One of the most essential parts of owning a home is being able to properly manage the space you have. However, not everyone knows how to properly utilize the space that they have and their homes can look like a cluttered mess.You may be thinking that there is no way you can make any more room in your cramped home. But did you know that there is always room for improvement and ways to maximize your minimalist home space? Regardless of your budget, skill or time, there are ways that you can make more room and turn your home into a spacious and great living space. We’ve listed down a few of these below in this article!
Remove Things You Don’t Need to Make More Space
Removing things that you don’t need is arguably the most simple way for you to make room in your home. Make a checklist of the things that you don’t need anymore and decide which ones to toss out, give away, sell or recycle. For example, if you have a huge dresser with nothing of value inside, then it might be worth considering disposing of it in one way or another. You could even use it to keep other objects cluttering your home.
Use Your Vertical Space Effectively
You may be wondering what we mean by “vertical space”. What we mean with vertical space is the space between the floor and ceiling in your home. Utilizing your vertical space is a great way to increase the amount of space you can use. Using vertical space is incredibly useful for those who have higher ceilings.
Add cabinets or shelves to walls to store small trinkets and things that you don’t want to throw out. Move decorations to walls or even suspend them from the ceiling to improve not only the space of your home, but also the look and feel of it. Using vertical space essentially means that you’re getting twice the value out of your home’s space while also opening up new avenues of design that you can enjoy.
Choose The Right Furniture For Your Home
Furniture is a staple in every home and you’re almost always guaranteed to have some. Your home’s furniture is what dictates the majority of the atmosphere and space in your home. But did you know that certain furniture choices make a room wider and more spacious than it actually is?
Your furniture choices should be a perfect match to the aesthetic of the rest of your home, while also providing ample space for you to move around in. No one wants to see a large beat up sofa in the middle of a pristine living room. So make sure that you balance out having a great aesthetic with having enough space.
Multipurpose Furniture Are Excellent Space Maximizers
But did you know that there are a number of furniture you can use to do the task of two of your older furniture pieces? Using multipurpose furniture are excellent additions to any home. They can serve multiple purposes while cutting down on the space needed while improving the functionality of your home. An excellent example of this type of furniture are sofas with cabinets under them.
These sofas may not be as comfortable as your standard felt or leather sofas, but they can also be used to store things under them. You can keep remotes, unused extension cords, kids toys and much more under these sofas while still having a comfortable sofa to sit on. There are a number of other great multipurpose furniture pieces that you can use but a sofa with cabinets is one of the cheaper and more simple options you can choose.
Combine Rooms With Related Functions
We’ve mentioned in our last point how multipurpose furniture is a great way to add more space to your home. But did you know that you can save even more space if you decide to combine related living spaces? Each room in your home has a purpose that it serves. Some rooms even have close enough functions that you might as well consider them the same room. An example of this is your kitchen and dining room.
The kitchen and dining room’s purpose is for you to both cook and serve food. However, having them each take up a separate space or room can cost you a lot of space. This is why it can be a great idea to combine both rooms. Combine it with the use of multipurpose furniture and you’ve got a recipe for success.
You do have to remember that every home will be different in a number of ways. So you should be prepared to be creative with how you combine your rooms.
Home Extensions To Manually Add More Space
One of the most direct and effective ways to maximize the space in your home is to increase the amount of space it already has. This can come in the form of adding more rooms, or tearing down a few walls here and there to combine certain rooms. However, the common factor in the success of any of these extensions is the assistance of a professional housing contractor that knows what they’re doing. You should also choose one who gives you fair prices and has their licenses in order.
Just remember that manually adding more space to your home is one of the most expensive and time consuming methods we’re suggesting. Especially if you want the best quality of work done. So you should ensure that you have the time and budget to properly pursue this option or you could end up having a few structural problems down the line.
Having more room in your home is a great feeling, but it can be difficult to adjust your space. Especially since every home is different and certain techniques will work better for some and some techniques are worse for others. However, we hope that these tips and tricks that we’ve shared help you when it comes to deciding how you’re going to maximize your home’s space!