Congratulations! You’re building your dream home! This is an exciting time, filled with decisions about color palettes, finishes, and fixtures, and with this excitement comes the reality of finding places to store all your belongings in your new home… 

That’s where clever custom home storage ideas for 2024 come into play. These innovative solutions are all about maximizing space and minimizing clutter, while maintaining a beautiful and functional design.   

What type of storage designs will you incorporate into your custom home’s design? 

Hidden Storage Solutions and Beyond: Your Guide to Smart Home Organization

Custom home builders, like Old Town Design Group, can help you incorporate hidden storage solutions throughout your home. There are a wide variety of trendy ideas to help get you inspired, starting with custom built-ins. 

If you can’t picture what these might look like, think shelving that is seamlessly integrated into walls, cabinets with pull-out shelves for easy access, and hidden compartments behind decorative panels. You can even take your built-ins a step further with custom-crafted window seats that offer additional storage underneath, or a bookcase that conceals a home office nook. 

Space saving furniture can also be a lifesaver when it comes to your home. From ottomans with storage compartments to Murphy beds that disappear into the wall, there’s a variety of options available for maximizing space in a custom home. Consider investing in a lift-top coffee table that provides hidden storage for games, blankets, or electronics. When you partner with Old Town Design Group, your Everything Home design consultant can help you select furniture that is both functional and fashionable to complement your custom home’s aesthetic. 

We encourage homeowners to think outside the box when it comes to designing unique storage solutions and specialize in configuring innovative storage areas that blend seamlessly into your home’s design to minimize clutter and maximize the beauty of your home. 

Home Organization Tips for Every Room: Functionality Meets Style

Every room in your home comes with specific storage needs. What works in your basement entertainment area won’t necessarily work for your main living area and vice versa. The beauty of designing a custom home is that you can correct all the little things that drive you nuts on a daily basis in your current home’s design… 

If there was never enough counter space for cooking, consider how to maximize space in a custom kitchen with thoughtfully organized drawers and cabinetry that complements the way you move about naturally in the kitchen. Incorporate spice racks built into cabinets for easy access with a clean look or install hidden appliance garages with pop-up outlets to keep countertops clear and minimize clutter. 

When it comes to your bedroom, there is a wide variety of unique storage ideas for a custom primary suite. One of the best ways to make the most of your space is to incorporate built-ins into your walk-in closet that are specifically designed for your belongings. Other creative storage ideas include adding shelving to window nooks or creating a bathroom vanity with hidden compartments for makeup and toiletries. Consider a built-in jewelry cabinet with pull-out drawers and compartments to keep your precious possessions organized and dust-free. 

Another way to customize your home’s storage is to invest in space-saving furniture for a custom home office, like a standing desk with built-in shelves or a desk with a hutch that provides additional storage for files, books, and office supplies. Vertical wall panels with unique shelving designs or hidden compartments can maximize storage space and add visual appeal without sacrificing floor space.  

The Key to a Functional and Organized Custom Home

Building a custom home is all about designing a home that has everything you want and nothing you don’t. Unlike previous homes where you had to make certain elements work for your lifestyle, in a custom home, your lifestyle and needs guide the design, resulting in a home that perfectly reflects you and complements the way you live. During the planning phase of your build, your New Home Consultant and Architectural Designer will help you assess your storage needs and select built-in storage solutions that fit your lifestyle, ensuring you get the most out of every square foot. But we don’t stop there… 

At Old Town Design Group, we understand that creating a functional and organized home goes beyond the build itself. That’s why we offer our homeowners expert design and home organization tips from the pros at Everything Home. As part of our unique Core Team approach, we’ll connect you with a dedicated interior designer who will help you select the furniture and finishings needed to complete your home and provide any additional storage you decided not to have built in to your home.  

As you embark on your custom homebuilding journey, remember that the best storage ideas are those that are tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Check out our  custom home gallery to view our capabilities and get inspiration for your home’s storage features and design! 

We’re proud to be recognized as an industry leader in creating beautiful and functional designs for custom homes and would love to help you create a home that is as beautiful as it is functional, with clever storage solutions that will keep your belongings organized and out of sight. 

We currently have lots and homes available in several of Central Indiana’s most sought-after communities in Zionsville, Carmel, and beyond. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward luxury, clutter-free living in your brand-new custom home! 



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