Seven Space-Saving, Clutter-Free Home Design Tips
Now that homes are getting smaller and rents are getting more expensive, you have no choice but to make the most out of your little space. Truth is, this is easier said than done. Prepare to face a lot of challenges but be guided by these tips that we’re giving you today.
Sell or donate the unnecessary
Seriously. There’s something wrong with you if you keep buying new things without phasing out the old and unnecessary ones inside your house. Sometimes, you really have to be less sentimental and be more logical if you want to maximize your living space. If you have an old vase and you saw a newer one, you can’t keep both. The same goes with all your other stuff. It’s either you don’t buy a new vase or you give the old one away. Simple as that.
Too many books to keep? Too many accessories and cute home decorations to add inside your house?
Instead of buying new storage boxes that will surely eat up space, add floating shelves on your wall. or add another level on top of your cabinet. When space is a challenge, make use of all available areas including the upper parts of your wall to elevate and expand storage.
Talk about CLEVER! When you cannot see any available space in all the corners of your house, look down. You can ask your trusted renovation pros to create a space under the floor for additional storage. You can place books, handyman tools, or even shoes in this storage area so your house won’t have an unnecessary eyesore. Sometimes, you just really have to be smart about this.
Couch by the window
Photo from Contemporist
It feels good to read your favorite book right beside the window, whether it’s day time or night time, right? Instead of placing chairs right next to the window, why don’t you use up that space and ask your renovation contractor to extend the space next to the window a bit so that you can turn it into a couch by the window? Add some shelves on the sides and it will be a perfect spot for your weekends spent with books.
“What is this item doing here,” you might ask. But white walls all over your home create a perfect backdrop for a clutter-free home. In fact, one of our tips in creating a minimalist home is to avoid loud colors. Going for white is surely the best option you have. If you’re one of those who want a geek-inspired ambiance inside your home, white walls can create spaceship feels for your home interiors.
There are so many multi-functional furniture available these days, while some are so flexible, they can be flipped and tucked when not needed. Hunt for these furniture or hire professional handymen to customize some fixtures and furniture inside your kitchen, living room, or bedroom. Beds that can be tucked. Dining tables and chairs that can be flipped to the walls. These flexible furniture will surely help you save space.
Hang the kitchenware
Finally, you can save space in the kitchen if you create a space on the wall where you can hang cooking pans and kitchen utensils creatively. This will save you from the need to construct another shelf or cabinet for your kitchen.