You love your home… but it would be great if there were just a little more of it. Of course, you understand that space comes at a premium, and if you want to be able to live in a highly desirable location like yours, every inch of available space is worth paying for. Still, making the most of your space is tricky when you only have so much to go around. Even a relatively simple decision like buying a new sofa can lead to repeat trips to the shop, measuring, trial, error and rethinking the entire topography of your living room to accommodate your new chaise.
Nonetheless, the importance of empty space in the home cannot be overestimated. It is your most powerful weapon in the battle against clutter and all the negative psychological effects that come with it. If you feel as though your home is losing the battle for space here are some elegant solutions to help you find more…
Get in touch with an architect
While we’ll mostly be looking at making the most of your available space, an architect can literally help you to create more usable space, with elegant solutions like a Side Return Extension. Not only can this add more space, it can also help to increase the amount of natural light coming into your home. This in turn can help your living space look brighter and more spacious.
Invest in smarter storage
If your kitchen countertops are piled high with ingredients, groceries and cooking utensils, it can make something as simple as making a plate of beans on toast feel like a chore. Invest in storage solutions that allow you to store more in your available space while also providing quicker and easier access. Whether for your kitchen or your wardrobes, it’s a great way of keeping essential belongings from impinging on your living space.
Make better use of available vertical space
We tend to neglect the space that’s either above or below eye level, but this can also help to improve the availability of walking and living space without contributing to the problem of clutter or diminishing the flow of a room.
Whether you’re investing in taller bookshelves, displaying more wall art vertically or using more ottomans and footlockers to take advantage of storage space below eye level, there are lots of ways in which you can maximise your vertical space to give you more room in which to live, relax and play.
Rethink the layout of your furniture
And finally… Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to gut your home and clear out all its furniture to make it look and feel more spacious. In fact, furniture can even help it to look more spacious. It’s simply a matter of where and how you display it. Try to hug the walls with furniture, but don’t be afraid to let are wall shine through here and then. Make sure that there is walking space around large items to ensure that they help the room to retain its sense of flow.
What do you think of these elegant solutions for when your home is losing the battle for space?