Making the Most of a Small Flat

13 Feb

Small flat

Making the Most of a Small Flat

There’s a good chance that at some point in life you’ll find yourself living in a small property.  You know the ones – the sort of property where you can sit in the living room and reach the fridge in the kitchen, or where you can stand in the middle of the bedroom and touch all four walls.  We’ve all been there.  Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to maximise your storage space, or at least give the illusion of space.

Mirrors

This might seem obvious, but mirrors can have a huge effect on how a room (or flat) feels.  A well placed mirror can open a room up and make it feel more spacious and well-lit, without any pesky construction work or bending of space and time.  It’s also ideal for cramped hallways or bathrooms to make them feel less claustrophobic.  Just make sure you hang it up in such a way that it won’t damage the walls!

Shelves

This might also seem obvious, but you can make your petite property look much tidier, and therefore bigger, if you take your possessions to the skies!  There are plenty of landlord-pleasing shelving options out there which won’t damage the walls.  You can also try putting shelves in unusual places; kitchen splashbacks, inside wardrobes, above your bath, and so on.  This approach to space-saving can also be good for your overall wellbeing.  You know what they say – tidy home, tidy mind.  You know what else they say – tidy home, better chance of getting your deposit back at the end of your lease.  Okay so no-one says that except us ……

Hooks

As well as being the prosthetic of choice for pirates, hooks are fantastic for saving space in small flats.  Use them for hanging up fabric shelves, or put some on your kitchen splashback to store all your awkward utensils. This has the added bonus of giving you more drawer space!

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