We’ve all been there where we were overwhelmed with too much stuff and could appreciate a few extra feet of space in our house to work with. Everybody could use a spare room or some additional storage at one point or another. We’re here to tell you that adding a whole piece of construction to your house doesn’t have to be your first option. There are many ways to add space to your home and make it look and feel larger that cost a fraction of adding an entirely new component. We will let you in on a few handy tips and tricks that let you utilize and add to your home space. Later on, we’ll share why we think adding space to your home might be more important than giving it credit.
Use the right Furniture.
Oversized Furniture isn’t the best option for tiny homes. Bulky sofas, couches, and desks occupy unnecessary space and make your house look smaller. Aside from the size-to-space efficiency, enough storage plays an essential role in saving you space. Multi-functional Furniture with the proper amount of storage makes the perfect space to put your stuff.
1) L-Shaped Furniture
Try and go with L-shaped desks and sectionals. They fit neatly into the corners and save you some much-needed space.
2) Wall beds
Wall beds and murphy beds are prime examples of space-efficient Furniture. They back up into the wall and empty a significant ground. They also come with ample storage space.
3) Storage beds
Storage beds use up just as much space as normal bedframes, but the drawers make room for your essential clothing items. Spending those few extra bucks for a storage bed is money well-spent.
4) Storage bench for outdoors
Apart from seating, outdoor storage benches offer much room for storing your less-than-often used stuff.
Here are some more examples of Furniture that give you more storage to work with by making room for your things. Tall, Multi-drawer dressers, chests, nightstands, and storage ottomans.
As important as they are in adding space and beauty to your home, assembling Furniture can be a hassle. If you need professional assembly that comes at reasonable costs, contact FixTman.
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Take advantage of the height.
Taking advantage of the height will give you square footage to work with. Using built-in storage units is also a great way to add more space and storage to your home without using up an inch of the interior footage. Several things’ll do just that for you.
1) Racks and Shelves
Using the walls for storage is a simple but brilliant idea. Shelves and racks add a lot of needed space to different rooms and are a must-have for small and even more significant houses. Instead of using a standing coat rack, you can mount a stylish wall rack on your wall to hang your clothes. Wine racks, floating corner shelves, garage storage ceiling racks, etc., are also a well-worth investment.
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2) Mount your TVs
One of the great benefits of mounting your TV is the saved space. Instead of dedicating an entire TV center to your Television, mount it on the wall and enjoy the neat look.
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3) Use the space under your staircase
Many storage ideas can turn unused space into stylish and handy storage. Whether it is the staircase of your basement or the stairs to the second floor, it’s always a good idea to use the space.
4) Stackable washers and dryers
Stackable washer/dryer combos add an appliance’s worth of space to your laundry room. That makes them an even better option if you don’t have a dedicated room for laundry.
5) Knee-Wall Storage
Knee-wall storage refers to in-wall dressers and cabinets that can be installed into the drywall of your Attic. The benefit of this type of storage is that it will not use your interior space. These types of storage are especially a good idea if you are using your Attic as an active room.
Looks are half the battle.
If you make your house look more prominent, it will feel bigger. There are a few tips and methods to trick your mind into seeing a larger environment.
1) Larger window
More oversized windows with smaller frames have an excellent glass-to-frame ratio. This will maximize the couth sunlight. The more natural lighting your place has, the bigger it will look.
2) Glass furniture
It’s a good idea to replace your wooden or metal Furniture with ones with more glass surfaces. This will reduce the number and size of the obstacles in your eyesight and makes your home environment look neater and more spacious. Be careful, though; Glass might not be the best option for houses with small children or heavy pets. Glass is also more expensive and has higher maintenance to keep clean and scratch-free.
It’s never a bad idea to get rid of junk. Let’s be honest. We all own stuff that we never use or only have used in the first week or two after buying them. Many of us carry them from home to home and storage to storage. They can be old clothes, toys, tools, or even too many keepsakes. Try and donate, recycle, or throw away the clutter to free up some space.
Utilize all the areas of your house
Many attics and basements could be put to much better use.
1) Touch up the Attic
Try touching up your Attic and possibly turning it into a room for you or your child. By turning your Attic into an active room, you can then go on and merge a room into the main space by removing a wall.
2) Remodel the basement
Remodeling the basement adds an entire mini-apartment flat to your house. Few things feel better than inviting friends down to sit and pour drinks while watching your favorite game or show.
3) Transform the garage
If you’re willing to use the parkway instead, garages can make cozy rooms. You can even turn yours into a workshop if you’re into that.
4) Build or finish your deck
Decks add a whole new room to your house. In the right weather, decks can even be more than that. If you already have a deck installed, try enclosing it to turn it into more interior space. If you don’t have one, it’s a good idea to start thinking about it. See What is the Best Material for a Deck?
5) Add a bump out
A bump-out is an extension to the building created by adding a small extra area to one side. If you have gone about it before, you may have felt that adding bump-out sounds like a pretty penny for petit footage at first. But a decent bump out will add to the property value, so it’s a worthy investment. Besides, small additions go a long way. A tiny kitchen bump-out for a nook can make meals more delightful. A living room bump-out can make room for a sectional and free up ample space.
Learning the know-how and to-dos to make the most out of your space is valuable. It helps you keep things clean and in order by storing away stuff you don’t use and removing items you don’t need. We’re here for you if you need help with any installation, wall hanging, assembly, TV mounting, and more. Our skilled technician team at FixTman has countless projects under their belt, and they’re ready to lend you that hand whenever you need one. Contact us today, and a representative will be with you to take care of the rest.