6 home space-saving solutions

July 20, 2015 - 2 min read

The tiny home movement has seen many architects and designers create highly liveable homes in micro square-footage. One of the best things to have come from this trend has to be the range of unique ideas for making the most of a small area—including ingenious space-saving ideas!

Whether you’re trying to make a smaller home work, or you simply need more storage, we’ve collated the best space solutions—so you can store more for less! From quick and easy storage solutions to getting crafty with your home design, there are ideas for every space and home! Check them out below.

1. Vertical dish racks & hinged counters

Dish racks are a necessity in kitchens, but that doesn’t mean they have to take up so much space! Investing in a vertical dish rack will keep your dishes within easy reach, and out of the way. If you’re looking for even more counter space, talk to your local cabinetmaker about installing a hinged counter—this will provide space when you need it, and is able to be folded away when you don’t!

2. Turn a small awkward space into a study nook

Wondering what to do with that weird small space that isn’t big enough for storing linen or clothing, but large enough that it’s begging to be used? Simply pop in a sturdy shelf at waist height, bring in an office chair and you’ve got space to study! If you’ve got room, why not install a few more shelves above the desk to keep it nice and tidy?

3. Slanted shoe racks will keep your wardrobe neat

Tired of sifting through piles of shoes to find a matching pair? Something as simple as a slanted shoe rack can help keep your shoes organised, and your floor free from clutter! Shoe racks are lightweight, durable, and take little effort to install.

4. Sleeping end-to-end

If you’re struggling with a small guest room that is also narrow, get the most from your space by placing two single beds end-to-end. During the day, this can also double as a lovely day bed or extended seating—making your space beautiful and functional! Be sure to add some comfy cushions and lovely skirting to complete the look.

5. Under-bed stowaways

Take advantage of the space underneath your bed with some cute wicker baskets or custom cabinetry. This will give you easy access to storage, without having to resort to those plastic containers on rollers.

6. Wall-mounted pegboard

It’s no secret that utensil drawers can become a pain. For utensils you use often, install a pegboard on a plain wall and pin them up! This is also useful for pots, pans and other cookware. Keep it all in arm’s reach, as well as up and away! This is an ideal solution for cosy kitchens.