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Handy Guide to Making More Space in Your Home

Fri 21 Feb 2014

Regardless of whether you live in a small, cosy flat or a large, spacious mansion, there will always be a point where you crave a little bit more room or just want a space in your house to appear a bit bigger than it currently does. 

If you are looking for a few easy ways to enhance your space and give your home a more welcoming and comfortable appearance, then look no further. This guide will provide some great tips on fitting in that extra piece of furniture or simply creating a room that both feels and looks more spacious:

Kitchen

The kitchen is the busiest room in most houses, so it needs to be welcoming and comfortable, and as spacious as possible. With a host of pots and pans, as well as a selection of utensils located in the kitchen, its all about organisation and storage.

Vertical shelving works really well in a kitchen and will really utilise the available space. Pots and pans can be hung on a higher rack and utensils can be organised into draws and containers. By keeping your kitchen as organised and tidy as possible it will help to make it feel like a large and manoeuvrable room.

Bedroom

Bedrooms should be a safe haven away from the rest of the world, but that's impossible if they are messy and untidy, and just walking from one side to the other can be a struggle. When you wake up each morning what you really want to see is a fresh and tidy room that makes you feel rejuvenated and ready for the day ahead.

Use all closets and wardrobes to their maximum potential, put any out of season clothing in under-bed containers or in another room completely, and buy a vertical shoe rack so they don't decorate the bedroom floor ready to trip someone over.

Bathroom

Bathrooms are often the smallest room in the house, which means keeping them tidy is crucial to creating a spacious appearance. Bathrooms receive regular traffic from not only everyone who lives in the house, but also guests and visitors, so you don't want the room feeling cramped and small.

Again, vertical shelving can work wonders, alongside baskets under the sink and hanging storage on the back of the door. This provides plenty of space to keep all your toiletries out of the way and securely store your electrical beauty appliances.

Study/Office

Many houses have an office or study for any bills and paperwork to be arranged in. These are one of the rooms most prone to becoming cluttered, as they can easily end up covered in different pieces of paper and letters that no one ever gets around to sorting.

Use desk organizers to keep all your stationary in one place and buy folders and draws to categorise all your paperwork so its easy to find and all in one place. Colour coding is really useful in offices, so invest in some dividers and highlighters and create the office space you have always wanted.

Sitting Room

As a family area, the sitting room can often become the messiest room in the house in a matter of hours. Throughout the day, different members of your family and friends will have a seat, watch TV, listen to music and play computer games, all the while moving furniture and leaving magazines, books and games all over the place.

Invest in some multifunctional furniture that allows you to easily store away books and games, without taking up any extra space. Coffee tables with drawers and stand alone bookshelves can provide excellent storage for all the bits and bobs that can end up on your sitting room floor.

With just a few changes here and there, you can really open up your house and generate extra space to keep each room clean and tidy. You will be amazed by the transformation created from simply tidying away a few different items in each area.