page contents

Clever built-in storage solutions

A common complaint among homeowners these days is that there aren't enough storage areas in their home to house all of their things. With inexpensive and smart built-in options available, this should never have to be the case. This blog touches on some clever and simple storage solutions that may be right for your household!

Closet Solutions

Closets used to be simple. One single shelf to tuck away a few odds-and-ends and a pole so dresses didn't drag on the floor were all that was needed to store the few clothing pieces people had. These days, people need much more from their closets to contain clothes, shoes, accessories and more. It doesn't have to be hard to come up with smart and simple storage solutions. It can be fun and easy!

Reach-in closet design

Reach-in closet design

Closets are categorized into two basic categories: walk-in closets and reach-in closets. Most people jump at having a walk-in over a reach-in, but a reach-in can be just as effective! A custom closet system is specifically designed around a client's needs. Reach-ins can be built into odd corners in houses, allowing you to easily access previously wasted space. They can be designed as a reach-in closet just for shoes (or purses, or jewelry or wahtever the homeowner needs the reach-in for). Some homeowners like to have a reach-in just for dresses or coats. The possibilities are endless.. Reach-ins can be a great, cost-efficient and smart way to store all your odds-and-ends.

Walk-in closet complete with drawers, poles for hanging clothes, storage for shoes and a sitting area.

Walk-in closet complete with drawers, poles for hanging clothes, storage for shoes and a sitting area.

Walk-ins are great because you can incorporate every storage need into one basic room. You can have shelving installed on one wall from ceiling to floor to store shoes, blankets, or to use for general storage. You can have clothing poles wrap around the entire closet, or even have two poles for optimum storage. You can design shoe cubbies, have a built-in jewelry storage put in, even mount a full-length mirror so your closet can act as your dressing room. You can even have dresser drawers built in to your closet!


                    Under-the-stairs playhouse

                    Under-the-stairs playhouse

 

 

 

 

Under-the-stairs hideaways

Most people just think of the space under the stairs as wasted space, but you can actually use it for whatever you can think of!

A few of our favorite ideas include:

A play house for the kids.

These can be built as elaborate as you would like, with windows and a front door, or, if you prefer, they can be kept simple and discrete.

Under-the-stairs children's playhouse with custom shelving

Under-the-stairs children's playhouse with custom shelving

 

 

 

 

If there isn't a lot of space in your child's room for a playhouse, this is a great option. You can even incorporate some shelving into the plan!

 

 

                                                         A pet space with beds

                                                         A pet space with beds

                                                               A built-in desk

                                                               A built-in desk

                                                                 A half bath

                                                                 A half bath

                                                  Bookshelf with reading bench

                                                  Bookshelf with reading bench

Beautiful window seat with storage and shelving make this an inviting space

Beautiful window seat with storage and shelving make this an inviting space

If you need more storage, a custom built-in is a good option. You can tuck built-ins anywhere you want. You can frame a window or door with bookshelves, tuck them into the wall behind doors to use that wasted space, build them into stair landings and more.

Custom built-ins were added to this previously wasted space behind the door.

Custom built-ins were added to this previously wasted space behind the door.

 

 

 

Your perfect storage solution is closer than you think. Call AJ Construction and Development today to get started!

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Serving Tri-Cities, Washington. Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, Benton City, Burbank, and Finley Washington.