Space is a luxury for many of us. If your home is more snug than spacious, you may be on the lookout for ideas that could save space and make your rooms feel a little larger and lighter. If you’re short on room, here are some top tips to help you make the most of compact spaces.
Nothing makes rooms look cramped quite like clutter. If you’ve got stuff everywhere, this can make even the brightest, airiest rooms look small and stuffy. Investing in storage is a brilliant idea. It enables you to keep floors clear, and you can take advantage of more natural light. Storage solutions also make tidying and cleaning much easier. Make use of the space you have available. If you have small rooms with high ceilings, use the walls. Hang shelves to display vases, candleholders, plant pots and frames in the living room or add wall-mounted units and rails to keep clothes tidy in the bedroom. If you’re short on storage and you don’t want to spend a fortune on chests or wardrobes, consider using vacant spaces that aren’t suitable for other purposes. You could turn a redundant under the stairs area into a cupboard or an attractive display unit or add some shelves to an alcove in the kitchen to store jars, tins, and utensils. For inspiration, check out http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/interiors/interior-design-ideas-small-spaces-flats.
Changing the layout
Sometimes, changing the layout can improve the flow and feel of the home and create more space. If you’ve got a small kitchen and a separate dining room or utility space, explore the option of knocking walls down to open up the space. It’s also worth looking into ideas to make more room in the bathroom. If you haven’t got any floor space free, consider replacing larger sinks and separate shower units and baths with sleek basins and vanity units and over the bath showers. If you’re swapping the sink, take a look at basin and tap styles on sites like TapWarehouse.com and get some ideas. You can buy taps that are designed for small basins and units that have multiple purposes. It may also be possible to knock through upstairs to create a larger bathroom. If you have an old house, for example, with a separate loo and bathroom, merging the two rooms together may suit your lifestyle better.
If you’d love to have a full sofa set, chairs, chests, and cabinets in your living room but you don’t have space, you don’t have to give up on the dream of having a stylish space in which to recline. Consider how you could make existing pieces more versatile or buy new modular furniture sets. Extendable tables can cater for dinner parties as well as days spent working at home while coffee tables can double up as storage units. Try and use your imagination and be resourceful. A breakfast bar in the kitchen takes up less room than a table, and you could use it as a workbench during the day.
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Are you short on space at home? If you’re keen to try and save space, there are solutions out there. Play around with different design and layout ideas, invest in storage to keep clutter at bay and be resourceful with your furniture.