Thursday, 10 September 2015

Spring is in the Air!

As the cliché says…’Spring has sprung’, and whilst the weather hasn’t yet warmed to the arrival of a new season, it is time to plan to blow out the cobwebs, open the doors and invite the fresh, warming air inside.

What do you need to do around your home?

It is around this time that we start talking about ‘Spring Cleaning’, however it can also be a great time to investigate solutions for those irksome storage issues – as you are preparing to pack up winter clothes, bedding, etc.

There are oodles of interesting ways to get more and importantly, affordable storage in your existing space.

We believe one of the most effective solutions is the attic ladder and this has been an absolute blessing in my home.  Professionally installed in a day, including correctly installed flooring to guard against fire hazards, and you have yourself an instant storage area, without losing any vital living space.  Attic ladders provide access in compact spaces, so there are options to suit different locations and home sizes.
attic ladder

Do you have a staircase?  We have found fantastic storage designs utilising staircases on Pinterest (staircases) and – one of our clients had a custom built storage and entertainment unit incorporated into the design of her new staircase.

staircase storage

staircase storage

Modular shelving option such as Ikea’s Billy range can organise the book collections we hoard and offer display options for family photos and collections. These packs are DIY friendly and provide ‘custom-built’ look when installed.

ikea billy bookcase

staircase storage

Cleaning out and rearranging existing spaces such as linen and laundry cupboards will create much needed space and enables you to consider better use of these spaces.  Really, how many extra pillows and doonas for guests do we need?  Of course if putting away your winter weight doona, you can now store in a sealed vacuum bag in your new attic space.  Yay!

Pinterest, again provides particularly clever ideas for sorting and organising these cupboards – take a look today at our pin board on this very topic – get organised.

storage organisation

Seek out those nooks to find ways to increase your storage capacity....and if all else fails you know who to call to design that fabulous extension, which will feature innovative solutions to meet your needs well into the future

Happy Spring!!