When someone lives in a smaller home, they usually wish for a bigger one because there is not enough space for all their stuff. But, in reality, no matter how small or big people’s homes are, after a while, it becomes cluttered. And before you realize it, your furniture, your clothes, your sports equipment, and all else are taking up so much space that there is no room for any new things. But nobody likes living in a cluttered home. It should be a space in which you can move around freely, and not feel like you are living in a storage space.
If this is something that is bothering you and you are thinking about the ways in which you can maximize the space in your home, you have come to the right place. In this article, you will find 4 tips and hacks that will help you do so.
1. Use your garage smartly
One of the best ways to free up space inside your home is to move your stuff to the garage. In fact, many people do this. But, after a while, their garage becomes cluttered as well and there is no space for the car or any other things. This is why it is important that you use your garage space smartly. Do not simply pile up boxes, but rather think outside of the box. Think of the space in your garage that is not used at all.
In the vast majority of homes, that space is, of course, the ceiling. So, why not take all your stuff from the shelves and cabinets in the garage, and put it there? You can easily maximise space with overhead garage storage, as you will put away all the clutter, and you will have space for new things. Not only that but, by storing your things in the ceiling part of your garage, you can be sure that none of it will get damaged because of the rain that might flood your garage.
Another way in which you can maximize your garage space in particular is by installing vertical shelves. You can get them custom-made so that the whole space from your floor to your ceiling is used to the maximum. Of course, keep the things you use rarely on the top shelves, and vice versa, just so it is more functional.
2. Use the space below your stairs
If you have a staircase in your home, you, therefore, have extra space to store things! There are various things you can do to use the space below your stairs, you just have to choose one that suits your needs the most. The best thing to do might be to make drawers. You can check out some online tutorials that explain how you can make built-in drawers. Or, if you would rather avoid the hustle of making them, you can always find them in a home furniture shop. Once you have these drawers, you will be able to transfer so many things from your closet that you will practically empty some of them. This is especially the case if you have more than one staircase. If you do not have the money to get the built-in drawers, you can also use storage racks or other types of compartments.
Another great way to use up this space is to build a wine rack. If you are a wine lover, but you do not have the space for your collection, you can simply make a wine rack below your staircase. It will not only save you space and allow you to declutter other parts of your home, but it will make your home look beautiful.
And lastly, if you want a more serious project and an amazing way to create a whole new space in your home, you can create a room under your stairs. You can transform it into an office, or anything else you might need. It can be a great option when you need a quieter area for work.
3. Buy multifunctional furniture
The thing that takes the most space in people’s homes is, of course, furniture. So, why not buy furniture that can allow you to save up on space as well? That is, why not buy multifunctional furniture? This sort of furniture has added storage which can come in very handy if you are trying to declutter your home.
For instance, you can opt for a table that has compartments for magazines. You can get one of those beds that has built-in drawers. Compared to storing things in boxes under your bed, storing things in these built-in drawers will keep your things away from dust. And it will, of course, look a lot more elegant. Some other things you can opt for are stools with built-in storage. You can use this storage for shoes, your children’s toys, and other things that are usually just laying around the house.
4. Maximize the space in your bathroom
To maximize the space in your home, you have to work on every room in it. And bathrooms are no exception. To do so, make sure that you free up floor space. Put your towels and toiletries under the vanity. By doing so, your bathroom will look a lot more spacious. You can also add mounting hooks behind the door and create space for your towels. As it will be hidden when the door is open, it will look very neat. And of course, to visually increase the space in your bathroom, be sure to add a few mirrors.
Your home is the place where you spend the most time. Therefore it is important that it looks and feels neat. And one part of that, is, of course, having a lot of space. To ensure that you have lots of space in your home, make sure that you are using your garage smartly. That is, use up all that space, from floor to ceiling. Use the space below your stairs to create drawers, a wine rack, or even an extra room. Opt for multifunctional furniture to create extra space for your things. And of course, make sure that you do not forget your bathroom when doing all of this.