Clever ideas for those awkward spaces in the home

Clever ideas for those awkward spaces in the home

Struggling to find a use for that awkwardly shaped space in your home? Our designers share their ideas for how you can transform the otherwise wasted space of a clumsily shaped room or nook into something truly special.

Alcoves are ideal for fitted wardrobes 

Alcoves in the bedroom are the perfect size and shape for fitted wardrobes. While free standing units will usually slot into the alcove, they will waste a lot of space whereas a custom-made wardrobe will fit from wall to wall and floor to ceiling, giving you up to twice as much storage. At Custom Made Furniture, we build fitted wardrobes around you, maximising space with beautiful design and ingenious storage solutions.  

Build a seat in bay windows 

While bay windows are beautiful features in any home, the extra space they provide is often underrated and hidden behind sofas, used as a sumping ground or simply left empty. This doesn’t have to be the case. The space a bay window provides is an ideal area for a bespoke window seat complete with a squashy padded top and built-in drawers or cupboards underneath - perfect not only for handy extra storage but also for curling up with a good book or simply watching the world go by. 

Endless possibilities for under the stairs 

Uderneath the stairs is a fantastic space that is often overlooked because of the sloping head room. However, here at Custom Made Furniture we have created some truly fantastic and innovative furniture that really gets the most out of this versatile space, from built in wardrobes for storing coats and shoes to a home office complete with desk and shelves to totally modern wine storage and even an indoor dog kennel! 

Landings are perfect for bespoke bookcases

The area at top of the stairs is often the biggest offender in the home for wasted space, especially if the house is a large one. So, why not transform it from a boring traffic interchange into a space that has a real purpose with a built-in bookcase? Place a comfy chair with a cushion and blanket next to it and you’ve got your very own library!


Custom Made Furniture designs and installs quality bespoke furniture that’s built around your exact needs, wants and style. From fitted wardrobes to home offices to kitchens to bookcases, whatever furniture you’re dreaming of, we’re here to make it into a reality. To arrange your free design consultation, simply contact the Custom Made Furniture team today on 01202 737555