Clients always want more storage, and London housing always seems to be lacking in it. Here are some quick, cheap and easy solutions to add storage space to your home without gauging out under your stairs or 'knocking through'.
Try a hanging cloak rack if you are short on floor space
Floating racks hanging from the ceiling can accommodate all manor of coats, bags, scarves. You can load them up and then swing them aside when you want to move past. If you have very high ceilings you can even sit them on a pulley system and whisk them up and out of the way. You can also use them in places that don't have a wall, or have wall that can't support weight. They are also great for hanging close to baths and showers, in the bedroom to display accessories, or even in the kitchen hanging over the counter for tea towels and oven gloves. We particularly like the one from Copenhanger which comes in 3 colours and retails at a reasonable £170.
If that looks a little too rustic then you could try The Wardrope, designed by Veronika Wildgruber and Susanne Stofer, which uses porcelain hooks mounted on a rope, which can be adjusted by sliding them, and you can add as many as needed. The Wardrope screws into the ceiling (or can be hung from another hook) and you can chose to have a weight at the bottom of the rope to keep it under tension, if you'd rather it were tethered.
If you'd like a more industrial look, Phos do one in polished stainless steel. 5 hooks rotate on an axis and the bar is rigid. Different types of hooks are also available, and the product was a 'good design' award earlier this year.
If you would like to talk to a designer about unique and creative ways to gain storage in your property, call or email Kia Designs today for a free consultation.