Is your home in desperate need of more storage space?

In this blog post, we will provide some ideas that we hope will help spark some creative ways to increase storage space in your home. Storage space is often an issue for homeowners, especially as families grow. If decluttering and downsizing aren’t options for you, there are some ways you can increase the amount of storage in your home.

With some planning and the right remodeling contractor (like Prominent Builders and Design), you can build those space-saving storage ideas into the design of your first or next home remodeling project.

Home Storage Renovation Ideas

Before beginning a home remodeling project, you may want to ask yourself, “Is there a way to optimize storage in this new living space?” Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Constructing Built-In Shelving – This nice thing about adding built-in shelving is that you don’t sacrifice a lot of floor space. Many homeowners utilize the space around a tv or fireplace to add a combination of open shelving for decorative items and closed storage for keeping things out of the way.
  • Creating Storage Space Under Stairs – You’ve probably seen this in home décor magazines or online blogs. The space underneath the stairs can be transformed into a wonderful way to store items. Depending on how the stairs are situated and the available height, you can create a storage closet, or you can add pull-out drawers.
  • Adding Custom Storage Benches – Many homeowners are creating built-in storage benches in their laundry rooms or entryways. It is an excellent way to utilize awkward or tight spaces. Kids can drop off their shoes, bookbags, coats and more, keeping clutter out of the rest of the living areas.
  • Revamping Your Laundry Room – If your current laundry room only houses the washer and dryer, you might consider turning it into a mud room with cabinets to store cleaning items and detergents, countertops to fold laundry and a sink for washing those extra dirty items.
  • Converting a closet into a Laundry Room – Want to get your washer and dryer out of the way? Instead of building a laundry room, you can convert a closet into a laundry room. This is especially easy to do these days with the stackable washer/dryer combinations. By adding shelving and cabinets, you can increase the functionality of this small space.
  • Adding an Island to Your Kitchen – There are so many benefits to adding an island to your kitchen. You can set up high-top chairs to entertain guests while you are cooking. Cabinets, drawers, and appliances can also be added to increase the storage space and functionality of the room. Already have a center island in your kitchen? No problem. You can always renovate it for better use of the space.
  • Building a Corner Pantry – Do you have a corner in your kitchen that isn’t being used? You can always convert that space into a corner pantry.
  • Incorporating Shelving and Storage in Your Garage – If you don’t have a mudroom inside the home, why not build that space in the garage? Build a bench with cubbies to store coats and shoes. Add cabinetry to your garage to keep lawn and garden chemicals and sports equipment. Some people even install shelves near the garage ceiling to store seasonal items.

You can increase storage space in your home in many more ways. We hope the ideas we listed here will get you started. Of course, our design professionals are ready to assist you with any of your renovating ideas. We work throughout Bergen County and have an excellent reputation in the industry. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.