Whether it's a small apartment or a large villa, everyone has the need for maximizing space to make our homes feel spacious and welcoming. And here's a few tips on how to organize and maximize space in every room of
The Entryway It's the first area of your home that greets guests and lets you exit your home. So it pays to keep it clutter free so you can maneuver quickly and efficiently. To maximize this space, ensure you have wall mounted hooks, open and shelving to place shoes and knick knacks. A large mirror added to the wall can create the illusion of space by reflecting the rest of your home. The Kitchen The kitchen tends to be the busiest room of the entire home. To maximize this space, try adding vertical storage shelving in the pantry, use drawer organizers for dry goods and food storage containers. You can also install overhead pot and pan storage above the stove to free up more space.
The Bathroom With all the types of toiletries out there, this space often has the worst storage. The first thing you need to do is asses who uses the bathroom and for what. If its a shared bathrooms with kids, try utilizing open shelving and baskets under the sink and behind the door, Something as simple as a shoe organizer can be used for holding random items like makeup, combs & brushes, loofahs, sponges, etc...
Living/Family Room Storage is the simple solution to messy living/family rooms. You can opt for multifunctional furniture such as ottomans to store DVDs and game consoles, or coffee tables with drawers and open shelving below to display magazines.
Bedroom It's important to keep this space relaxing and clutter-free, since it's where you spend all your time re-energizing for the next day. To maximize this space, be sure to utilize any nearby closets to its maximum potential. Invest in closet organizers that separate type of clothes,
accessories, shoes, and more. You can also try underbed storage containers for stashing out-of-season clothes, bedding, sheets, etc... Kids' Room It's important to create a conducive environment for both study and play. Try hanging up any artwork and assignments using bulletin boards, art wire or other organization accessories to keep desks and surrounding spaces free of clutter. You can also apply the same tips used for bedroom storage.
Home Office Maximizing your home office area will keep you productive. Check out office supply stores for any useful office supplies, desk organizers and file drawer accessories. Laundry Room The space in your laundry room can mean the difference in tackling the laundry. One of the best ways to maximize space is with counter space for folding, shelves or cabinetry to keep detergents at arm’s length. A hanging area for laundered clothes to dry and get ironed is also a great time-saver. Garage For many home owners, the garage tends to be a place for storing items you don’t want to see ever again. The best thing to do with this space will be to purge any outdated furniture, broken appliances, etc. Once you clear up some space, install overhead ceiling racks for luggage, recreation equipment, and seasonal decorations and lawn equipment. Just be sure to reserve some space for your car.
Outdoors Don't be the bane of the neighbourhood. Keep outdoor clutter out of sight by ensuring your lawn is always cut, flowerbeds are tidy and weed free.
For smaller interiors If you reside in a studio apartment, college dormitory rooms and small home, that doesn't mean storage has to be a nightmare. Get creative by taking advantage
of the space you have e.g. hanging bicycles from the ceiling, installing bookshelves over
doorways, and installing built-in shelving in bedrooms, bathrooms and
kitchens. Plus, you'll be more cautious about adding more stuff which will save you plenty of money in the long-run so that you can move on to bigger and better things!
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