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How to Increase Storage Space in Your Home

Updated: Jul 20, 2023


With the rise of Scandinavian-inspired décor and minimalism becoming popular in all types of properties, there has never been a more apt time to level up your storage game. While minimalism can look fantastic, the majority of us have busy lives and cluttered homes which makes achieving this style of interior decoration feel impossible. Here at Tobin Carpentry, we have decades of industry experience helping customers to increase storage in their homes while retaining a sleek, modern, and stylish look overall. Whether you need some increased space for your family’s belongings, want to sort out that ever-growing book collection or simply want to make empty corners in your home more functional, our team is here to help. Here’s how.


Using Empty Spaces as Storage


Whether you live in an old period home or a modern apartment, you’re probably going to have empty space that you’re not quite sure what to do with. From awkwardly-shaped corners to empty areas under your staircase, many homeowners see empty space as a nuisance that can’t be used for much and looks unsightly- an annoying addition to any home. When it comes to increasing storage in your home, one of the quickest and easiest ways to do so is by using these vacant, empty spaces as smart storage areas. Whether this is achieved by installing stylish shelving units, a rustic display cabinet, or hiring some bespoke carpentry services to create a highly functional but hidden unit, making use of empty spaces is a great way to increase the functionality of these areas in the home and create more space without compromising the overall décor of your home.


Another fantastic way of increasing your home storage space, especially in smaller homes, is by investing in multi-tasking furniture that doubles up as storage space. Examples of multi-use storage furniture include folding couches with hidden under-cushion storage, beds with built-in drawers underneath, under-sink bathroom units, and even pull-out kitchen cabinets that utilise small and awkwardly sized spaces. Whether you want to use hidden storage in furniture to store large items such as clothes, shoes, and bedlinen or simply want a smart way of hiding away herbs and spices, multi-tasking furniture is available in most popular furniture stores and can also be made to order for a more up-market and bespoke alternative.



Following on from our above point, investing in bespoke furniture such as built-in TV units, built-in wardrobes, and made-to-order alcove units is one of the quickest and easiest ways of creating space in your home while simultaneously enhancing the overall look of your home. Unlike pre-made furniture, bespoke furniture can be made to your exact fitting requirements to ensure that all space available is being utilised. Here at Tobin Carpentry, we provide a range of bespoke furniture options including under-stair storage, made-to-order alcove units, smart kitchen storage, and more. Whether you want to make use of an awkwardly-shaped corner in your home or just want to fit hidden under-stair storage, our talented Galway carpenters are sure to have something to help.

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