The importance of storage space in a home
Storage space in a home
A fundamental aspect for our home to be comfortable and welcoming is to maintain as much order as possible. Nobody likes to live in a house where chaos reigns and where, if you need something in particular, you are not able to find it or it costs you a lot.
At the same time, we have to take into account our lifestyle, family members, hobbies, etcetera. By this, we mean that if, for example, you are a lover of clothes, fashion, and trends, you will have a larger amount of clothes and accessories than usual, so you will have to allocate most of the storage systems for this purpose. It is also the case that, if you are a lover of reading or cinema, you will have to allocate a large part of the space to place bookcases where you can put your books, magazines or DVDs of your favourite films.
Another important factor when choosing your furniture or wardrobes is that they should be in harmony with the general style of the house.
On this basis, let’s take a little tour of some of the rooms to find out some tips on how to make your storage systems work as effectively as possible.
Tips for an efficient storage system
In the kitchen, we have overhead cupboards, where you should place glasses and plates, and even dishes. Place them, as far as possible, as close as possible to the dining area. Place pots, pans, and other heavier items in the lower units. In addition, nowadays there are many solutions for organizing everything that we cannot store, such as hooks, shelves, etc.
In bedrooms, both for adults and children, there is a wardrobe. There is little more we can say about this storage system that we don’t already know. For blankets, duvets, or whatever you consider, there are also storage bases. If you lack the space you need, you can complete your furniture with shoe racks, mirrors with double depth, or even nesting units that considerably increase the storage capacity. The latest trend is the installation of various heights on the floor of the room. These leave access hatches or openings to more storage spaces. This idea arises from the already well-known systems of space utilization that are used in staircases in the home, where each step is a door to an opening. In fact, this system could be used in any room.
In the bathroom, the furniture under the washbasin should be used for bathroom utensils and hygiene appliances such as hair dryers, hair straighteners, and hairdryers. The right place for personal hygiene and daily use products is more practical if they are at a certain height so that they are easier to reach.
In the living room and dining room, apart from the usual furniture, we can opt for the types of sofas and chess-longs with folding covers to gain space and order. As well as playing with environments at various heights as mentioned above.
How to start making better use of space
1. Discard impulse purchases of furniture and decorative objects. Taking some time to think about it will help you to discard what is not really going to be functional for you.
2. Identify what improvements you would like to make to your home. No one knows it better than you, so take the time to see how you can improve it little by little. Maybe you need a lot more space for home textiles or maybe your priority is to store your coats.
3. Slowly make changes. If you can’t afford three bespoke wardrobes, order one now and you’ll see in a few months. The important thing is to approach it as a process of transforming your home.
4. Get rid of those objects and clothes that you no longer use. Try to give them a second life and don’t let them go to the trash. If they are in good condition, you can sell them or donate them.
Living in a spacious apartment in Casemates, Gibraltar
Grand Casemates Square is situated just off the main street, offering a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and bars. During the warmer days, Casemates offer the perfect opportunity to have a drink and enjoy the outdoors.
Grand Casemates Square is the larger of Gibraltar’s two main squares and is located in the centre of the town.
Living in an apartment in Casemates has many advantages as, despite being in the centre of Gibraltar, it is quiet and traffic-free.
CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR is pleased to offer a charming bright and airy duplex apartment with plenty of storage space located in the heart of town. This 2 Bed (originally a 3) 1 Bath property maintains its original features. The first level comprises a fully fitted kitchen, and a spacious living room leading to a 7sqm balcony overlooking the popular Casemates square. The second level comprises of 2 large double bedrooms and a bathroom furthermore a loft area which provides plenty of storage.
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales specialist, Vishal Mulchandani, he can assist you in English and Spanish.