Shelving and Storage Solutions for Apartments Large and Small
January 8, 2011
If you’re like us (and, probably, at least half of all New York City apartment dwellers), one of your resolutions this year involves finally cleaning up and organizing your closet / office space / kids’ room, and those piles of books and papers and toys and everything else in the entire universe that somehow always seem to wind up in your home. Obviously, there’s no shortage of experts on the subject of shelving and storage solutions these days–it’s become a bona fide industry, the organize-your-space trade–but here’s a quick look at some of the better posts and pages we came across during our most recent digging around for ideas and inspirations.
First, from our friends at Apartment Therapy, here’s an excellent round-up of inexpensive shelving solutions
–the backbone of any organization project–that don’t look like you just saved a bundle. Nice, especially, to see CB2 on there (one of our go-to spots for just about everything in home decor) and the underrated Way Basics.
This fantastic staircase shelving unit by Danny Kuo
is more dream-list territory than likely reality, but we love the piece, and we love Kuo’s thinking behind it, namely: “The most efficient way to build is vertically. Building vertically is a shelving and storage tip that saves space as it uses minimal ground square meters. When it comes to interior design, the same rule can be applied.”
The folks at PorterFanna Architecture
were also thinking vertically when they went to work on this tiny Brooklyn studio. Yes, it helps to have such wonderfully high ceilings, but still: the crib in the walk-in closet; the built-in shelving that also functions as a staircase to the loft bed (we sense a theme here…); the simple use of translucent lumasite to hide sonmething (in this case, a queen-sized bed) in plain sight? All solid, actionable shelving and storage solutions, in some form or another.
Finally, on the always-reliable Design Sponge, Cloud 9’s Kyle Freeman offers a terrific starter-kit for creating an efficient, uncluttered home office
that won’t take over your living space. There are tons of great shelving and storage tips and ideas here, from how to position your desk and conducting a successful purge (sort everything into “like with like” piles; get rid of redundancies), to a look at “closet offices” that are actually inviting.
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