Monday 1 August 2016

Space saving tricks for your home

Your home should be somewhere you can relax from the stresses and strains of everyday life, not somewhere plagued by clutter and lack of space. So, without further ado, here are some top tips to get your home clear and free of pesky junk. 

The Kitchen
Ideally in the kitchen you’ll want everything to be in easy reach when you’re preparing a meal. For this reason, and to save space in your drawers, magnetic wall strips are ideal for storage of knives and utensils like metal spatulas, tongs, and cheese graters.
A really popular way to get more into your cupboards, without much disruption, is to add in rotating layered storage racks. They make access to all the kitchen equipment at the back of your cupboards much easier, as well as effectively use all of the space available.
The Living Room
Save valuable space in your living areas by getting rid of swing-hinge doors that need a lot of opening room, limiting your furniture options. Instead, opt for sliding door mechanisms. This home hack is easy to do yourself, and you can source all the components for any kind of door from places like Barrier Components, meaning you’ll save money as well as space.
Convertible furniture is one of the latest trends in interior design, as designers are challenged with the trend for smaller living spaces as our population grows. Corner units are great for the living room, as it’s a space that won’t otherwise be used. Try collapsible tables and chairs that store easily, or chairs that fit into each other. 

The Bedroom
If you’ve got a lot of belongings on your surfaces, make more room by using more of the vertical space available to you on your walls. Put shelving further up the walls so you can display your possessions on high and out the way of everyday goings-on. It’s easy to make your room feel more spacious by letting in more light; move any furniture that obscures natural light sources and get brighter LED lighting instead of old style bulbs. 
Using vacuum bags means you can get more into drawers, and is great for long term storage. A great way of minimising the clutter in your wardrobe is by removing seasonally inappropriate items like winter coats, think woollens and other outerwear and putting them into storage in the summer months, and vice versa. 

These are small ways you can make your home feel more spacious, airy and bright without going to the effort of a home extension. 

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