Location, Form, and Function: Designing the Right Storage Solution for Every Space
From walk-in, to reach-in, underneath stairs, to open vertical wall spaces, there are many ways to add more storage to a home.
During a remodeling job, it’s important to consider each and every product option and its capabilities. It’s even more important to utilize the right mix of products to meet the homeowner’s functional, spatial, style, and budget needs. The product options are wide-ranging, as are the materials with which they are made. They can be prefabricated or custom-made from metal, wood/laminate, mixed or other materials. A truly complete system will be flexible, configurable, and adjustable, providing the homeowner with both the look and function they need.
Front-stage and Backstage Display
In areas of the home or office where the most personal and often prized items are kept – the master bedroom closet or executive offices– an efficiently organized closet or space with the right amount of open shelving and closed storage spaces can turn a tired, ineffective space into a new, integrated space. Designing and choosing the right material to showcase ‘front-stage’ worthy collections enhances the space and allows the homeowner’s personality to be reflected in its design. It adds that air of luxury that today’s homeowners expect in the master bedroom.
In areas that need to be efficient, accessible, and tidy – the laundry room – a similar combination of open and closed shelving is ideal. This way, homeowners maintain tidiness in a heavily-trafficked part of the house, but can still place regularly-used items in the open. Wire shelving with ample hanging area is suitable in the laundry room, since its open design promotes ventilation. This creates a highly-usable space with a clean, stylish aesthetic. The efficient design also reduces the potential for wasted time in the laundry room, freeing up quality time to be spent with the family elsewhere.
Wood/laminate closet systems are another great option for both bedroom closets and laundry areas. They can be designed and installed in a walk-in, reach-in, or open wall storage space, making them a more affordable – yet equally as beautiful – alternative to built-in-place casework. With options ranging from premium door and drawer fronts to nickel-finished handles, furniture-quality storage systems are trending with homeowners.
The remodeler and homeowner must collaborate to determine the best design and storage product options that meet the needs and application of each space.
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