Whether your family has begun to outgrow your home or the property has always been a little on the small side, the chances are that you are keen to make the most of the space that you have. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a large home, but that doesn’t mean that your house has to feel cramped or overfilled. The key to success when it comes to small homes is getting a little creative and utilising the space that you have. To help you to do that, below are some little known hacks for making the most of every inch of space within your home.
Bathrooms: A small bathroom doesn’t have to cause you stress, it can still be a nice space that you enjoy spending time in, it’s just a case of getting the design right, that’s all. The key is to maximise space, so for instance, instead of having a separate shower and bath, combine the two with a shower that sits over the bath. Another way to make the most of the space that you have is to be smart about storage – invest in horizontal storage that goes up the walls, instead of on the floor. What some people do when their bathroom is too small is use another room as the bathroom instead, such as adding an en suite to a bedroom or somewhere else – there are ideas for doing this here. Remember, creativity is key when it comes to making the most of small spaces.
Bedrooms: In small bedrooms, usually the issue is storage space. One of the best ways that you can make the most of the space that you have is by investing in beds that have storage underneath them. Or, for the children’s rooms, investing in bunk beds can help you to save more space, giving your kids room to play. Again, making the most of horizontal space can also be a great way to ensure that there’s enough storage.
Living room: Is your living room a little on the small side? Create the illusion of extra space as well as additional light by carefully positioning mirrors throughout the room to reflect light. One of the most important things when it comes to making the most of shared living spaces is ensuring that there’s as little clutter around as possible. This is important as clutter can be a real issue in small spaces as it can make them look and feel smaller than they are, and can make them harder to relax in. It’s also a good idea to keep the colour scheme nice and light, as light colours help to create the illusion of more space than there is.
Kitchen: For a small kitchen, again storage is crucial. This is important as, without enough storage space, the room will end up in a mess. It’s also important to ensure that you are utilising the space in the best way possible, to ensure that you are getting the most out of it.
There you have it, a few useful hacks for making the most of a small home.
*this is a collaborative post