Maximise Your Storage Space In a New Home Build


How often have you looked at messy, unorganised spaces in your home and wished you had better storage spaces? That’s because older homes were not designed with you specifically in mind.

 Building a brand new house means you are in control of the design and can plan it so that it fits your family’s specific organisational needs!

When you plan and design your family’s home, you can customize the layout, rooms and storage options to maximise space to store your belongings. No more cluttered living rooms, scattered laundry, or disastrous garages. This will turn your new home into an organised and positive environment for you and your family, creating less stress and more living enjoyment.

Here are some ideas to consider as you start designing the perfect home for your family.

1.       Kitchen Layout and Storage

Because the kitchen is typically such a high traffic area, it seems to get messy rather easily. There are many different options to maximise this space and help keep it organized and functional.

Do you and your family enjoy cooking together? You could design a kitchen with multiple prep stations or counter space. Hidden storage options can also be used for garbage, recycling and small appliances in order to maintain a clean and organised kitchen.

You can also design an eating area to fit your family’s preferences. If you prefer to eat in a dining room, that can certainly be accommodated. If you would rather a larger living room or kitchen over a dining room, it could be eliminated and an eat-in kitchen or breakfast nook space can be created.

2.       Creative Built-In Storage

Built-in storage is a very versatile way to create organisation in your home. There are many creative ways to come up with built-in storage throughout your home based on you and your family’s needs.

Kitchen storage and displays for special dishes and vases, entertainment areas for living rooms and built-in bookcases are all common ideas for extra storage space. You could also include headboards that double as a nightstand space, shelving above doors and windows in bathrooms, hidden cupboards and drawers as staircase storage, and cabinet cut outs for things like cutting boards

3.       Personalised Closets and Garages

Lets face it, cleaning out the closet and garage are tasks we all dread. The best way to maintain an organised closet or garage is to have it personalised to only what you need to keep in there. If you hang most of your clothes, have a double rod closet installed. Shelving options are great if shoes are your thing.

Your kids could also benefit from having multiple drawers and compartments for clothes, shoes and toys. When there is a designated place for everything, it becomes easier for everyone to maintain and organised space.

Whilst maintaining adequate space for parking your cars, your garage is also a great place to store outside items. Take advantage of all the space in your garage by investing in storage units for tools, sports equipment and yard maintenance items. You can also decide on whether you need space for one or two vehicles based on your family's current or growing needs.

4.       Consider Having an Extra Room

An extra room in your house can be an excellent and versatile use of space that helps keep your family organised. For example, this space could become the family entertainment area, the kids playroom or a home office.

When you are creating your new home design, consider how an extra room can create options for space without increasing your budget. An extra room can have a multi-purpose function such as, being used for guests as needed, or using one part of the room as an indoor exercise space and another being an entertainment area or extra study and reading space.

5.       Décor and Finishes

For most people, selecting your interior finishes such as counter surfaces, flooring options and paint colours is one of the most exciting parts of the building process. One thing you have probably never realised is by being creative about your finishes, you can help enhance the feeling of space.

For example, kitchen cabinet doors can be painted with chalkboard paint to create a message board without utilizing wall space. Other built-in cabinet fronts can be finished with magnetic paint to allow for magnetic hooks for storage needs that’s may change. Closet doors could also be doubled as mirrors, freeing up additional wall space again.

No more unnecessary clutter around your home! Many builders offer a multitude of design, layout and décor options for you to choose from to help maximise your storage space and create better home efficiency. By choosing a new home design that can accommodate your family’s specific storage needs, you and your family can truly enjoy a clutter-free space.