Storage Trends For Easier Organization
Storage Trends That Make Getting Organized Easier Than Ever
Following a year filled with new routines and unexpected at-home activities like school, work, exercise, entertainment, etc., the storage capacity of our homes has been pushed to the limit. So, what storage problems do you have and how are you looking to solve them? It’s all about finding ways to hit refresh and help our homes work harder so we don’t have to.
Personalized Mudroom Storage
Mudrooms will continue to be in high demand. More than just a drop zone, mudrooms are evolving to include dedicated storage for each member of the household. Cubbies, bins, lockers, crates, and hangers also do the job, as long as they’re marked for the intended user. Labels, color coding, or photos help identify storage and keep everyone on track.
Furniture that acts as double-duty
Multi-functional, multi-use pieces of furniture are a must going forward. These items make the most of the space already in use. For example, an ottoman with storage at the foot of the bed instead of a bench, or a desk with drawers rather than a simple desktop can go a long way to increasing a room’s storage and organization capabilities. Think about traditional bookshelves, Murphy beds, and mirrors hidden storage.
Between remote schooling and having to spend the better part of a year staying active and entertained at home, it’s no surprise storage is adapting to accommodate children. Toy boxes and organizers area hot storage picks. As families are still spending a lot of time at home, the need for more organization around everyday playtime has increased.
Shelving room dividers
Freestanding shelving like bookshelves or cube storage units is available in many shapes and sizes to accommodate almost any space and style. It can be used to physically and visually delineate areas while also adding at-hand storage. Wall mounting shelving can also work along long walls common in large, open concept homes.
Return to closed storage
Open shelving is still popular and will likely never go out of style, but closed storage solutions are growing in popularity thanks to their ability to combat the visual and physical clutter resulting from spending so much time at home.
Life during the pandemic strongly impacted the kitchen, inspiring bigger islands and more freezer space that are altering home layouts. Now it’s all about creating efficient food storage. Spice organization and clear storage containers, for example, assist in food prep. Such practical changes have long-lasting appeal, in part because they make cooking and snack-hunting easier. Employing more efficient storage solutions, including adding organizers and replacing ineffective food storage containers, keeps food fresher for longer and makes us more away of the contents of our pantries and fridges.
If you are looking to do something more permanent with the storage situation in your home, consider hiring a custom closet company to build proper storage, wall units, closets, and anywhere your home needs it. Built-ins are a great way to create more storage space that is aesthetically pleasing as well.