Most people think that you need large, sprawling rooms for a space to be both beautiful and functional. Not true. In fact, smaller spaces can meet your aesthetic desires and be extremely practical.
Designing for a smaller space takes a little more creativity and really forces you to think about how you will use it. Working with an interior designer can help you hone in on the details of your space. Click HERE to read about points to consider when hiring a designer. Now, let’s look at a few of the typical rooms in our homes and take a look at some ways to make them shine.
We’ve all heard the saying “the kitchen is the heart of the home”, and for most people this is true. But what do you do if you have a small kitchen that only functions for one?
Open It Up
Removing a wall and opening the space to an adjacent room may not make the kitchen larger, but it will feel less secluded and allow others to join in. It may also allow you to incorporate an island for more counter space and additional seating.
Think Dual Function
Small spaces require a little ingenuity. You may be able to take a seemingly unusable corner and make it functional. This workspace is perfect in front of a window with an abundance of light.
A Place For Everything
Organization is key in small spaces. In your kitchen, design cabinetry that holds all the essentials and hides away clutter.
Bathrooms tend to be utilitarian. They are the rooms we start and end our days in and are filled with a lot of messy tasks. We bathe, brush our teeth, shave, blow dry our hair, put on our makeup, plus so much more. Because of this, bathrooms need to be able to handle the workload from the materials you use to the organizational tools you choose.
Small homes typically have small bathrooms which can translate to no storage. Look for opportunities to tuck storage into otherwise wasted space.
If you are like most people you have not been blessed with a large laundry room, that is if you have one at all. Now days even a closet can be turned into a functional laundry facility.
You can now purchase full-size stackable machines with all the bells and whistles. Assessing your laundry needs will help you decide what is most important. Do you need a sink in your laundry room or can you get by with the very basics?
Build To The Ceiling
Think vertical. Build cabinetry all the way to the ceiling to utilize every inch of space.