Creative storage solutions for small spaces
When asked by Bupa Home Insurance recently what space efficiency meant to us we responded that it’s a space that is both beautiful and functional with a sense of freedom. Storage must be a part of the overall aesthetic and not a standalone element.
Led by our inspired interior designer Robyn Hawke, the team at Inspired Spaces has established themselves as one of the Sydney’s most trusted design firms. Specialising in both commercial and residential projects, we use our knowledge gleaned from years of experience to transform, revitalise, and renew indoor spaces with a trademark creative elegance.
Inspired Spaces was established well over a decade ago. Over the years, we have not only cultivated our own sense of style, but have also learned to appreciate the unique input and vision of each of our clients. This winning combination of skill, experience and responsiveness gives Inspired Spaces clients not just top-notch design solutions, but also a place they can truly call home.
Storage Key to Space Efficiency
When starting a project, the first things you should look for are ways to free up space in order to get a better feel for the potential of a layout. While this may seem like a challenge in cramped apartments, one tip is to clear out everything that is already in storage, from the kitchen cupboards to the hall closets. Consider what you really need, you might even find things that you haven’t used, or thought of, in years. Get rid of these items. Then start planning your storage.
Use furniture with a dual function
When we design for small spaces, we consider how every piece of furniture can double as a storage solution. Lift-up lounges make great cupboards for blankets and towels, a coffee table or ottoman is ideal for magazines. We also source items that have multiple functions. One such item is a tilt stool, which can be used as an ottoman, stool, shelf and side table.
The article from Bupa, featuring Inspired Spaces, ‘Creative Storage Solutions for Small Apartment Living’, looks in detail at ways to utilise the tiniest of spots. One of our favourite tips we shared was to look at creating storage in the kick boards on your kitchen. This works ‘perfectly for small items like baking trays. We encourage you to consider custom-made furniture for small or awkward spaces, it may not be as expensive as you think.’
We believe that good design will allow you to live a more positive life. Find out how we can inspire your space and get in touch with our design team.