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Built-in storage

Whether you’re self-building or renovating, it’s important to integrate functional storage, and there are plenty of clever options. Sofia Delgado explores the choices available

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A bespoke mix of open shelving systems, cupboards and a corner desk with drawers makes the most of this space under the stairs, creating a neat home office. Fitted furniture by Neville Johnson starts from £3,000

As more homeowners move towards achieving minimal interiors and a clutter-free lifestyle, the question of how to neatly stow our belongings has become increasingly important. Built-in storage can take advantage of awkward spaces in the home that other furniture cannot – staircases, lofts’ eaves and alcoves are just a few of the areas with potential. Clever planning at the design stages is key to ensuring cupboards and shelves throughout the home are suited to your household needs.

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Looking for ideas and practical advice to help you create a tailor-made home that suits your lifestyle perfectly? The July issue of Build It has you covered. Here's a sneak peek at what's inside: - Self-build secrets: 10 things you need to know before you build - How to get planning permission for your extension - PVCu windows: are they the right choice for your project? - The best ways to insulate foundations - Going off-grid: options for heating & electrics - Budgeting basics: how to get an accurate estimate for your build ...and more!