Sunday, 6 May 2018

The typical customer for under stairs storage:
Whom is the most likely candidate for commissioning under stairs storage? And what is likely to satisfy such a customer? In my experience of 13 years supplying fitted joinery furniture and receiving many enquiries with detailed requirements. I would say the addition of little ones into a new family home is number 1. Typical uses of the under stairs storage phenomena include an adults area, such as ironing board; vacuum cleaner; clothes rail, and over flow from the kitchen, and also an area for shoes of all house occupiers and an area for toys/back packs. However the balance was always tipped by one or more new additions, thus prompting the phone call. Typical examples that accommodate such a variety of uses are as follows:

Is having floating shelves a plus when renting?

What you need to know about floating shelves if you are thinking of trying to improve your rented property. Are they strong enough for any type of tenant? Do having floating shelves make your property more attractive or desirable for tenants? Good questions. Floating shelves can be made real tough and real strong. What is the worst thing that could be happen to your shelves once they have been installed? We all know the answer this one. They could sag right? No not these shelves, these shelves are almost unsagable if that is a word. The reason for this is the installation process. We use re bar or threaded rod to ensure they will not bend, and the fixings are made into the wall, whether the wall is made from brick/plaster board/breeze block or concrete. So once we know they are strong and will not sag, next is will they look great! The answer to this is all about design, decor, and use. I would say if you need storage then floating shelves give a beautiful finish whilst at the same time offering provision for lights and future change of colour.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

What everyone should know about under stairs storage.
1st That there are many designs options.
2nd Some design options require intensive installation skills. Not recommended for someone just starting out or DIY.
3rd It's very difficult to make cheap.
4th Prices do vary not only according to design but also because of the level pre-preparation. Some under stairs areas need plastering new floors and decorating etc.

This project below had 3 of the areas that make things more expensive.

It had relatively expensive materials made with matching grain, a bunch of draws behind doors, and pull out units. The money saving thing on this project was a clean and decorated and carpeted and finished area to work on.