Most people would agree that they’d like more space in their homes, but making space can often be a difficult and daunting task.
Families in particular struggle to find the space they need to relax whilst still keeping all the things that they love around them. However, making extra space in your home could be as simple as adding clever storage, rearranging your furniture, having a good clear out or changing your sofa.
Save Space With a Corner Sofa
Corner sofas have grown in popularity in recent years because they can provide more seating than conventional sofas. What most people don’t realise is that installing a corner sofa in your living space can actually make it feel much larger than a normal sofa or three piece suite.
If you need space for guests but you don’t want to designate an entire room as a guest bedroom then you can even buy a corner sofa that also acts as a sofa bed. Some corner sofas can be taken apart and re assembled into a bed whilst others may have a fold out bed. Choosing a corner sofa bed for your living space is a fantastic option because it increases the flexibility of the space within your home.
Save Space With Clever Storage
If your living space is feeling cramped and cluttered then consider whether you could improve the storage in your home. Improving the storage doesn’t necessarily mean that you need more, it could just be that you need to think more carefully about how your store things at home. For example in kitchens carousel cupboards work really well in corners. Carousels can fit into different sized cupboards and allow you to store much more within the space. They also eliminate the annoyance of trying to get to things that are hidden at the back of the space. You will be amazed by just how much more you can fit in when you use a carousel.
If you do want to add more storage but don’t want to lose space then look for ‘dead spaces’ around your home. These are spaces that are not used for any other purpose, such as under stairs or in alcoves. If you do have an unused space like this it’s very difficult to buy readymade storage that will fit within it. To get the most benefit and the most use out of your dead space you could hire a carpenter to build bespoke storage for you that fits perfectly into the space you have.
Save Space By De-Cluttering
Most of us don’t take time out to de-clutter our homes and then complain that we have too much stuff! One of the best ways to make your home feel more spacious is to get rid of the clutter. Not only does giving your home a regular clear out save space, it also makes you feel great! If you want to feel even better then don’t simply toss the things you don’t want in the trash. Charity shops are always grateful for a donation of homewares, books, old toys etc and these days most charities will arrange a pick up for larger items such as pieces of furniture.
If you have electrical items you don’t want any more but they don’t work, you can always place them on a site like freecycle.org, where you can give away the things you don’t want to people in your local area. In many cases this is a quicker and easier option than taking items to the tip or waiting for them to be picked up by the local council – and it also counts as a good deed too!
So the next time you are looking around your home and wishing you had more space, try one of these top tips and you’ll quickly find that your home feels much more spacious.
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