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Storage Furniture for Every Room in the House

9 August 2022

The amount of storage space you have in your home is never enough. If you live in a tiny apartment in the city, a historic bungalow by the coast, or a spacious country home with more closets than you can count, you could still benefit from more storage space.

One thing you’ll notice about this article is how much I love baskets. They have been storing our stuff for 1,000s of years. I’ll constantly be bringing up baskets throughout these suggestions because they are so great. No matter what you are doing to create more storage, baskets can add functionality, organization, and beauty. They can store things all by themselves but when mixed with furniture offer a terrific way to store and organize all your stuff.



That being said, let’s get into it!

Kitchen:

Cast Iron Pot Organizer

Those who cook a lot know cast iron is the best cookware you can buy. It is perfect. It heats evenly and distributes the heat over time. It is easy to clean if you know how; just clean out any particulate and burn it on the stove to evaporate water and kill bacteria. Heat cleans better than soap. When it is seasoned properly, it is non-stick but in a healthy way. All the non-stick cookware out there today is very unhealthy as people eat that non-stick coating when the pans wear down. Plus, cast iron provides essential iron nutrition to your diet. Yes, you get iron nutrition by using cast iron.

So now that we’ve gone over cast iron’s virtues, here’s why I love having an organizer dedicated to your cast iron pots and pans. After burning your pans out, you can put them on the hot rack and let them cool there. Otherwise, you would have to let them cool on the stove until they can be put away.

Baker’s Rack

Baker’s Racks are great for any kitchen. It provides a workspace and room for all your appliances and storage for kitchen stuffs. They come in infinite variety, but I picked this one because I like the open-shelf style, so I can easily get to things and see what’s on them in a flash. I often look at my supplies to determine what I want to make. If you want a tidier kitchen appearance, you could get doors, cabinets, or all sorts. I’m a fan of buying goods in bulk and then transferring them to containers for long-term storage and use. Glass jars, ceramics, and baskets. I love glass jars since I like to look at my supplies and decide what to make. Ceramics are good when you know what’s inside and want to keep the light out (coffee, tea, flour). And, of course, baskets for small items like bottle openers, wine corkscrews, wine stoppers, or clothespins to seal up open bags or foodstuffs like bananas, onions, garlic, and other things that are stored at room temperature.

Rail rack and hooks: These things are great for storing pots and pans with handles and the lids that go on them. You can hang your pots all in one place, and the lids are just tucked into the gap between the rail and the wall. Super easy access. You can also hang utensils that are maybe too large to conveniently store in your kitchen drawers. This is an easy solution to provide storage and accessibility.

Rolling Kitchen Cart/Butcher Block

This is a must-have for anyone who does a lot of cooking. You can move it around your kitchen and put it out of the way when not in use. The best kinds have a thick board on top to use as a cutting/butcher board. If you are tight on counter space, this is a lifesaver. The example here has pots and pans and dishes on it, but that’s not very practical. A perfect addition would be your additional cutting boards so you can load them up with separate veggies and meats. (BTW, always have a dedicated raw meat board, so you don’t cut fresh veggies on a contaminated meat board by accident, I like to carve “meat” into it, so I know which one). You could store your knives here. Meat hammer, graters, anything you usually use along with a cutting board.

Living Room

Storage Chest with Baskets

That’s right, baskets. Our friend is back and better than ever. Storage chests are great to store things in, but if you overdo it, everything will fall off. Enter the glorious basket. These can hold all sorts of things while making your furniture look nice. You can pull the basket out, rummage through it, carry it around, then put it back.

A perfect storage solution allowing easy access to stash throw blankets, entryway accessories, linens and towels, clothes, and crafts. A mixture of baskets and spaces filled with decorative items or books will make the whole thing look good while providing excellent storage.

Console Table/Storage

Console tables are any long, relatively narrow horizontal surface. They are commonly deployed as tv stands, hallway or behind the sofa furniture, or anywhere you need a long piece of furniture up against the wall. They can be open underneath and just provide a horizontal surface to put things on, but if extra space is your goal, you can get one that has doors or shelves that acts as storage. Our old friend the basket could be deployed here if you have open fronts. Or even to organize things stored behind closed doors. These long narrow tables are a great way to utilize space since they are up against the walls usually and, therefore, out of the path of movement.

Seating Storage Bench

You can turn any solid storage box or container into seating furniture with the addition of cushions and pillows. Just make sure the boxes can handle the weight of someone sitting on them. This could be as simple as milk crates or something handcrafted. If you use lots of independent containers, make sure to tie them together so they don’t scoot apart and drop the sitter behind. In the example provided, you see pull-out baskets. As always, a great way to store and organize while allowing easy access.

Storage Ottoman

I think these things are called Ottomans because they were used in the Ottoman empire to sit on. Nothing has changed. These things are great for guests to have a seat when you have a full house. They also serve as a table of sorts if you like or a footrest. And like everything mentioned in this article, they are good storage and space savers. I picked the Ottoman in the image because it is a super storage version. Most aren’t this complex. This one has drawers and a flip top. Also, being on wheels is convenient as this sort of furniture gets moved around a lot, and if there’s heavy stuff inside, the wheels will come in handy. Most Ottomans just have a flip top. This is a great place to store blankets, pillows, or other items you might want while on the couch. They are within easy reach when you get chilly but just as easy to put away when not needed.



Bedroom

Storage Beds

There are a bunch of options for creating storage space under your bed. It can be as simple as stuffing things under it or a nice storage solution. I thought this was a nice example as it stores the bed sheets, extra pillows, and linens in the bed.

Add a touch of luxury and storage to your bedroom with this well-designed full-size bed. The bed is upholstered with fabric and has one drawer on each side frame and two drawers on the footboard. It has a contemporary appeal thanks to the button-tufted headboard.

This all-around perimeter storage solution has the advantage of being easily accessible but does not utilize the entire space under the bed. I like it because it has baskets. We already know how I feel about them.

Garment Rack

Often, when space is confined, closets are small or not existent. Garment racks are a great way to get around this. The one pictured has nice rollers that make it easy to move around the room or even in and out of an existing closet. I use baskets with open tops at home to store underwear, socks, t-shirts, and other things that don’t go on hangers.

This solution would work perfectly well with this garment rack too. Just put the baskets on the shelf, and all your clothes are easily available.

Armoire

An armoire can be a great choice if you need more closet space or don’t like a garment rack’s open solution. The armoire is a nice piece of furniture, and when you open it, voila … a closet. Armoire’s come in every variety and style. Some even use them as tv cabinets to hide the tv when the doors are closed. They are great ways to organize your clothes, especially if you don’t have any closet space.

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Storage Furniture for Every Room in the House

9 August 2022

The amount of storage space you have in your home is never enough. If you live in a tiny apartment in the city, a historic bungalow by the coast, or a spacious country home with more closets than you can count, you could still benefit from more storage space.

One thing you’ll notice about this article is how much I love baskets. They have been storing our stuff for 1,000s of years. I’ll constantly be bringing up baskets throughout these suggestions because they are so great. No matter what you are doing to create more storage, baskets can add functionality, organization, and beauty. They can store things all by themselves but when mixed with furniture offer a terrific way to store and organize all your stuff.



That being said, let’s get into it!

Kitchen:

Cast Iron Pot Organizer

Those who cook a lot know cast iron is the best cookware you can buy. It is perfect. It heats evenly and distributes the heat over time. It is easy to clean if you know how; just clean out any particulate and burn it on the stove to evaporate water and kill bacteria. Heat cleans better than soap. When it is seasoned properly, it is non-stick but in a healthy way. All the non-stick cookware out there today is very unhealthy as people eat that non-stick coating when the pans wear down. Plus, cast iron provides essential iron nutrition to your diet. Yes, you get iron nutrition by using cast iron.

So now that we’ve gone over cast iron’s virtues, here’s why I love having an organizer dedicated to your cast iron pots and pans. After burning your pans out, you can put them on the hot rack and let them cool there. Otherwise, you would have to let them cool on the stove until they can be put away.

Baker’s Rack

Baker’s Racks are great for any kitchen. It provides a workspace and room for all your appliances and storage for kitchen stuffs. They come in infinite variety, but I picked this one because I like the open-shelf style, so I can easily get to things and see what’s on them in a flash. I often look at my supplies to determine what I want to make. If you want a tidier kitchen appearance, you could get doors, cabinets, or all sorts. I’m a fan of buying goods in bulk and then transferring them to containers for long-term storage and use. Glass jars, ceramics, and baskets. I love glass jars since I like to look at my supplies and decide what to make. Ceramics are good when you know what’s inside and want to keep the light out (coffee, tea, flour). And, of course, baskets for small items like bottle openers, wine corkscrews, wine stoppers, or clothespins to seal up open bags or foodstuffs like bananas, onions, garlic, and other things that are stored at room temperature.

Rail rack and hooks: These things are great for storing pots and pans with handles and the lids that go on them. You can hang your pots all in one place, and the lids are just tucked into the gap between the rail and the wall. Super easy access. You can also hang utensils that are maybe too large to conveniently store in your kitchen drawers. This is an easy solution to provide storage and accessibility.

Rolling Kitchen Cart/Butcher Block

This is a must-have for anyone who does a lot of cooking. You can move it around your kitchen and put it out of the way when not in use. The best kinds have a thick board on top to use as a cutting/butcher board. If you are tight on counter space, this is a lifesaver. The example here has pots and pans and dishes on it, but that’s not very practical. A perfect addition would be your additional cutting boards so you can load them up with separate veggies and meats. (BTW, always have a dedicated raw meat board, so you don’t cut fresh veggies on a contaminated meat board by accident, I like to carve “meat” into it, so I know which one). You could store your knives here. Meat hammer, graters, anything you usually use along with a cutting board.

Living Room

Storage Chest with Baskets

That’s right, baskets. Our friend is back and better than ever. Storage chests are great to store things in, but if you overdo it, everything will fall off. Enter the glorious basket. These can hold all sorts of things while making your furniture look nice. You can pull the basket out, rummage through it, carry it around, then put it back.

A perfect storage solution allowing easy access to stash throw blankets, entryway accessories, linens and towels, clothes, and crafts. A mixture of baskets and spaces filled with decorative items or books will make the whole thing look good while providing excellent storage.

Console Table/Storage

Console tables are any long, relatively narrow horizontal surface. They are commonly deployed as tv stands, hallway or behind the sofa furniture, or anywhere you need a long piece of furniture up against the wall. They can be open underneath and just provide a horizontal surface to put things on, but if extra space is your goal, you can get one that has doors or shelves that acts as storage. Our old friend the basket could be deployed here if you have open fronts. Or even to organize things stored behind closed doors. These long narrow tables are a great way to utilize space since they are up against the walls usually and, therefore, out of the path of movement.

Seating Storage Bench

You can turn any solid storage box or container into seating furniture with the addition of cushions and pillows. Just make sure the boxes can handle the weight of someone sitting on them. This could be as simple as milk crates or something handcrafted. If you use lots of independent containers, make sure to tie them together so they don’t scoot apart and drop the sitter behind. In the example provided, you see pull-out baskets. As always, a great way to store and organize while allowing easy access.

Storage Ottoman

I think these things are called Ottomans because they were used in the Ottoman empire to sit on. Nothing has changed. These things are great for guests to have a seat when you have a full house. They also serve as a table of sorts if you like or a footrest. And like everything mentioned in this article, they are good storage and space savers. I picked the Ottoman in the image because it is a super storage version. Most aren’t this complex. This one has drawers and a flip top. Also, being on wheels is convenient as this sort of furniture gets moved around a lot, and if there’s heavy stuff inside, the wheels will come in handy. Most Ottomans just have a flip top. This is a great place to store blankets, pillows, or other items you might want while on the couch. They are within easy reach when you get chilly but just as easy to put away when not needed.



Bedroom

Storage Beds

There are a bunch of options for creating storage space under your bed. It can be as simple as stuffing things under it or a nice storage solution. I thought this was a nice example as it stores the bed sheets, extra pillows, and linens in the bed.

Add a touch of luxury and storage to your bedroom with this well-designed full-size bed. The bed is upholstered with fabric and has one drawer on each side frame and two drawers on the footboard. It has a contemporary appeal thanks to the button-tufted headboard.

This all-around perimeter storage solution has the advantage of being easily accessible but does not utilize the entire space under the bed. I like it because it has baskets. We already know how I feel about them.

Garment Rack

Often, when space is confined, closets are small or not existent. Garment racks are a great way to get around this. The one pictured has nice rollers that make it easy to move around the room or even in and out of an existing closet. I use baskets with open tops at home to store underwear, socks, t-shirts, and other things that don’t go on hangers.

This solution would work perfectly well with this garment rack too. Just put the baskets on the shelf, and all your clothes are easily available.

Armoire

An armoire can be a great choice if you need more closet space or don’t like a garment rack’s open solution. The armoire is a nice piece of furniture, and when you open it, voila … a closet. Armoire’s come in every variety and style. Some even use them as tv cabinets to hide the tv when the doors are closed. They are great ways to organize your clothes, especially if you don’t have any closet space.

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