Small homes and apartments are becoming more and more commonplace as the demand for housing grows and available land depletes, not to mention the cost of housing is rising and new purchasers to the market find themselves being priced out of larger homes. Small homes however are certainly not a bad thing and there are lots of tips and tricks that can be done to maximize the space available in small homes or apartments. Here are some ways you can maximize the space in a small space and turn it into your dream home.
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If you have a TV in any room, make the most of the space and mount it on the wall, whether this is your living room, kitchen, or bedroom. Entertainment units can be cumbersome and take up large amounts of space you might not have.
Neutral Color palette
When it comes to the color schemes and optimizing space the best options are to keep it neutral. Lighter neutrals will help make rooms feel bigger and brighter and when teamed up with neutral lighting and mirrors can create the illusion of more space.
Clutter not only makes things look messy and feel disorganized it will make a room look and feel much smaller too. Keep all surfaces free of clutter by finding a home for everything. If you cannot find a home then buy a storage box to keep odd bits and bobs such as stationary, remote controls, and chargers out of sight.
Expose furniture legs
By opting for furniture that shows the legs, preferably thinner legs it shows more visual space and creates the illusion of a larger space.
Use wall space
Whether you put up shelves in your living room or hang kitchen utensils in your kitchen making the most of available wall space is another way to get the most out of the space you have available.
When it comes to your dining table opt for a small table that can be extended as and when it is needed. You could even invest in a small fold-away table that can be completely folded away and put out of sight when not in use freeing up space.
Mirrors are an age-old trick that interior designers have been using for years to make a space feel bigger and brighter than it is. You can do this too by strategically hanging mirrors opposite natural light sources. This will then reflect the light and give the illusion of a larger space.
Custom built storage
If your home has lots of quirky nooks and crannies or areas of space that could be better used with storage consider employing professionals to custom build storage to fill in the gaps. Having purpose-built storage will not only fit perfectly in any given space in your home it can be designed to store any items you need. Custom-built storage will be more expensive than generic items found at the local furniture store but it can have a real transformative effect in your home.
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