Economizing space is one of the major concerns for homeowners. It is a mistake to think that we buy or rent home to accommodate only ourselves – our stuff needs space too. This can range from our record or book collections to the mass of shoes some of us can simply never throw away. Unsurprisingly then, there are a range of space-saving products designed to help us store things while taking up as little space as possible. And it isn’t just a matter of storing things economically; we also need to store our stuff in an attractive and unobtrusive way too. Accordingly, there are a range of products to help us out in this department as well, from attractive shelfs and cubbyholes to help us display our prized possession to shoe deodorizer sprays such as ShoeFresh that can help that shoe collection have as little an olfactory impact as possible.
However, space-saving products can only take you so far. If you want to truly economize the space available to you, a lot comes down to the interior design and layout. You would be surprised how much of difference this can make when it comes to freeing up space while still including everything in your home that you had before. So before you consider external storage, it might be wise to figure out just how much space is being wasted around your home – and what you can do about it.
As many of these space-saving tips involve a change of layout and design, you might require a contractor to properly implement some of these changes. Nevertheless, the difference made can be considerable, saving you money on external storage or sparing you the need to get rid of the items that you simply don’t want to get rid of. Read on then for our top space saving tips, then call the contractor.
Install Wall Sconces
Bedside tables are, by their very nature, slim and compact things. Yet for many of us, there is simply nowhere else to sit a bedside reading lamp, which is all but essential if you don’t want to have to make a trip across the room before nodding off. Wall sconces solve this problem, making use of plentiful wall space to mount a lamp and keeping the bedside table free for other essentials.
Use Sliding Drawers and Cabinets
Sliding drawers and cabinets all come back to the simple principle of the telescope. If you can slide out a wine collection, cooking essentials, or your trash can from within a cabinet, that means it will not be taking up any floor space. A spacious kitchen is an attractive kitchen.
Loft Your Bed
If you’re lucky enough to be living in one of those trendy apartments with high ceilings but limited floor space, a major downside can be the considerable space your bed takes up. Following the principle or building upwards instead of outwards, all that headroom can, with a simple raised platform, be used to accommodate your bed.
Consider Pull-Out Tray Tables
For some, a traditional table is the centerpiece of a kitchen or dining room. But if you can dispense with that, pull-out tray tables can make a very stylish space-saving solution. They are also an ideal way of rolling a dining room and kitchen into one, which can free up a whole room for other purposes.
Making more room can be something of an exact science, which is why many of the ways of doing so are so innovative. But above all, personal taste should dictate which of these solutions you choose to implement or pass by. There is nothing more important than properly feeling at home.