Minimalism seems to be huge right now, which means everyone is racing to de-clutter their homes, update fixtures and fitting and improve on storage. While some homes may need adaptations for mobility reasons, lots of people modify their homes to give them more of a modern feel.
Once you’ve caught the home improvement bug, you might find you can’t rest until no room is left untouched. New furniture might be on the cards to help you take one step closer to owning that perfect home.
Space Saving Home Improvements
This big and little home improvements all have saving space in mind and will give you inspiration for dream home.
Put up some shelves
Putting up shelves is a simple entirely game-changing solution to creating a bit more space in your home. If everything you own has a place, tidying up suddenly becomes quick and easy.
Put up shelves in your kitchen if their isn’t enough space for more cupboards or a storage unit. You can use kitchen shelving for both displaying you gadgets (like your cake mixer and your scales) while freeing up cupboard to store your less fancy-looking essentials (like gravy granules and tins of beans.)
Bedroom shelving can also be dual purpose, we use the shelves in our son’s room to display his soft toys. That way he can see them, but they’re not cluttering up the place. I’d like some shelves in my own bedroom to display perfume bottles.
Add a residential lift
If you’re adapting your home because you live with someone who has mobility issues, it might be worth looking into getting a lift installed in a cupboard, instead of wasting valuable space on other alternatives for tackling stairs. A space saving lift for the home could provide a really simple (and tidy) solution for anyone in your household who has limited mobility.
Even if your house is small, it’s worth looking into – you don’t need as much space as you think!
Swap your bath for a shower
If your bathroom is small and lengthy bubble baths don’t tickle your fancy, why not swap out your bath for a modern shower cubicle? A hot shower is a refreshing way to start the day, and the extra room to manoeuvre can only be a good thing.
A wall-mounted towel rail will also save floor space as well as add a modern edge to your bathroom, and a fixed unit with an in-built sink will give you somewhere to store your toiletries.
You might also enjoy this article about interior design ideas for a unique home. Feel free to leave a comment with your own space saving suggestions!