Home Space Saving Ideas
Whether you live in a small studio apartment or in a large home, additional space is something everyone could use. While you can’t always add to your existing home, you can always incorporate space saving measures to maximize the square footage that you do have. In our experience, there are plenty of ways to make your home feel larger that don’t have to cost a lot of money. Some of our favorite home space saving ideas include increasing storage, creating multifunctional spaces, and incorporating multi-functional furniture into your home.
Perhaps the most important and easiest way to incorporate home space saving ideas is to add more storage. Whether you add shelves, built-ins, or get creative with furniture, adding additional storage will greatly affect the perceived sized of your home. The extra storage will allow you to declutter living spaces, bathrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and more.
If your kitchen is low on cabinet space, you can simply install shelves to create more room to store coffee mugs, glassware, and even plates. Picking a shelf style that coordinates with your style can further enhance the aesthetics of the space. If your style leans more traditional, opt for decorative shelf brackets. For trendy and modern apartments, hidden shelf brackets will coordinate with the design.
In a small bathroom, it can be difficult to find a place to store towels, toilet papers or even toiletries. Installing a shelf or two will offer additional space. For an on-trend look, store items such as toilet paper in woven baskets. This will keep the bathroom looking neat.
If your home has a garage, installing heavy-duty shelf brackets will be able to store heavier boxes, tools, and other essentials. This will make things easier to access and looking organized.
When space is limited, creating rooms that serve multiple functions is a must. If you work from home on a regular basis but don’t have a spare room to turn into an office, we recommend doubling up your living space as an office. There are plenty of places to find minimal and modern desks that are designed to fit in small spaces. We recommend selecting a desk that coordinates with your existing space.
If you have a spacious room but require a space for out of town relatives or friends to stay, you can double up an office and guest room.
Children need a place to keep their toys and play. If the rooms in your home are small, consider doubling up a play area and guest room.
An easy home space saving idea is to use multi-functional spaces and storage. To make this as easy as possible, we recommend investing in multi-functional furniture. If guest rooms are serving double duty, opt for a pull-out sofa or a murphy bed. Either of these options can be used as a bed when guests are in town while staying out of the way during the day-to-day.
You can use multi-functional furniture as additional storage as well. We recommend a coffee table or ottoman with a removable top to store blankets, games, and more.