How To Save Space In Your Home

by Editor on April 30, 2013

The Drawing Room

It is fair to say that most of us would probably like to have more space in our homes.  Wanting more space and actually getting it, as we know, are two completely different things. It might sound easy, but how often do we say we are going to make a change only to find later that it is nigh impossible to do so?

However, if you are looking to give yourself extra space, maybe for children to play, maybe because you want to use a particular area in your home for a hobby, then not all is lost. Try out one of these ideas to bring more space to your home.

Have a Clear Out

Okay, so while this might seem the most obvious thing to, it is probably the one most people want to do the least.

Yet, you have probably read an interior design magazine or heard someone discussing that minimalist design is the way to go. That should put your mind at rest when it comes to getting rid of a lot of the stuff you might not need in your home. Look at the unit that sits in the corner of the lounge with nothing in it. How about the dining table you never sit around even when you have guests?

Sometimes you just need to look at your home through a different set of eyes, and decide that something has to go.

Change Up Your Home Style

If getting rid of furniture is a little unsettling for you, then one alternative approach might be to change what you have in your home. Do you want space to get something else in your bedroom? If so, can you replace your wardrobe for one with sliding doors? Can the dining room table be replaced with a drop leaf option that can be stored in the corner, creating some space for you to use?

You will be amazed at how much you can achieve simply by moving things around or swapping one piece of furniture for something new. Our homes are often indicative of a rut that is difficult to get out of. Remember, a change is as good as a rest!

If You are Still Stuck

We were hoping to avoid this option, but if you still feel clueless when it comes to creating space, then it might be time to consult with an interior designer.

The biggest piece of advice we can give you is to be clear around what you want; if you are simply looking for space creation ideas, make sure they know that. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a designer telling you to redecorate the whole house.

Make the Move

If space means that much to you and you are still in a quandary, your best option will probably be to move. When we start making changes to our own home we can often fall into the trap where we are never happy with anything, and find ourselves more frustrated, rather than happy, with what we have achieved.

If space is what you want, consider these options and see what happens.

About the Author

Robert moved into a small apartment earlier this year. Having seen how little space the previous occupant enjoyed, Robert immediately purchased a wardrobe with sliding wardrobe doors so that he would have as much space as possible in his bedroom.

photo by: Dave Hamster

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