Built-In Storage Can Add Value & Appeal

Home Improvement

Built-In Storage Can Add Value & Appeal to Your Cook County Home

1We all have projects we want to see done at home. If you’re planning to sell your home in the coming months, something to consider with any home update, is how will it likely appeal to potential buyers? Built-in storage can add value to your home and make for an excellent feature on your listing, attracting potential buyers to take a closer look.

 You may wonder just where you can add built-in storage around your home, but with a bit of creativity, the options are almost endless. Go beyond the standard places to build a book case and take advantage of little-used spaces to increase your storage possibilities.

Stairs offer another excellent place to consider for built-in storage. Opening up the space beneath the stairs can allow for the addition of a shelving unit, a cubicle style book case can work well in this space, adding a unique architectural amenity to your home. If you need more closet space, under the stairs could be the solution. If your stairs are enclosed, another option is to install drawers into the steps, increase storage without taking away from the open space of your home.

If you need more space for blankets, pillows and linens, take a look above your bathroom door. If there’s space enough between the top of the frame and the ceiling, this can be an ideal place to install a deep-set shelf ideal for these bulkier items. The same can apply in the kitchen. Going above door and cabinet frames with built-in shelves to store large bowls and excess bakeware.

2Built-in storage is a key way to expand storage solutions without taking over floor space. To retain interior square footage, consider where you can take advantage of un-used wall space to install a desk station or cabinets. Examples include below windows, alongside fireplaces and at the end of hallways. Take advantage of ‘extra’ corners in rooms with angled walls or slanted ceilings with a built-in cupboard. If you’ve always wanted a window seat, do more than just install a bench, by including storage space below with a drawer.

Homes can never have too much storage space, built-in storage can add value and appeal to your property. For more ideas and inspiration check out this article and photo gallery from This Old House. When you’re ready to buy or sell a home, you want to work with a Realtor® understands the process and has the resources to help you buy or sell with confidence. We’re ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams.


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