As Canadians, we all know how important it is to have a neat and organized home. When we have clutter and personal items piling up around us, our homes not only look unappealing and unattractive, but we feel less at ease too!
A clear home equals a clear mind—a statement that has never been more true in the 21st Century. With information overload and incredibly busy lives, it's hard sometimes to find the peace and tranquility that we are looking for. This is where our homes come in! Your home should be a serene oasis where you can relax and reconnect with who you are.
Storage space is key to a clear home. If your items all have certain places where they are stored, it's much easier to keep your home looking neat and tidy.
However, today we are going to show you 8 innovative solutions for your home that you probably haven't come across before. These are simple yet very brilliant and will contribute to you having a much neater and more sophisticated home.
Let's take a look!
In this design, by professionals DIZZCONCEPT, we come across a kitchen wall that folds out, revealing a basin and plenty of cupboard and shelf space. The wooden doors, which open outwards, also have their own storage nooks tucked in behind them.
This is a wonderful design for a small home and would work for any Canadian family! It gives you a multi-functional kitchen in a very limited amount of space.
Don't you love the fact that they've even fitted a television in?
Now this is a concept you probably haven't seen before—using the stairs for storage!
Many of us have to have stairs or staircases in our homes, getting us from one floor to the next. If you have to have them, you might as well maximize the space that they take up!
In this innovative design, the staircase opens up, revealing a hollowed out section where all sorts of items can be stored neatly out of sight.
Create a little space in your kitchen pantry where your kitchen trolley can slot in and be stored neatly away.
Kitchen trolleys are incredibly useful, providing extra storage space as well as an extra surface area for preparing food or having items easily accessible. The best part about a kitchen trolley is that it is portable, so you can move it around as and when you need it.
However, if your kitchen is small, you don't want it lying around or taking up space when you don't need it. Slot it neatly into your pantry and you have the most ideal solution!
You don't need to waste floor space with large wine racks. Instead, make the most of the vertical space!
In this impressive design, we come across a wine rack that hangs on the wall, utilizing the wall space for storage. It's also a very simple and sleek design, which means that the only thing taking up any space are the wine bottles themselves.
The great thing about this design is that the wine rack also looks like an artistic piece on the wall too!
In this image, we can see how a pop-out shelf has been added to a wall in a very modern design that is also incredibly cute and functional!
The shelf collapses down out of the wall and can be used for a variety of objects. One of its most charming functionalities, however, is that it can hold the weight of a bike, thus forming the perfect little spot to keep your bike stored neatly in a corner, against the wall without worrying about it falling over.
Place your washing machine in a large cupboard, like we see in this design, to give your bathroom, kitchen or laundry area a more uniform and neat appearance. You can keep washing powder and fabric softener in the cupboards next to it for easy access.
When you need to use your washing machine, you simply open up the doors and it's ready to go!
As we've mentioned before, stairs are often a very necessary part of our homes, but they also hold a lot of storage potential.
Apart from using the space in the stairs themselves, you can use the space under your stairs for cupboards or shelves, keeping items neatly stored away.
In this image, we can see how it also adds a very stylish touch to a home!
Have a look at these other inventive ways to use that wasted space under the stairs.
When it comes to utilizing vertical space, why not go all the way to the ceiling like these designers have done?
The result is a very stylish looking set of shelves that extend all the way up the wall, offering plenty of space for clothes and other items to be stored neatly away.
If you do go this route, make sure that you store the items you don't need very often on the higher shelves!
If you've enjoyed this ideabook, have a look at these really clever storage solutions for small homes.