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6 space-saving Ideas for the Small Home
The everyday home – and apartment – is getting smaller and space, as we know it, is becoming a commodity. Far from being boxed in and buried beneath their belongings, today’s savvy homeowners are banishing clutter by redefining how they use their space.
When it comes to optimising space in your home, whether it’s the bedroom, bathroom, living room, study, or kitchen, you don’t need to be an award-winning interior designer to come up with a solution. Rather, a little out-of-the-box thinking can go a long way toward transforming your interior.
If you’re reading this and wondering where to begin when it comes to freeing up space in your home – well, we’re here to help. We’re looking past the minimal square meterage to give you some space-saving and storage ideas for small homes that will set you on the path to creating your dream interior.
Use your vertical spaces
What was once a place primed for family photos, mirrors and artwork is today considered untapped storage potential. Making use of the vertical spaces in your home will open up an entire wall’s worth – from floor to ceiling – of extra space that can be used as you see fit.
Floating shelves and cabinets
The holy grail of space-saving solutions in small homes and apartments, floating shelves and wall-mounted cabinets can be fitted to any wall in any room and can be used for just about any purpose. They’ll unlock some extra space in the tiniest of bathrooms, double your capacity for kitchenware and can function as more than just storage spaces, with floating display shelves, workspace stations and TV stands all making for stylish – and functional – additions to your home.
Built-in cupboards, shelves, and bookshelves
Free up some much-needed floor space in your home by replacing bulky cabinets and cupboards with built-in shelves or wardrobes. These floor-to-ceiling additions create, rather than take up space in your rooms. Built-in cupboards provide a place to store clothes, linen, kitchenware and more; while built-in shelves and bookcases make for excellent displays for everything from books and toys to art, homeware, and pot plants.
If you’ve got a green thumb but lack the space to deck your outdoor area in plants, installing a vertical garden can be a great option. A hanging garden, which makes use of free space by stacking plants vertically on a wall, allows you to add an injection of green, without having to choose between pot plants and outdoor furniture.
Furniture fitted with built-in storage
In the age of small homes, furniture with extra storage is all the rage. When sourcing furniture for your home, be on the lookout for space-saving bedroom and living room pieces that are fitted with additional drawers, shelves, and compartments, like these coffee tables, plasma stands, storage ottomans, and even headboards with built-in pedestals.
Multi-functional and convertible furniture
Dual purpose and convertible furniture can be a game changer for any space-optimised home. For instance, a sleeper couch or daybed is the perfect solution for a home without space for a guest bed, while a workbench can double as a table in a smaller kitchen – and can also be used for some extra space-saving kitchen storage.
Another growing trend in space-savvy homes is installing wall-mounted desk/vanity dressers (like this Blouberg Dresser/Desk) in smaller rooms. A floating desk combined with a floating dresser table (mirror and all), these multi-functional installations come fitted with space-saving features such as pull-out workspaces and even drawers – without hogging any floor space.
Collapsible and foldable furniture
Furniture that can be collapsed, removed, and stored – without taking up an excessive amount of storage space – can do wonders in freeing up space in your living areas. These pieces come in many shapes and forms, from shelves with fold-out desks, dining room set-ups with benches that can be comfortably stored beneath the table, chairs that can be collapsed and placed in a cupboard and foldaway tables for kitchen nooks.
Find versatile furniture solutions to suit your small spaces
Making the most of a smaller space requires a little more creativity when it comes to buying furniture and finding storage solutions. Sometimes the answer lies in pieces of furniture that offer a little bit of both, combining form with function to provide additional storage.
Choose customised furniture
Everyone’s homes, and by extension their furniture needs, are unique. Sometimes the best way to find the perfect pieces to optimise the space you have available is to have your furniture custom-made. If you can’t find a couch that fits your cosy living room or a TV stand for a difficult corner, the answer lies in customisation. This way, you can ensure that everything is built to fit, not only the space you have but your style too.
If you’re looking to elevate your home with custom furniture solutions, Wallroom has you covered. Our range of design-led pieces provide stylish and space-saving solutions to the modern home. And, because we understand that not all homes are created equal, we’re here to optimise our signature designs to meet your needs. Contact us here to find out more about our bespoke collections today.
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