Having a little person join the ranks of your household shouldn’t have to mean a major overhaul of your furnishings. In this home, a rethink of the placement and use of their storage was all it took to make their home a safer, better organised and more accessible space for everyone, big and small.
A hallway to hang one’s hat
The hallway is so often an underutilised area. Not in this home! A long, narrow space, they’ve invested in slimmer, wall-mounted shoe storage and hooks and rails. Higher rails are used for the coats, scarves and bags of the adults, while a little lower rail gives their toddler a reachable place of her own.
Hallway ideas for one last look
Heading out the door with a little one in tow can be a challenge. While you can’t control the whims of a child, you can control where you store your things. Here, a dedicated hallway drawer for keys, sunglasses and gloves and a well-lit, full-length mirror shaves off a few minutes of early morning scramble.
Clothing storage for all ages
Baby’s clothes are organised and folded neatly away in a chest of drawers, making changing time much less of a chore. For the grownups, a folding door wardrobe with shelves and rails saves on space and a smaller wall-mounted cabinet keeps documents and personal items out of the way and well organised.
Storage for the food focused
Even in a smaller kitchen, they’ve made good use of all potential storage spots above, below and atop the counter. A worktop with a barstool surrounded by enticing recipe books creates an area for many activities, from a moment of respite to paging through for something new and delicious for dinner.