If there is one thing everyone wishes they could have more of its space. Everyone that has a home wants more space. That friend of yours who has just bought a one-bed apartment in town, the Queen of England with her eight Royal residencies, and you; we all want that little bit more living space (which is very different from storage space).
Unfortunately, though, we can’t all afford to add a hefty extension to our home or hire a carpenter to knock up a bed that you can fold away into the wall or anything else like that. Okay, so maybe the Queen can afford that, but most people can’t.
For us normal folk, we’ve got to be slightly more creative and a little bit more inventive. We know, it’s not easy. Luckily for you, we’ve come up with a list of insanely ingenious ways to quickly create more living space without having to exert too much time, effort or money. Amazing, huh.
Never Neglect Space
Almost every room has space is ignored. Stop doing this. Instead, walk around your house and look for places where there is space you are not using. We’re talking about rolling storage baskets to go under your bed, hooks to hang laundry baskets on the back of your doors, chuck some shelving units above your doors. This sort of out-of-the-box thinking is what you need to be aiming for.
At Least Double Use
Furniture that has more than one use is becoming a very popular trend and, when trends get popular, they tend to pump out more and more options from which to pick from, from built-in options or freestanding ones. Right now, in shops everywhere, there are tables that transform into sofas, mirrors that fold down to create tables and shelves that can be used as bike racks. It is a brave new world out there; it just needs some exploring is all.
Traditionally, you knew where you were at with the rooms in your home and, to some degree, you still do. You know the kitchen is for cooking in, the living room is for living in and the entry way is for, well, entering through. However, with certain shifts, creating multi-purpose rooms is becoming more welcomed. Instead of having a spare bedroom with a bed in it, consider whether sofa beds can be used every day and then turn either your bedroom or your spare bedroom into an office that gets used as and when. Alternatively, you could create what Good Housekeeping has termed the “Cloffice”, which is a built in closet that has been worked into an office. Clever.
Buy For Storage
We said the space we desired referred to living space and not storage space, but there is no reason why these two purposes cannot be blended. In fact, they already have been because so many furniture makers have leaped at the opportunity to create amazing pieces of functional furniture that have added storage facilities. Just look at the Kai Table if you don’t believe us. Obviously, not everything is as extreme as this, but it gives you an idea of what is possible.