Your industrial-style loft melds hardwood floors, exposed duct work, and stainless steel appliances beautifully, but the struggle is creating a cohesive design with your decor. Mix new and old, cold metal and warm woods to fit this style, and start with a signature piece, such as used school lockers. These lockers are industrial in nature, and whether the metal is flawlessly finished in a bright color or boasts naturally-occurring rust from years of neglect, they fit in with this design style. Used school lockers also offer a functional storage space in various sizes, with lockers as small as 12 inches by 12 inches, and as large as 30 inches by 66 inches. Once you decide on your lockers, keep your storage solution as functional as possible with a school locker organizer to make the most of the space with hanging shelves or small magnetic holders. School locker magnets can be that extra little space you need to hold pens, business cards, reminder lists, and other small items. Finding the right design pieces for your industrial-style loft can be somewhat difficult, but the sellers on eBay have you covered with a large selection of vintage items like school lockers.
For longer term storage, there are many self storage units around the metro area. Not cheap, but then neither is paying extra baggage fees and lugging around extra stuff not needed for another leg of your trip, as it sounds like Terry might be doing. For example, I found "Downtown Denver Self Storage" with units starting at $45 a month. http://www.downtowndenverstorage.com/
Locker doors usually have some kind of ventilation to provide for the flow of air to aid in cleanliness. These vents usually take the form of a series of horizontal angled slats at the top and bottom of the door, although sometimes parallel rows of small square or rectangular holes are found instead, running up and down the door. Less often, the side or rear walls may also have similar ventilation.
Rebecca, I remember a previous post that a visitor found storage at the bus station, so I called to see if still available, and it is. Lockers are $3 for the first hour and $1 per hour after that. It's difficult to find storage short term because of security/liability, esp. since 9/11. If you are staying at a hotel, they will often keep your luggage for you short term.
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