When it comes to renting a home or apartment, one of the downsides can be limited or little storage space. However, there are creative ways to create storage in your rental while at the same time making your rental apartment or house feel like home. As property managers in Redding and Shasta County who have over twenty years of experience managing properties in the area, we would like to help you make your rental feel spacious and like home by offering some creative ways that you can create storage in your rental home or apartment.
Hidden storage in furniture
A great thing to get if you live in a rental home or apartment that is small or doesn’t have much space for storage are furniture items that not only make your rental look awesome but have hidden storage space inside of them. One example of this would be getting a coffee table that has drawers or opens up like a chest with plenty of room inside for storing books or other miscellaneous items. Another example of this would be getting small cushioned furniture like a chair or a stool that has room for storage inside of it underneath the cushion.
Adding a trendy corner shelf to a living room or a small shelf to a bedroom can create more storage than you may realize, especially if you have a large collection of books or decorative items that you don’t know what to do with. Scattering your miscellaneous items on a bookshelf along with some of your books is not only a great way to store your items but is also trendy and eye-catching.
Hidden storage under furniture
In the same way that you can store things inside of furniture, you can also store things underneath pieces of furniture such as couches and beds. You can pack things into small boxes tubs and slide them far underneath your bed or couch, far enough back to where people won’t notice them. If you want these storage containers to look trendy in case people notice them, you can always find some wooden ones or some vintage-looking ones. Try your local thrift stores or antique stores.
Decorative Storage Space
There are also creative ways that you can use decorative items as storage. A great example of this would be filling vintage suitcases with items you need to store and then stacking your suitcases in one of your rooms as decorations or to create a side table. Another example of this is, if your fireplace is not functional or you hardly use it, you can stack books and other items inside of it. This is super trendy and also stores your miscellaneous items.
If you would like more information on how you can create storage or make your rental home or apartment feel more like a place that you own, feel free to call us at Authority Property Management. We do property management in Redding and Shasta County and would love to help you in any way we can! If you are a landlord and would like someone to take the stressful tasks of managing your rental properties out of your hands, we would love to manage your properties for you! Give us a call at (530) 410-6085.
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