In Singapore, a usual grouse from homeowners is that our houses are too small, and we’re constantly running out of space at home. It is therefore not surprising that homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to maximise our interior spaces and make our homes go the extra mile. One way of introducing more storage into your home without buying new furniture or undergoing major renovations is by tapping into your wall space. Here are a couple of useful pointers to help you get started.
Put them Up on Show
If you can’t beat them, join them – ran out of storage space in your cupboards for your pots and pans? Why not hang them on your walls instead? This nifty storage saver is a breeze to achieve, as you just need to purchase some racks and hooks from the nearest home improvement store. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, the hanging racks are highly functional as well, as you can now keep your most often used kitchen tools close at hand.
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Not Just a Simple Wall
When considering your renovation plans, make your walls go the extra mile by incorporating inset storage spaces. For example, cut some inset shelves into your bathroom wall to place your toiletries and declutter the sink area. Or, make full use of a partitioning wall by introducing inset shelves that you can use to showcase your collections or family photographs. The possibilities are endless!
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From Head to Toe
Instead of purchasing a standalone book cabinet, consider customising bookshelves that run from ceiling to floor to maximise your wall storage space. Going beyond just being a functional storage option, this also allows you to treat your wall as a gallery space – put some thought into what other items you can showcase on the abundant shelving to impress your guests!
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Decluttering Your Children’s Room
All parents will understand the pain of tidying up a children’s room that is forever strewn with toys and books. Improve the situation by introducing handy wall storage that your children can easily reach, allowing them to give you a hand in the cleaning of their rooms. With the mess on the floor out of sight, we’re betting your children’s room will be looking much more comfortable by the end of the day!
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