Making The Most Of Small Spaces
A small home can be quaint and comfortable, but it can also be bothersome to walk through and live in if there are several members of the family. There are a few design ideas that can add more space or to make the home feel larger.
If you don’t have the space to expand in the room, consider building storage spaces into the walls. These can be added to almost any room and are clever for storing books, toiletries, dishes and toys. Those who like art can create a recessed area in a hallway to display a picture or a painting with a small shelf on the bottom for sculptures and books. The area can be changed during the year to showcase different colors and designs.
Collectibles sometimes don’t have a space in the home. You can make a bookcase in any room for displaying everything from trinkets to model cars. A mix of cabinets in the kitchen or a laundry room makes space for dishes, pots, pans and cleaning products that are often left out on counters or in a cabinet under a sink where children can reach them. The benefit of cabinets is that they can be added up a wall instead of extending out into the room, which makes it easy to increase the amount of storage in the home. Hooks are also an option, especially for small items that tend to get lost, such as keys, gloves, hats and scarves.
Cubbies on the wall can be used for toys that children don’t want to keep on the floor in the room but want displayed for others to see. You can also use cubbies in the bathroom for towels, washcloths and other linens. They can be purchased in various sizes, making it easy to stagger them on the wall in a trendy design. Flea markets are an ideal place to get some of the cubbies and shelves that you need to add storage. Brighter lighting can make a room appear as though there is more space. If you have the money in your budget, then consider adding a small room onto the side of the home that can be used as a bedroom or extra living space. A home remodeling San Diego company can give tips on how to begin adding a room to the home.