Most cities are known to have small scale housing or accommodation. Space is scarce and naturally, any additional space becomes precious. Working with limited space can be a big headache but don’t worry – managing even the smallest of spaces can be done efficiently.
Best Van and Man have compiled some of the best ideas for freeing up space in your home:
Separate Rooms With Fabric
If you are in an open plan flat or house, putting in sliding walls or partitions using fabric such as curtains is an easy way organise space and add privacy. This way you can create new ‘rooms’ like a bedroom, dining room or living room. Simple design elements make a big difference. For example light coloured curtains and hanging mirrors can be used to bring about the illusion of space.
Don’t forget that every bit of space can be utilised. If you are moving into a new home and have some resources to spare, consider customising certain furniture to fit your property. And if this is not an option, think about smaller solutions like adding hooks to existing pieces or incorporating storage into hefty furniture such as under the bed.
Make Use Of The Garage
The garage is a great place to store items and free up space in the rest of your home. It’s also often cluttered with many old and obsolete pieces and appliances that get forgotten. Take a day to go through all of your belongings and recycle any that you no longer need. You may be surprised how much space you can free up in no time! The garage can store all your outdoor items such as lawn mowers and garden equipment as well as seasonal decorations, luggage and recreational items. But think creatively, you could also have spare furnishings, clothes and toys stowed away but within reach when needed. Click here for more ideas on how to store your items.
Make The Most Of Your Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house. It’s also the place with the most clutter! Maximising space in your kitchen will make a huge difference in the overall comfort of your living. Increase space in your kitchen by mounting overhead storage for pans and pots. Thoughtfully place all your kitchenware in cupboards, making sure that the most often used pieces are easily accessible. Any less frequently used kitchen ware can be stored elsewhere such as in the garage. Think creatively, for example you can also use shelves for vertical storage!
Clear Your Entrance
Your home should be a place of comfort and serenity. An easy way of making this come across from the moment you step into your house is by keeping the entrance or hallway as clutter free as possible. For practicality, why not consider adding a simple bench which can double up as storage for daily items such as shoes or kids backpacks. If this will take up too much space adding shelves and hooks to walls or inside a cupboard can free up space. A large mirror will add to the ambience and create the impression of additional space. Paint your walls in colours that are bright and calm.
If you are clearing your house in preparation of a move, please follow this link for more advice on organising your home.