De-cluttering Your Existence
The lifestyle gurus keep telling us that we need to de-clutter our lives, in order to be more free-thinking, more productive and more efficient. However, if your bedrooms are small, there just isn’t enough storage space for everything to be put away neatly, and you end up with a pile of storage boxes cluttering up the room.
You dream of clear spaces and clean lines, but there just does not seem to be enough room for all of the things you own! Even if you have the recommended clear out, you still end up with many necessary items that need to be stored tidily. As a novice, or even a seasoned DIY-er, you may have considered building in some storage, but you may not be sure where to begin. It helps to have a look at how others have managed to build in some valuable storage space in their tight corners.
A classic idea for getting the most out of a small space is the built-in wardrobe. It is actually a myth that you need to have a suitable, recessed area in the bedroom in which to set a built-in wardrobe. You can create one of these even if there is no recess, and it is nowhere near as difficult to do as you might think if you use ready-made design pieces that you can then install yourself. Create a sketch of your cluttered room, and then use your imagination! You could have a wardrobe that extends from ceiling to floor, from wall to wall, or one that is built in two tiers. You can include drawers, jewellery baskets and shoe shelves!
Buy in the Parts and fittings
With so many design options available to you, it is a good idea to browse some product catalogues to get some ideas. There are a plethora of design colours and materials for you to choose from when designing your built-in wardrobe. You might decide to create an all-white Zen look or a cosy country feel wooden layout. How about creating an Asian feel with wood and glass panelled doors. It is definitely best to buy the panels and fittings, shelves and parts for your built-in wardrobe from a good quality manufacturer unless you are a highly skilled carpenter. If you buy in all of the bits you need to build your wardrobe, then it is not too difficult a job to carry out the fitting yourself, with a bit of careful planning. Most manufacturers give good customer support and provide fitting guides to help you through the process.
Other Space Saving Solutions
There are other options and space-saving fittings you could consider, like shelving, sliding doors, walk-in wardrobes and drawer units, (click here to see some design ideas) all of which can be fitted yourself, and all of which will help you to create the clutter-free room you are visualising.