If you’re one of many that feels as though they don’t have enough space throughout the home and in the workplace, there are many ways you can optimise space so you get the most out of it – and so you can stop stressing over it (which is always a bonus).
Most hacks for maximising space can apply at home and at work, and it’s quite satisfying to lead a clutter-less life that you’re happy with. We understand life isn’t all about roses, sunshine, and rainbows but let’s be honest, coming back home to a house that is full of light and innovative storage solutions makes the day a little easier.
We hope the tips shared are able to give you a little inspiration and motivation to improve and maximise your space, wherever that may be! We’ll just jump right in….
#1 Use white and neutral colours
This might be an overused hack, but it doesn’t receive the amount of recognition it deserves. Everyone knows the white colours, whether it’s paint or furniture, has the ability to make a room feel and appear larger than it actually is! If a house in your room is dark, or your work office doesn’t have a lot of light, it doesn’t help your goals of wanting to create more space. So, go to the nearest DIY store, grab some paint, we’re sure there are many different shades but go with one that will match your interior and furniture.
#2 Innovative storage solutions
When we say storage solutions, we don’t mean the simple wicker baskets you can place under the coffee table, or drawers that will still take up quite a lot of space anyway. We mean clever storage ideas such as utilising space under the stairs, using glass dividers or walls to increase the amount of light, cool shelving to store items for your bathroom or kitchen. There is a lot you can do if you let your own creativity flow, this way you can also put your own stamp in your house, so it’d be unique and welcoming to guests.
Storage solutions are a MUST for in the workplace, it’s no doubt productivity and concentration decreases when working in an environment that’s not organised. It’s proven that many types of workplace shelving helps reduce costs and make more profit, so get googling cool shelving ideas!
#3 Multi-purpose furniture
This reduces the cost of having to buy other sets of furniture and gives you more space! It’s a win win. Folding dining tables still work a treat, storage boxes that can transition into seats are also gems, but since the world is evolving, there are a few practical and cool multi-purpose furniture items that have taken us all by storm – see for yourself.
#4 Take walls out
This may seem like an extreme solution, but open plan rooms, especially in offices and other work environments have become quite popular. So if you’re always wanted to smash a wall down that doesn’t really have a purpose and the building can live without it, go ahead.
#5 Increase natural light
Natural sunlight is a main thing people look for in homes especially. If you live in a place that suffers from very little light, use mirrors, and large windows and glazed doors to increase the level of light. When light does shine through, the mirrors, windows and glazed doors will do a better job of allowing it all throughout the room.
#6 Custom furniture
Although multi-purpose furniture is extremely useful and beneficial, creating your own bespoke furniture is another kind of excitement! We’ve seen people create pet friendly furniture which enables their beloved pets to have their own cosy little bed, dining tables which transform into even larger tables via magic and lots more. You can also test yourself with this one!
#7 Room dividers
Room dividers are exceptionally popular within large workspaces where there are different departments. They’re cost effective but still connect spaces visually, so it’s not as though you’re using a fake wall to block out noise and other spaces.
#8 Use walls – for everything
You can use walls for literally anything. Need to find some space to store pots and pans? No worries, your wall has got it covered. What about cannisters and your herbs and spices rack? Your wall has got that too! It saves space and provides a unique and characteristic look to any room.
It’s entirely possible to transfer the way you live at home and the way you work when it comes to space. It really is a gamechanger, so don’t hesitate to try a few tips out and let us know how it goes!