Rent is expensive. Here are our tips on how to use small spaces to get the biggest impact on your accommodation.
There are many of us living in small spaces. Whether you are a homeowner or rent your property, we could all use more space. If coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that we have to be happy at home. Space is a big part of what makes our home life better.
We have collated some of the best ways to make the most of small spaces, from across the internet. So, if you are living a small home, or if you feel that the one-bedroom just isn’t enough. Here’s what you can do about it.
Tips for Making the Most of Small Spaces
Accenting your tiny home with some of these top space-making tips could see you happier at home.
1 – Use Black Paint
There is a mess going around that using black paint makes a space smaller. This just isn’t true. When used properly, black paint can create negative space. Using it on the correct wall acts the same way adding black shadow to bold lettering. It gives the room depth. It adds space where there is none. You can learn more about how to use black paint properly, here.
2 – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors are a second way you can create ample depth in any room. To make mirrors work harder for you, all you need is to pick up a few floor-length ones. Make sure they are mirrors that go flat against the wall as opposed to the type of mirror that comes with a stand. This way, they add space without taking any up.
3 – Stick it to the Wall
If you can, sticking as many items of furniture to the wall as possible will help you to create space. Adding shelving will also allow you to store ornaments, gadgets, and gizmos up on the wall. It gets it out of your way and frees up your surface spaces. You can put any number of things on the wall these days, from fold-out tables and beds to flat screens.
4 – Add a Level
Does your home have a high ceiling? If it does, you could add an extra level that gives you more room. Borrowing this idea from tiny homes, you could have your bed raised up on a unit above your living space. Adding this second level frees up bedroom space and allows you to have a cool covered area in your living room.
5 – Consider a Room Addition
If you have the extra cash, a room addition is an ideal way to give yourself more room. Adding a bedroom to your home can also increase the property value by around $30,000, depending on the size of your house. Add an extra kitchen, a new bathroom, or a second-story room above the garage. There’s also an attic and cellar space to think about if you have them.
Make Space in Your Home
Using these five tips, you should be able to create more space in your home.