Wasted space is the enemy. The answer? Space saving ideas. Here are five hacks to help you get the most out of every square metre of your room.
1. Smart, space saving bed designs
Beds are arguably the most important fetature in any bedroom, but they often take up a fair amount of space — unless you opt for a bed that doubles up as a storage solution.
Specialised beds for kids
Bunk beds, like the Jamie Bunk Children’s Bed, offer double the mattress space in the footprint of just one children’s bed. Or, if you’ve got just the one tot, the Alex Low Sleeper Children’s Bed, puts drawers and shelves under your kid’s bed at a level they can reach.
Under bed guest beds
For hosting guests, the Derwent Guest Bed by Silentnight is a classic Shaker style bed that stores a hideaway guest bed underneath. Genius. And there are other light-weight versions too.
Ottoman beds have bags of storage. Take this Ria Ottoman Bed for example. It has acres of space under its double, king, or super king sized mattress.
2. A new way to look at under stairs storage
Slinging random items into the oddly shaped cupboard underneath isn’t very space efficient, but our last set of ideas are.
Shelves, drawers or walk-in storage
Tackling your under stairs storage can be as simple as installing some shelves or drawers to keep your bits and bobs organised and readily available. Or why not take the walk-in approach and go for a modern take on the traditional pantry?
For more ideas check out these solutions on Pinterest for some extra inspiration.
3. Cook up some storage ideas for your cosy kitchen
Hacks for inside your cupboards and drawers
Whether it’s baskets, clips or racks, there are tonnes of little hacks that will help you get the most out of the space in your kitchen cupboards and drawers. Simply attaching a basket or screwing hooks to the inside of a cupboard door can be a great way to keep clutter out of sight, while keeping bits and bobs within easy reach.
Take a look at these kitchen organising ideas on Pinterest and try a few yourself.
4. A shelving solution for any small room
For our second section we’re taking you beyond the ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions with this novel idea. In the hunt for storage hacks, doorways are often overlooked, but they can be good places to put some shelving. This storage solution for rolled towels above the bathroom door is both useful and stylish.
5. Creating space in the bathroom
Keep these space saving tips in mind when planning your bathroom redesign.
Corner baths or showers (and even toilets)
Corner baths, shower cubicles and even sinks and toilets, nestle compact conveniences in the spaces that are wasted in traditional layouts. Take a look at these gorgeous space efficient bathroom ideas on Pinterest.
Combination bathroom units
We’ve all heard of shower-baths. But combination bath suites like this one cleverly maximise space by putting your sink, toilet and cupboard into one unit.
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