Fall into Storage

The season is starting to change again.

Fall is here and with that means football, pumpkins and the putting away of summer things. It’s that time of the year to store away beach chairs, summer gardening tools, shorts and bathing suits, and bring out the sweaters, Halloween costumes, football gear and fall decorations. Whether your home is a one-bedroom apartment or a multi-room suburban home, storage is always tight. However, some of these creative storage ideas can help you make the most of your storage space, especially as you are using it most during the change of season.

Under the Stairs

Under the stairs is a place to find space that has great potential for storage. Be it drawers, be it shelves or be it for something as unique as your bike, under the stairs is a space with low utility for anything other than storage.

Traditional Staircase by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Designers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
Contemporary Hall by Bristol Architects & Designers moon design + build
Traditional Closet by Toronto Closet & Home Storage Designers Lipa Woodwork
Eclectic Staircase

Bench Storage

Similar to the stairs, furniture that can be opened has great potential for storage. Ottomans, benches and window seats that have some depth inside can hold anything from blankets to beach towels. Put one of these in a bedroom and it can be an easy way to store out of season clothing.

Contemporary Family Room by Beaverton General Contractors Integra Construction Group
Traditional Entry by Richmond Interior Designers & Decorators Leslie Stephens Design

Deck storage

The bench idea can be used outside as well. A weather proofed bench is a smart way to store cushions and other outdoor amenities used in the summer time.

Contemporary Landscape by Melbourne Landscape Architects & Designers C.O.S Design

If you are interested in putting your deck furniture away for the winter months, under the deck is a great place. The area underneath the deck, can store beach chairs, the hammock, and other large seasonal items if it is covered and enclosed.

Modern Deck by Montreal Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures Patio Deck-Art Designs

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