This month’s Dwell magazine includes an article titled “Mission Statement” that discusses a rehabilitated home by architecture firm David Baker + Partners. One of the home’s interesting features is a custom rope-and-pulley system Baker installed in the main room to hold bicycles up off of the floor:
We’ve discussed in the past using vertical space for storing bicycles, but never had pictures of how one might live in a room with this solution. The bicycles, at least in this example, become suspended artwork and compliment the modern and industrial details of the room. The home is small, and the floating bicycles are an imaginative storage solution for a cumbersome problem.
If you’re looking for a way to store your bicycles off the floor in your small home, you might consider using a packaged solution or building your own like Baker did in this home. You can view more pictures of the space by clicking on the link to View a Slideshow of the upShift House in the article. Photographs 3, 15, and 16 show the suspended bicycles.
Have you tried using vertical space for bicycle storage? How has it worked? Let us know about your experiences by leaving reviews and links to images in the comments.