26 Oct Making the Best Use of Space in Your Home: Our Top 4 Ideas
Although we might not always have the budget to buy up a big, spacious home today, we can get clever and creative with the space that we do have. Space is in the eye of the beholder, and if decorated correctly, can become more accessible to you during your everyday activities. We all want to feel like we live in a more open, spacious environment, which is why it’s so important to consider rearranging furniture and working towards your space goals today.
We want you to maximize your home space, which is why we’re going to go over our top 4 ideas for making it work in any kind of living environment:
Adjustable Bookcases and Storage Units:
Did you know you can get bookcases today that can actually fluctuate to the space you need? Many homes and apartments are littered with bookcases that are larger than they need to be, taking up valuable space for junk and other unneeded items.
Our bookshelves end up filled with things we don’t use or need, which is why you should consider cutting the size of yours in half to get back more livable breathing room.
If you can have one piece of furniture serve two purposes, you are in business. Of course, the classic pull-out couch is still super convenient, as well as the wall beds that can be vertically stacked back into the wall during the day. There are also tables that can fold down into chairs, and vice versa, available on the market.
Hidden Storage Units:
Ikea is famous for this: buy furniture that also double as storage units. Take your couch for example. You can buy couches that use the interior as massive storage units, even equipped with a video game storage component so there’s less clutter strewn about your home. There are also chairs and end-tables that come with secret storage departments, providing you with better options.
Go On a Cleaning Spree:
This last point isn’t as fun – but it’s still entirely necessary. Many of us don’t need 50% of the things we have/own in our homes. Go through and take an inventory of everything taking up space in your home. If you haven’t used it in the last year, it’s time to consider getting rid of it. However, contact local charity organizations and donation centers – don’t just throw it away. Overall, with a little patience and some dedication to true cleaning and purging, any space can feel open and inviting once you’re done with it. Just take a step back and really take in your living space; sometimes we become too complacent and “close to home” to realize what we’ve created in our living quarters.
In the mean-time, if you feel like you need a new space to accommodate everything you have and own, contact us here at First Step Homes to secure low and no deposit home loan solutions that are right for you.