Friday, October 27, 2017
- by Mike Croxall, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga
Finding storage solutions for things like blankets, books, seasonal clothes and countless other items that often take over your living areas can seem challenging. But there are many practical and attractive ways to incorporate storage all throughout your home.
A surprising number of people underutilize one of the best storage locations: beneath the bed. Especially for smaller bedrooms, under-bed storage can free up valuable floor space and make way for other furniture like a chaise or a full-length mirror. Large plastic bins are usually an economical alternative, but they can be unsightly if they peek out from beneath your bed. Consider fabric-lined baskets, or industrial-style metal or wood boxes that roll on small castors. When buying new furnishings, look for beds with built-in storage drawers or cubbies.
Free-standing bookshelves serve a function, but built-in shelves can be wow factors that significantly enhance the character of a room. Either bordering a fireplace or large window, built-in shelves are a great investment with a dual purpose of adding storage and providing an area to display photos and dcor. A cabinet maker or other woodworking professional ...