your drywall and panelling lie countless hidden spaces nestled between the
While some are filled with pipes, wiring, and sheet
The same applies to ottomans, blanket boxes and benches with hinged
you are buying new furniture, always think about its function as well as
how it will look when you get it home. How it will work for you
practically is often more important.
For example, when you buy bookcases
or other types of furnishing with shelves; make sure these items have five
or six shelves. Two or three shelves per item are just wasted space and
don’t forget to reach upwards. You have all that space between the floor
and ceiling, why waste it with a couple of long horizontal shelves when
you can fill it with a taller row of shelves and use your space more
beds, chairs, tables, cots – anything that folds up and can be stored
away, hung on a hook or slid under a bed saves space.
From a low-tech
drop-leaf table to a high-end, built-in, pop-up countertop that conceals
small appliances in a kitchen
island; your imagination and budget are the only limits to creating
double-duty furnishings but do remember that if you choose fold out
furnishings like a Murphy bed that you will need to keep the floor space
empty for when it is in use.
choosing both your home plan and builder, carefully review your home plan
with your builder.
Keep an eye out for hidden space that can be utilized.
Some of the most common places you’ll find hidden space are under
staircases, among unusual curves or angled walls, and inside walls that
hold recessed fireplaces or cabinetry.
If you can’t find enough hidden
space to create a shallow closet, there might be just enough space for a
niche to display a favourite collectible, artwork or mirror.
Incorporating the same basic methodology; make use of
forget attic space is great for storing things but do remember with all
the insulation up there, to take into account the year round temperature
and how this will effect whatever you are storing.
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