For smaller homes, space is a precious commodity. Many homeowners strive to declutter their homes to help open up some extra space in their limited floor plan, but this can be next to impossible, especially for growing families. You can easily add a bit more storage by making use of your home’s vertical space. This is wall space that would otherwise have gone unused without some clever DIY storage solutions.
Our craftsmen at Handyman Connection® of Boise understand just how important storage and organization is in small homes, and that’s why we offer these excellent tips to help you save space and expand your capacity.
Yes, the very first advice is to actually begin decluttering your home. For clothes, this means sorting out your wardrobe and putting all the pieces of clothing you have but no longer use in one pile for donation. Our experts estimate this can easily free up 30% to 50% of your closet space.
Help on the Shelf
Maximize wall space by adding a shelf or layers of shelves on empty walls. These would work well in hallways to hold up photographs, trophies and mementos, or in a home office, where they could offer extra storage for books, files and other important items. In the living room, wall shelves are a great way to round out your entertainment area, but perhaps its biggest use would be in the kitchen, where numerous small appliances and items often clog up the counter space and make the whole area look messier than it actually is.
Under the Stairs
Slanted walls underneath staircases are notoriously difficult to work around, but you can easily transform this space into a great focal point with some elbow grease and creativity. Turning these awkwardly-positioned walls into a decorative piece not only takes away its unsightly appeal, but it can also help free up some extra space as well. Consider building a kids corner or a cozy reading nook with pillows and soft carpeting, and make the whole space more useful.
Find everything you need for your DIY projects and more at Handyman Connection of Boise. We are your leading provider of storage items, upgrades and gadgets for all your organizational needs. Give us a call at (208) 268-0088, or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate today.