INSPIRATION: Innovative and beautiful storage

At KLD we believe that the spaces where we live and work should be as functional as they are beautiful and how we use storage is a great example of this.

An excellent way of achieving this is through clever and bespoke joinery that adds both to the design of your space, but will also ensure that it is functional for your needs.

From classic shelving, curved joinery to more dramatic colourful designs, and from kitchens to bathrooms and playrooms, we love how clever use of storage will really add your personality to a space, while having practical benefits in everyday life.

We have collected some of our KLD images for some exciting storage inspiration….

In a kitchen space, joinery is a great way to ensure that your space provides maximum storage, and in our Dublin Residence we used simple joinery on one full wall in the kitchen to provide a simple and seamless finish.

Rathgar Joinery web

As always, we love to play around with shapes, and our use of storage is no different!  Again in our Dublin Residence, we used curved joinery as part of the kitchen instead of sticking to the classic edges for a more streamlined finish.


Keeping with the kitchen, an island provides excellent storage opportunities while also having the ability to double as a space where people can sit and entertain.  We love the gloss finished silestone island that blends beautifully with the kitchen in our Ranelagh Residence, while providing ample storage opportunities out of sight.

Kitchen Island MP

For homes with stairs, under the stairs provides a golden opportunity for extra storage – which we made use of in our Wicklow Residence.


walkin wardrobe web

Bathroom cabinet - storage

Drawing Room - MP Web

Ballsbridge LR use

We love colour and our storage and joinery is no different!  Bespoke joinery is an excellent way to add pops of colour to a space – we used  vibrant yellow in our Ballsbridge Residence in the children’s playroom to add extra personality to the room.

Yellow space ballsbridge

Finally, who says colour has to only be on the walls!  We all respond to colour, particularly in our homes and in our Dublin Residence we used a vibrant green to enhance the space – resulting in a playful feeling in the main living area.

Green - Rathgar

Between mixing shapes, materials and colours, the sky is the limit!

Inspiration: Small Spaces

As the housing market improves we find ourselves, once again, in a space battle.

Space is one of the ultimate design predicaments. It’s something we misuse and often underestimate – thinking we need more or less space than we actually do.

Space can be a challenging concept for even the most skilled Architects and Designers. How can we optimise our spaces? How do we balance functionality, as well as architectural beauty when it comes to spacial layouts?

Certain aspects might be beautiful features within a space but they might consequentially hinder the utility of the space for the users. For example a large window stretching the full height of a two story home in an urban area, could be a spectacular feature but a poor use of space for the occupants.

The additional space this window takes up might have been used for another bedroom or for something practical like storage space?

There is no doubt that space poses a serious dilemma for home-owners and Designers alike. And working within a small space requires even more ingenuity and clever thinking.

But the beauty of small spaces is that they demand our creativity. It asks our creative right brain to work with our logical left brain, to create spaces that are aesthetically satisfying and full of clever, functional features.

There are so many clever uses of space that we come across everyday, here are a few of our favourite ways to enhance small space living:

  1. Hidden Storage 


2. Hidden Home Office


3. Sliding Doors


4. Clever Box Rooms


5. Smart Shelving


6. Cloak Room Under The Stairs