We could all do with a little more space in our home, right? You might be expecting a little bundle of joy to arrive anytime soon. Or maybe you just want some more space to store a few more clothes? Whatever your reason, you don’t have to consider moving to a larger property just yet! You will find it a lot cheaper to simply try and get more space in your current home. Here is how you can do just that.
Clear Surfaces And Floors
Your surfaces and floors can start to look cluttered if there are too many things left out on them. And cluttered spaces look very full, which gives the impression that there isn’t much room. So try and keep all your floors and surfaces clear at all times. The best way to do this is to ensure that you only keep items that you use on a daily basis out. Everything else should be kept in storage until you need to use anything.
Keep Furniture To A Minimum
One of the best ways to create the illusion of space is to keep the amount of furniture in it down to a minimum. This works especially well in very small rooms. If you think you have too much stuff in one of your rooms, you can always get rid of your old furniture that you rarely use. If any items are still in good condition, try selling them. You can list adverts in local newspapers and on online auction sites such as eBay.
Get Creative With Your Storage
First of all, don’t buy any storage units and cupboards until you know exactly what you need to store. Otherwise, you could end up buying cupboards and drawers that are too big for your needs. And these will only take up more space! Once you know what you need to store, you can also figure out whether you can get creative with your storage. For instance, if you don’t have a lot of stuff in your living room, you could buy a sofa with drawers in its base. And that cuts out the need to buy an extra set of drawers or cupboard! Storage beds can also help you cut down storage in your bedroom.
Hang Your Furniture
Did you know that hanging certain pieces of furniture can help you to free up space as well? For example, if your bedroom is quite compact, you might prefer to mount your bedside lamp to the wall. This eliminates your need for a bedside cabinet. Rather than buying a standing bookshelf, think about hanging shelves on your walls. These will free floor space. Don’t forget, you can always buy a TV that can be mounted to your wall as well!
Have you been feeling a bit like sardines in your home? If you are desperate for some extra room, this blog post should help you find all that hidden space in your home. Once you follow these steps, you can enjoy a lot more space to potter about in!