If you provide for storage space in your home during the planning phase, you will save yourself a lot of work later on. Because chaos can already be avoided in advance – if you proceed correctly you will have a tidy apartment and enough time to play 22Bet.
When planning a house or condominium, functionality plays an important role. In most cases, however, important details are often overlooked alongside essentials such as room layout or floor coverings. That’s a mistake – because if you already think cleverly here, it will be easier to keep things tidy later on.
THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO KEEP THE ORDER
1. clothes rails instead of boards
Basically, the more clothes hanging on hangers, the better. But this doesn’t just apply to sweaters and T-shirts – even sweatsuits can be hung up. Therefore, when configuring the wardrobe, it is better to plan for more rods than shelves.
By the way, the shelves or drawers that are still needed should be rather flat. Indeed, clothes that are not suitable for hanging are better rolled instead of folded. These rolls are then placed side by side in the drawer instead of stuffing the clothes into the closet in piles. The latter only creates creases and mess, because when you pull out the pile loses its shape.
2. keep the edge of the sink free
You’ve chosen a fancy sink with classy fixtures and somehow it always ends up looking messy? Usually this is because soap containers, toothbrushes, creams, razors and co. find their place on the shelf around the sink. This immediately makes the bathroom look untidy and also makes cleaning more difficult.
Here, already when planning the apartment, think of alternative solutions and storage space: instead of a normal mirror, you should go for a flat mirror cabinet, in which everyday utensils like the toothbrush stuff can disappear. Dispensers for liquid soap or face wash gel can be mounted directly on the wall. To do this, use uniform soap dispensers in elegant design, which are easy to refill. The sink rim is already free and the bathroom immediately looks neater and more harmonious!
The same applies to the sink in the kitchen. Instead of having unsightly detergent bottles and dirty sponges lying around, it’s best to assign them a place in plain containers and baskets with wall brackets.
3. keep an overview in storage cabinets
Surely it has happened to you at some point: You buy new flour, although there are already two opened packages in the cupboard. The fact is, it’s not easy to keep track of your supplies. The root of the problem is usually found in kitchen cabinets or pantries that are not very functional. Deep cupboards or drawers make half the contents disappear. This is due to the fact that food there is inevitably arranged in several rows (in the case of the cabinet) or stacked on top of each other (in the drawer). Such spacious compartments are suitable for storing soup pots, kitchen strainers and large bowls, but they are unsuitable for storing supplies.
Therefore, when planning the kitchen, the depth or height of the cabinets should be considered from the beginning. Instead of arranging them arbitrarily, it is worthwhile here to consider exactly what should be stored where. Here you can use the previous kitchen as a guide and take stock: Where are there bottlenecks? Is it the pans that hardly find room or rather the cutlery? What kitchen solutions are available? Are you someone who stores a lot of canned goods or are you more likely to buy fresh food that belongs in the refrigerator? Would an open spice rack be an option?
Sometimes instead of two high drawers, for example, four shallower ones are recommended, or two shallow and one high. Also possible: in L- or U-shaped kitchens, keep the cabinets flatter on one side than the other and sort the contents accordingly. Tip: Use uniform storage jars and label them clearly. When opening the cabinet or drawer, the labels should then be visible at a glance. That means don’t stack anything in drawers and use only one row in cabinets with doors.
4. plan storage space for waste containers in the apartment.
A garbage can for residual waste is sitting around somewhere in the corner of the kitchen, paper is stored in a leftover cardboard box and waste glass is piled up in the obligatory blue Ikea bag? Better: plan a garbage drawer in the kitchen with compartments whose bins also open and close when the drawer is opened and closed. Residual waste, waste paper, plastic and organic waste, among other things, can then find their place there. Already when planning the apartment should be considered here, how large the individual compartments for optimal storage space must be in each case.
5. built-in modules make the bathroom more beautiful
Hide necessary but unsightly bathroom accessories: This is possible with built-in modules. These are usually designed for flush mounting, which means that they are installed in the wall. Toilet brush, waste garbage can or wet wipe box disappear so easily behind a flap and the bathroom immediately looks much tidier. Bonus points for the fact that it’s easier to vacuum and mop with a clear surface. The fun isn’t cheap, but it’s worth considering this form of storage space when planning your home.