By Will Lyne, lead designer, Christopher Peters Kitchens and Interior
A new year brings promise of a fresh start, and there is no better time to think about decluttering your home. Whether you are finding space for new children’s toys or creating a relaxing, tidy feel to your space, a new year refresh is essential for streamlined living. After re-evaluating what you need in your home and donating anything you no longer love or have a use for, finding effective storage is crucial. Made-to-measure storage solutions maximise space without compromising style.
Will Lyne, Lead Designer and Co-owner of Christopher Peters Kitchens & Interiors shares some of the benefits of opting for bespoke designed storage, and how it can be used in different areas of the home.
Create elegant, timeless design
Bespoke design considers a client’s vision for their space, their style preference and tastes. Designed to meet the needs of a client, tailored storage can fit an interior scheme seamlessly, or can be a style statement in its own right – from floor-to-ceiling storage designed to make an impact, to storage that fits snugly between existing furniture.
For a clean, sleek look, cabinetry can be used to conceal storage space. Pull out drawers can be concealed by wooden doors, so a functional storage space can become an elegant furniture piece. Including shelving of various heights allows for both display and practicality. Carefully considered paint choices give you the freedom to create a storage solution that is in keeping with your existing colour scheme, or a striking standout piece. Using bolder, darker colours than you might use for walls, cabinetry is the perfect canvas to bring a luxury, sophisticated feel to your interiors.
Transform a tricky space
With personalised storage solutions, you can specifically tailor the storage option to fully maximise the space you have. Rather than relying on standard furniture pieces that never fit your space as well, every inch of available room is used when your storage is custom-made to the size and shape of your space. Incorporating intelligent design features, a joiner can craft bespoke pieces that create a unique look and provide the most efficient use of the available room. With small or irregular spaces, bespoke designed storage means you can be creative with the space you have.
A traditionally difficult space to make the most of, under stairs space really benefits from tailor-made storage. Using a range of storage options, from drawers to hanging space and shelving, you can achieve accessible, functional storage. To make spaces more practical, add lighting. Dark cupboards are impossible to organise, but lighting makes a space far easier to use. Also, it can be a way to add a stylish statement. Integrated lighting can help add atmosphere and style. LED strip lights or spotlights add the perfect finishing touch to a storage space, and crucially, let see everything you need.
Hand-finished to perfection
When you invest in bespoke joinery, you can guarantee that the fit, finish, and craftsmanship are far superior to off-the-shelf-solutions. With experience of creating made-to-measure joinery products, professional joiners can craft you stunning interiors that are designed with your exact specifications in mind. In kitchens, a pantry is a stylish and practical storage solution – with every piece of the design providing storage. For efficient and practical storage space, shelving on the inside of the cabinet doors means you can see all items, with everything within easy reach. Pantries can also be used to store appliances, and with built in sockets, they can be used in-situ. A range of shelving heights and depths allows for tailored organisation.
While bespoke joinery is more of an investment than off-the-shelf options, it’s an investment that should last a lifetime.