Zillow sets the record straight on common home storage myths

You don't have to spend a lot of time and money refurbishing antique furniture.

A recent survey conducted by real estate research firm Zillow reveals that built-in storage cabinets, cubbies and antiques are among the top home organization trends this spring. In today's post, we'll debunk some common myths associated with these storage options: 

  • Antiques should be refurbished. There are plenty of great antiques you can purchase that serve as ideal storage spaces, but many people make the mistake of putting a lot of time and money into refurbishing these pieces. Remember that your antiques are supposed to look vintage, so you can cut down on expenses by embracing this look. 
  • Built-ins must be custom. You don't have to break the bank by creating custom built-in storage. There are simple stock options to consider that will work in most homes. And don't worry about color. You can always take care of that yourself after it's been installed. "Try painting the wood to match your trim or molding color to make the unit look as if it's always been there," suggests Zillow Digs Board of Designers member and design expert Mara Miller. 
  • Cubbies offer insufficient storage space. Cubbies can be a very practical storage solution as long as you select the right accessories to use with them. For example, you can maximize storage space by investing in trays and baskets to insert in the cubbies. This way, there will be plenty of room for your belongings.

Even if you have ample storage space in your home, you may still find yourself in need of a Knoxville storage facility for your excess items. At Storage Pros, we offer climate controlled storage units that will keep your belongings in great condition. Call us today to learn more!