Saving space has become an art especially in urban areas where space is limited. Sometimes the kitchen only allows for one person to be cooking. If any room needs to be smaller it is typically the bathroom. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have an open floor plan even the living room can lack space. So what are some ways to make the most of small rooms? Professional Downers Grove IL real estate agent Beata Kolpek has some insights that will help.
Rooms with Several Purposes
One way to make the most of your space is to determine a couple purposes for it and make it easy to convert from one to another. So for example, if you have a small kitchen you might use a table that contracts down to a smaller size. This way you can use it for meals and an office space as well. This is even more practical these days as we live in days where most of the information that is included in an office is on our laptops and ipads. There are even tables that can change into a surface for a bed for when company comes over.
Continuing with the theme of multi-functionality, you can also save on space in the laundry room with a stackable washer and dryer. Or you can invest the money into a combination washer and dryer. These may be a bit pricey, however, they can make your life easier. For added convenience create your closet space near your stackable washer and dryer.
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to saving space is finding a place for all your stuff. In an ideal situation, every item in your home would have a home. If you have a staircase, consider putting storage underneath. You can also put shelves under the stairs for your book collection. This can be a place for a little reading nook, or for a pet bed as well.
To maximize the space in your bedroom you might put in a loft. If you have some extra funds you can get a Murphy bed that easily converts into a shelving unit or even a desk. If you think about it, other than using your bed at night it most likely goes unused for the rest of the day. Why not use it for another purpose like an office as well?
Open Things Up
One last idea for saving space has more to do with perspective. The more natural light the comes into your home the bigger it will seem. So, one way to at least increase the perception of space is to open up the blinds as much as possible. Or if you are due for new windows go with a style that allows for the most light.
For more help with any real estate needs contact real estate agent Beata Kolpek today!