A multi-functional space enables you to enjoy your home to the fullest. It also makes it easy for other people in your home to work, play, and relax without feeling cramped. If you’re not sure where to start, take a peek at these tried and proven ways to add space to your home without making costly renovations.
Get Rid of Clutter
Just about everyone has broken, damaged, or unused items that can be discarded, given away, or even sold. It’s a good idea to go through your clothes, accessories, and other belongings once or twice a year and get rid of things you no longer need or use.
Reassess Your Furniture
Certain types of furnishings can also be classified as clutter. Take some time to walk through your bedrooms and living room. Look out for large furnishings that can be replaced with smaller furniture pieces. Get rid of items that have only one purpose if these items can be replaced with furnishings that can be used for more than one purpose. For instance, a large coffee table in the middle of the living room can be replaced by an aesthetic storage trunk or a couple of side tables next to your sofa.
Put in a Murphy Bed
Murphy beds, also known as wall beds, can be used for just about any room in the home. They are available in many sizes, styles, and price points to make it easy for you to select the one that is the best fit for your room, a child’s room, and/or the guest room. Closet & Storage Concepts, the leading Murphy bed retailer in the United States, creates beds that double as shelf or closet space when raised. Without a bed in the way, you can use the room as an office, playroom, storage room, home gym, or what have you.
Use the Wall Space
Take full advantage of vertical storage space by installing wall shelves or floor to ceiling bookcases. This space can be used for books, office supplies, paperwork, children’s toys, and more. It’s also ideal for any decorative items you want to display. Alternatively, a pegboard with hooks can be perfect if you need additional hanging space but don’t want to buy or build more closet space.
The great thing about a multifunctional space is that it can be created in any home or even apartment space. Consider your needs and wishes, look around your home to decide how to rearrange your current set-up, and then enjoy all the benefits your new set-up can provide.