How to Remodel for More Storage

How to Remodel for More Storage

Remodeling your home creates a more eye-catching space in every room of your home, while upgrading old features, appliances, and even knocking down walls to make more space. However remodeling can also add more function and purpose to your home. If you lack storage and find that it affects your ability to organize things properly, the following tips will be a big help. They will allow you to have more efficient and functional storage spaces throughout your home in a way that blend in with your furniture and décor.

Overhead Storage


Many homeowners tend to forget about the ceiling and how much you can store up there. In terms of your garage especially, you have many options for overhead storage. There are various racks and hooks that will help you to storage bicycles, holiday decorations and Christmas trees, tools, and any number of bulky items that take a lot of space and never seem to have a good place in your garage. Anything you don’t use often and simply need to store until you access it again should go in overhead storage. This is also an inexpensive and easy way to remodel for storage.

Kitchen Islands


It may seem like an island in the middle of a kitchen is more inconvenient, but quite the contrary! If you room in the middle of your kitchen for an island, then you’re not using tis space effectively. An island not only clears up counter space and gives you more to work with, but you also get tons more storage. In one kitchen island, you can fit all of your pots and pans, and smaller appliances, depending on its size. Tis frees up more room in your kitchen cabinets for dishes and other items. You will be amazed by how organized your kitchen is with this simple storage.

Under-Stair Storage


You have all that empty space under your stairs; why not use it for storage? This is another place in your home that rarely gets used and can be used for a lot of storage options. Whether you simply place seasonal items or plastic storage bins of wrapping supplies, or you build shelving units for a more complex remodeling project, you can have a brand new storage space under the stairs. If you can hire a contractor or do this building yourself, you can build a small storage unit under your stairs and hide it from guests by building cabinet-style doors to hide what is underneath your stairs.

Window Seats


A great addition to dining areas and bedrooms is window seats. Not only are they functional places to sit and beautiful additions to your home, but they also include extra storage for blankets, throw pillows, linens, or anything else you can’t seem to find a place for.

Amy Wright
Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.