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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Space-Saving Ideas for Small Homes

Maximize every inch of space with these solutions that you can do at home


Without a doubt, small spaces have inspired us to be more creative and resourceful when it comes to dealing with limited floor areas.

If you're currently looking for solutions and furniture pegs, here are five ingenious tricks that you may want to consider.

Source and select photos: Architecture & Design. Main photos from:Oficina de Arquitetura and Home Stories A to Z.

Build an elevated floor with hidden storage

In some small spaces with an open layout, areas are separated by curtains and dividers while there are homeowners who chose to elevate some of the areas just to differentiate its function. If you're considering having this layout for your small space, you may choose to have hidden storage as seen in the photo as well. 

Ask your carpenter if he can incorporate compartments and drawers. You may keep extra sheets, pillows, and shoes in this area.

Photo from Architecture & Design.

Opt for a mobile kitchen island

Since the kitchen is one of the most used areas at home, it should be kept clean and organized so you can work efficiently. However given the limited space, the work area is limited to the counter. If you've always wanted to have a kitchen island, you can still make it happen by having a mobile folding table. 

Opt for a piece with open shelves underneath so you can place ingredients there. When not in use, you may keep it in one corner of the kitchen.

Photo from The Kitchn.

Opt for a folding craft table.

If you don't have an extra room for a home office, you may install a folding craft table complete with a cabinet where you can keep your supplies. Just add chairs to area and you can work with ease.

Photo from Home Stories A to Z.

Paint a faux table under a floating shelf.

No space for a dresser in the bedroom? No problem! Install a floating shelf then hang the mirror above it. Add a stylish touch and showcase your creativity by painting faux table legs as seen in the photo. Choose a color that will work well with the color of your walls. Click here for the guide.

Photo from Oficina de Arquitetura.

Hang a small table in your balcony.

You can easily turn a condo balcony into a cozy space for you and friends. If you're hosting a party soon, simply hang a small table where you can place snacks and drinks. You don't have to remove it once the party is over as you can place your plants and succulents here. If you feel like working with a view, you may even use the balcony as instant work area.

Photo from Architecture & Design.


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