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Thursday, April 7, 2022

How To Increase Storage Space In The Home!

This post is provided by Kane Hughes.

Storage space is something that everyone needs more of. It does not matter if you live alone or have a large family, it always seems that there is never quite enough room to store everything in your home. Here are a few tips to increase the storage space in your home and keep everything neat and tidy.

Decide What You Really Need

The first thing to do when looking to increase the storage space in your home is to take stock of what you have and what you actually need to keep. It can be easy to hang on to everything you own “just in case” and never get rid of anything. However, this quickly leads to overflowing cupboards and drawers, leaving no space for the things you need. Go through the things you are storing in your home and decide what you need to keep and what can be gotten rid of. Be as ruthless as you can and remove old items and things you no longer use. You will be surprised just how much unnecessary stuff you are hanging on to, and once those things are gone, just how much extra space you have got for the things you really need.

Use External Spaces

The garage is often a great space for storage that can be overlooked. Make sure you use this area to store things that you might not need daily access to and that can be kept in a cooler environment. Even if you keep your cars in the garage, installing shelves or racking can still mean that the garage becomes a space with plenty of room for storage while still keeping your vehicles safe at night.

If you do not already have one, consider purchasing a shed for your garden. Again, these can be a great space to store garden related items such as tools, garden furniture, and your mower. Large items like these can take up lots of space inside the house, so moving them out into a shed can free up lots of extra storage for you to utilize within your home.

Do Not Forget The Attic

Another great space to store things you do not need regular access to is in the attic. Consider boarding and insulating your loft to add a huge amount of extra storage space to your home. The cost of this will of course depend on the size of your attic but you will be shocked at just how much you are able to store up there once the space is able to be used. An added benefit of having your attic insulated will be lowered heat bills, with the insulation reducing the amount of heat you lose through your roof and keeping your whole house warmer.

Make A Plan

It can be easy to just toss things wherever is convenient when you need to get them out of the way. However, this can quickly lead to storage spaces becoming disorganized and messy, and reducing the number of items you are able to keep in them. With a bit of planning beforehand, you will be able to make the most of the storage space you already have by organizing items more efficiently. Start with larger items and things you do not need regular access to. Once those are in place, you can place smaller things around them to really squeeze every inch out of your storage spaces. A little planning goes a long way when it comes to storage.

Look At Storage Solutions

To go with the above point, consider investing in some storage solutions for your cupboards and other storage spaces. Partitions and dividers can make a huge difference to the number of items you can fit into a given space by sectioning off areas for specific things and creating extra shelves and hangers. Think about whether smaller items can be condensed into boxes that can then be stacked neatly, not only reducing the amount of space lots of smaller items will take up but also keeping everything neat and together. Also, look at whether hooks and hangers can be used to increase the amount of space you have. For example, a shoe rack can be hung on the back of a door, removing shoes from the floor and creating more space to store other things.

Organize Your Paperwork

Too often we end up just dumping letters and other pieces of paperwork on whichever counter or surface is closest to hand, leaving us with a cluttered and disorganized home. Consider setting up an organization area for all of your paperwork to keep it neat and out of the way. Small racks of folders or dividers can be cheaply bought and hung on walls or cupboard doors. These organizational tools may not seem like much, but they will go a long way to tidying up stray pieces of paper and documents that were otherwise taking up space on your counters.

Hopefully, these tips have given you a few ideas for increasing the storage space in your home. With a little time and planning, it is easy to find ways to keep all of your family’s things neat, tidy, and out of the way, no matter how much space you have.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Ways To Design A Small Bathroom!

This post is provided by Diane Hutton.

Just because you have a small bathroom does not mean you can not put effort into designing it anymore. You can still improve its appearance and make your bathing experience comfortable. Here are some tips for decorating your bathroom. 

Use light colors 

Having light colors in the bathroom will make the area look more spacious. It is also easy in the eyes. The bathroom should provide a sense of comfort and relaxation, and the use of light or neutral tones can help achieve that goal. 

Place mirrors

Of course, a bathroom needs to have mirrors. You also need them to create an illusion of space. Even if the room is not big enough, it feels more comfortable. Life-sized mirrors are suitable while you prepare yourself to head out. 

Do not hesitate to buy a tub

Again, a small bathroom should not prevent you from enjoying quality bathroom furniture and accessories. Hence, you may opt for a freestanding bath if you do not have sufficient space. It is an excellent centrepiece that comes in different sizes. You can also put it in any corner of your bathroom. Your bathing experience will be unlike any other when you have one. 

Consider a single sink

You do not need huge sinks or separate ones if you have a small bathroom. A single sink can do the job. As long as it produces hot and cold water, you can use it to clean yourself. 

Buy vanity furniture

You need space to put on makeup before going to work or night creams before going to bed. So it makes sense to have vanity furniture. The good thing is you can buy one that fits the limited space you have. You may also use a bedroom vanity instead to avoid taking up space in your bathroom. 

Use open shelves

Open shelving lets you hang towels and wet clothes. You do not need an entire cabinet for storage. You may also use it to store other bathroom essentials. 

Use a glass shower wall

You do not want obstruction in your bathroom. For example, the wall that separates your shower from the rest of the room may take up space. Using a glass shower is an excellent idea. It frees up more room and creates a seamless connection between the two areas. 

Keep the bathroom tidy

If your bathroom looks messy, you will find it stuffy and crowded. Remove unnecessary things inside. Regularly empty the bin and keep the used clothes in a laundry basket. Once you start cleaning up the bathroom, it will look more spacious. 

Consider remodeling

After doing these tips, you might still find your bathroom small. If you believe remodeling can help, you must do it. Of course, you should prepare to spend a lot. You can make it happen as long as there is sufficient space to extend the bathroom. 

Hopefully, you will start feeling comfortable in your bathroom again. If you do not feel good, it forfeits the purpose of having a bathroom. You will still feel terrible once you step out. Thus, positive changes are necessary even if you need to spend more. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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This post is sponsored by Nelson Cabinetry.

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