I think whatever home you live in there is always a little part of you that wants a bigger home, a better garden ..a jacuzzi bath..an en suite or in our case just an upstairs bathroom sure you can move although it’s not always possible for various reasons but for the most part you need to just re embrace your home,
There are so many ways to transform a home and we are making a lot of changes over the next few months in order to make our living space less cluttered..more comfortable and ultimately a place in which we can relax at the end of the day.
Our home is fairly small, not teeny but the kitchen is small ( major bugbear of mine) and the bedrooms aren’t particularly spacious. This means storage is a big focus of ours when it comes to making changes. I’m very lucky in that I have a very ‘handy’ man who has found a hundred and one ways to create new hoarding spaces for us.
So far we have a cupboard built into the wood panelling in our bathroom – perfect place to store my stocks of bubble bath, moisturisers and oils that I just seem to accumulate. He’s built a huge floor to ceiling fitted wardrobe/cupboard in Chloe’s bedroom which fits all of my clothes as well as most of the two girls and our shoes with some space at the top for secret gifts/things which need to be kept out of little hands.
He’s now working on a similar project in our bedroom – one wall now has a shelving unit which he has made look pretty incredible with some gorgeous patterned wallpaper and the other wall is going to be an open closet for all of his clothes with a mirror attached to the side..
Ooh and we have a new ottoman bed which is already full but our house is starting to feel so different. A house which is a little less cluttered feels calmer and I’m naturally starting to declutter as we sort things out. Large bags of clothes that haven’t been worn for more than a year have found their ways to the charity shops. Baby clothes passed on to friends and relatives.
I’ll be sharing lots of photos of our home as we complete projects. I’m quite excited. There’s a lot of change. Bursts of colour where there were once pale walls..art..photos..memories. Coming up soon will be our conservatory renovation, kitchen makeover and a feature wall created upstairs.
I’m a bit in love with our new tiles:
You can find lots of storage tips and ideas from other bloggers on the Safe Store website including some from me 🙂
Do you have any inventive ideas for storage? Toy storage ideas would be especially welcome here!
* This post is in collaboration with Safe Store.
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