Small-home space savers
Finding the perfect rental or share house, in a great location and with ample living space, can sometimes be challenging, especially in areas close to business districts and some industrial areas.
Here are four tips to maximise your space and solve storage problems, without leaving any irreversible damage to your rental property.
1. Invest in multi-use furniture
Use cleverly designed furniture to add storage and save space to make your home feel roomier. Add extra storage to your bedroom with a bed with drawers or under-mattress storage.
You can even buy beds with hidden compartments in the headboard.
Opt for a coffee table or side table with shelving or drawers.
Both a couch and a bed, a trusty futon can be a handy addition to your lounge or study.
Some futons come with added storage for your linen and pillows.
Coffee tables can also be adaptable, with some able to fold up to use as a laptop desk.
2. Use floor-to-ceiling bookshelves
If you’re working with a small apartment or bedroom, maximise your space with a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.
It won’t take up too much room and the added shelving will give you plenty of space to display books and items.
3. Consider hanging storage options
Hanging organisers for your shoes and clothes are not only great in your wardrobe, but can be used in your pantry, bathroom and laundry to increase the amount of storage space.
They are also easy to remove.
4. Use adhesive hooks and tension rods
Adhesive hooks and tension rods are good alternatives to drilling nails, rails and shelving into your walls, as they shouldn’t leave any permanent marks.
Adhesive hooks can be used in cupboards and on the back of doors to hang towels, oven mitts and bags, keeping shelf space free for heavier items. Tension rods can also be stuck between open entryways to section off a room with a curtain or mounted inside cupboards to hold organisers.