No matter how much storage I have, I want more. If you believe you have used up all the floor space you can spare, then look to your own walls for much more inventive storage directly where you need it.
Jennifer Weiss Architecture
Storage walls can provide an elegant and innovative approach to hide utilitarian items you don’t want on screen, and to showcase the singular items you do want to highlight. Niches, seats, desk space, closet space and drawers can be integrated into a custom made storage wall apparatus, and you can also customize it with special hardware and an exotic wood veneer.
In an open space like a studio or attic, storage walls can function as room dividers.
Ruhl Walker Architects
A wall storage unit can be a true workhorse. This one acts as a space divider between toilet and sleeping space in a master suite, and also as a headboard together with storage compartments, of course.
Wall storage typically isn’t readily discovered upon first glance. Components have to be anchored to the wall studs for security. Sometimes portions of the wall may be clipped into to achieve the design in mind, so be aware of avoiding electrical and plumbing lines. This brilliant example comprises built-in lighting, nightstands and bookshelves.
Mary Prince Photography
I get irritated by clutter, so nothing bothers me more than concealing things behind closed doors. Taking up an whole wall of a dining area with equally spaced floor-to-ceiling doors creates a clean, monolithic facade with the home’s pantry, conveniently situated steps away from the kitchen.
JACK ROSEN CUSTOM KITCHENS
Floor-to-ceiling cabinets and shelves maximize storage. Adding transparent glass in the top cabinets’ door fronts creates visual attention and allows the opportunity to display those extra-special bits you don’t want hidden.
A storage system similar to this one gets the most of wall property. If you’re maintaining the shelves exposed, an equally spaced grid is a beautiful way to create harmony in what could be a chaotic composition. Bonus points for coordinating your bookshelves by color.
If you can save a couple more feet of ground space, a wall unit having deeper storage can incorporate a plush reading nook, window seat or daybed.
Studio D Interiors
Eisner Design LLC
Even if your deeper storage unit takes up more floor space, it can still save space by becoming a house office, media center, bookshelves and shut storage in a single. The more you want it to match how you live and work, the more you will get from the wall storage.
Storage walls and playrooms look meant for each other. This is an opportunity to be playful with color and wallpapers. Plan on different kinds of storage along one wall, for example shut cabinets, high shelves you don’t want children to achieve and lower shelves you do want them to have access to. Organize materials and toys by color, subject, age group and so on.
A storage wall doesn’t need to be a perfectly measured custom cabinetry bit. It can be a unique and eclectic piece, like this furniture artwork by Thomas Wold. Envision what you (or even a creative job) could assemble from parts and bits of old dressers and credenzas — possibly a vibrant and organically advanced piece of your furniture artwork.
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