Achieving the Impossible: Making Space in Your Home


Posted on: 16 January 2015 by Pano Savvidis

Great space-saving ideas to enhance and beautify your home.

Finding that little bit of extra space is an issue no matter how big your home, and if you’ve downsized after your children have flown the nest it can be especially difficult to find room for your possessions without having a huge clearout. From the kitchen to the bathroom, we all have an abundance of knick-knacks that we just can’t seem to part with that all need home. Luckily, there are several clever space saving ideas that you can introduce to your property that will enable you to house these precious belongings without turning your home into a hoarders paradise. Here are just a few….

Pull Out Bed

If you have chosen to downsize your home and moved to a bungalow or small flat, accommodating guests such as your children or grandchildren for longer than a day can pose a problem. You’re unlikely to have a spare room and sleeping on a blow up bed is out of the question, so why not invest in a good quality pull out bed in place of a sofa. It’s worth spending a little more money on this piece of furniture so that you don’t end up with something uncomfortable or that will clash with your décor.

Make a Feature of Your Kitchen

It is said, that the kitchen is the heart of the household and no matter if you have a large, airy country style kitchen or something a little smaller, there are plenty of things you can do to save space. Shelving is one of the best ways to store items without taking up valuable surface space elsewhere, but it’s vital to avoid overcrowding as much as you possibly can. You’re likely to have built up a collection of beautiful crockery over the years, so instead of hiding it in cupboards and taking up space that can be utilised in other ways, why not showcase it instead? Not only will this save space, but it can also create a stunning feature wall too.

Bring the Outdoors In

There’s nothing quite like spending time in your garden, whether that’s entertaining friends and family, enjoying a coffee in the morning sun or tending to plants and shrubs. Unfortunately, a decking in the garden or a conservatory to relax in may not be a viable option for everyone, especially if you have limited space in your garden. Online companies have everything you need to create a seamless link between your home and your garden through the use of folding doors. A simple change to your patio doors will allow you to enjoy your garden from your home without the need for major changes such as putting up a conservatory, which is likely to take up space you simply don’t have to spare.  

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