Getting organised is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions year on year, but it’s more than a state of mind and a new diary; organisation starts at home. Check out the smart storage solutions below to inspire a smart, functional and enviably organised home
1 The kitchen
The larder is back. With Bake Off being such a hit and open-plan kitchen-living spaces proving popular in the modern home, our kitchens are working harder than ever. The larder is a great style-meets-substance storage solution, where all those spices, dry goods and baking necessities can be neatly tucked away but easy to access. Take a look at the bespoke breakfast cabinet in the gallery below. Part of the Brompton range by bespoke furniture and kitchen company McCarron & Co, the Brompton breakfast cabinet goes above and beyond the average large duties; hand crafted using American walnut, it houses a coffee machine and microwave, as well as hidden storage, breakfast trays and a sink with a boiling tap.
2 The hall
Ah, the hallway. Home of shoes, bags, post, car keys and those other pesky bits and bobs that never quite seem to get put away. Shoe and coat racks keep things in check, but they’re still an eyesore. If only the walls would just swallow them up… well they can! McCarron & Co can create wall panelling that cleverly conceals hidden storage space, which is tucked away behind the traditionally moulded panels for a classic design feature that’ll be the envy of all your visitors.
3 The bedroom
The bedroom is another tricky spot to keep clutter free. The morning rush to get out of the door, the weary evenings where you chuck everything you’re wearing on the floor, and those big nights out where you just can’t seem to find your favourite shoes. Here’s one where good cabinetry can really save you valuable time. A chic, bespoke walk-in dressing room by will give you the storage space you need and can be tailored exactly to how you live – work wear, formal wear, weekend casuals, shoes and accessories can all be stowed away in their own, easy-to access compartments so that you can just grab and go.
4 Smart drawers
Bathroom storage, especially in smaller spaces, can be particularly challenging, so make sure your drawer space is working as hard as it can. McCarron & Co can craft smart drawers to suit your space and needs – perhaps to fit around a sink, to stow away washing up liquid and kitchen roll, if there’s no space underneath it? Or how about the natty way of storing tea and coffee shown in the gallery below? Switch clusters of tea and coffee canisters on the side or in a cupboard for a sleek, pull-out walnut drawer with separate storage compartments; a great way to get organised.
5 The basement
Basement conversions have been rising in popularity, especially in big cities where we’re all clamouring for more space on crowded streets. And if you’re not creating a hi-tech cinema room, a gym or – live the dream guys – a basement swimming pool, then it’s all about the wine cellar. Wine connoisseurs who want to sip their favourite vintage from the comfort of their own home, rather than The Ivy, have seen this trend blossom in recent years. Take a look at the beautiful example in the gallery below, where McCarron & Co has crafted a bespoke wine room complete with a drinks chiller, clever lighting, oak drawers and a slate worktop, all contained within stylish timber and glass to create a zoned-off area with an industrial feel.
For bespoke storage solutions for your home, visit or call a McCarron & Co showroom at 84 Fulham Road SW3 6HR (020 7584 5736) or 102 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill W2 5RU (020 7243 2315)