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Early Planning Makes Interior Design Easier in Your New Home

Early Planning Makes Interior Design Easier in Your New Home

When it’s time to move to a new home, sometimes it is hard to start thinking about interior design plans too early, but the earlier you start planning, the better deals you can find and more time means a more organised design and décor plan. In addition, it can be easier to design the blank canvas of a new home rather than waiting until you are already there and have to work around your furniture and family living in the house. We are featuring 10 designs from Houzz.com today that you should consider ahead of time if you are moving and planning ahead for the designs of your new home. Most of these ideas need advance planning and have to be built or designed before you move in. Many of the designs offer some amazing space saving help.

The Corner Office

Corner Office

So many people need some office space at home. When the dining room table or couch has to double as an office space, it never works out well. By planning ahead, this design uses up corner space and takes up almost no extra room. What’s more is that it looks amazing. The corner facing desk will help you stay focused on your work, homework, or bill paying that has to be done at home. Even if you don’t have a whole room to dedicate to an office, this space is secluded and aesthetic all at the same time.

The Office under the Stairs

Office Under Stairs

Harry Potter would have been happy to have such nice accommodations under the stairs growing up! Here is another idea for fitting in an office space when you don’t have a whole room to dedicate to an office. It keeps your office supplies, papers, and computer out of the way and looks pretty amazing. I especially love the extra cabinet space and drawers built in to hide and organise all your papers, bills, mail and documents.

Bike Storage under the Stairs

Bike Under the Stairs

While we are on the topic of storage under the stairs, let’s explore a couple more ideas. How about this convenient space-saving bike rack? There are two design elements with these stairs, the wall along the stairs helps block off a storage space like a basement or garage. These stairs definitely bring design elements along with functional space-saving.

Stair Storage

Stair Storage

Who doesn’t have an entryway that often has shoes lying around? This stair storage solution is one of the best hidden storage techniques that help your home stay clutter free. It is an excellent solution for a missing mud room or cluttered closet space in your doorway. If you have more staircases in your home, you might consider adding drawers in them too for other storage hideaways.

File Storage in the Kitchen

File Storage - Kitchen

Ideally, no one really wants paper work in the kitchen, but anyone with a “junk drawer” in their kitchen will really appreciate this little nook hideaway built in to the kitchen cabinetry. If you have kids, this set up is almost a necessity. Not everything fits on the refrigerator, you know! The addition of the dry erase board to this functional little corner of the kitchen adds even more organisation and it looks like the door closes over the dry-erase board to hide that away when you don’t want to have to worry about the list or when you have guests over.

Removable / Moving Kitchen Counter Elements

Movable Kitchen Pieces

This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments! How often do you wish that some element of your kitchen could be moved? This works for cutting table or work spaces, like the one pictured here, but can also be great for an extra freezer or other extra cabinetry in your kitchen that you might want to move, or even keep in the garage when you don’t need it in the kitchen. Extra cutting board or work space is great when you are having a dinner party and someone is helping you prep, but there isn’t quite enough room for them in the kitchen. Designing this ahead of time is a real necessity because trying to make it work after your kitchen is designed will be very difficult.

Wine Bar

Wine Bar

If you love wine and would get use out of this, then it is definitely something to consider adding to your design plans. This wine bar set up is great if you entertain often. It also makes quite the conversation piece.

Kitchen Bench Seating

Bench Seating

This is yet another design element that has to be blueprinted and implemented ahead of time. I love how the other side of the counter space of this open kitchen doubles as dining seating or just a place for company or guests to relax while you are preparing the food. It keeps them close enough but not in the way.

Knife Storage

Knife Drawer

Who else needs a safe place to store their knives? What a great way to capitalise on space and make the most of just a few inches in between kitchen appliances and cabinets. This safely keeps knives out of the way and out of the hands of children. This set up also protects your knife blades from getting dinged or dulled.

Convenient Kitchen Utensil Storage

Utensil Storage

Depending on the type of cooking utensils you have, they might take up way to much space and be too hard to find bunched up in the drawers. This design helps keep them organised and easy to find immediately. Works great for odd sized utensils, tongs, mixing spoons, spatulas, whisks, and other fun tools you might want for your kitchen but never have room for.

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