5 Tips to Make the Most of Small Spaces in Your Home
Most of us have a space in our home that we wish was bigger. I'm going to help you make the most of the small spaces in your home. Instead of a home remodel, let's make the space more efficient. Any space, however small, can be useful. All it takes is a little outside the box thinking! Here are 5 tips to make the most of smaller spaces in your home.
1. The Kitchen
It's difficult to want to cook in a tiny kitchen, but there are ways to make a small kitchen very usable. One way to give yourself more space is to transform an armoire into a pantry or storage center and put it just outside the kitchen. It's still convenient, but opens up space in a tiny kitchen.
2. The Office
If you need an office space and don't have a dedicated room, you’re in luck. It's easy to turn a traditional hutch into a small home office. It has space for a computer and storage, and it can be closed for easy cleanup or when you’re entertaining.
3. The Bathroom
If your bathroom is small or you just don't have enough storage space, look no further than wood crates. You can stack them for added storage - if you want them to disappear, paint them the same color as your walls to create the feel of a larger space. Another way to add storage AND style is to add some natural wood exposed shelving. It’s an easy weekend DIY.
4. The Living Room
This one’s about tricking your eye into thinking the space is bigger than it appears. First and foremost, lighten it up! Don’t block any windows, and use light colors in your paint and decor to make it feel open and airy. Use a large rug instead of a smaller one so it doesn’t break up the room. And finally, go against your instinct to push the furniture to the walls - create space behind the furniture to make the room look wider than it is.
5. The Closet
We’d all love a closet the size of our bedroom, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Especially in children’s bedrooms. Use all of the space you have and stay organized by adding a small dresser and shoe rack beneath your hanging clothes. The top of the dresser can hold accessories, like hats or jewelry, and your folded clothes and shoes have a place of their own.