Storage – Tropical Patterns

STORAGE – Tropical Patterns

HAVE OUTDOOR AS WELL AS INDOOR STORAGE AREAS
Outdoor storage areas for things from the car and bikes, garden gear and outdoor activities, indoor for linen, accessories etc.

DESIGN STORAGE ACCESS TO FREQUENCY OF USE
The more often you need to use something, the easier it should be to get to. Place seldom used items high or at the back of storage.

ENSURE GOOD VENTILATION TO STORAGE AREAS
In the tropics, damp and humidity is a problem in the rainy season, so ensure good ventilation so items will dry out quickly when the rain stops.

INCORPORATE STORAGE IN WALLS
Where space is tight, consider replacing parts of non bearing walls with inbuilt shelves.

CONSIDER WINDOW SEAT STORAGE
Window seats, particularly on bay windows, can be a valuable, and easy to get to storage location.Outdoor storage areas for things from the car and bikes, garden gear and outdoor activities, indoor for linen, accessories etc.

DESIGN STORAGE ACCESS TO FREQUENCY OF USE
The more often you need to use something, the easier it should be to get to. Place seldom used items high or at the back of storage.

ENSURE GOOD VENTILATION TO STORAGE AREAS
In the tropics, damp and humidity is a problem in the rainy season, so ensure good ventilation so items will dry out quickly when the rain stops.

INCORPORATE STORAGE IN WALLS
Where space is tight, consider replacing parts of non bearing walls with inbuilt shelves.

CONSIDER WINDOW SEAT STORAGE
Window seats, particularly on bay windows, can be a valuable, and easy to get to storage location.