For many of us, our homes can easily become overrun with clothes and belongings. And, when you have limited storage, it’s not always easy to keep them tidy. Often, people believe that there’s no way of adding storage into your home without compromising space. However, there are plenty of smart ways to expand your options.
Research conducted by fitted furniture store Hammonds found that the average house-hunter claims that a home with ample storage is worth 12k more to them. So, whether you’re looking to stay in your home for the foreseeable or plan on renovating your home to sell soon – adding storage to your house will add value in the future. If you’re wondering how you can do it, here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Research conducted by Hammonds suggests that a garage is the most sought-after storage option, with 42% prepared to pay more for a home that has one. There are many ways to use a garage as an effective storage space, here are just a few.
- To store outdoor equipment, clothing, and electricals
- As a utility – washing machine, dryer, sink, cupboards
- Workshop – tools, machinery, materials
However, if you want to take your garage storage to the next level and you have the budget for it – try splitting your space. Putting in partition walls to divide your space can help add value to your garage. Consider installing a bathroom or utility for the ultimate garage renovation.
A home office
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a huge rise in the number of people working from home. As many started to work from home for the first time, few people had the facilities to work in a productive environment.
However, now working from home has become a way of life for many, people are starting to utilise their wasted space at home to create a home office. usable storage in your home office provides a space for documents, work files and any other personal belongings. What’s more, it could double up as a reading room, so you can move your books and magazines into usable storage. With one in six people surveyed by Hammonds saying they’d rather have more indoor storage than a garden – it’s a no brainer.
Over a quarter of respondents from the Hammonds survey, stated that storage space was more important than a home office. Therefore, taking advantage of smart storage ideas is a wise move. Adding in fitted wardrobes to the bedroom, an under stairs cupboard or extra shelving in the kitchen will help tackle any storage issues. Helping your home to become more attractive to any potential buyers, if you come to sell your home in the future too.
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