We are always talking about how much we love our exclusively designed Northcote Storage as it is both practical and stunning. However it is always good to hear first hand from a customer what they think to our storage solutions and how they have used it to make the most of the space in their home. That’s why we were delighted when Heather from Growing Spaces offered to review our interlocking storage units and drawers.
Here is Heather’s experience of our interlocking storage solution along with some beautiful pictures of how Northcote is perfect for living room storage….
Back before I had kids I considered myself a storage pro. Nicknamed Monica (from Friends) by friends and family, I was confident that my organisational skills couldn’t get much better. I thought I’d utilised every nook and cranny of our house, and we couldn’t possibly need any more storage.
Pride comes before a fall and when our twins joined our household three and a half years ago, we found ourselves buried under an explosion of kid-related paraphernalia. How could two tiny people need SO MUCH STUFF? Toys, puzzles, books, clothes, craft stuff – all of it needed a home, and we just didn’t have a clue where to put it.
At the end of each day, when the rampaging duo are in bed snoring upstairs I want to relax in a space that doesn’t look like my twins ram-raided a toy shop. I want tidying up to require as little effort as possible because most some days the magnetic pull to be horizontal on the sofa for the duration of the evening is so strong that resistance is futile.
When I saw the Northcote interlocking storage units and drawers, my heart raced just a little bit faster. Modular units that offer plenty of storage, but are compact enough not to feel like they’re taking over a room. The flatpack boxes the Northcote Blackboard Cupboard and Northcote Toy Box arrived in felt reassuringly heavy. I put my OH on assembling duty and he commented on how solid the components felt, and how well they fitted together. I believe “good quality” and “well-constructed” were some of the words used.
This unit sits at one end of our kitchen and it stores all the kids’ craft stuff. The cupboard is the right height for the kids to go and get what they need themselves, and the toy box, with its easy pull-out drawer holds all the bits and bobs we’ve kept for junk modelling. As huge blackboard fans (we already have a huge blackboard wall in the kitchen), we all love the blackboard doors on the cupboard, although most of the time they look considerably messier than in my picture.
The beauty of the interlocking system is that you can keep adding to and adapting the combination of units as the needs of your children change. I’m already planning what we might need next…