If your home or apartment is strapped for square footage, adding in that new piece of furniture, or finding a place for that new project you had in mind can be a chore. Luckily there are all sorts of ways to add usable area to your home without building an addition. Let’s save room, Deco & Bloom style, with Ways to Increase the Usable Space in Your Home.
Hang Your TV: If you have a large TV you need a large amount of space to store it. Likeliehood is that you have it on a bulky entertainment system, but that takes up a large amount of square footage. If you are stressed for space, try mounting the TV to the wall. Not only does this look nice, getting rid of it’s previous holder will free up much needed square footage.
Get a Murphy Bed: For those unfamiliar with them, a Murphy bed is a bed that can fold up for vertical storage when not in use. It is not uncommon for the side that faces you when the bed is folded up to have storage worked in. These beds are an ideal way to save space in small apartments.
Built In Shelving: Homes with built-in cabinetry and shelving are a perfect way to ensure that you can store everything that you need, without having to add in bulky new cupboards and counters. If your home doesn’t already have built-ins, a little work can add them to the space to save you some square-footage on storage.