Space in the home can often feel like a problem. As we grow our families, have pets, and accumulate a bunch of different items over the years, the walls seem to shrink further and further, and sometimes it can be difficult to see the carpet! The problem is, if you need these items, it can be overwhelming to work out what might be the best for your home to ensure you have everything on hand and yet it still be livable. This piece will look at how to make more space in your home so you can live peacefully and with everything you need. Let’s get into it!
Convert Under Your Stairs
Unless you have a particularly unique staircase, you will find that there is an abundance of dead space underneath the stairs that can be used for anything. This is a great hack for those who need extra storage for items such as shoes or household essentials such as the hoover, mop, and bucket, and they are within a helpful reach yet well out of the way. It is up to you whether you decide to go for a cupboard, put in shelves, or even turn it into a little office, depending on how much space you have! The under-stairs space is your oyster.
Turn to Outside
If you have a decent yard, you might find a shed or two that can make a world of difference to your home but create a little impact on your garden. There are so many unique designs that do not detract from the look of your yard and will also hold up in many different types of weather, which makes it a great option for those who need a bit more space in their home. This is a great tip for items you only use occasionally but take up a significant amount of space. This could be something like a carpet cleaner, Christmas decorations, power tools, or additional furniture for when you have guests over.
Not only that, but outside storage can also be extremely useful for stuff that is designed to be outside. Pet toys, outside throws, kid’s toys, and everything else that could take up space when brought back in could be easily put in an outdoor storage deck box. Perfect for putting your gardening supplies in there too!
Invest in Multi-Functional Furniture
Furniture that has storage built-in or will double up as a cupboard and a table when you need it can be amazing for small flats with little room. You don’t want to have to do everything from your sofa all the time as that separation is important for your mental health. Not to forget, the more surfaces, cubbyholes, and pockets, the better!
Beds with built-in storage underneath can also save a lot of space for clothes, shoes, or anything else that needs to be put away. They are perfect for a room of any size, but particularly one that is a little smaller and lacking in storage options.