It often surprises people, but when buyers are looking for a new house, one of the first things they look at is the amount of storage available. Once you think about it, it makes sense.

As all real estate agents in Ajax understand, lack of storage is an increasingly significant problem for many people. Self-storage locations are on the rise in Ajax and other cities, with no signs of slowing down. After all, there’s only so much storage available in a home, so when that’s gone, there’s no choice but to look elsewhere, right?

Wrong! There are actually many ways to sneak storage into your home in ways that are both functional and stylish. We’ve put together a list of ways you can increase the storage in your home in a way that doesn’t take away from your interior design but adds to it.

Storage Ottomans or Coffee Tables

These pieces of storage furniture are incredibly adaptive and versatile, and they make for a great storage solution. A storage ottoman can also be used as a table, serving a dual purpose, and either are a great place to put your feet up, keep your drink on, or for those who eat dinner in the living room, to serve as a dinner table.

Storage ottomans or coffee tables are great places for everyday storage. You can keep blankets and pillows in there or tuck away toys, gaming systems, books, remote controls, or anything else you need to quickly tuck away before guests arrive.

Closed Storage

The space under windows is often underused, so why not put in cabinets? This can be a stunning and stylish way to create an abundance of storage and utilize wasted space. These cabinets can be used in many different ways. Keep items that aren’t needed regularly in these spaces by storing books, clothes, tools and more. There’s little better than finding somewhere to tuck storage away, but having a stylish place is icing on the cake.

Under the Stairs

In many homes, the space under the stairs is not being used functionally. If there isn’t an existing cupboard there, this can become a bigger job, and you may need to work with a contractor to open up the space safely, but it’s well worth it. Plus, you get to choose the doors and style of the space.

The storage options under the stairs are endless. You can keep out-of-season clothes, jackets and shoes there, create a mini-library or almost anything else you can think of.

Wall Unit

You can put shelving up along an under-utilized wall and fill it up in a functional but decorative way. You can add some symmetry and organization to your storage in plain sight. If what you need to store has a decorative element to it, like books, you can leave these out in the open. If your storage items are less decorative, you can purchase or make your own decorative bins, cubes or baskets to compliment the space.

There are plenty of storage options in your home that can end up adding to your interior design. Use these tips and marvel at how they reduce clutter, mess and disorganization in your home.

Jackson Martin

Jackson Martin, holding a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, has been a prominent figure in the home improvement sector for over 18 years. He joined our team in 2020, sharing his expertise in renovation techniques, sustainable building practices, and DIY projects. Jackson's previous experience includes working in residential construction management and as a home renovation consultant. He is an advocate for energy-efficient homes and enjoys participating in local marathon events.

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