The popularity of television programmes such as Amazing Spaces has motivated us to maximise on the spaces we live in. New space saving efficiencies are springing up all over the place. With a little creativity, transforming even the tiniest space into a much loved and functioning part of your home is a real possibility.
Kitchens with sprawling surfaces and a plethora of shiny storage is a distant dream for most of us. The layout of properties today tends to sacrifice kitchen space for more bedrooms and bigger living rooms.
When it comes to mastering the small kitchen, consider: using every nook and cranny; keeping tidy and considering your utensils.
Take a look around your kitchen and think of practical ways to utilise the unused areas. To help get you started thinking outside the box and to see what can be done with small spaces, check out these great ideas:
>>Space saving ideas for your home
If you’re still unconvinced that your tiny kitchen can be the heart of your home; a tidy and functional space for creating delicious family meals, then take inspiration from cordon bleu TV chef Rachel Khoo, who runs a restaurant from her minuscule Paris kitchen!
Accommodating a family’s bathroom needs (including all those mandatory products and potions) is tricky. With bathroom traffic at its peak most mornings, jumping in the shower is by far the fastest way to spruce up. Considering a wetroom instead of a bathtub can free up more space than you’d imagine. Take a look at these:
Creating a relaxed, calming and cosy vibe for a bedroom is difficult when you have limited space but not impossible as these guys have proved:
By having a move around and incorporating some space saving furniture, you can have the bedroom of your dreams without having to knock through walls or build extensions.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how clever you are with your space, you simply have too much stuff to store yourself. Although having a good clear out can help, it doesn’t always solve the problem. In today’s society, the emphasis seems to fall on up-cycling and re-using. Quelling those throw-away tendencies while ensuring you don’t become a hoarder can be a fine balancing act.
We all have items in our homes that are only used periodically: that exercise bike you got for Christmas, the juicer you had every intention of using in January and a host of other memorabilia you don’t want to throw away.
When it comes to these things, self-storage is a viable solution. With a range of storage options out there including short and long-term storage deals; sites with alarms, CCTV and security staff; transport help available; pricing and online reservations; and clean, dry and organised units, there really is a solution to suit all your self-storage needs.