Cynthia Soda of Soda Pop Design Inc. shares her favorite ways to keep your family organized in the two most utilized rooms in your home – the bathroom and kitchen on the Carpet One blog.
From mail, school papers, toys, and all of those small things that need its own place. It’s not what you have, but how you use it that’s the difference-maker. There are many ways to incorporate storage into your space – and perhaps bring forth a new love for your space you already have. Keep reading for ways to make the best out of your space.
A great way to get more cubic footage out of your drawer space is to incorporate a double-decker style cutlery drawer, as seen in one of our more recent designs. With the flick of a finger, the first tray pops open to reveal another equally useable cutlery tray underneath.
If you have a small kitchen, you may be familiar with blind corners. Heaven forbid you stored something you actually needed in that back corner: you’ll never be able to find it! With storage items like the Lemans corner pull-out (a neater and more effective version of the corner lazy Susan) or similar versions, you’ll be able to actually use that corner cabinet to its fullest. If you don’t have drawers in your space, seek out the companies that can retrofit drawers into your cabinets, which would double if not triple your storage capacity in some cases.
If you have a busy family, remembering schedules and events may be daunting, but if you have some way of keeping your family organized – like a blackboard or calendar message system – then you can be sure to have everything ready when you need it (or at least be reminded before you head out!)
Consider incorporating a spot for your dirty laundry within your bathroom space. We designed a pull-out drawer to house a hamper in this bathroom, allowing you to keep the dirty clothes out of sight until laundry day.
Another tip consistent with the ideas for the kitchen is to try to integrate drawers or some sort of shelving for your bathroom vanity or consider some sort of “tower” idea to store your everyday items so you don’t have to go digging under the sink.
In the shower, a simple glass shelf could keep your shampoos from sitting in soapy water on the shower floor. However, if you have the space or budget for a mini-renovation, or are in the middle of a bathroom remodel, carving out a niche in the wall for your showering essentials would really do the trick.
Being an Interior Design professional, we face the challenge of effectively integrating storage solutions into spaces everywhere. By simply (and creatively!) incorporating even a few of our tips, we can have a place for everything and everything in its place.
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