I love a good virtual snoop around other peoples houses. I stumbled upon this beautiful Victorian terraced house in Hertfordshire, on the House to Home website and fell in love with how the owners have cleverly repurposed old materials and furniture to really stunning and unique effect.
For the kitchen the owners repurposed the original floorboards and fruit crates to make the doors, and used reclaimed shelving to maximise their storage.
The crate theme continues in the living room. The owners couldn’t find a large sofa that they liked, so they made the sofa’s wooden base from salvaged fruit crates, and then added their own cushions.
The mirror frame was made from a door frame found in a salvage yard.
And the bathroom echoes the rest of the house, with this custom rustic vanity unit.
Are you stuck for indoor bike storage ideas? Do you live in a flat or tiny house without a garden? Well, today I’ve got you covered with some wheelie clever and creative ways to store your bike indoors.
These indoor bike storage ideas have the added benefit that none of the ideas are a trip hazard, and they’ll stop you getting tangled in your bike every time you go into the hall. Nor will your bike annoy the crap out of your significant other either! I’ve certainly been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt with my bikes in the past!
9 Clever Indoor Bike Storage Ideas
How about this storage unit that doubles as a bike stand? It’s really quite a thing of beauty.
This clever shelf provides you with space to hang your bike and gives you somewhere to store your helmet and bike bits too.
In a similar vein, the Bookbike by Byografia is a bit more savvy in it’s space saving abilities, but equally as stylish.
Got some unused or under-utilised space under the stairs? Why not use it creatively, like in this Philadelphia home?
Sitting for long periods at your desk isn’t good for your health. Why not install a standing desk, and use your bike as a desk chair? It might not be so comfortable for prolonged periods of time, but you could mount your bike on to a turbo trainer* so you can get some exercise whilst you plough through your emails.
If that’s a step too far for you, how about this desk from Choll? Simple yet effective.
Also from Choll, this clever sofa with inbuilt bike storage rack. Here’s the back view:
However the mum in me says just watch you don’t mark the cream cushions with your muddy bike!
And finally, have you got a spare pair of handlebars lying around? Why not mount your bike on the handlebars? Don’t have some spare handlebars? Hit up your local bike recycling centre – they’ll have heaps of secondhand sets that you pick up for just a few pounds. Find your nearest one here.
I'm Wendy and welcome to Moral Fibres, a green lifestyle blog. I believe that sustainable living should be hip, not hippie. Here you'll find all sorts of easy hints and tips here for living a greener life that won't compromise your sense of style.
As well as the blog I've also written a book on natural cleaning - Fresh Clean Home is out now!
Want to know more? Check out the about page for more information or explore the archives using the category tabs above.