Here are four quick tips to help you find and buy exactly the storage cubes furniture solutions to improve your home. These useful, fun little units allow you to blend useful space with fun decor, adding a perfect home furnishings space to everything from a child’s bedroom, or mom and dad’s master bathroom.
1. Stackable Cubes Mean Flexibility of Use.
If you’re shopping for storage solutions, these stackable storage units probably caught your eye initially because by nature they can be used to build and configure a very flexible, usable space. I suspect many adult homeowners are attracted to the cubes because they are almost a return to the fun of playing with childhood blocks. Do you need a bookshelf that’s quick to assemble and is limited only by the space available? How about a sturdy solution to toy storage — or laundry supplies?
The cubes you need buy will vary greatly depending on where and how you want to use them. Most stackable storage cubes are made from sturdy, yet light weight, plastic. Some plastic cubes click into a thin wooden or plastic frame, others are fused into a single piece box. Other cubes are made of wood or fiberboard with wooden veneer. If you are using the cubes for toy storage, make sure you choose something sturdy but lighter in weight, and make sure you aren’t trying to put together a tall tower that can tempt a too-small child into climbing and suffering an accident. Keep stacks of cubes low and solidly supported to avoid any such mishaps in the children’s bedrooms or play rooms.
2. Do You Want That Storage in Wood or Plastic?
Think carefully about such issues as weight of individual cubes, weight of assembled cubes, and the appearance you’re looking for in the completed storage space. Back in the “ancient history” days of storage solutions (a lifetime of maybe 10-15 years ago!), the plastic cubes most people used were see-through clear Plexiglas, or the old-fashioned plastic or heavy wooden milk carton look. Today’s storage cubes come in shaded, pastel plastic colors, in fiberboard and/or fiberboard covered with a fancy wood veneer. Some solid wooden cubes are out there also, but should probably be limited to set it up once and leave it in place storage — such as a corner table or bookshelf in a library or reading room setting. After all, why pay for something as heavy and highly styled as the grained wood look to set in a kitchen, a breakfast nook, or a laundry room?
The most flexible and sensible storage cubes for most home solutions will probably be plastic.
3. Take Advantage of Specialized Cubes for Special Uses and Decor.
Although plastic and/or wooden cubes will be far and away the most likely types to suit your needs, shop around for some of the specialized storage blocks to fill the niche you have for a specialized use or to match a unique home decor. One of the most interesting developments in recent years has been the availability of flexible and collapsible storage cubes. Fabric storage cubes, often made of a heavy denim or canvas material, make a perfect solution to storage needs in the nursery or a young child’s room. They come in a variety of fun colors and may even have nursery story pictures/paintings screened onto them. Other collapsible cubes are more run-of-the-mill practical stuff, made of fiberboard or heavy cardboard that can be shaped — and when collapsed can even be stored inside other storage cubes!
4. Consider Outdoor Storage Uses as Well as Indoor.
If you’ve always thought of storage cubes furniture as something limited to bedrooms, bathrooms, play rooms, and laundry rooms — then you need to expand your thinking outward to patios, pool cabanas, greenhouses and tool sheds. Why not use a storage cube unit for the base of a sun umbrella on the patio? How about some cubes joined together and covered for a tool bench in your storage shed or garage area? You can even use them to hold the utensils you need for that weekend barbecue or grill.
From the kids’ bedrooms to the laundry room to your garden grotto, storage cubes furniture may be the perfect solution to fill that one space you’ve been looking to utilize. These useful storage solutions are generally easy to assemble and come in a wide variety of configurations and materials that will dress up any home or patio. setting.