The need of the space continues to rise as life passes by. Of course, you need a bigger space than that you had during your college life if you are planning to start your family. Having a desired space is not feasible every time, as you may not have enough funds or you may want to stash away money for a rainy day.
When it comes to making the most of the space of our house, every nook and cranny counts. Here are some ways to maximise your space:
Create separate areas
You may face difficulty stuffing all your furniture and fixtures into each room. Use quadrants, freestanding walls and large curtains to divide the room in multiple zones. A living room is generally the biggest room in the house. People generally use it for sitting and entertainment purpose. You can use the space for dining. If you are a fitness freak, you can fill one corner of the room with treadmill or other machines.
Bedroom is a place where you relax and perform other personal activities. This is the best place for your office work. Divide the space into two sections: at one side will be your bed, reclining chairs, a small table, and the like, and the other side will be your personal computer and a cabinet to store files and other work related material. If your bedroom is very small, you should buy sofa-cum bed that you can use as a bed as well as a chair.
Space organising means full utilisation of the open space, yet roomy and tidy. Dining rooms in the living area seems good when you have a big family and you regularly host your guests. However, it is gone out with ark in small houses. Instead, keep a small table and chairs in the kitchen to use it as a dining room.
Use furniture for maximum storage
Furniture plays a paramount role to organise the small space. Little spending in furniture will make you feel like living in a big house. If you keep everything on the floor, it appears to be unkempt. Instead, you should use panels and mounted cabinets. They serve two purposes: you could store numerous items and you will feel tidy and big room.
If you have kids, buying them full-size beds will not be a good idea if you are running out of space. You should invest in bunk bed. It will open up a massive amount of room without compromising the comfort of your children. If you use a regular bed for any reason, make sure that it has drawers underneath in which you can store many items like blankets, quilts, clothes etc.
Stairwells consume a lot of space. Use the room to store things that are used in rare occasions. Fix shelves to make the most of the available room.
Maximise the closet space
Your closet can store everything from your clothes and makeup kit to shoes and other accessories. Buy a cabinet to store numerous items and keep it in your closet. Fix shelves to get more room to keep your handbags, wallets, watches, handkerchiefs, and the like. Keep heavy items on the floor or lower shelf and keep low-weight items on the top shelf.
Divide the space of drawers into multiple sections. Use plastic trays. You can glue them down to keep them from sliding. This will help you keep as many things as possible and in the tidiest manner. If you do not have enough space for a closet, use dresser, bags and other containers to keep your clothes. Use bags and purses to keep small accessories.
Use vertical space
One of the biggest issues in small houses is to store all necessary items. This may cause frustration if you soon do not figure out an alternative. Store items high on the wall. This is the best method to declutter kitchen. Mount floating shelves on the wall and hang lightweight items like frying pans, spatulas, and so forth.
Use a wall-mounted pot rack to keep and hang bulky items like pots and pans. This will open up huge space to keep other fragile and heavier dishes. You can use this method in your bedroom. You can have a mounted rack to store books, small electronics, figurines, and other decorative items.
It is better if you use a professional pot rack. This may set you back a few pounds but it will last for a long time.
Declutter your space
The best part of organising the small space is decluttering. Many people keep unnecessary things in their houses. Before taking the plunge, you should make a list of things that are unnecessary. Get rid of them as soon as the list is ready. The list may include outgrown items, old books, decorative items, and other items that you have not used for years.
Keep items in drawers, racks, and open shelves. Your room will look tidier if you keep everything at the right place. Try to keep only appealing items on open-shelves. If you have got small unused space in the end and it looks odd, use a basket or plastic storage container.
Organising a small house to create more room is like an art. Aforementioned are some DIY tips. However, you can consult a professional, who will guide you on how to make the most of the space. If you are running out of space, follow the tips mentioned above.