You want to create extra space in your home without having to sacrifice style or comfort, but how do you do it without knocking a wall down? There are plenty of ways that you can take advantage of space in your house without having to sacrifice anything. Whether you are trying to create more space for holiday visitors or simply looking for a way to utilize better the space you have, you will want to read this.
This one may seem obvious, but a lot of people have difficulty parting with their belongings. The fact of the matter is that if you have clutter, you have space. There is no better time than the present to take a look around the house and get rid of all the junk you don't need, from excess clothing to furniture that has outlived its use. It may seem painful at the time, but you will feel relieved once all that stuff is out of your house. If you don't know where to start, do a quick search — some companies specialize in helping people part with their junk.
2. Build Upward
Vertical space is widely underutilized in most houses. By adding shelving of any kind, you can get objects off the ground; you create space on the ground and give your items individual spotlight. While any shelf will work, floating shelves are an excellent option because they add a stylish look without having any presence on the floor. For long term solutions, you can think about doing something like lofting your bed to create more floor space in the bedroom.
3. Utilize Space Saving Furniture
A lot of furniture has decent space underneath, which is perfect for storage. Invest in storage bags made to slide under furniture and store anything in there from excess clothing to extra blankets and pillows. If you are in the market for new furniture, look for space-saving designs like couches with storage built into the seats and chairs that stack when not in use.
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4. Get Rid of Dead Corners
The room's corner is always a problem spot because furniture is not often designed to fit in those nooks, leading people to leave a significant amount of dead space in a room. Find ways to fill those dead spots with items that would otherwise take up floor space like replacing a traditional bookshelf with floating corner shelves, ditching the old entertainment center for a corner TV wall mount, or rearranging a room to fit a chair or sofa in the corner.
5. Consolidate Kid Mess
One of the biggest problems for many families is that kids, especially the five and under crowd, are living tornados. If their belongings are slowly encroaching on all of your space like creeping vines, it is time to consolidate their mess to a single room of the house. If that sounds easier said than done, consider making a multipurpose room like an office/playroom or giving the kids their own corner in your room with the rule that their toys don't cross a certain line.
So Much Room for Activities
Maximizing the space in your home can be challenging, but it is also incredibly rewarding. When all is said and done, you will love all the space you have to mingle and enjoy family activities. Remember that a room is never permanent, so don't be afraid to experiment a little to find what works best for your needs and aesthetics.