Space is becoming an issue for many of us, as homes are get smaller. New homes are often built to the minimum space requirement, so that property investors can get more return for their money. As the world population rises due to people living longer, space in already populated areas is at a premium. As purchasing a house or renting a larger property is beyond many people’s price bracket, people are seeking ways to make their home feel larger by maximising every bit of available space. A change in family circumstances such as a new baby requires a bit of creative thought, so that your home isn’t bursting at the seams!
Here are some space saving tips you could try!
Furniture takes up a remarkable amount of space. When you consider how much space a dining room table takes up and a three piece suite, there seems little space left for anything else! You should consider opting for space saving furniture. A range of Console Tables are available, which can fit into the smallest of hallways, whilst allowing for the storage of items.
It is possible to purchase dining room tables which fold up, therefore maximising space. Even beds can fold away when not being used, which is ideal for use in a studio apartment. When buying large bulky furniture such as sofas, look at choosing from a range which has been designed with the small house in mind, as these are likely to be more compact.
Under stairs space
Most homes have an understairs cupboard, full of dust spiders and items that you haven’t touched in the last decade. This is wasted space and can be utilised in many ways! If you knock the wall ou. Opening up the cupboard you could site a home office, bookshelf or computer area. Under stairs cupboards are also useful for siting an extra toilet or even a shower room!
If you are lucky enough to have a garage, utilise the space! If your garage is connected to your house, with addition of a door and a relatively cheap conversion the room could be used as a playroom, sitting room or a dining room. A garage at the end of the garden could be changed into a home office or chill out space for the teens in your family. The choice is yours, but it is a source of valuable space.
Your loft covers the whole of your homes floorspace and would make a roomy extra bedroom, office or playroom. You could opt for a full loft conversion or simply add ladders and board it out for an area to store items that you want to keep, but don’t use every day.
Choose light coloured paints for the walls of your home as this gives an illusion of space. Dark colours tend to draw the walls in and make a room appear even smaller. Choose light window coverings such as blinds or light coloured curtains, this will allow light to stream into the room creating a feeling of airiness and space.
This is a tiny snapshot of how you could create the illusion of space in your home. There are many more options available.
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