabinets to suit your needs

One of the reasons why you quickly run out of space is that you are centered on using the cabinets in your new home as they are. To avoid this limitation and get more storage space, it is vital to upgrade your cabinets by adding shelving and making them bigger where possible. For example, your kitchen upgrade could involve installing more floating cabinets and taking advantage of the space above them.

4.    Do not neglect those small spaces

If you’re worried that the available space in your new home is too small to be helpful, think again, as all it takes is a little creativity, and you can store many items in the smallest spaces. Consider having a floating book rack on that pillar in your living room, installing top cabinets in your bathroom, or utilizing that space under the stairs. For your kitchen, you can add a pantry to store your spices and canned items by using that little space between your fridge and cabinets.

5.     Make better use of your walls and corners

Your walls and corners are great assets when you have run out of space, as you can use them to boost your storage. You can choose to take one wall or corner in an area that is never too busy and add floating cabinets or corner shelves for storage. You can even create in-wall cabinets if you have thicker walls without worrying about obstructing movement. For your bedroom, you can choose to build a capsule wardrobe on that unused space and have ease panning your season wear.


Increasing storage space in your new home does not have to be complicated, and by using these tips, it is possible to create enough room for all your essentials.

About The Author: Justin Jersey is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is an aesthetician by heart who often writes about Art, Fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving them ideas for their own spaces.  Follow him on Twitter or Pinterest.
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