If your home is a bit small, you don’t have to sacrifice when it comes to your floor plan. Armed with a little creative thinking, you may just be amazed at what you can accomplish. From furniture remodeling to delicate appliances and nifty storage accessories, here’s how to make your design work the most for you and turn a narrow corner into a stunning living space.
Divide and conquer?
Partitions are a great way to maximize the functional space in your home. While traditional solutions may include screens or bookcases, why not break the conventions and use a headboard or footboard to separate the sleeping area from the rest of the room. This MALM design creates a visual edge without sacrificing light output.
Stack drying racks?
When there’s not enough counter space, there is no point in cluttering the kitchen with a large dryer. Instead, opt for a vertical unit that sits above the sink; Not only is it the most logical place to drain, it also frees up a lot of valuable prep space. This elegant design includes hooks for large dishes and baskets for sharp knives.
Put up a peg dado rail?
Making room for a newcomer is not an easy task, especially if your bedroom will be used as a nursery. Whether your circuit has a given rail or not, a makeshift peg rail is a great way to add architectural interest and useful hanging storage. Ideal for storing clothes, everything it contains is available at any time.
Hide storage in the ceiling?
The fifth wall is too easy to forget: the ceiling. If your rooms are narrow, this elegant solution hides a ceiling storage shelf behind a retractable fabric canopy that can be removed when access is required. This is a smart way to take advantage of this excess height to your advantage.
Get creative with corners?
Although many of us have traded the office for a cozy home, not all of us have the square footage for a separate workplace. But if you are creative, you can include a productive home office in your current living space. Corner tables are a great way to take advantage of the empty space in the back of your living room or an additional corner in your bedroom.
Plump for a platform bed?
If you want to get the most out of every inch of your bedroom area, consider lifting the bed. The shelf frame reveals valuable storage underneath – these handy compartments are perfect for pull-out baskets, perfect for storing everything from clothing to electronics to souvenirs.
Mix up modular seating?
For maximum flexibility, choose a modular sofa that is made up of discreet parts that can be easily moved to fit the needs of the room, thus eliminating wasted space. They are also great as partitions that separate the living room and kitchen in an open-plan home.
Invest in a pull-out sofa bed?
Gone are the days of uncomfortable sofa beds, so you can safely choose one as your everyday sofa. It not only performs daily functions, but is also useful when you have guests. If space is very limited, choose the compact version and see if it can be fully expanded. Pay attention to designs that have room for bedding.
Dine off a convertible table?
No knee tray will make up for the absence of a dining table, even if it has the face of your favorite dog! Instead, opt for smart convertible furniture like this dual-use coffee table that easily rises to your desired height for meals. In addition, there is a large storage space inside.
Use moveable storage?
Working from home is becoming more and more popular, but you don’t need an office where everyone is singing and dancing. With storage space, a notepad, and a few pens, a sleek pull-out unit like this one can tick all the boxes in a small home. Hang a folding chair next to it and you have the world’s smallest home office!
Fall for floating cabinetry?
Choose floating wall blocks whenever possible, especially in small spaces such as bathrooms. This will create the illusion of more space as the floor area will appear larger. A wall cabinet with a ceramic sink at the top provides ample storage space without feeling cramped as you can see the floor below.
Use moveable storage?
Instead of making permanent fixtures, it’s best to use free-standing blocks that you can move around. Stackable crates are ideal as you can shuffle and re-arrange as you wish. Roller carts are ideal too, as they can be rolled around the room and removed when not in use.
If garden space is limited, attach boxes or planters to an outside wall so you can grow flowers, herbs, or even vegetables. It’s an easy way to hide ugly bricks or a fence, and bring color and life to a boring space. It works anywhere and looks especially cool on balconies.
Make walls work overtime?
Create a decorative wall with storage space using hanging boxes that you can fit into any structure you like. This will give you a place to store books and exhibit accessories, as well as serve as the center of attention. Rooms appear larger when the layout is neutral, so making the vault display bold will really make it stand out.
Choose concealed storage?
Ottomans are a great option for those who are short on space and seating. This classic piece, which can be used as a bench, footrest or even a coffee table, hides invaluable storage space. Perfectly hides bedding, pillows, toys and more.