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Top tips to maximise the space in a small home

29th September 2021 Print

The pandemic has made it more necessary to create comfortable living spaces. Since many people spend more time at home now, it has become very important to be able to enjoy a happy and cosy home. 

According to Hammonds data in a recent report people typically spent only about 50% of their days at home before the pandemic (13 hours and 54 minutes on average).  The first lockdown changed these statistics noticeably and the percentage increased by 56% to 21 hours and 37 minutes on average.

How to keep a small home organised

A small home means that making the most of the space you have is necessary to feel comfortable in your living space. While cleaning usually doesn’t take long, the house can become cluttered and messy easily. To reduce the chances of this and make the most of your small home, here are some tips that could help:

Sliding wardrobe doors combined with built-in closets can help maximise your space and allow you to store plenty of smaller items in drawers and neatly organised boxes. You could integrate a fold-out desk to use as an office space or simply use it for clothes, shoes, electronic devices and anything else that you don’t want to be visible in the room. Depending on your taste, you have the option of picking mirrored or embellished doors and can access the wardrobe without having to open large closet doors. 

Make sure that there are enough windows to let in the light

A small home will feel much bigger if it allows you to let in the sunlight. If you own the house or flat you live in, you may find ways to fit in new, larger windows or a row of small windows to take full advantage of daylight. 

Remodel unused spaces

Any spaces that you currently aren’t using, such as attics, basements or spaces underneath staircases can be very useful when looking to make your home more spacious. 

Mirrors in all shapes and sizes

Many people rely on full length mirrors to make a room look bigger, but smaller mirrors can also be effective. Mirrors in hexagon shapes as wall tiles or with pretty window frames may give you the illusion of having a bigger space. 

Don’t get rid of luxury

Architect Magazine recommends keeping baths that are connected to bedrooms and add some luxury. While they can take up more space, you’ll feel pampered and possibly happier in your space. If it has a nice tub, all the better. 

Invest in your home, no matter how small it is. Small upgrades can already make a huge difference.