Though we benefit in Dubai from having some of the lowest price per square foot of any developed city in the world, we often still desire more room in Dubai – and in particular, more storage!
Space is a luxury many of us living in a city do not have enough of, so we have put together some storage hacks to help you get the most out of the space you live in!
One of the most space consuming furniture items is your bed – especially if you live in a studio apartment. Consider investing in a bed with under bed storage to store bulky items or items you simply do not use as much! Beds where the mattress and frame lifts so you can access the storage area are even more optimal and there are even some you can pack in to the wall.
Space saving furniture
Sofas doubling as beds, chairs or tables with internal storage and collapsible tables will all give you greater flexibility with the space you are working with.
Vacuum pack unused items
Though we mostly don’t have any seasons other than summer and hotter summer, the UAE can get cold so it is likely you will have some ‘cold weather’ clothing. It is best to vacuum pack these items to prevent precious space in drawers and your wardrobe being taken up!
Built in cupboards
If you own your property or plan on staying there long term, consider installing built in storage units. Ceilings tend to be high in apartments and villas in Dubai so you have the option to extend your storage ‘upwards’ – adding in additional cupboards and shelving higher up to store items such as suitcases, handbags & surplus linen.
Maximise wardrobe space
Shoes and other bulky items often take up the most room – try integrating additional storage in to your wardrobe such as shoe racks, double rails for clothing to prevent wasted space, hooks for accessories and built in drawers.
Repurpose your cupboard space
A lot of cupboard space is wasted in kitchens due to inaccessible units! Consider installing a pull out pantry which tucks away neatly when not in use but can be pulled right out to display all items – it’s easy to forget you’ve got that extra tin of something when it isn’t visible to you.
Increase bathroom storage
Bathrooms come with a lot of unused space so utilise these spaces to your advantage. Installing wall mounted towel racks, corner units, shelving and under sink storage are all great ways to maximize dead space and save space in your cupboards!