No matter how big home you live in, you will always find reasons to validate the need for more space. It’s in our nature to always want more, but sometimes you only need to utilize every room of your home better.
There’s a range of options: from decluttering your closet or throwing out old furniture to more complex solutions. I wanted to find useful tips on how to better understand the size of my apartment and find a way to put it to better use, so I talked to Neuman & Neuman real estate experts to learn more.
This area is often considered secondary but is usually crowded. Suddenly the entire family can be here at the same time with very little space to maneuver. Don’t let frustration win, but instead try to remove unnecessary stuff that’s standing in the way and find solutions that are going to be practical and save space.
You can put a bench where people can sit while they put on their shoes, and also use the space underneath to store something. If a bench is not to your liking or you can’t find a suitable spot, you can opt for wall-mounted hooks that are perfect for clothes.
Shelves don’t take up much space and are good for storing items you need quick access to like umbrellas, a leash for your dog, keys, hats, or sunglasses.
Kitchen is another room that’s full of activity throughout the whole day. The idea is to make it more accessible for storing the food and cooking it, but also to provide more space to move around freely.
Cooking is fun, but it can get really frustrating if the kitchen’s layout doesn’t have a good flow. Vertical storage shelves are easy to move around, but also save a lot of space. You can arrange the dishes, spices or appliances. Save even more space by installing an overhead storage for pans and pots, or use wall-mounted hooks.
Bathrooms can be a bit tricky depending on who uses it. The empty area below the sink can be a home for baskets and boxes that can store cosmetics, detergents or bathroom appliances. We’ve all seen in the movies how a mirror is also a small cupboard for a number of different items.
Hooks can be attached to the door to hang clothes, and you can also add shelves on the wall to store towels. Bathtub feels comfy but it takes a lot of horizontal space. It is better to use a shower cabin and gain enough space to put a washing machine in, for example. Cabin prevents the water from splashing across the bathroom.
Not to be overlooked. Bedroom is equally important because it needs to be a peaceful place for rest, where you hopefully should leave all stress behind. Having said that, a cluttered bedroom only brings misery.
What you need to do is use the space beneath the bed to store off-season clothes, and invest in a good cupboard that’s going to store the majority of your stuff. Make sure you add a closet organizer to neatly separate clothes and never waste time looking for that one t-shirt.
The pandemic made many of us work from home, eventually designating a separate room for an office, or, at least, a corner where you can undisturbed perform your duties. Invest in a good desk that offers enough space for your needs, add drawers if you like. Make sure you keep all your work stuff in one place by getting desk organizers and office supplies.