If you live in a small apartment or starter home, chances are you usually feel cramped and yearning for more space. However, there are ways to make your small space feel larger and brighter. Check out our favorite space saving tips for small homes! If you are yearning for more room in your bedroom…
Loft your bed
Lofting your bed creates extra space below that is perfect for storage, a desk, even a great closet space. Obviously this won’t work for every home, but if you live alone or you are looking for extra space in your children’s rooms, then lofting the bed is an easy way to maximize the room and minimize the clutter.
Skip the headboard
Rather than take up space with a headboard, frame your bed with bookshelves or built-ins instead. You can use them to store extra items and they will still look like a put-together and stylish part of the room. Display your favorite items at eye level, like colorful books or picture frames.
If you are looking for more room in your living room…
Replace your coffee table
Try replacing your coffee table with an ottoman. Whether you need to get pillows, blankets, books or papers off the ground, an ottoman is just the extra storage you need to keep them out of sight and out of mind.
Build shelves behind your couch
You can create custom shelves that will frame your couch and provide extra storage in the often-wasted space behind the sofa. You can call in a professional to build the shelves for you, or you can try them yourself if you’re extra handy. Bonus: If you live on the east coast, you can utilize couch disassembly in NYC to free up a work station for you.
If you’re looking to store more in your bathroom…
Make the space under your sink work harder
Whether you’re keeping your toothbrush and toothpaste under there, or just extra toilet paper, that space should be used to keep clutter from your tiny bathroom counters. Consider attaching your toothbrush holder to the inside of the counter doors to keep them hidden. (You can use something as simple as PVC pipe to build a DIY toothbrush holder that will be sturdy enough to take the movement of the doors opening and closing.)
Install a shelf above your shower
Does it feel like shampoo is constantly falling on your foot in the shower? Install a shelf above the spout and keep your belongings up and out of harm’s way.
Small spaces are manageable when you add more storage. Finding storage solutions is as simple as thinking creatively about your existing furniture, and being smart about the furniture you purchase down the road. Measure your new furniture and buy from a store with pick up and delivery services to save you a headache on your storage-saving new items!