If you’re planning on moving into a new home, especially if you’re alone, then you’re more likely to opt for a smaller space. However, that does not mean that you do not have lots of belongings and items that you would like to display or make use of in your home. With limited space, it can get a little tricky as to where you can casually place all of your things without making a pile of mess that will eventually take over your flat. It has become a sort of trend or social movement in recent years where people live in small spaces as a “simpler life” philosophy. So, whether it is part of your philosophy, a matter of availability, or money, we’ve made a list of tips and tricks that you can make use of to make the most out of your limited space.
With limited space, it’s quite difficult to get everything you like in one place. With vases and frames, pots and pans, there is only so much you can fit on a commode or a counter. The best solution is to invest in a couple of shelves and cupboards which you can store things on/in. For the kitchen, your best friend will be drawers and hidden cupboards, as they can store lots of items that you will not particularly need at all times.
You have a small house, then go for small items! Continue the trend of small things and look for and purchase items that you need but are smaller versions of the traditional ones. You can visit several websites that have a tiny version of an air conditioner, a microwave, and so on. The information and options found at www.tinyhousehugeideas.com provide guides and items that are sold for tiny houses that can be useful when you are looking to try something for the first time. Generally, it can be quite difficult to imagine buying a smaller version of something but with a small house, it will not appear to be as small as you may think.
Nowadays, even people with larger spaces make use of wall beds. Wall beds can be extremely convenient, especially if you work from home. It can be very tempting to make a beeline for the bed when you work from home. If it is out of the way though, you can get to work without feeling the need to take a nap in the middle of work. The cool thing about wall beds now is that they have the option of storing a desk/table that you can take down when you “store” the bed.
Foldable tables are always the way to go regardless of whether or not you have lots of space or not. Tables can take up a huge amount of space while you are not even using them. If you have a small kitchen, for example, a foldable table will allow you to roam around your kitchen freely, then unfold the table when needed so you can sit down and have a meal. There is also the option of using tables that can expand so that if there are several people in the house, you can all enjoy your meal without having to squish next to each other while eating.
There are ways in which you can place mirrors in your house that will make it appear bigger. They do not have to surround your house, but a cute small one here and there will give you the feeling of a larger space. White walls tend to have a similar effect, as the darker the color, the smaller your space will feel.
When in doubt, if you are moving from one place to a smaller one, then you can either rent a storage unit or check if your apartment building has extra storage space. You may want your belongings nearby so that you can have access to them whenever you please.
Before buying or renting your space, make sure that you take each and every factor of the space in mind, and consider what you can do in order to make the most out of this space. Now that you know that there’s plenty that you can do with a small space without feeling trapped, you can have fun with your small space. Get creative and use the tips provided to make the most of your limited space so that you can really feel at home.
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