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Working From Home? Create A More Functional Space With Our Office Storage Solutions

If you are one of the many Australians who are now working remotely, you may understand just how challenging it can be to create a functional workspace within your home. Whether you have a dedicated study that lacks adequate storage, or your living room is now doing double-duty as a home office, we have some handy office storage tips to create a more functional workspace.

DON’T FORGET TO LOOK UP

Organisation is key when you are working within a home office.

You no longer can stroll down to the communal printer or pop out to the stationery room — your new office is often more compact than it used to be.

It is important to create enough space for your technology, devices, files, stationery and more. But how can you comfortably fit an office inside your home?

Maximising the space you have is always a clever idea when you’re considering office storage solutions. Don’t just think about how large your desk is or what storage you have beneath it; look at your walls as an extension of your workspace.

Creating customised office storage to suit your work requirements can help you become more organised and efficient; with everything you need in your workday at your fingertips.

Storage solutions include open shelving above your desk, floor-to-ceiling bookcases and wall-hung cupboards (perfect for keeping your technology out of the way and dust-free). You can also integrate bespoke lighting into your storage design, so you can eliminate the need for a desk lamp.

With smart storage solutions, even the smallest of home offices can be reimagined to create a more useable workspace.

ADD A POP OF COLOUR

Need some inspiration while you are at work? Colour is a simple way of adding atmosphere to any room. Our team at Affordable Wardrobes can create custom office storage in a range of materials — including coloured glass or colour board inserts.

You can create a standout feature in a home office by choosing a high impact colour for your cabinetry. Whether it is a small splash of colour or a bold colour scheme, we can help transform your home office into an eye-catching and inviting room.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

A work desk is often the focal point of a home office, but you don’t have to put up with a space-sucking desk if you don’t want to. Why not consider the convenience of a foldaway option?

Foldaway desks are ideal for tight spaces. Simply pull out (or down) your desk when you are working, then pop in away at the end of a day. Not only will you enjoy a fully customised office desk that complements your decor — you will be able reclaim that much-needed space at the end of your workday.

Want to make the most of your new office storage? Then consider selecting tailored add-ons such as pull out shelves, built in bookcases, easy-to-access baskets and pigeon hole shelving.

Create the home office that will work for your busy lifestyle. Connect with our friendly team at Affordable Wardrobes to discuss our latest office storage solutions by phoning our Central Coast Showroom on 02 4362 3800 or our Newcastle Showroom on 02 4957 0066.

 

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The Hottest Wardrobe Trends

There’s a dream wardrobe out there for all of us — regardless of your budget. Whether you’re coveting a walk-through wardrobe that’s worthy of an A-list celebrity, or you’d simply prefer a more functional wardrobe that’s designed to suit your busy lifestyle, you can elevate your storage space with our hot wardrobe trends.

ZEN SLIDING WARDROBE

As the name suggests, Zen features striking Japanese-style doors which effortlessly slide on our V-Glide tracking system. The showstopping nature of these doors lends itself to a range of decors, including Asian-inspired, contemporary, minimalist and transitional.

Thick, bold frames are available in your choice of colour, with the option of coloured glass or colour board inserts. We’ve created an array of diverse looks with Zen including:

  • Checkerboard style with black and white glass inserts
  • Modern look with black glass and silver frames
  • Asian-inspired featuring mirrored panels with black frames
  • Contemporary style with white glass and neutral frames

ACCESSORY ADD-ONS

From bespoke jewellery drawers to enclosed shoe closets and custom-made make-up stations, there’s an endless range of options if you want to personalise your wardrobe.

Don’t just consider your apparel and hanging space — create a wardrobe that provides a home for your favourite accessories, too. Our wardrobe add-ons are available in a vast range of materials with the option of soft close drawer and high-end hardware to add that special touch.

WALK-THROUGHS

When space is simply not an issue, a walk-through wardrobe is a desirable storage option. Think of your wardrobe as a dressing room, with the ability to make your day easier with functional design and luxe finishes.

Styling your walk-through to complement the tone of your bedroom, walk-through wardrobes can feature island benches to provide extra storage space for folded apparel, hair accessories, jewellery, folded apparel and more.

If you’re considering a walk-through, why not incorporate custom seating into your wardrobe design and turn ‘getting ready’ into a truly glamorous event?

SATIN PAINTED TUDOR DOORS

Tudor doors add a beautiful and elegant touch to any room. They can boast a Hamptons, country, retro or coastal chic style – depending on the choice of frame and insert. With white frames being an increasingly popular choice, we have crafted Tudor doors wardrobes with a range of inserts including mirror, colour board and V Groove wood panelling.

Connect with Affordable Wardrobes on 02 4362 3800 (Central Coast) or 02 4957 0066 (Newcastle) to elevate your wardrobe with our hot wardrobe trends.

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5 Simple Tips To Declutter Your Life This Spring

Spring is the perfect time to declutter your life. From your garage to your bedroom, here’s some simple ways to declutter and make your home more liveable, comfortable and functional.

1 STREAMLINE YOUR WARDROBE

If you haven’t worn your clothes in 12-18 months, it’s unlikely that you’ll be wearing them in the future. Unless you have a special piece of apparel that you’re keeping for sentimental reasons or a high-end event, think about donating items that are not in regular rotation.

Once you’ve finished streamlining your clothes, organise your apparel to suit your lifestyle. Make sure the clothes wear regularly are more accessible — and the clothes that aren’t in season (or are only for special occasions) and safely stored in another section of your wardrobe. An organised wardrobe is always in fashion, so check out decluttering methods from experts like Marie Kondo and spring clean your wardrobe!

2 CREATE A SPACE FOR SHOES

Are your shoes thrown in the bottom of your cupboard in a big jumble? Or are they left in different storage spaces around the house? Keeping your shoes tidy and organised is one of the simplest decluttering tasks. Collect all the shoes that you will continue to wear and then arrange them by style or season in a designated shelving space. Whether you’re keen to create a discrete shoe cabinet or a spectacular shoe shelf to show off your collection, you’ll find getting dressed easier and quicker with an organised shoe storage solution.

 

3 DECLUTTER YOUR GARAGE

Your garage should be a clean and accessible space to house your vehicles, bicycles, tools, outdoor items and more. It shouldn’t just be a dumping ground for all those things that you don’t have a specific home for. Turning your garage into a useable and functional space requires a little elbow grease and a cut-throat approach to decluttering. Don’t hoard broken tools, unused clothing or out-of-date furniture if you’re not going to repurpose them in the near future.

Do a thorough clean out of your garage, and then start thinking about ways to create more space with specific storage solutions. Consider what you want out of your garage: do you require separate zones for tools, pet products or gym equipment? Do you want to be able to see your gear or would you like it neatly tucked away behind cupboard doors? Customised cabinetry that suits the needs of your lifestyle can transform your garage into a smarter storage space.

 

4 OFFICE ORGANISATION

With the current trend of people working from home, it’s a good idea to think about how your home office can be a more welcoming and efficient area. Whether you have a small desk in a communal living area or you have one room designated as your home office, paperwork, stationery and technology can quickly pile up in your workspace. Maximise the room you have available with storage solutions including shelving, cupboards, built in desks, under desk storage and overhead bookshelves. It will not only look much more appealing when you’re on your next Zoom call, it will also make your work-from-home life a little less stressful.

 

5 LOOK AT YOUR LAUNDRY

Oh, the poor forgotten laundry. Unless you live in a contemporary property that already boasts a cleverly designed laundry, you could be putting up with room that just work with our modern lives.

Unfortunately, a laundry sink with a small cupboard underneath doesn’t exactly lighten your laundry workload. So to create a better space, think about your laundry in terms of storage requirements and zoned activities. Would you like a cupboard for your ironing and ironing board? Do you need extra shelving for laundry liquids and stain removers? Are you always trying to find a piece of clothing in that dirty clothes pile? Even a modest laundry can become more functional with some simple storage additions.

Get in touch with our decluttering experts at Affordable Wardrobes by calling our Central Coast Showroom on 02 4362 3800 or our Newcastle Showroom on 02 4957 0066. We’d love to work with you so you can successfully declutter your life!