If you’re living in a tiny space, functionality and practicality should come before everything else. What many are led to believe is that in order to achieve function in a small space, you have to sacrifice the aesthetic. However, that’s not the case, and we’re going to prove that to you. Here are some great redesign tips that prove our point!
1. Choose An Ottoman Bed
A great way to put functionality and décor into one and make the most out of your space is by getting an ottoman bed. An ottoman bed is simply a bed with a lot of storage space underneath. This neat feature can save you a lot of closet space or probably save you from buying another closet altogether. You cannot only store pillows, sheets, duvets and other bedding items in the storage unit of your bed, but you could also use it to store your clothes, shoes or anything else that comes to mind.
2. Have Plenty Of Floating Shelves
Shelving is a great way to keep things tidy and organized, and when it comes to functionality in a confined living space – nothing really beats floating shelves. They don’t take up a lot of ground space, so you can move around freely, but they still manage to transform your walls into storage and/or décor items. Put some books, plants or family photographs up there and watch your living space blossom.
3. Redesign Your Room Layout
If you were to ask any Lisbon architect, they’d tell you that in order to make the most out of your home, you have to have an excellent room layout. Even though large open spaces give out the impression of a lot of space and functionality – that’s not always the case. In many cases, a well-placed wall can make a world of difference.
For instance, you can’t really place your living room sofa directly next to your kitchen and have it look the par. On the other hand, place a wall in between them, and you will virtually occupy the same space, but it’ll look much better.
4. Convert The Attic Or Basement Into A Living Area
If you have an attic or a basement, you are sitting on a lot of empty, unused space that could really come in handy if you were to actually use it. In most cases, an attic could be ideal for a bedroom. A well-placed skylight, a few redesigns here and there and voila – you’ve got yourself a cool new bedroom. Basements can be a little tricky, but a professional architect could help.
5. Forget About The Dining Room
Unless you have a very large family, the dining room is pretty much obsolete nowadays. Most of us eat in a hurry or in front of our TVs and computers anyway. However, instead of completely abandoning the concept of a dining room, you should redesign your kitchen and make sure you include a kitchen island that could double as a dining room table.
As you can see, there’s more than one thing you can do to transform your home to make it more practical and functional – you just have to use your imagination.