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Living Large in Small Spaces

25/02/2019

Living in an age of materialism can be quite difficult; keeping up with the times often results in a plethora of stuff around the house that we don’t always need, inevitably resulting in outcries of ‘We need more space!’. One way to improve your living conditions is to reduce the amount of clutter that you own, but of course, few of us actually want to go through the tantrums and tears that often occur during a big purge.

Whilst we do recommend throwing out some of your stuff, we want to show that you can increase the amount of space in your house, without adding an extension. In this blog, we are going to give you tips on some of the best space-saving equipment on the market, and how to use it.

 

Vertical Storage

 

The salvation of small spaces, vertical storage gives you access to space that you weren’t previously using; that blank wall in your living room could be holding all of those gadgets and gizmos that you aren’t yet ready to throw out but have nowhere for.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of vertical storage solutions take their shelving a little too high for many people, rendering anything you put on the top shelf untouchable. You can solve this problem by leaving a flexible step-stool next to it, or simply by placing ornaments and images that you won’t normally need to move or touch on a day-to-day basis on the higher shelves.

If you’re interested in purchasing some extra space-saving vertical storage options, we recommend BLUM Space Tower for a sleek, fashionable aesthetic that opens up your home. We have a variety of styles and material types, so you can find the perfect tower to match your themes.

Drawers in Closets

 

For those ladies who love their dresses, this isn’t necessarily a solution, but for the businessman with lots of wasted space in his closet, this could be the answer to opening up some space in your room.

Placing a set of drawers below your shirts allows you to use the whole space available to you in the closet. Many people use the bottom of their closet to keep shoes; if this is you, then make sure you are using a shoe-tidy to keep your shoes in the best condition, as well as easily accessible – rather than digging around in a shoe pile to find a matching pair.

Repurpose Rooms and Space

 

Perhaps you moved into a space with a clothes closet when you already have a wardrobe that you love. With a little bit of imagination, you can make the most of all those empty spaces in a way that reduces clutter and improves your aesthetic. If it doesn’t function as a closet, you could fill it with shelves and keep your books, gizmos, coffee collection, or just about anything else you are struggling to store.

 

Don’t be afraid to repurpose rooms for the changing needs of your household. If you are a couple who work from home, then a small office can be hugely beneficial. If you have children then you might want to turn that space into a safe play area. Alternatively, you could turn it into a box room for relatives who need to visit from time to time. Versatility is a key factor in ensuring that every part of your home is useful.

Pull-Out Fittings

 

Pull-out fittings are the final step in making your home the best it can be; beds, ironing boards, bins, and even tables can all be hidden away to appear only as and when you require them. Swapping the sofa out for a sofa bed could allow you to transform your entire guest room which frees up a lot of room.

 

As well as sofa beds, you can also purchase pull-out kitchen tables for extra surface space. They’re perfect for those tiny kitchens that constrain wannabe chefs from creating all of those complicated dishes. If you have been putting off making Christmas dinner for the family due to a lack of kitchen space, then a pull-out kitchen table could improve your chances at future success in this department.

 

The Magic Corner with Soft Close

 

As well as pull-out sofa beds and kitchen tables, you should also consider pull-out bins and larders to make the most of your home. We have provided you with our favourite space-saving solutions, and we sincerely hope that you are successful in applying them to your home.


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