Arlington GardensTransitional Hallway & Landing, London
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What Houzz contributors are saying:
Integrate a surface…If you can’t decide whether to opt for a full-height cabinet or a low console with a surface, try combining the two.The designers of this space, Zulufish, have used the whole wall to build a frame of storage around a handy console unit. The wall cabinets and shelves encasing the unit are slightly shallower, so they don’t protrude into the hallway, while a window above the console surface, which looks into the living room, helps to prevent the bank of storage feeling oppressiveIf you’re planning a shallow cupboard for your coats, use pull-out hanging rails rather than one that runs from side to side.
Take it to the topIn a narrow hallway, you often have to go high to get extra space, as it’s usually not possible to give up floor space for deep cupboards. This might mean investing in a bespoke storage cabinet if you’re redecorating or, alternatively, getting creative with off-the-peg solutions to extend your existing storage space. If you have a hallway cupboard that doesn’t quite reach the ceiling, you could stack some large boxes neatly on top, or consider adding some cubbyholes above it as shown here. Alternatively, if you have one row of hooks or pegs, add another row above or below the existing run to double up on vertical storage space. You might need a step or ladder to reach the high shelves and pegs, but these can be used for items that aren’t needed daily.Enjoyed this article? Take a look at 7 things to get an organised wardrobe.
Build up to the ceilingThis design packs a lot of storage into a medium-sized hallway and it’s all thanks to the clever use of vertical space. Cupboards have been built along the entire wall on the right. There’s a mix of low cabinets underneath the internal window (which allows the hallway to borrow light from the living room), tall coat cupboards at the end, and row upon row of cubbyholes above, stretching all the way up to the ceiling. An umbrella stand at the end of the hallway and a slim bench to the left add two more layers of organisation to this ordered and serene space.
Alternatively, slide in a bench along one wall, as in this home. The dimensions are the perfect complement to a long, narrow hall, and shoes can be lined up neatly underneath.
Consider unusual floor tilesThe muted tones of the patchwork-style floor tiles add an unconventional touch to this smart entrance. If you want to create a hallway that feels less of a passageway and more of a room, consider neat pieces of furniture, such as a narrow bench, bespoke storage and chic panelled walls. Hang a mirror opposite the front door to make the space feel even roomier.
What Houzzers are commenting on:
If you’re planning a shallow cupboard for your coats, use pull-out hanging rails rather than a rail that runs from side to side. If you can’t decide whether to opt for a full-height cabinet or a low console, try combining the two. The designers of this space, Zulufish, used the whole wall to build a frame of storage around a handy console unit in this London home. The wall cabinets and shelves encasing the unit are slightly shallower, so they don’t protrude into the hallway. And a window above the console surface, which looks into the living room, helps prevent the bank of storage from feeling oppressive.