06 Jun Clever Design Ideas for Using Vertical Space
Vertical Gardening Ideas
Vertical gardening is using vertical space to grow vegetables (or herbs, or flowers, even root crops), often using containers that hang in a sunny space. Traditional gardeners have achieved this by installing climbing plants like squashes and beans for centuries by building trellises. Vertical gardening takes it one step further by giving non-climbing plants a space on the wall.
Vertical gardens take up less space, are easier to harvest, and easier to maintain. However, they have some limitations:
- You need sunny space
- Don't build too high, they can be difficult to maintain. Don't make them taller than you can reach
- The support system must be structurally sound enough to handle the weight of everything
- The supporting wall and/or any wood used to build a structure or trellis must be able to withstand a lot of moisture.
- Vertical gardening is one of the most forgiving and flexible gardening systems. If you can already get a harvest from container gardens, vertical gardens should be no problem.
Vertical Storage Ideas
Storage is important to all of us. Even the most minimalistic family needs some storage. And no one wants to compromise our living space to achieve the necessary storage requirements for a fully functioning family.
There are various ways to utilize your vertical storage areas. Hanging anything from the ceiling to attach any type of crate, box or clothing hammock to, will do the trick. Especially when combined with clever stacked under cabinet storage and you can also attach containers of any type to the wall and/or hang those as well from a ceiling attachment.
It's important to think about what storage needs you have currently when deciding on which storage solutions to invest in.
So good luck and have fun deciding which space saving methods you and your family will choose to ensure an organized and efficient life!