Spring Into OurStorage Solutions
With the season of Spring upon us, we often like to clear out our house for a fresh start. With the need for lots of storage, Sales Manager Mariah Foley has some tips and tricks to help you stay organised in your new home.
Storage is always an important part of house plans especially with block sizes getting smaller as there is not a lot of room to fit a decent size shed in the backyard. Items that used to be stored in a shed are now having to be located within the house.
Having a functional floorplan with designated spaces for these items such as the Christmas tree, sporting equipment, tools and other general household items when they’re not in use is very important.
As part of our Stroud Homes Wagga Bonus, we incorporate modular cabinetry as part of our standards. This provides both shelving, hanging space and a top shelf above this in the cavity space which is perfect to store items that aren’t used all the time.
A walk-in robe has definitely become a standard part of a home. Usually this is just in the master bedroom, but we also see walk in robes being incorporated into other rooms of the house.
There is also the increasing demand for a master bedroom to have both ‘his & her robes’, for instance our Bronte 240 plan has both his & hers WIR’s as well as a WIR in the 4th bedroom.
The options are endless when creating different robe configurations and can be largely dependent on what the client’s needs are. A recurring upgrade that we see is to have two hanging rails and a dedicated space for shoe storage.
Using the full height of the built-in robes by having an open overhead space is a great way to create extra room and free up space elsewhere in the home.
To provide ideas on functionality our kitchen layouts have been pre-drawn – these are able to be adapted to suit client’s needs. Our plans accommodate the need for storage with a combination of drawers, cupboards and open shelving with a lot of our plans including either a walk-in or butler’s pantry.
A popular item that we are seeing a lot of lately is the use of pot drawers. Clients are able to access our pre-drawn kitchen layouts from the very first meeting, having this information from the start means there is a smoother process from concept to construction.
Having a built-in cupboard or shelving area for all sorts of multimedia and home furnishings can help to incorporate even more functional storage. This is definitely some thing that we work with our clients to achieve!
These are some great ideas from our client’s that decided to build in storage in the living areas.
Mud rooms or ‘drop zone’ are a great option for those items such as coats, muddy boots and school bags and as an area to transition directly from the garage to house.
Incorporating a bench seat with a hinge creates a multi-use area for storage and somewhere to sit and put shoes on. This is a great addition for creating a tidy and organised home.
With our standard plans including a 6m x 6m garage this is a great size to allow for storage. Our plans are easily adapted to allow for extra storage in the garage depending on the client’s needs.
Have a checklist! This way you can set out each room to think about what it is that you want to keep and bring to your new home, versus items that are not being used or what you would need for space in your new home.
Also consider the option for storage in the attic by utilising an attic ladder through the man hole. This will make more space in your family living areas.
With all of those wonderful storage tips going into your new Stroud Home, you’ll feel like a whole new family. If you’d like to talk to Mariah and the Stroud Homes Wagga Wagga team about building a new home in the region, give them a call on 02 6931 8581 or send them a message using the form below.