Tips for Maximizing Small Living Spaces

 

Clutter driving you nuts? Did you move in with someone only to find you have

duplicates of everything from headboards to can openers? Here are 7 tips to help you

make the most out of small spaces:

1. Weed out the extras.

A yard sale will alleviate some clutter and a trip to the local

Goodwill even more. A good rule of thumb: Anything you haven

ʼt needed in a year can

go.

2. Bookcases are for more than books!

Your walls are your vertical friends for

storage, and good book shelving can include plants, valuables, artwork and more.

3. Wall-mount entertainment systems.

Television / cable / DVD cabinets are so

pre-2000! Free up floor space by going with sleek bolt-in mounts. (Just make sure

they

ʼre anchored properly!)

4. Don

ʼt pile it, hang it! This is especially true in kitchens where you can use pot

racks, hanging baskets, and even wall-mounted shelving units.

5. Maximize cabinets and closets with organizers.

Poor use of cabinet space can

easily waste more than 30% of usable “hidden” space. There

ʼs great hardware out

there to tune up the interior of your cabinets and closets.

6. Go below.

A raised bed is a great way to free up storage space equal to the square

footage of your bed. Using baskets and drawers can ensure the below-the-bed storage

remains tidy as well.

7. Paint light.

Dark walls make small rooms feel smaller. For those rooms that feel a

little too close for comfort, dial up the brightness with a fresh coat of a light colored

paint.

Remember: Organization and smart storage can turn a tiny home into a cozy abode.

Of course, if you

ʼre ready to upgrade your home rather than squeeze the last few

inches out of your existing space, get in touch! I

ʼd be happy to help you search for a

new home today:

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