The Importance of Storage

Why We Should Re-Think the Value and Efficiency of Organization

While often overlooked, storage can be one of the most crucial elements to a happy, healthy, and organized living or work space. But all too often, storage is used in homes and offices to conceal the piles of clutter that don’t have a designated “place”. However, many homeowners and homebuyers are starting to catch on to the closet and storage trends that have been sweeping the market within the past three years. A study conducted by real estate website Zillow.com says closets have been the number two most-requested amenity since 2013.

Incorporating storage into residential or commercial builds and remodels saves the client time and money – and saves you time and money. Staying organized is not easy, and allowing a buyer to understand the value of efficient storage solutions can make the difference between a haphazard home and an orderly masterpiece.

Organization saves time.
According to U.S. News and World Report, the average American spends one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items. That could include office employees, who spend on average one hour a day performing the same tedious activity. Whether at home or at work, organized spaces allow us to remain on the go with minimal searching, prodding, and panicking over missing items. When you’re not wasting time searching through an abyss of papers and laundry, it can be spent doing more important things – time with family, exercising, cooking, or reading a good book.

Space equals status.
Clutter and chaos are not words associated with a luxurious home. Having a well-designed walk-in closet in the master bedroom is known to be a status symbol. So it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most sought-after features in a new or remodeled home. The key to benefitting from luxury storage spaces is to use them productively, not just as a design component but also as functional foundation. Special accessories and storage design features can further enrich the space and add a touch of personalization.

It adds value to the building.
Literally. The monetary value of a building increases when there are large, efficient storage systems already installed. Storage upgrades like built-in closets, bookshelves, kitchen, and garage organizer systems will attract more buyers. A majority of new homebuyers want simplified lifestyles, and they recognize the market’s growing standards and value of storage. Many buyers seek move-in ready spaces, and are more apt to reconsider properties where they don’t need to augment or retrofit the storage situation themselves.

Vertical space is important, too.
Finding extra storage in any room involves a touch of creativity, especially when a growing segment of consumers are opting for smaller living spaces. Creatively maximizing floor-to-ceiling wall space optimizes and effectively increases the space efficiency and design aesthetics of the home. ClosetMaid provides Professional Services design and consultation to solve any storage space challenge for those looking to remodel or enhance storage within their spaces.

Re-Think
The utilization of space is becoming much more important than how much actual space exists. Incorporating well-designed interior spaces with high-quality storage solutions allow everyone to go about their day-to-day activities without extra stress – and the balanced combination of function and décor can make any person satisfied with their home or workplace.