Every home, large or small, can benefit from a well-thought-through storage design. It is a blessing that we live in a time when storage options have aesthetically advanced; from ugly hard plastic bins to built-in shelves, sliding wardrobes, under-bed storage, and more. There is always a starting point; while working on sorting and organizing your home to maximize as much space as possible you have to begin somewhere. Decluttering is a technique that works like magic. There is no better time to declutter your home; start today!
Organizing smaller apartments and houses can be a tedious task; especially for hoard-some homeowners. What might work is, going cold turkey. Take out what you no longer use and donate the pieces in good shape. You can also consider putting them up on yard sales and online shops. The items that don’t make it to charity homes or garage sales can go to recycling companies.
Once sorted, you are more likely to have a clearer picture of what needs to go where and how to improve your organization skills. To support you through this tiresome task we have highlighted our top 6 space-saving tips; covering each main room in your house.
Living rooms are ideal for relaxation throughout the day. Living rooms are the most used rooms in a house, whether you are hosting friends or cozying up on a winter night. Hence it is cardinal that you do not kill the inviting elegance and warmth of your living room while struggling to save space. Maximizing available space in a living room can be a tricky deal. Some living rooms are big, open, and undivided areas. You can break the boring monotony of space by purchasing and placing a sectional sofa in your lounge.
Sectional sofas are a smart choice if you are aiming to save space and divide the room simultaneously. L-shaped corner sofas are high on functionality and are known for their space-saving properties. Look no further if you find a sectional sofa that comes with an under-storage feature; you have already won the lottery.
Living room furniture like nesting tables, storage center tables, baskets for putting away blankets and magazines, and well-designed consoles can further assist in freeing up space and organizing it.
Bedrooms are private; however, it shouldn’t mean they are left untidy and unorganized. A small bedroom overwhelmed with furniture can become too suffocating to sleep in. It is essential to keep it minimal while increasing storage space.
Sliding door wardrobes are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners. Their contemporary appearance; in addition to their usefulness, wins them favorable consideration from buyers. Adding a full-length mirror as the door can create an illusion of a bigger room by bouncing light. Moreover, a wardrobe that doesn’t open in the room saves tremendous floor space.
Additionally, storage beds are another way of maximizing storage space. These beds allow you to put away your blankets and sheets in an organized manner. In search of more options? Look up storage ottomans and storage mirrors.
Dining rooms make the center of a house, which is why they should always be presentable, freshly-scented, and organized. The highlight of a dining room is its dining table and chair set, in order to get it right you will have to give a lot of thought to the right size, shape, and material. These factors dominate the appearance of a dining room.
More importantly, incorporating a sideboard will do wonders. A sideboard with large cabinets offers plenty of space to hide what you don’t want to be seen. Pairing up a sideboard with a decorative wall mirror, a few flower vases on the top, and scented candles can really impress your guests. Impressively, it can also be used as a buffet table when there are more people to host.
The kitchen is the heart of your home. Happiness stirs in this place hence you have to be certain that this part of your home loves you just as much. Kitchens have a tendency of getting messy too many times and too soon. An organized kitchen immediately enhances the mood of the homeowner who spends hours in that space.
Keeping the counter free can make the space appear bigger and neater. Purchasing an over-the-sink rack can help you sort washed dishes while maintaining the glory of a sparkling countertop. Moreover, opting for drawer organizers will give you more space to adequately sort your spoons spatulas, and knives; it will also save you minutes of searching for the right spoon.
If you are in the process of shifting or refurbishing ask your carpenter to utilize as much vertical space to build spacious cabinets as possible. Also, if you haven’t yet discovered the magic of pantries, it’s high time you look into that as well.
Many homeowners do not even realize how purposeful walls can be. Shelves and racks over the toilet give you enough space to sort your essentials. This trick saves you from overcrowding the sink counter. Furthermore, including ladder shelves as a corner piece is another popular way of saving space while enhancing the aesthetics of your bathroom. Utilizing this smartly designed corner shelf for placing your extra towels, cotton pads, and scented candles can save so much space.
Dual purpose rooms
If you are looking for the best of both worlds, you should seriously consider a dual-purpose room. Imagine a laundry combined with a mudroom. Keeping shoes, coats, and outdoor accessories perfectly organized; while being close to laundry sounds dreamy. Doesn’t it? Similarly, if you design your guest room in a manner that includes a work desk or a playpen, it will save you huge space.
Sometimes bespoke wall shelves help sort the humongous pile of books, whereas, other times, a trundle bed becomes necessary. There is no right way of organizing and maximizing storage for space-saving; let your creative mind explore and continue personalizing your homes into your beautiful, heavenly abodes.