Small Space Living Tips on Maximizing Your Space
Downsizing is the new upsizing. Living spaces have ballooned over the past few decades, but millenials are bucking the trend of huge homes and choosing instead to live a bit more modestly. Partly because of the mass immigration to more urban areas and partly because there's less space to go around, more people are choosing smaller homes.
Small-scale living offers its own challenges, but with this guide, we're going to help you maximize your space, so that that you can get more use out of less space.
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Your mom was right; you need to clean up your room. One of the worst things you can do for a smaller home is to fill it with tons of clutter. That means you need to have a specific place for everything, and you should be vigilant about picking up for yourself.
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This next tip might seem a bit weird, but stick with me. Something you can do to make your space seem bigger is by using more openly designed furniture. What this does is preserve the space you do have by not filling it up with needlessly cumbersome items.
Like we've already mentioned, one way to keep your smaller home looking tidy is with multifunctional furniture.
Make sure everything in your home has a place and that it stays there!
One of the best things you can do to make a small space efficient (we keep using that word) is to use the walls! Most furniture and items that fill homes are focused on their footprint—how much floor space they take up. A valuable resource that's often overlooked is the walls! Don't let your walls just sit there; make them work for you!
With the help of a carpenter, you can build modular shelving, storage areas, or even TV nooks into the walls themselves. If you're on a budget, wall shelves are an almost instant way to get your walls involved in your home's design.