In every room of your house, there is always a better way to maximize the space.  For some areas, it may be as simple as decluttering or throwing away unneeded items. You may wonder where space is hiding in your home.  It can be in your walls- think about creating a niche for shelves or cabinets.  It can be over your washer/dryer, or under your stairs. It can be a blank wall that is crying for built-ins. It can be high near the ceiling, or that small corner in your kitchen.  Here are 10 things you can’t live without if you want to optimize space in your home-

  • An Uncluttered Environment:  Before you get obsessed about how much space you don’t have, first determine how much usable space you do have. Go through each cabinet, drawer, shelf, and pantry area and pull out old items, throw away broken small appliances, and reduce your storage area to only used and needed items. Purging will help you start fresh in your organization and will help you maximize your space efficiently. Do this throughout your home in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and utility areas.

  • Organized Closets:  Storage closets must be organized to utilize all vertical space efficiently.  The more you can store in your closets, the less that has to be stored in  the main area of your home.

    Wall Storage:  One strategy that can be done to optimize storage space is a cabinet in the wall with full height from floor to ceiling. With this vertical approach, the use of space will have more leverage. Also, use open and closed shelving to remove bookshelves, and storage furniture units off of the floor and on to the walls. Take full advantage of wall space when you have a small area to work with. Install hooks for hanging jackets and coats, and shelving or cubbies to hold baskets for dog leashes, wet backpacks, and storing your umbrella. Another option is the wardrobe wall – a custom  built-in wardrobe.

    A Murphy Bed: These beds pull out from the wall and provide full floor access when the bed is hidden in the wall.  Modern Murphy beds, when closed inside the wall, can house a foldout desk on the other side.
    tilization of ALL Space:  Have a hall closet that stores winter coats?  Take seasonal and seldom worn formal wear and put in a hall closet. Hall closets are a great option because they are rarely used and opened on a regular basis.  Awkward nooks and crannies in a home are an opportunity to customize space to your particular needs. You can make a cramped corner into a cozy reading nook, an office desk or a decorative display. Depending on the elements of the space, you can maximize it for anything from privacy to storage or just some additional interest in your home.

    A Functional Entryway:  Paint your entryway a bold color.  It conveys a sense of who you are and what you like – first impression.  Mudrooms don’t have to be a “room”. It can be an area that you designate for your outdoor gear. It’s also a good place to put keys, wallets, and purses that you always forget running late to work in the morning!

    Maximized Kitchen Space:  If you are struggling to find more space in your small kitchen, look up, hanging storage may be your solution. From hanging pot racks and stemware racks to modern shelving suspended from cable, hanging storage takes advantage of space that would normally be left open.  Hanging storage also helps you have easy access to pots and pans, at a moment’s reach.

    Great Lighting:  Use enough light in your kitchen for it to be seen.  It will help your kitchen to look wider.  Lack of light makes the kitchen seem cramped.  The best way is to add windows.  The bright kitchen will be more comfortable and healthy. Pendant or hanging lighting helps a ceiling seem lower, while uplighting heightens the feel of a ceiling. Use accent lighting for art, as well as lamp lighting to add warmth to a dark, narrow or small area.

    Optimization of the Area Under the Stairs:  We often neglect the existence of the area under the stairs. This area usually isn’t large, so we should optimize it in order for it to be functional. By making a custom cabinet adapted to the area, you will get additional storage.
    Storage Accessories:  One way you can optimize space is with storage accessories. By utilizing accessories throughout your home you are able to free up additional space you didn’t know you had.   For closets, dressing room and laundry rooms utilize accommodating cabinetry options such as pull-out basket units, fold-out ironing boards, custom drawer separators and hooks for additional storage. Not only will adding accessories to your storage solutions help you optimize space, it will make your storage even more customized.
     


    Comments

    11/26/2016 9:07am

    we have to optimize place in our home , because we have some of the luggage in the room. And surely with the passage of time, the house is gonna full with the things we took in the rooms.

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    12/03/2016 3:50am

    I'm dreaming about such bed from the wall) It can save so many plave in the room!

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    All that things are really needed! I want that bed! So much!

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