Hidden storage that’s good to go
There can be very few people who can confidently say they have enough storage in their home. If it’s not a case of clutter accumulating in every corner, it may be that the storage provided is a little on the stingy side, leaving items untidily on show.
One solution is to commission bespoke fitted storage solutions but this route can be just that……fitted, leaving you with an expensive investment that can’t accompany you to your next home. Thankfully, furniture designers and retailers have upped their game in terms of freestanding storage options that allow the owner to hide gubbins and junk out of sight.
No matter what room or your storage problem, there is a freestanding storage solution guaranteed to bring a new level of streamlined Zen to your home. Here are some options that have impressed us:-
Larders: also described as pantries, larders are the kitchen trend that shows no sign of going away and freestanding options are an excellent catch-all in the kitchen. The single and double door options from companies including MADE.com and The Cotswold Company hide a multitude of sins, with internal drawers, spice and bottle racks, and shelves all conveniently hidden from view when the doors are shut.
Armoires: originally designed to hold weapons and armour, today’s armoires are more likely to store linens and clothes rather than lances and swords. You can buy original antique items or off-the-shelf reproductions but one thing that marks out an armoire from a wardrobe is its ornate nature. Try Le Maison Chic for French-style armoires – many with mirrored doors.
Home offices: it’s no surprise that hide-away workstations – also referred to as micro home offices – have gained in popularity, as they offer a tidy alternative to spreading out over the dining table. Dedicated homes offices that are tucked away in freestanding cupboards have shelves set at the right height for keyboards and monitors, and come with the benefit of doors that can be shut to hide the working day. Try the Bruton hideaway home office from The Dormy House or the painted computer stations from Edmunds Clarke Furniture – a trade up from the traditional bureau.
Dressing tables: if you like the uncluttered look, a hidden dressing table is a great solution. The wide Luca wardrobe from Banbury Modern Furniture features sliding doors that open to reveal a drop-down dressing table with plenty of space for trinkets and beauty treasures. For something more space-saving, try Tikamoon’s floor standing ‘twig’ mirrored column cabinet, with its handy shelves hidden round the back.
If storage is such a problem that you need to move home for more space, contact us for available properties.
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