Tips to utilise your homes awkward spaces

Almost all houses have an awkward space that requires some creativity, whether it be a living room corner, bedroom nookdead space under staircases or just a small floorplan to work to. However, there are plenty of ways to maximise what you have available in your home with some clever fitted furniture solutions.  

See our suggestions to find the ideal way to utilise the most awkward spaces in your home that you’ll soon wonder how you lived without.  

Create a cosy ready nook under windows

Bespoke fitted furnitureIf you’ve got a large window taking up space where you would put wall storage, create a cosy ready nook with hidden storage. This will give purpose to a space that otherwise wouldn’t be used but also keep rooms uncluttered with the extra storage. This works especially well in bay windows, but also can transform a space between two pieces of furniture like the library Adrian previously handcrafted.   

Invest in bespoke fitted furniture for sloped ceilings  

If you have a space with sloping ceilings, it’s almost impossible to find off the shelf furniture that fits flush to the walls and ceiling, leaving unusable gaps. This is a common problem in loft conversions that can be solved by spending wisely on bespoke fitted furniture that use every millimetre of space.  

Adrian has recently manufactured and installed a bespoke fitted wardrobe and shelving to overcome this problem in a small sloping space off a client’s bedroom. This space now offers ample storage for the couple, acting as a mini dressing room.  

Create storage under the staircase   

Stairs are an obvious necessity for multi-storey properties which are often overlooked as dead space, but they are an area that can be used for multiple purposes. If you’re craving extra storage utilise this space as fitted cupboards or shelving to leave living spaces less cluttered and feeling more open. Or why not make this your office space with a fold down desk that can be hidden when not in use?  

If you’re ready to fall back in love with the most awkward spaces in your homget in touch with Adrian to discuss how he can handcraft beautiful bespoke fitted furniture for any room in your home.

Configuring the Perfect Bedroom

Bespoke fitted bedroom furniture is the solution for maximising space and installing useful storage customised to your needs. There are so many ways you can use bespoke furniture to make your room one of a kind – plus, bespoke means it will fit perfectly!

Bi-folding doors

Create space by utilising nooks in your room which are often found in bedrooms – leaving you with sloping ceilings to contend with. Bi-folding doors will give you more space and as well as leaving you with a sleek finish.

Adrian recently installed a bespoke fitted wardrobe to overcome a sloping ceiling problem in a client’s bedroom leaving them with enough storage and a beautiful finish.

Add shelving and drawers into your wardrobe

By adding shelving into your wardrobe, it helps you to utilise the lost space above or below your clothing to allow you to keep things clean and tidy. Drawers will give you the perfect place to keep your shoes, they’ll be out of the way, but you’ll have easy access to each and every pair!

Space you’re not sure what to do with?

Use small spaces to create something useful like a dressing table! Adrian can even add in storage for you keep everything you need in your bespoke dressing tables – such as your makeup and hairbrush so they aren’t on show, keeping your bedroom a clean and tidy space.

If you’re ready to design your perfect bedroom, get in touch with Adrian to see how he can handcraft everything you’re looking for!

Make the most of storage space!

bespoke kitchen

Storage is essential in every home, but we always seem to find ourselves falling short for space which is why it is important to learn how to work with the space we have. Adrian discusses some simple quick tips to help you utilise your space around your home:

The Living Room

The living room tends to be the messiest room of the house but that’s because it is the room that sees the most traffic. Make the most of your living room by investing in multi-functional furniture. For example; a coffee table that also includes draws. This will give you extra space to utilise but with the added benefit that it is hidden and won’t clutter your room.

 The Kitchen

Make your kitchen easy to cook in by maximising your space. By using vertical space in your kitchen, it enables to use all the space you have in the room, this will help by reducing clutter on the sides and help keep your kitchen looking neat and tidy!

The Bedroom

Maximise your under-bed space! Utilise the space you have by storing underneath, it’s one of the easiest ways to add a whole area of storage – no one must know as this can be incorporated in your bed design. Splash out on a wardrobe wall! Installing shallow wardrobes along a wall will help you to create a cosy feel whilst giving you a whole heap of added storage. It won’t feel as bulky and cluttered than if you were to put a wardrobe or cabinet there! A light colour will also make the room feel more open and less claustrophobic.

AW Way has been creating bespoke furniture for over 35 years and can help you maximise your space! If you need some advice to help you maximise and get the most out of your home, get in touch with Adrian today!

Space Saving ideas ahead of Christmas

Many people now live in smaller homes or apartments which can leave you struggling for space when it comes to Christmas. Families gather and presents will fill the house, so here are some ideas to help you stop clutter and have all the space you need all year round.

Add shelves or cupboards above a doorway

Doorways are an under-utilised space in your home. Make the most of this space by installing shelving above – ideal for bedrooms, offices and even home libraries! This feature can be easily added with bespoke fitted storage units, giving you the extra space you need.

Create one space for all your entertainment

Your lounge will consist of many pieces of technology, including; your TV, DVD Player, consoles and games, but instead of having these items spread out across your living room, keep them in a custom-built bespoke unit to keep them in one place for your convenience. Utilise the space you have on your wall by including shelving solutions or cupboards for all your DVD’s, games and accessories.

Why not add a freestanding coffee table to store all your book and magazines away? This will provide a practical and aesthetically pleasing storage solution.

Utilise under your staircase

Give yourself that extra storage you might need by using the space under your stairs – or you could create a getaway nook! A quiet space for those who want to have some time away in a quiet area (we know how Christmas can get!). It could become a little haven for all year round.

If you’re looking to create space-saving solutions, get in touch with Adrian to discuss how he can help you design practical pieces of bespoke fitted furniture.

 

How to organise your fitted dressing room

Fitted dressing room

If your bedroom wardrobes are suffering from one too many shopping sprees it might be time to consider converting a space or spare room into a dressing room. Investing in some bespoke fitted furniture for this space will create more storage so everything has its place, so you can be more organised. Read our tips for designing and organising the perfect storage space for your fitted dressing room to clear clutter from your bedroom.

Prioritise whats important

Before designing a dressing room for the whole contents of your wardrobe, have a clear out of anything you simply don’t wear or use anymore. If you’re finding it hard to part with items test what you really use by turning the hangers in the opposite direction once a garment is worn. After a period this will leave you with a system that indicates what you haven’t worn and shouldn’t save space for in your new storage.

Find the right storage solution

A fitted dressing room can be created with multiple types of bespoke storage so ask yourself what requirements does your clothing, shoes and accessories require? Do you need maximum hanging space, or would you prefer shelving for t-shirts and jumpers? Consider the height of hanging rails and whether shelves should be movable to house any future purchases. Once you have decided how you’d like to have your clothes arranged, whether it be by colour, style or purpose, AW Way can find a solution that meets your needs and style.

Right before your eyes

Having your most used items at eye level or closest to the entrance will help save time when getting ready or if you need to grab an item in a rush.

Incorporate a space to get ready

Don’t forget about completing the space with a beautiful bespoke dressing table or island with built in seating. The team at AW Way can fit this into the design and their meticulous attention to detail consider aspects like plug sockets and wires which would otherwise look unsightly in your new dressing room.

Bespoke dressing table

Maximum storage in a limited space

At first it might seem silly to have fitted cupboards where you can’t reach but utilising all the space will offer somewhere to store items seasonal items that are rarely used. Having bespoke fitted furniture hand crafted by AW Way means every millimetre is accounted for to maximise storage space that is fitted perfectly first time.

Bespoke fitted dressing room

Adrian can offer his 35 years’ experience in designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke fitted furniture to ensure all your items are easily accessible and no space is wasted.

Get in touch today to start the journey to the creating the dressing room you’ve always dreamed of.

Fitted furniture solutions to utilise your homes awkward spaces

bespoke shelving furniture solutions

Almost all houses have an awkward space that requires some creativity, whether it be a living room corner, bedroom nook, dead space under staircases or just a small floorplan to work to. However, there are plenty of ways to maximise what you have available in your home with some clever fitted furniture solutions.

See our suggestions to find the ideal way to utilise the most awkward spaces in your home that you’ll soon wonder how you lived without.

Create a cosy ready nook under windows

If you’ve got a large window taking up space where you would put wall storage, create a cosy ready nook with hidden storage. This will give purpose to a space that otherwise wouldn’t be used but also keep rooms uncluttered with the extra storage. This works especially well in bay windows, but also can transform a space between two pieces of furniture like the library Adrian previously handcrafted.

Bespoke fitted furniture

Invest in bespoke fitted furniture for sloped ceilings

If you have a space with sloping ceilings, it’s almost impossible to find off the shelf furniture that fits flush to the walls and ceiling, leaving unusable gaps. This is a common problem in loft conversions that can be solved by spending wisely on bespoke fitted furniture that use every millimetre of space.

Adrian has recently manufactured and installed a bespoke fitted wardrobe and shelving to overcome this problem in a small sloping space off a client’s bedroom. This space now offers ample storage for the couple, acting as a mini dressing room.

Create storage under the staircase 

Stairs are an obvious necessity for multi-storey properties which are often overlooked as dead space, but they are an area that can be used for multiple purposes. If you’re craving extra storage utilise this space as fitted cupboards or shelving to leave living spaces less cluttered and feeling more open. Or why not make this your office space with a fold down desk that can be hidden when not in use?

If you’re ready to fall back in love with the most awkward spaces in your home get in touch with Adrian to discuss how he can handcraft beautiful bespoke fitted furniture for any room in your home.

4 things you need to know about bespoke fitted wardrobes

Bespoke fitted wardrobes in bedroom

Homes across the UK have wardrobes bursting with belongings, as off the shelf wardrobes don’t make the most of space or allow customisation.

Opting to have bespoke fitted wardrobes designed help keep a room looking spacious and organised, while simultaneously complementing its style. If you’re considering having fitted wardrobes commissioned here are the top 4 things to know:

  1. You’ll get more space – Unlike off the shelf wardrobes that often have gaps above and below, bespoke fitted wardrobes are designed to the measurements you desire. Opting for full height fitted wardrobes frees up vital storage space, reducing clutter and other storage free standing furniture in your bedroom.
  2. Makes your home more desirable- If you’re looking at selling currently or aren’t in your forever home, the investment you make on fitted furniture will be regained when put your home on the market. Storage is a high priority for modern house buyers, especially in London so fitted furniture like wardrobes and cabinets will make your property stand out.
  3. Designed to you- The beauty of bespoke wardrobes is that everything can be personalised, from the materials down to the final finishes and components. Adrian provides samples during the process for approval, so changes can be made during the design stage to ensure the finish result is one you are truly happy with.
  4. Built around the room- Working down to the millimetre, means even the smallest or most awkward of spaces can be used. Wardrobes can be built –around alcoves and sloping ceilings, with Adrian also considering use of electrical sockets and light switches. 

If you no longer want to compromise on space, get in touch with Adrian to discuss how he can create you bespoke fitted wardrobes or other fitted furniture to suit your home, style and lifestyle perfectly.