10 Tips to Save Space for Any Type of Property
If there is one thing you won’t hear anyone complaining about is having too much space in their home. Whether it’s a tiny apartment or a large house, it feels like there’s never enough storage or breathing room. Space-saving solutions are fit for any type of property and great for homeowners looking to declutter and improve their home’s design. Here is our advice on the best ideas for maximizing your home’s space.
Use Multi-Purpose Furniture
Nowadays, multi-purpose furniture comes in all shapes and sizes. Designers are continuously delivering bold and innovative solutions to our lack of space issues.
To make the most out of the existing space in your home, try incorporating at least a few items of multi-purpose furniture. You could try a coffee table that turns into a dining table as seen here. Or, don’t go as big and just make the most of regular pieces of furniture. Things like side tables are much better can offer more space and functionality if they include a drawer or a few shelves.
Add Hidden Storage
Hidden storage is the best space-saving solution by far. It can serve more than one purpose, namely that of offering more storage space. Some solutions also have a dual purpose. Such as room dividers with shelves or other storage solutions. Check out these cool options from Ikea.
Apart from this, you can create additional (and hidden) storage in all kinds of nooks and crannies in your home. For instance, you could place shelves above the door frame in the bathroom to store extra towels or toilet paper. You can hang shoe holders from the back of doors, create storage spaces on the sides of your kitchen cabinets, or add a cabinet or shelves above the toilet.
Last but not least, under-bed storage is one of the best solutions. It can give you plenty of room to store linens, shoes, seasonal clothes. Most of the things you don’t know where to put can fit great right under your bed.
Make the Most of Available Vertical Space
If your home feels like it’s taller rather than wider, try taking advantage of that vertical space. Space-saving solutions such as beds raised above a workspace or beds raised on platforms or even hanging from the ceiling are all great ideas. Check out this platform bed with storage cabinets underneath, for example.
The key is to use all the space you can instead of thinking that you need to limit yourself to the space available on the floor. With vertical space, the only way is up. And that’s where your design ideas should be focused.
Don’t Be Afraid of Bold Designs
If you feel your home is too tiny for bold designs, you are mistaking. Although you should be mindful of not cluttering a small space too much, you can still incorporate great design pieces. You are free to combine your passion for impressive designs with functionality.
If you are adding shelves, give them new life by creating a one-of-a-kind pattern for them. Or, create a colourful wall or TV unit that provides storage space and makes a design impact.
Set Up a Workspace Nook
Small workspace nooks are a great space-saving solution. Especially with more and more people working from home, having a dedicated space for work-related activities can boost productivity and allow you to concentrate better. Therefore, they are a must.
You can fit one anywhere have a little extra space. It could fit in your kitchen, in your bedroom (and double up as a vanity), or in your living room. Check out these great examples from House & Home magazine.
Try Bunk Beds
Bunk beds are ideal for children’s rooms. But they can be very useful for adults, too. If you have a small studio or you need to incorporate a workspace into your bedroom, raising the bed and placing a desk underneath can be a great space-saving solution.
A bunk bed can help you clear up floor space and use the free space for anything you need. From play space for the kids, to a desk, a sofa, more storage cabinets. And don’t think that it will put a dent in your style, either. Today’s bunk bed designs are very futuristic on top of being highly functional.
Say Hello to Sofa Beds
Choosing a sofa bed instead of a regular sofa is much more practical. Just ask anyone living in a studio apartment. It can take a space from day to night and improve its functionality in an instant. But there’s more to sofa beds than being a solution for studios.
Anyone can benefit from having one no matter the size of their home. You never know when you’re going to need it. For instance, you could have a sofa bed in your office and use it to host overnight guests.
Go for Floating Shelves and Furniture
Space-saving is not only about storage. It is also about the feel of a room or space. The best way to make a small space feel bigger is to not have all the furniture taking up floor space. Shelves, and floating shelves in particular, are an ideal solution.
Whenever your view is unobstructed, the room will feel more spacious and open. Small spaces can benefit from the use of any furniture with legs. Be it wall units, cabinets, sofas, bookcases, or chests of drawers.
Collapse or Stack
If you have a small space, try to incorporate as much stackable or collapsible furniture. It will make the space feel more open when you don’t need to use them and provide additional functionality when you do. For instance, when you have more guests over. A good example is nesting coffee tables.
The best non-design related space-saving solution is to avoid clutter. To do this, you should regularly evaluate the things you keep in your home. As a rule of thumb, you should consider getting rid of any items you haven’t used in over a year. This will help you keep only the things that matter to you or that you need and clear up your living space so you can enjoy a clutter-free, organized home.
If the lack of space in your house is beyond what these space-saving solutions can solve and you are looking for a more spacious option or even if you are only looking for a change, our estate agents are always happy to assist property buyers or renters find their new home. Contact them anytime at 0207 055 0441.