Sometimes all it takes to gain space in your home is a little organization. Most homeowners have a room they use as a catch-all.
Start by getting rid of the things you no longer need, and then assign a place for everything you are keeping. Fresh paint and some reorganization transformed this laundry room into a craft room.
Rooms can end up feeling much smaller than they are because "stuff" has taken over. Simply removing all the small pieces of furniture and accumulated dust collectors made this dining area feel much larger. More room for entertaining!
Defining space and function will immediately increase usable space. In the picture below, what could be valuable square footage has become an undefined combination of family room, play room, guest room. The homeowner said the space was primarily being used for the kids to play and as an occasional guest room. What a huge waste of potential living space!
Since the area had three "sections", I made the largest section into a much needed family room and the smallest section became the new play area. The remaining section was turned into a guest room. With each area clearly defined the homeowners gained valuable square footage.
When space is limited.... make the most of it.
This closet, in a very old home, has very little to offer in space. It's not deep enough for clothes hangers. The previous owners had hooks across the back. I can only imagine how that was working for them.
We removed the hooks and added shelves, greatly increasing the usable space.
Here's a great idea my Uncle Jim came up with for adding a table to a very small space in his living room.
He simply added two legs to a shelf and mounted it to the wall.
Do you have any ideas or organizational tips to share for making the most of small areas or for reclaiming wasted space?
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