Spring has always been a popular time of year for people to move house when the days are getting longer and there are several bank holiday weekends on the horizon to house-hunt or move.

Buying a new home always brings new challenges, and these are often around the same subject – space. Whatever the size of the property, one thing that’s always paramount is to make the most of the space available.

Furniture designer Barbara Genda is an expert in creating bespoke furniture solutions to solve complex storage problems for her clients. Working with her clever design team she creates stylish bespoke furniture solutions to meet her client’s precise needs. From clever storage to clearing clutter, she will help you to create a home that is comfortable, chic and versatile.

Space-saving solutions

She shares some of her top tips to make the most of your space, old or new.

Enter in style – Hallways can provide the perfect opportunity to add additional space. Fitted wardrobes or shelving can look elegant and appealing, while adding valuable space at the same time. Don’t forget to make the most of any space under the stairs for storing shoes or additional storage and shelving.

Aim High – Loft conversions are a good way to add both space and value and are often possible without planning permission. What’s more, the nooks and crannies naturally created by a sloping roof can really help to add character to a space.

Think outside the box – We always try and look at the space we’re working with in new and interesting ways from fitted bedroom furniture to built in or fitted wardrobes. For one project we completed recently, we created integrated storage around the bed, which looked more appealing than traditional bridging units and blended perfectly with the bedside drawers.

Pass the book – If you’ve got a lot of books to find space for try fitted bookshelves or alcove shelving at the side of either the television or fire for a  look that is effective and striking.

His & Hers – Fitted wardrobes are incredibly popular now because they create oodles of space and provide flexible options for hanging, shelving and shoe cabinets. His and hers sides can be created and tailor-made to specific requirements. If space allows, dressing rooms and walk-in wardrobes are the ultimate way to store and display clothes, bags and shoes.

Barbara concludes, “We work with clients who have very fixed ideas about what they want and others who feel completely lost and are starting with a blank canvas. Whatever the starting point we believe we have the creative flair, vision and expertise to create something truly stunning.“

Space-saving solutions

For further information visit www.barbara-genda.com