Entry #1963, December 27, 2012
Best of 2012 – #5
How to Create Useful Storage in your Home’s Hallways
Image via: Shelterness
If you are remodeling or building a new home, it would be of great help to you to know how to create useful storage for hallways so that you can make the most of the space & how you get organized in a large or small area. If you have a small home, you are sure to agree with me that space will always be an issue but only if you allow it to because there are lots of ways you can create storage space even from the crannies of connecting spaces, especially if your home has a hallway. Listed below are some tips to help you out.
Image via: Shelterness
Creating Tall Bookcases:
All you need in this instance are shallow but very tall bookcases and getting them lined up close to each other in the space under the hallway. If the contents of the bookcases have visual appeal in the case of photos and books, you can leave the bookcase open or install sliding glass doors. If the contents are not attractive in any way, you can suspend curtains or fabric from the ceiling to cover the bookcases. These fabrics serve as coverings and at the same time, add a unique type of colour splash within your hallway.
Using Storage Benches:
There are various designs and sizes of storage benches that are available out there. You can go for the ones with movable tops or built-in shelves. They should not be too long or large so that movement around the hallway is not inhibited. With this bench, you have where to sit and remove or wear your shoes as you enter or go out of the house and at the same time, store some of your items.
Image via: Pinterest
Finally on how to create useful storage for hallways, if your hallway happens to be very narrow, you can install corner shelves and hooks all through the full length of the wall. This is one sure way of creating storage in your hallway without inhibiting movement. You can even pad the top of the lowest shelve so that you and other members of the family can sit on it to wear or remove shoes.
Remember to have it at the back of your mind that in your bid to add extra storage, you should not unknowingly take up most of the space in your living room. Also, ensure that the storage plans you have for the hallway are not such that would negatively alter the décor or style of your home.
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