Do you often find yourself complaining about the lack of space or storage in your home? What you may not realise is that almost every nook and cranny can be used to optimise your home and save space. All it takes is a bit of creative thinking and some smart product designs. Below we have listed 5 of our favourite clever and innovative decor ideas:
Wall Cubbies or Shelves
Make use of your wall space by installing shelving or cubbies. If you’re an avid reader with lots of books or if you have a study area in your home this is the perfect space-saving solution. If you’re low on space in your kitchen, this is the ideal way to add more storage space for plates, crockery and mugs. What’s more, you can make a feature out of your wall cubbies by selecting an unusual design, a bright colour or you can even opt for floor to ceiling cubbies.
If you’re low on space in your laundry or have limited counter space in your kitchen, then a sink cover might be the perfect solution. A sink cover is exactly what it sounds like- a piece of wood or plastic that you cover your sink with when you aren’t using it. That area can then be used as additional space for folding laundry, chopping vegetables or any other task that requires a bit more surface area.
Storage in Stairs
Incorporating shelves beneath each step of the stair in your home is a convenient and practical way to store any number of items around your household. The best part about this is that people would not even know that the storage space exists- your home looks effortlessly tidy all the time! And, because an average set of stairs usually has at least 14 steps, this gives you ample drawers and storage for books, linen, towels, toys and anything else in between. This idea is perfect if you are planning on completing a second storey extension or a major home renovation as these can be incorporated into the design.
Pull Out Benches
If you don’t have enough bench space in your kitchen, you can install benches beneath your current countertops which roll in and out seamlessly as you need them. For example, if you’re cooking dinner, you can easily pull the bench out so that you have extra prep space and when you’re finished you can simply push it back in so that your kitchen area doesn’t feel too crowded.
If you don’t have a lot of space or perhaps you just prefer to opt for a more minimalist interior in your home, then a wall-mounted, fold-down table might be perfect for you! Whether it’s a table for dining, working, or browsing on your laptop, you can unfold the table as and when you need it.
At Total Lifestyle Builders, we are experts in clever design and construction. We know how to maximise your space so that you and your family can make the most of your home. If space-saving hacks just aren’t cutting it for you and you’re thinking of completing a house extension on your home, get in touch with us today to learn more about our services!