With everyone working from home due to the pandemic people are questioning the internal space of their homes and wondering how they can maximise it.
Bespoke joinery is the simple answer, if everything in your home has a designated area for storage, your home will feel less cluttered and create a calming space. However, it does not have to cost a fortune, by using MDF and some thought you can create a beautiful unique space.
Firstly, have a good clear out, as we always have too many possessions. Once you know exactly how much the cupboards need to store and the required function of the space, for example office space, kids play area or a bar, then you are ready to design the space.
Creating a home office is simple once you have decided the right location for your office either under the stairs or in alcoves by a chimney breast. Ensure you have the right lighting either by a spotlight or a lamp, plenty of sockets with USB ports and if possible have hardwired internet to ensure your work isn’t interrupted, otherwise invest in good router to ensure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection.
If possible, try and hide your work area with doors so at the end of the day you can simply close the doors and switch off from work, as shown here in a project we designed for a client.
The brief for this project was to create as much storage in the home as possible to include a home office. The front reception was long and narrow so to zone the areas we created bespoke storage all down one wall, with a desk area at one end and a TV snug with toy storage at the other.
We continued this panel design in the dining room with a feature wall and created bench seating, which allows for lots of storage underneath. Finally, we created a space under the stairs for more essential storage for coats and shoes. For more detail on this project visit our Projects Page and click on Borehamwood, Herts.
We hope this blog has given you a few ideas on how to utilise every inch of your home. Please tag us @mariekalsi in your Instagram shots of any storage solutions you create in your home.