Before starting today’s post can I share something?
Terrie and I received some good news…Your Decorating Hotline was selected as a Top Ten Home Improvement Blog as announced by HomeGuide411 yesterday. When announcing the line-up they wrote:
“HomeGuide411 searched for home improvement blogs that are well-designed, informative, and teeming with great ideas. In addition to those criteria, we also looked for blogs that had a personal quality. That was very important to us because a home is more than just a place to park your car and stow your clothes. It’s a reflection of you and your family. That’s why we’ve only included blogs operated by people who feel passionately about home improvement.”
Yay! We’re pleased about the recognition – especially the recognition that we’re passionate about what we do! Can you see our grins?
So, now back to why you’re here….Yesterday I shared how I solved a storage problem by creating overhead shelves to hold my teapot collection. This solution rescued me from the tedious job of packing and unpacking teapots every few months in order to rotate the teapots on display. Now my collection is within easy reach with the help of a step ladder.
Going to New Heights
Sometimes you’ve got to get in over your head – even with storage. Just as I used overhead shelves to store my teapot collection, I also used an overhead shelf in our media room for decorative purposes. The shelf holds miscellaneous accessories and fills the space above a series of movie posters that hang over a sofa. In our previous home we used these two Ikea floating shelves – but I needed a longer, single shelf in this room. My solution was to place them tightly side by side so we could use what we already had to fill our new need.
Others facing storage issues have also used overhead space in a variety of rooms as you can see below:
An overhead shelf paired with hanging pegs takes advantage of vertical storage space by holding storage baskets in a mud room.
In a tiny bath a homeowner takes advantage of precious space by placing a shelf over the door in order to store more than a dozen rolls of toilet paper.
Overhead shelves in the garage store items not regularly used while still leaving room for a car!
High ceilings and a rolling library ladder enable abundant overhead storage for file boxes in this office.
Are You In Over Your Head?
Are you utilizing overhead storage in your home? Have these ideas prompted you to consider it? Tell me “what’s up?” for you - towels, camping gear, seasonal clothes, books? Share your input by simply using the Comment link at the bottom of the post or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.