If you are getting ready to do up your house be sure to pay lots of attention to your storage space; more so if you have kids. Never think that you have enough space. If you can make more then do it.With kids you will find that their clothes, toys and books are ever increasing. Everything needs to be stored.
You will also begin stocking up lots of things. Make sure to have your kitchen cupboards going right up to the ceiling. You can store things that you do not need up there. See that at least the beds in the kids room is complete with storage underneath.
The bathroom should also have a cupboard for storage. You can put night clothes, towels and napkins in there. If you have good height in the house then try to have a loft somewhere as it is great for keeping suit cases and extra mattresses. It is not necessary that if you have too much storage space your house will look small. The trick is that most of your storage is hidden.
Even if you have seating in the kids room you can have a small cupboard under it. You are surely going to find something that you can keep there. Even walls can be made into slim cupboards. These can be used to store medicine bottles and other bottles. Even when you are deciding on the design for your cupboards in the bedroom let them go right upto the ceiling. You can keep things that you may not use regularly up there.
Never think that you have enough space. Wherever you can greate extra space and storage cupboards; do it. You will not do your house again for a long time. You will never regret having the storage even if it lies empty but you may regret it if you do not create it.
Sometimes you may find that you do not have so much stuff; but do not feel like that as slowly and slowly you will find your cupboards filling up and you may eventually wish you had some more storage.