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33 Ways to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

33 Ways to IMake a SMALL SPACE BIGGER Whether you live in a studio apartment or a three bed semi, making the most out of your living space can be a real challenge. Everyone has a room or two in their home that seems unavoidably cramped and over crowded however there are many simple tricks that can make any small space feel bigger. Kitchen Storage Space to Spare Clear Your Kitchen Clutter Installing to-the-ceiling cabinets will increase your kitchen storage space while giving the illusion of height to the room. Counter tops covered in gadgets and over flowing sinks are a big no-no. Get out those rubber gloves! Combine and Redefine Streamline your appliances, combination washing machine and dryers and fridge/freezers can be a real space saver. Light Up Your Life Choose light coloured cabinets or get painting. An abundance of dark materials will automatically make a room seem smaller. Think Fold Away Investing in space saving furniture like a fold away table will give your kitchen maximum functionality without sacrificing floor space. "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -William Morris- Living Room Wall Mounted Wlonder Walls aren't just for holding the ceiling up, eliminate the need for cumbersome TV stands by wall mounting your flat screen. Look Up See Yourself Clear Hang shelves near the ceiling for your books or knick-knacks to draw Glass or lucite furniture like coffee tables and end tables can offer ample surface space with out dominating the room. the eye upwards and ceilings higher. make look Show Some Leg Furniture with exposed legs will give the illusion of more floor space, ditch the boxy chairs and sofa skirt! Multi-purpose Storage A footstool or ottoman with built in storage space allows you to hide away clutter without adding unnecessary furniture pieces. "Less is more." Bathroom -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe- Hide that Clutter Decorative boxes are a great way to store your toiletries and products without putting them on display. Mirror Mirror On the Wall Discover New Make use of your bathroom mirror with a hidden medicine cabinet and keep your toiletries organised. Spaces Make use of overlooked space by investing in an over door towel rail and under sink storage options. A Clear Vieu Ditch the Laundry Hamper Get rid of visual obstructions by trading frosted glass shower doors for clear ones or hanging a clear shower curtain. The bathroom is often the smallest room in the house, a laundry hamper will only take up valuable space. "You know you have reached perfection of design not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away! Antoine de Saint-Exupéry- Bedroom On Display Picture Perfect A large landscape painting can create a visual 'window' making a small space appear much larger. Storage cubes are a great way to add extra storage space without dominating the room with chunky furniture. Built In If your really tight on space consider installing a built in wardrobe with doors mirrored to compensate for the lost floor space. Saving Spaces Slεεp Εasy A storage bed is a great way to fully utilise your bedroom space giving you plenty of extra room for linens. Make the most out of your existing storage space with organisation. Buy a hanging shoe rack for the back of your wardrobe door or add extra shelves. Home Office "Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it." -Leonardo Da Vinci- Bills Inbox Ditch the Pin Board Cork pin boards may be useful but the dark colour will only make your office smaller, use a magnetic white board instead. Stay Organised seem A wall filing system will allow you to keep organised without resorting to a boxy filing cabinet. To Do Outbox Minimise Your Mess Move all CD's and DVD's into Book disc sleeves and keep documents your organised in folder or lever arch files Multi-purposɛ RooM A Tidy Mind Home office also your guest room? A futon or sofa bed is a great way to save space and for taking a rest from all that hard work! Invest in a desk with added storage space like drawers and storage cubes to keep your workspace clear. Checklist Use mirrors and glass to create reflections and bounce light around Ensure window coverings don't cut off light when they're open Don't let vertical space go to waste. Draw the eye up with artwork, shelving and tall furniture Paint the ceiling a lighter colour than the walls to give the illusion of height Use cool paint colours such as blues and greens to expand the space visually Keep anything on display well organised to create the look of structure Use different shades of the same colour to create visual unity 2Q lays to Makɛ a SMALL SPACE BIGGER VANESSA ARBUTHNOTT

33 Ways to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

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Whether you live in a small bedroom, cosy apartment, or a garret, everyone wants their living space to feel better. This handy infographic digs into the easiest ways to make a small space look larger....





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