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2019-08-22 08:41:29
Increasing Your Storage Space to Give Your Home More Value

Whether you just bought a new home in Champaign - Urbana or you plan to sell your home, you may need to find more places to store your stuff. Have you thought about using your basement or attic for storage? If you can increase your storage space, it can add more value to your home as well as give you more space.

Here's a a few ways you can get more storage in your home and free up space.

Built Ins

Using built in shelving can add a great deal of storage in your basement or attic. You can do this project yourself, or have a pro do it. A pro job shouldn't be expensive.

Curtains

If built ins don't work for you, you can use plastic containers. Then you can keep them hidden by dividing the room with a curtain. This not only hides your containers, but it fives the room a dual purpose.

The point is to make sure there's a visual separation. Clutter makes us anxious, so arranging and hiding it is a great idea.

Using Rafter Space

Most people don't think about the rafters, but they can make for a smart storage solution. You can store lesser-used seasonal items on wall-to-wall shelves in the rafters. This will give you even more space for items you use more often.

Go Modular Beneath the Stairs

That behind-the-stairs space can be tricky to fill: nothing quite fits right. But this ingenious modular basement under stair storage idea fits any sloped space, no matter the size. Use wooden crates or build your own stacking boxes to fit all your storage needs.

Paint the back of the boxes to add color and interest, or to clarify whose stuff goes where. Bonus: If your kid knows the red-painted boxes are theirs, they'll be less likely to scatter stuff everywhere.


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