Developer ditches cookie-cutter design Families opt for apartments over house and land Multi-functional furniture items, such as coffee tables with drawers or layered shelves are a must.“The key to successfully storing all of your items away without living like a hoarder is to make your furniture work harder for you. “Invest in clever storage solutions like gas lift beds or bed bases with pullout storage, that way you can store the vacuum cleaner, winter blankets, shoes and other items.”She said multifunctional furniture items, such as coffee tables with drawers or layered shelves were a must, as they allowed you to store books, magazines and remote controls.“Ensure when selecting book shelving units that you have a few open shelves, but also a couple of drawers or doors so you aren’t always having to make sure your open shelves are styled neatly or dusted regularly.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< “Kitchen storage comes at a premium, bathroom storage is usually just a few shelves if you’re lucky and built-ins are generally bulging at the seams to make up for the lack of storage in other areas of the unit,” Ms Blomfield said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago Celebrity’s plan to bring design to everyday homes RELATED: Assess what you “absolutely need to keep” and then find ways to store those items.Interior stylist Emma Blomfield says it comes down to assessing what you “absolutely need to keep” and then finding ways to store those items. MORE: Interior stylist Emma Blomfield offers her advice on designing for small spaces.The trend in apartment living may be appealing from a lock up and leave perspective but when it comes to storage it brings with it a number of challenges. The key to successfully storing all of your items away without living like a hoarder is to make your furniture work harder for you.Ms Blomfield said over door storage was a smart way to make use of the back of bathroom or bedroom doors by hanging a shoe rack, clothes hooks or full length mirror. “Once you start thinking outside the standard storage square you’ll find you can add storage just about anywhere,” she said.
AN experienced and balanced Guyana unit will come up against Jamaica in game two of the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) annual Independence Tri-nation T20 tournament from 18:00hrs this evening at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.The 15-man squad includes seven players who recently played in the Hero Caribbean Premier League. They are Guyana Amazon Warriors Veerasammy Permaul, Gajanand Singh, Keemo Paul and Steven Jacobs; Jamaica Tallawahs’ Jonathan Foo, Trinbago Knight Riders’ Ronsford Beaton, and Barbados Tridents’ Christopher Barnwell.The remainder of the squad reads; captain Leon Johnson, Robin Bacchus, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Anthony Bramble, Sherefane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Ricardo Adams and Ramaal Lewis.Meanwhile, head coach Esaun Crandon is of the opinion that the squad is one of the most well-balanced units comprising the maximum number of match-winners and he feels that Guyana’s chances are good.Crandon believes the team’s flexibility provided by the presence of batting and bowling all-rounders will be a major asset in the tournament.Hosts Antigua are the other competing team. Each team will play four matches with the top two teams advancing to the October 14 final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.