When you’re planning your very own custom home, there are so many things to think about. One of the more important aspects of any home design is storage. If you don’t have enough storage in your home, you’ll struggle to find space for important things that you need and use regularly. It can be very frustrating to deal with when you can’t find somewhere to tuck away all of the things you need. Consider some common options for custom home storage when planning your custom home design.
One of the best ways to optimize storage in your custom home is with built-in bookcases. These come with so many benefits. They greatly increase your home storage, allow for the display of books and decorations, and can be matched with the architectural design of your home, as well as the materials used. Ultimately, they’re going to look amazing and provide a lot of extra storage space.
In addition, built-in bookcases are a safer option than store-bought bookcases. Store-bought bookcases are often made of particleboard, have a weight limit, and are a falling hazard. Even when anchored to the wall, stand-alone bookcases remain a risk, especially to children who may pull or climb on them. Built-in bookcases don’t come with this risk.
Choosing open shelving in areas of your home like the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room is a good option for expanding storage. Open shelving can be especially useful for expanding storage on a budget, as its installation is significantly more affordable than cabinetry. This kind of shelving is also very versatile and minimalist, making it a good option for almost any interior design. Clever spacing can give it maximum utility and make storage fast and easy.
Large Laundry Room
A large laundry room is a great place to add a lot of extra storage for everyday household essentials that are difficult to keep elsewhere. While this option isn’t viable for everyone, it’s a good idea for those that have the space for it. These rooms can be the perfect spot for storing brooms, mops, household cleaning supplies, various household chemicals, and many other things that need to be stored safely and out of the way.
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