The Fun of Finding Storage

 Why stuff things out of sight and out of reach when the best part of having nice stuff is being able to use it! It is fun and creative to look for or create convenient storage crannies that keep belongings out of sight yet easily accessible.

Let the designer in you come out by thinking of opportunities to make use of attic eaves. They offer a lot of room that begs for built-in storage, or drawers and furniture that glide right out of them. Floor level cupboards and cubbies are ideal for children, which are accessible right where they play. And don’t forget the old dog-house dormer which offers opportunities for additional closets or built-in window seat storage.

Cabinets and shelves are not just for the kitchen; consider banks of cabinets with open shelving between them on a large great room wall. Also, the availability of cleaver closet organizers allows for efficient use of the spaces you have. “Target” for example now carries “California Closet” systems.

When you begin to design your new storage spaces, be creative and open minded. Bounce ideas off your friends, and find out what else is available through books and magazines. Have fun while being creative. Find the right construction, design or architectural professional to assist you with exploring the hidden possibilities in your home.


For more insight, information and any questions on this and other important issues, please contact your most valued real estate professional, we are here to serve you! 

Sources:  John VanderSyde is an Associate Broker with Virginia Properties, A Long & Foster Company, and a Licensed Architect. He and his wife Ann are in business together in Richmond, Virginia.

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