Space Saving Ideas for Smaller Homes

Space Saving Ideas for Smaller Homes

June 6, 2017

Most people want a home they feel comfortable in. For those with limited space, making the most of every nook and cranny is one of the biggest challenges and requires a good deal of thought and imagination. The great news is there are plenty of ways to do this and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.

Choose Furniture that Fits Your Space

Space Saving Ideas for Smaller HomesIt might sound obvious but making sure you select the right kind of furniture and fittings can make an enormous difference from the outset. For example, a wall mounted television will create more space rather than having a cabinet on the floor. A dining table that lifts out of the way is one way to give you more room in the kitchen. That includes finding chairs which can be easily stacked or items that can be folded out of the way when not in use.

Colour is also part of the illusion that you have more space. Lighter hues work better than darker ones. Taking a look at the amount of light you have coming through the windows also helps make a space seem roomier.

The Problem of Storage

It’s the biggest issue for many small homes – how do you store things away when not in use? You can certainly free up space with wall mounted drawers and shelving. There are also options with beds nowadays that have plenty of storage underneath and for the kid’s room there are bunk bed style installations that have work or play stations underneath.

One thing you will have to keep on top of if you want more room is to regularly declutter and get rid of the things you don’t need. Obviously, the less stuff you have the better you can manage your home space. That means getting rid of old toys, appliances, clothes, books and magazines when you don’t use them anymore.

Using Your Imagination

The key to making use of any space is letting your imagination run riot. You don’t have to follow the normal conventions and do what everyone else does. There are plenty of home decoration ideas for small homes online and checking these out for ideas is essential if you want to find new and interesting ways to make your property look more spacious.

For example, if you have a staircase you can put in storage boxes below the steps. When your budget allows, installing drawers in the actual stairs can be a brilliant way to get even more out of that space.  For those who have limited cupboard room for clothes, understanding how you can use space effectively can help you get it all in – hooking hangers onto each other rather than the rail means you utilise the space below as well as across your wardrobe.

There’s no doubt that those with small homes require greater organisational skills, particularly when there are children living there. It’s amazing what can be done when you start thinking outside the box. By asking simply asking yourself if you are utilising every available space, you can begin to reorganise and de-clutter in no time.

 

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