Maximizing your small spaces is no easy task. That said, you can come up with creative ways to get your home the space it needs. It might take some creative thinking on your part, but it is possible to create a great space with no clutter.
Wall space is great real estate to utilize in small spaces. If your home office is starting to look more like a paper mill than an office, think about hanging a few shelves. Finding fun storage bins to stack on shelves can add color to the room, and hide all the paper you have accumulated.
Hidden Bed Space
Storage under your bed is a wonderful way to utilize unused space in small house plans. Finding storage bins that roll easily under your bed is a great alternative to unused space. You can also find a bed frame with built in storage if you would rather do that. Another option is to raise your bed and find decorative baskets to store items in.
Turn a Bookcase into a ‘Secret’ Closet
Draping a window treatment or decorative fabric over a bookcase turns a simple bookcase into a closet. The fabric hides the clutter from view and adds a pop of color to the room. A win-win.
Get Decorative with Storage Bins
Long gone are the days of ugly, bulky plastic storage bins. You can now find great looking storage bins that let you store things in plain site. These bins can be used under end tables, shelves or even on the floor in your house plan.
Organize the Kitchen
Organizing any space, not just the kitchen frees up more space automatically. If you have many cleaning supplies and other things under your kitchen sink, it’s time to get organized. Invest in a rack to put under your sink. This will allow you to organize your items easily, and open up the space for other things.
If all else fails, make your furniture pull double duty. There are plenty of ways to do this. Ottomans can double as a small storage unit, you can also put creative storage bins under your coffee table to add color and storage.
In the end the choice comes down to creativity. A bookshelf might not just be for books, the wall can double as a handy place to store things and your bed is there for more than just sleep.
Author Christine Cooney blogs about home plans over at TheHouseDesigners.com, where you can shop thousands of custom home plans direct from the designers.