You would not be surprised if we told you over 80% of millennials living in Australia feel their house is way too small? Nevertheless, that is no excuse to just sit and cry!
Why not take in charge? You could turn this gap into your opportunity to become a fab interior designer. No, you don’t have to go for a change of profession, however, if you didn’t want to do wonders to your house, you wouldn’t be on this article.
So, now that you are sure you want to maximize your surface area let us get right to it. Beware! You might become a genius interior designer by the time you finish reading this article:
1) Use foldable furniture
This is very important! So important that it was the first point to make it to our list! You don’t want to hoard big furniture pieces with no flexibility or room for space. Yes, a nice bookshelf alongside your big wooden reading table may look ethereal, but think of the space it consumes. In place of steady and non-adaptable furniture, you should get items, which can be folded or stored away when not in use. Items like retractable awnings, foldable sofas, pallet cases, etc., can be stored as smaller chunks when not in use.
2) Go for minimal designs
When you have a surface area constraint, you don’t want to clutter a limited room. You want to make sure you go for simple and sleeker designs so that there is enough floor left for movement and flexibility. Thus, bulkier designs, no matter how beautiful, are just beyond the possibility, and you should focus solely on goods that do not have a lot of baggage.
3) Rent furniture instead of buying
Buying furniture is like committing to it. However, when you rent, you do have the choice of sending the rented appliances back when you no longer need them. Moreover, when you rent, you get to shuffle the furniture. So, you might get your regular house makeovers without violating your spending too much.
4) Use furniture that doubles up as storage
We have discussed the utility of minimal and constructible furniture; however, you need some furniture to keep your goods too like your wardrobe and drawers. You can go for beds or sofas that open up to a storable trunk for their base or come with enough internal area. This will not just help you use the furniture as the item for which you bought it, but it will also give you headspace for storing your other goods.
5) Get a mezzanine floor
We understand that despite taking all the above points seriously and doing them, you may still need more room for your additional clothes, kids’ toys, etc. You may even need some room for your guests because let’s face it: Houses have gotten smaller, but our networks haven’t, instead they keep on growing. So, you can go to a mezzanine flooring service. A mezzanine floor is a make-shift flexible platform that you can add between your ceiling and your floor. This gives you a middle floor without the need of making extreme design changes. Moreover, it looks kinda different too!
6) Renovate your house
This may sound like a new expression for “you need to spend a lot”, but it isn’t! To renovate your house, you need only throw your extra material away. The junk you have been hoarding for so many years has been leaving vacant spaces cluttered. So, do away with that! The rest of the area you may vacate by doing so can be utilized for actual storage or beautification.
We hope our pointers mentioned above would help you do your house great favours.