Home remodeling projects in a condo or small home may be a little challenging, if you do not have much space to manoeuvre in. The difficulty lies more in the choice of furniture than in getting used to the new place and the smaller space. What kind of furniture could you possibly use to both live comfortably and have more free space for future clutter? The market today offers a huge variety of ideas. One minute of sitting behind the laptop and on the web can generate a myriad of ideas in your mind that could make your flat a nicer and more spacey place, but you do not need to over encumber yourself like that. Here are 5 tips you can use at any situation.
Retractable Bed or Murphy Bed
The bed is always one of the biggest items in any room. So a good idea would be to figure out a way how to make the space it takes manageable. This is actually easier than you might think as now the market offers plenty of retractable beds, all of them in various styles. You, install it on the wall and fold it out whenever you need it – some hotels have been using this type of beds for years.
If you want to be creative, you can even skip the bed altogether and have a couch that can be folded out as a bed. Transformable furniture is one of the greatest ways to have everything in your home and save space at once. If your space allows it, the Living Cube may be the perfect solution if you are trying to maximize a smaller living area.
One of France’s more remarkable inventions, the étagère is of the greatest space savers you can wish for. Place one medium sized with a few shelves in your bathroom and you will never need more space for all the towels, cleaning products and equipment, tooth pastes and brushes, and soaps and shampoos. Place a big one in the living room and now you have a place for all your decorations, glasses, and books. They are also easy to clear when doing house cleaning.
Wall Paintings vs. Actual objects
Have you ever considered hanging up a wall painting or photo of a vase and flowers instead of placing an actual vase of flowers? Painting is a creative art that could literally offer you an infinity of options. This allows you to bring in really exotic scenes and settings in a room, along with the vase of flowers in scene. You can bring in colors that are used in the furniture of the room in the wall art. This also helps the room look larger, if you choose the right painting. Another great feature about wall paintings is that helps make the home cleaning process, much easier, since you will have less things to move about.
Two Story Rooms
If you have very tall ceilings and limited space, you may want to consider building upward to add space to the home. To successfully accomplish this, you must make sure that you check with you local building codes, but it makes perfect since if you have the height. Think of how a bedroom could look if you added a mini-staircase or a ladder to give that loft feel. Of course, you would need very tall ceilings to pull this off successfully. It would be great for a reading room, gaming room or even spare bedroom. Think about the aesthetic value and entertainment of literally climbing up the stairs to this new area. One feature that you must be aware of is that it will require more time in house cleaning services, however, considering the added value that it brings you, this wall make it well worth it and manageable.
The market today offers plenty of options for a more compact kitchen with all the fold out appliances you can install in the kitchen. You can have a large pantry type cabinet that looks like a wardrobe cabinet. When you open the doors, you could have racks, stands, all the cutlery and utensils. If you want to be very creative, you can have a kitchen or a prep sink installed in this cabinet. It will give more space in the kitchen and keep the area organized.
Another option is a folding table and chair that looks like decorations on the wall until you pull them back and they fold out into a proper dining place. Kitchen cleaning was never easier when everything is organized in a single space.
If you are looking to remodel smaller spaces, remember, you have many more options, if you think outside the box. There are plenty of ways to use small spaces and make them practical. Use your imagination and put a new spin on your condo or small single family home with these simple to use ideas.