How To Tackle Small Spaces At Home
You might think that there isn’t much you can do with living in a small space, but a
trove of ideas await you! All it takes is some creativity to visualise storage
possibilities, and figuring out what you can do to use the limited space to best effect. If you’re stuck in a rut, try these tips to get your tiny apartment life on track!
1. Get into the small-space state of mind
The perk of having a small apartment means that you don’t have to sweat buckets trying to clean the entire place, but that doesn’t mean that it is naturally effortless. To keep a small apartment clean, you need to be disciplined with its upkeep and resist the urge to go wild decorating it because that creates more clutter, which results in it looking more cramped. Keep the décor to the bare minimum, complete chores on time, and think creatively about how to maximize the space you have! You’d be surprised at what you can achieve.
2. Consider storage on wheels
It seems like there’s a built-in feature in everyone’s home these days, but they can be rather bulky and take up space which you really need. One updated alternative to built-ins are portable storage on wheels. Think serving trolleys (which you can use as a mobile pantry) and bar carts, instead of a bar cabinet to display your poison(s) of choice. This way, you can ensure that you’ll always have what you need within reach, and the carts can always be repurposed for other occasions, like a makeshift kitchen pantry.
3. Nifty hideaways
Concealed storage solutions are one of the most popular ways to make the best out of the space you have. For instance, concealed charging stations are a great way to hide ugly cable wires and stash away some bits and bobs at the same time. Also, furniture with secret compartments (such as a side table with a sliding top) that double up as storage space are excellent for keeping everything out of sight, helping to create the image that your home is impeccably neat and well-kept.
4. Compact bedroom hacks
Take platform beds to the next level by raising them to the height of a closet, which you can sleep on top of. In the same vein, kill two birds with one stone by incorporating storage solutions into your bed headboards, with either hidden storage compartments or open shelves which double up as display shelves. Use any nook leftover to fit in a small vanity area, with a vanity desk that opens to more storage space for your makeup and beauty tools.
5. Crafty kitchen hacks
Cooking in a small kitchen might seem challenging but make it easier with smart storage solutions. Sliding drawers are one way to go, so that when you open your cabinet, instead of having one big empty space, there are several shelves built into it for easier organizing of foodstuffs. If you love entertaining and having guests over, consider hollow benches that can seat everyone, but open to hidden storage space. Expandable tables are great too, for days when you are expecting a large party and know that your small table can magically expand to accommodate more.
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