Seven years ago we brought a house that was perfect for our family. We had a study where I could plan my lessons and mark books out of the way of our living space, and a guest bedroom for when parents and friends came to stay. Seven years on and it's not the perfect house for our family anymore. Our family of 2 has grown, and we're now a family of 4 and a dog. The guest bedroom is my eldest's, my study is now a moveable mound of work that goes from kitchen counter to dining table and back daily as the study became a nursery. It's now time to make that study/nursery into a little girl's bedroom and it's a tight really small space. One of our solutions to the problem is fitted furniture.
In our own room we have fitted cupboards and drawers. Likewise, we fitted the kitchen with them as well when we moved in. They go floor to near ceiling (the ones that we choose) and have so much more storage than stand alone furniture. The small bedroom is very small. We're struggling to fit in a single bed without blocking part of the radiator or preventing the door from opening fully. That's a whole other ball game though.
Kids have lots of stuff; well our kids do! There are books, toys, clothes, mementos, and we lack storage space in the house. There wasn't any at all when we moved in apart from the kitchen cupboards. So as our family has expanded so has the clutter of life in the house. At times, I would give anything for a tidy house. One of the best things about the Betta Living fitted bedroom furniture that we are looking to put in is that they have clean lines and they look neat, There are even space-saver solutions.
What I love about the fitted furniture that we already have is the vast array of different systems that you can have inside the furniture. You can include drawers, shelves, racks and rails. Although my 4 year old may not have many shoes now, by the time she's a teen she could have the same problem I had - I loved shoes, but where to store them all? A shoe rack at her age now could make a great storage solutions for toys. If you have minimal space, the regular rail that you'd hang clothes on may take up too much room, but with a space-saving design, you can have a pull-out rail so clothes face out to you instead of looking side on to them.
Making small spaces work is difficult but fitted furniture can be a solution that can make a tiny room a storage haven and work for kids as they grow from tots through to teens.
In collaboration with Betta-living fitted furniture solutions.