Space is one of the most valuable commodities in the world. That’s because there is only a finite amount of it. And as populations grow, less space is available, which raises its value even more.
This is why it’s important to make the most of the space you already have. In your home, whether you live by yourself or have a large family, you could always use more space. And since this pandemic has been conducive for home improvement projects, you may want to take on a few of your own.
This article is a guide to maximizing your home’s dead spaces.
Here and There
There are a lot of spaces in your home that you have never probably given a second thought like a windowsill, a wall, beside your tub, and more. You may think that you’re already making the most of these spaces but theirs is always room (pun intended) to improve.
Here are a few tips on making the most of these small and often overlooked spaces in your home.
- Windowsill Reading Nook – This is one of the rising trends in interior design in the last few years. You can create a cozy space for reading by extending or reimagining your windowsill. You can even add small pillows and a comfy foam for a gentler reading experience. You can also make the most of nature’s light instead of using a lamp. And if it turns out to be a napping place, too, all the better.
- Bathtub Shelves – The space beside the tub is often overlooked, mainly because the things you place there are always at risk of getting wet. You can use other, more water-resistant materials for shelving, and you can place your shampoo bottles, bath salts, and the like there. This won’t only look amazing, but it will help organize your bathroom as well.
- Corner Shelves – Corners are also often underutilized. You can add shelves there to place figurines, display photos, and more. You can also turn your nightstand into one of these. There you can place your books and other nighttime accessories. Extending the shelves all the way to the ceiling will give you a lot of new space to work with.
- Stairs Storage – If you’ve seen Harry Potter, you know where this is going. The space under the stairs is a gold mine when it comes to space. Sure, you may place cleaning materials there, but is that truly the way to maximize that space? You can turn this space into a more organized and presentable closet space, with shelves and cabinets.
Now that the smaller spaces here are there are covered, you can turn your sights on bigger spaces that have even more potential.
Your basement is one of these spaces. It may be where your HVAC system, your washing machine, your old couch, or all of these things are gathering dust, but you can always do more with this untapped space.
You can turn it into a cellar, for example. According to The Spruce, the light, temperature, and humidity of where you keep your wine affect its flavor. Using your basement as a cellar will make it easier for you to monitor these things. You can also hire basement finishing services to make your cellar even more classy.
Attics are almost always overlooked. Apart from being the de facto ‘storage’ space of the home, it can be so much more. It can even be a guest room if it’s organized well. There’s a wealth of possibilities for attics.
Of course, if you’re going to continue using your attic as a storage space, you might as well make it more organized with proper shelving. You should also make sure that the area is safe, without any wires hanging around.
Making the most of your dead spaces at home can be very rewarding. Follow these tips and see how much space you’ll gain.