Author | Debbie Fletcher
Due to rising house prices and shrinking homes, space isn’t always on our side.
But getting on the property ladder isn’t easy, so we are often grateful for what we can get.
However, a few months down the line you may find that you start to feel claustrophobic. What do you do now? You can’t move again – that would cost a significant amount of money – and actually you don’t need to. There are ways to find space in the home you have, no matter how small it is.
Firstly, you can take advantage of storage outside of the home and purchase items such as multi-functional furniture and stacker boxes to make the most of the space you do have. But, you also don’t want to fill up all the space with storage solutions because including too many of these and the space will still feel small.
So, here are some hidden storage ideas that will enable you to keep the space tidy and organised – without having everything you own on display.
The back of cupboard doors
You keep plenty inside your cupboard but what about the back of the door – that space is just wasted, isn’t it? But, how do you make the most of it? Well, firstly you could mount a magazine rack here – this will be the perfect spot to store cling film, foil, baking paper and so on. You could also hang hooks which are ideal for tea towels and utensils or even plastic shoe racks to store a multitude of kitchen essentials.
The back of room doors
What about the room doors themselves? While you use them for privacy and to keep the warmth in, they can be used for so much more than this. Again, hooks are always handy because they are easy to hang and can hold plenty on them. But, you could be a little more inventive and as well as hooks, hang rods and magnetic strips to really maximise the space.
Magnetic strips are perfect for hidden storage and you can even decorate them in such a way that they won’t be noticeable. In the kitchen they can be placed underneath cupboards or even used as a spice rack like this. You could also utilise wall space for your knife set. In the bathroom, place this on the wall or inside drawers to store tweezers and other metal tools.
Paintings can really brighten up a room and will at times be a talking point, especially if you have created the artwork yourself. But, have you considered using framed paintings for storage?
Take a look at this guide which shows you how to create hidden storage using a canvas painting – you can either paint it yourself or buy one second hand from a charity shop. Once complete, hand this on your bedroom wall and fill with your jewelry.
Get to work installing some of these hidden storage ideas in your home and start saving space today!
Author | Debbie Fletcher
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