Storage can be a challenge in a strata property. Here’s how to make the most of your property and ensure you have all the room you need.
It’s a challenge for many strata property owners: how do you get more storage in your property without sacrificing floor space or making your property feel cluttered? If you can get this balance right though, adding extra storage is one way to add to a property’s resale value or increase its appeal to future renters.
Fortunately, there are a number of easy ways to add more storage to your property. Here are some of our top tips:
- Invest in furniture with hidden storage. A bed with pull-out draws underneath it is a much smarter solution than leaving that space empty.
- Install dedicated shelving in any existing storage areas – if you have a caged space next to your car park for example.
- If floor space is in high demand, consider installing fixed shelves on the walls to store books and other items you want on display.
- Make the most of outdoor space, using a storage unit or a locker.
- Build storage into any planned renovations. Replacing a kitchen or bathroom is a great time to add in extra spaces in high-use areas.
- You can purchase areas from the strata body or secure exclusive use, if you wanted to expand into a ceiling cavity for example. However, this will require a bylaw from your strata committee and may have costs attached.
While storage can be a problem for many strata properties, there’s no reason it can’t be managed and used to make your property more enjoyable and potentially increase its value.