Storage is a premium in old homes. I can never have enough places to store things. From cookbooks to gadgets, power tools to dog toys, winter gear to summer clothes, supply exceeds demand for space.
One family, whose home we completely renovated, requested storage any place we could find it. Although when designing a home or renovation, we are always looking for good places for storage, this home has a great variety of places to store stuff.
I have never had a client complain that we provided too much storage. These nooks and crannies do take up space, but in the end, they keep the rest of the house more organized and semi-free of unneeded stuff.