Professionally designed cabinetry, closets and home
offices can increase storage and functionality significantly
while still not infringing on living space. If you’ve ever
stayed in someone else’s home, you may know the frustration of finding a coat closet stuffed so full that you cannot
even get one more item in, and having to basically live out
of your suitcase for a week or two. Having a designated,
separate space for guests to unpack their things can add
great value to their overall experience.
Solutions with huge ROI
Wallbeds: Adding a vertical tilt queen-sized bed anywhere in your house is going to occupy just over 41
square feet of space when fully opened —room that, in
San Francisco, most people just don’t have. Many Airbnb
travelers use the site to find budget accommodations for
their family or small groups of friends. Since Murphy beds
are still quite uncommon, integrating one into a cabinetry
system allows your home to host a varying number of people based on the group’s needs, while also being a unique
perk for guests to experience—these types of details are
things people remember for their reviews.
Additionally, we can integrate shelving and a clothes rod
into the wall bed unit to provide visitors the space to hang
up their clothes, and ensure privacy for the host since you
won’t need to open up your own closet space for guests.
Window Storage: One of my favorite things about San
Francisco architecture is the bay windows—the sight of
a Christmas tree framed behind a three-panel window
during the holidays plucks a few special heartstrings. But
this space can be more than just aesthetically pleasing and
installing customized storage can add a lot of extra value
to your seating area. Drawers can turn a window-seat into
storage for laundry and linens. That way guests can easily
access extra sheets and towels, and also have more space
to store clothes if they need it.
If your customer is thinking of becoming an Airbnb host,
these solutions could be a huge value to them.
Larry Fox is president/owner of Valet
Custom Cabinets & Closets.
The look and feel of
natural wood grain
in a composite panel
Manufactured in the USA