Have you used vertical space well in your home? Do you lack storage space in your home? If the answer is yes or even if it isn’t you might like to consider utilising your vertical space.
What is vertical space and why use it?
Vertical space is one of the best strategies you can use for storage and in particular for those living in small spaces. When I work with clients there is always an opportunity to use vertical space better to store items. By doing this you can increase the storage capacity in a wardrobe, kitchen cupboard, pantry, laundry cupboard, garage and the list goes on. Most of the time vertical space has not even been considered as an option.
Ideas to maximise vertical space
There are many different places you can utilise vertical space including:
- In the pantry you can use stacking shelves so you can create multiple layers of grocery items rather than wasting the space on a shelf by having one lot of tins for example.
- On the inside door of a pantry you could have a spice rack or set up a variety of different shelves to house other items.
- Another idea on the inside of a door is to have hooks to hang your tea-towels, oven mitts and aprons too.
- You can also use a magazine holder or something similar to store items on the inside of a cupboard.
In the wardrobe
- there are many ideas available on the internet to assist with wardrobes so check them out.
- if you have a walk-in-robe then you can use all the spare wall space to gain extra storage space. By adding a few hooks you can hang all sorts of different items like bathrobes, scarves, jewellery, hats, caps and the list goes on.
- using the inside cupboards to hang hairdryers or straighteners with hooks.
- use the back of the doors to hang multiple towels.
One of the easiest ways to utilise any vertical space is to add more shelving. Work out what it is you need to store and adjust or build additional shelves in to the right height.
If you’d like some assistance to maximise storage and space in your home then please get in touch. I regularly work with clients providing them with ideas to solve their storage dilemmas.