The foremost rule—and the simplest one, at that—in space saving is keeping your house clean and free from clutter. Floors, stairs and stairways, doorways, seats, and islands or counters should all be free of clutter. Declutter storage areas as regularly as you can and only make room for the things that serve a purpose. Only keep things you still use and will surely sue.
Built-in things, multipurpose furniture, and shelving are the most common and life-changing home space savers.
Now, here are some space-saving suggestions for each room of your house:
The Living Room
Putting up a coffee table with hollow storage space inside can be helpful for you. In here, you can store more books or any other things that you regularly use. Your coffee table can be a storage for items you bought specifically for your living room, like candles, remote-control batteries, magazines, notebooks, and pens for unexpected note-taking.
You can always put up shelves around the living area for more items you want to display, like pieces of art, family pictures, flower vases, and plant pots. This applies to any room in your house. But then again, keep it minimal.
If you want some privacy in between areas of your house, like between the hallway and the living room, you can have a sliding glass door built. A sliding door is best for space saving as well. This is also applicable to your indoor and outdoor living areas. Hang up a curtain, and it’s done.
Commercial glass doors might be more common in commercial buildings, but who says you can’t have them in your residential house? Many homeowners are embracing commercial-style glass doors and windows. It’s safer and more durable, adding security to your home. But of course, you still have to choose the right type for architectural reasons.
The Kitchen and Dining room
Many people have already invested in a built-in refrigerator or one inside a sizeable cupboard, so it doesn’t ruin the aesthetics of your kitchen when it’s closed.
A metal shelf above the kitchen sink can be a good idea too. You can store plates and glasses up there or you can use it as a drying rack. It’s good that it’s above the sink, so you won’t have to wipe down droplets on your counters.
For islands and counters, you can get ones that have more storage cabinets and drawers. You can use these as extra storage space for food, ingredients, and groceries. If you have guests over often, you can put extra plates, utensils, mugs, and glasses here. You can’t go wrong with more storage as long as you have the discipline to get rid of the things you don’t need.
The Bedroom and Workspace
A vertical design to double a room’s size is a beneficial and beautiful choice. With your bed just above your workspace or vice versa, you can actually enjoy the aesthetic of space saving. For more space saving in the bedroom, you can always build an extra storage area under the bed.
This way, you can lessen big and bulky drawers around your room and even avoid accidents, like hitting your big toe against the base of the drawers or cabinets. You can put more of your clothes in here and things you shopped for, especially for the bedroom, like room sprays, extra pillows, and blankets. With this, you can have more room for your vanity desk if you want one.
If you invite guests often to your home and let them sleep over, you can invest in a pull-out bunk bed.
Since the bathroom is where you clean and wash up, it only fits that it’s also clean and free from clutter. Wires from your socket extension and hair appliances—like hairdryers, hair straighteners, and hair curlers—should be stored appropriately.
Add hooks and racks for hanging up clothes, robes, and towels. Put up some next to the sink to hang face and hand towels. You can use extra hooks to place long wires from your hair appliances to avoid them getting wet from touching a damp sink or countertop.
Putting up extra shelving above or next to the toilet or above the door is also a space saver. It’s where you can place decor, additional toilet papers, and fresh face towels for the guests.
Your home is a place where you can relax after work, somewhere that’s comfortable and appealing to your taste. Clutter is the last thing you want. Whether you have a big or tiny home, space saving can be more important than you realize. It makes a home brighter, more spacious, and breathable.
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