No matter how much you love your home, lack of storage space can become a major problem for many homeowners. But before you take the drastic step of listing your home for sale, searching for a new one, and moving, why not renovate your home to add more storage? With a little creativity, you can identify numerous ways to make your home more efficient.

Maximize space under the stairs. The space under your stairs is probably just sitting there, unused. Take advantage of it by adding built-in cabinets, drawers, or shelves. These spots also make popular places for pet retreats, such as a cozy dog house or hiding place for your cat.

Raise the floors. If you have high ceilings, you can raise the floors in one or more rooms. Raising the floor on only one end of the room is an option to create a cozy conversation nook, office space, or play area. Then, add storage access via drawers at the end of the platform. Or, just install trap doors and use under-floor storage space to stash away seasonal decorations, collectibles, valuable items you wish to hide, or anything else.

Identify areas for built-in shelves. You probably have numerous spots in your home that are simply wasted space, in which you could install built-in shelving. It looks so much cleaner and less cluttered than free-standing bookshelves, and you can add cabinets or drawers too.

Ask for professional help. A home renovation contractor can walk through your home and identify more ways to maximize potentials storage spaces. Sometimes it just takes a fresh set of eyes to view your home in a whole new way.

If you have any questions about home renovation, give us a call. We can offer our advice and refer you to professionals who can help you achieve your goals.