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Designing into modern storage homes

Architect Opinder Liddar share. This top tips on how to incorporate useful storage solutions and maximise space in your house
The space beneath the staircase has been put to good use for storage in this project by Scenario Architecture.
Part of this refurbishment by De Rosee Sa Architects saw skilled craftsmen brought on board to create bespoke joinery that offers a striking design feature as well as plenty of storage
Available from Second Nature Kitchens, this clever device slides out of the awkward corner unit so all the items are easily accessible, and storage space is maximised

Storage is an important – but often overlooked – aspect when it comes to designing new homes. In fact, there’s been a significant growth in the number of out-of-town self-storage facilities over recent years to meet the demand from people who don’t have enough space to keep all their possessions in their property. This begs the question, do we have too many belongings, or do we just not build homes that are big enough to cater to our modern needs? Certainly, mass developer houses are limited in human space terms – and that’s before we think about room for storage.

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The latest issue of Build It, Britian's first magazine for self builders and renovators, is packed full of practical advice, inspiring readers' homes and expert guidance on everything from planning and design through to budgets and specificying materials. In the June 2019 edition: - Build It's Self Build Education House: We're building next door to Grand Designs The Street! - Complete guide to planning success - Cost-saving secrets for home renovations - Extension cost guide - Roofs: Repair or replace - Building an oak home ... and much more!