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12 practical storage solutions for South African homes

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Storage, tidiness and organised decor is important in any home. These 12 storage solutions are stylish yet practical enough for any space, regardless of the location. From the living room to the kitchen, and even the bedroom and bathroom, it's important to consider the best spot for secure and elegant features that fit your space. Let's take a look at these functional solutions in the South African home for inspiration.

1. Fit the office

Built in Kitchen Modern kitchen by Turquoise Modern

Built in Kitchen


You don't need a separate room for your office, build it into your kitchen or living room area, but don't skimp on lighting.

2. Shelves

Living Room - After: modern  by Turquoise , Modern

Living Room—After


Shelves are great for anything from ornaments and objects to the book collection you've amassed over the years.

3. Niches

House St Andrews Modern bathroom by Principia Design Modern
Principia Design

House St Andrews

Principia Design

Decorate your walls with sleek and sophisticated niches and you'll instantly have space for all your toiletries and luxurious bath products.

4. For the bottles

Don't have a cellar? No sweat! Include bottle storage space in your kitchen counter and you'll never have to worry about being out of stock.

5. Appliances

Orange and Silver Niemann Kitchen with Cesar Stone Work Tops. Modern kitchen by Expert Kitchens and Interiors Modern
Expert Kitchens and Interiors

Orange and Silver Niemann Kitchen with Cesar Stone Work Tops.

Expert Kitchens and Interiors

Upgrading your kitchen means creating space for all those appliances, from the dishwasher to the fridge.

6. Foot of the bed

Grey-scale Luxury Classic style bedroom by Carne Interiors Classic
Carne Interiors

Grey-scale Luxury

Carne Interiors

Thinking of how to maximise storage in the bedroom? Well, a storage ottoman will solve that problem easily and efficiently.

7. Classic cupboard




Store your gaming devices and extra appliances in a sleek minimalist cupboard.

8. Attic

How about converting the unused attic into a fancy yet functional office? It will be worthwhile to keep your home neat and tidy, while having a safe space to work.

9. Closet

closet suíte master - vermelho, preto, branco, cinza e bege Modern dressing room by Mariana Von Kruger Modern
Mariana Von Kruger

closet suíte master—vermelho, preto, branco, cinza e bege

Mariana Von Kruger

Extend your bedroom with a stunning walk-in closet and you'll never have an excuse to not buy those gorgeous shoes again.

10. Under the stairs

Staircase cupboard Classic style corridor, hallway and stairs by SCD Group Classic Wood Wood effect
SCD Group

Staircase cupboard

SCD Group

Simple shelving beneath your stairs could be the ideal linen storage space.

11. Dressing table

House B - House Design Eclectic style bedroom by Redesign Interiors Eclectic
Redesign Interiors

House B—House Design

Redesign Interiors

A dressing table is essential to keep all your jewellery and skincare products organised and orderly.

12. Fire wood

Where to store firewood in your living room is always an issue, it may just look ugly and untidy. But, here's an untidy that adds a rustic effect to your decor too. Here are 9 cool ways to add some colour to your home

Which practical storage idea suits your home?
Modern houses by Casas inHAUS Modern

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