Space-saving solutions for compact living

Space-saving solutions for compact living

When you think that you can fit the whole of the United Kingdom into Australia 31 times, it makes you realise how little space we have on this tiny island; especially considering that 63 million people live in the UK, compared to 22 million in Australia. It’s even more apparent when you live in a densely populated city like London or Birmingham. But there are a number of space-saving solutions which can help to make any small home more comfortable.

Space-saving solutions for compact living

Invest in practical furniture

Rather than having a normal settee in your living room, sofa beds are ideal for turning your living room into a spare room for when you have friends or family over to stay. Other clever space saving solutions include tables which double up as wall art when they are folded up against the wall and bed risers which can be positioned under the feet of the bed to add several inches to the storage space underneath.

Think about storage

In confined spaces, it’s essential that you put some thought into how you can store things so that they are out of the way. Hooks can turn any wall or door into storage and by hanging bags, coats and hats you will be saving precious wardrobe space. In the kitchen, magnets can be glued to jars and stuck to the fridge instead of stored in the cupboards and if you’re feeling creative, you could even build a sliding shelf unit for the area between the fridge and the wall. Seldom-used, lightweight items like wrapping paper can also be tied to cupboard ceilings to make more room on the floor.

Just by making a few simple changes, you can really utilise your space and get the most out of living in your home.