7 Smart Ways to Maximize a Small Space
Updated: Jan 24
Do you want your space to look and feel bigger? Although your space may be small, it doesn't need to feel that way. We tend to think that the small feeling of a space is solely based on its lack of square footage; however, many other factors such as bulky furniture also contribute to this small feeling. So, if you want to learn about 7 smart ways to maximize your small space, keep reading!
Open Up Your Entry Way
The entry way in your home is the first area that welcomes guests and sees your family off safely every day. This space should be functional and have plenty of room to manoeuvre quickly and efficiently. Maximize space by placing wall-mounted hooks or open shelving for bags and other essentials when rushing out the door.
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The Living Room
Mount Your TV: an entertainment centre can be a huge waste of floor space in the living room. Mounting your TV on the wall will save space while offering a modern, less cluttered look. You can also maximize space with multifunctional furniture that can double as storage. Ottomans can function as seats while storing video game and other living room accessories.
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Hang your knives and other stainless-steel utensils underneath the cabinets from a magnetic strip to save counter space. Alternatively, create more counterspace by purchasing a cover for your sink. There are plenty of affordable, over-the-sink solutions that will give you a bit of extra room when your sink is not in use.
As the bathroom is one of the smallest and most used rooms in the house, it should be easily accessible. Therefore, installing shelves above the toilet to free up floor space is a great idea. However, if you cannot install shelves, consider replacing your sink with a pedestal sink or floating vanity that allows for underneath storage of essentials such as towels and washcloths.
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Your bed is the largest object in the bedroom and it should be multifunctional. Consider choosing a bed frame with drawers so that you have additional storage or a headboard with built-in bookshelves. These are two great ways to maximize storage to your bedroom without compromising on style.
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Other Household Furniture
Stay away from small-scale furniture. Placing a lot of small furniture in a space will highlight the smallness of the space. Although it seems like the correct idea to decorate a small space with small pieces of furniture, these elements frequently end up seeming invasive and bulky. Instead, carefully choose larger, full sized pieces of furniture to make the space feel larger. It is better to choose a large and eye-catching piece that will add a new dimension to your space.
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The Garage or Storage Shed
A garage or storage shed often becomes the default catch-all space in your home. Everything from tools and toys to brooms and bikes get stored here, which is why organization is necessary. Get rid of any unnecessary items you don’t use or need anymore. If you have a large number of things to get rid of and your garbage service won’t take it, consider using a private removal service. Once this is done, organize the items you have left. Rakes, shovels, hoes, and brooms all take up space. Rather than leaning them against the wall to trip over them later, get a utility rack from a department store and hang up any tool with a long handle.
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Although you have a small space, these 8 suggestions show that a few changes can maximize the space you have and make manoeuvring throughout your home a lot easier. Now that you have some ideas of what you can do, go maximize your small space today!
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