Making the Most Out of your Property
Whether you live in a poky city flat or a cosy country cottage, it’s important to use the space you have in an efficient and clever way. Being neat, tidy, organised and making the most of every nook and cranny will ensure you get the most out of your property and stop you from feeling cramped.
With this in mind, here are some space-saving tips and hints for a small home interior:
Have a good clear out
Believe it or not, some of the best space-saving ideas for small homes are actually some of the most simple. Think about it; if your home is feeling rather on the cramped side, why not have a good clear out and throw, sell, swap or give away anything you don’t want or need anymore? For this to work, you must be unapologetically brave, shifting all items that you’ve not used or looked at in a long time. Of course, hold onto those sentimental treasures, but ditch the outdated CDs, old books, DVDs and anything else gathering dust – unless it brings true value to your life.
Utilise vertical wall space
If your home is a little on the cramped side, it’s wise to utilise vertical wall space as much as possible. The first thing you can do is to invest in high-quality shelving as this will fill any dead space in your house and is the perfect place to store photographs, trophies, favourite novels and other bits and pieces that might otherwise get in the way. Secondly, how about trying to earn a bob or two by selling any big, bulky furniture and using the cash to invest in narrower, taller storage solutions such as freestanding bookshelves that can be pushed right into the corner of any room?
Sure, you may need a stool to reach the very top shelves, but at least you’ll have more floor space which will help give the impression that your home is actually bigger than it is.
Buy furniture with hidden storage
When it comes to space-saving ideas for small bedrooms, furniture with hidden storage is a must. While a bed takes up a considerable amount of room, it becomes instantly more practical if it has hidden draws underneath – or simply room to push storage boxes underneath. Some beds even have a mattress which lifts up to reveal a secret compartment which can come in very useful for storing everything from bedding to unused cushions and throws.
Similarly, desks and tables with lift-up lids are ideal as they allow you to keep everything from stationery to electronic equipment inside without taking up surface space. Stackable boxes are also a must for those with limited room as they can simply be piled up on top of each other rather than laid side by side.
Architects for Home Redesign
Small houses can be wonderfully quaint and charming, but if you’re looking to extend or simply want building advice from reputable architects, why not contact Bluelime Home Design, experts in bedroom redesigns, as well as small kitchen redesigns and loft conversions in areas such as Dartford, Bromley and Bexley.