When money is tight, many of us don’t have the luxury of adding square footage to our homes, or purchasing a new home. Here are some simple tips to help you make the most of your space:
(1) Use multi-purpose furniture. Futon furniture has become increasingly popular for maximizing space in home offices, guest bedrooms, den and play areas. Not only can a futon provide a comfortable sitting and sleeping option, but many have storage accessories options and interchangeable covers allow you to customize the look of your room. (2) Make use of hidden storage. Adding a twin or full platform bed with under the bed drawer or trundle space is a smart way to add storage and/or extra sleep space to any room. Plus, the simple lines offer a streamlined clutter free look. By adding one of these accessories to a kids bed, bunk or daybed, voila, extra space for overnight guests and/or kid clutter. (3) Maximize vertical real estate. A simple bookshelf can provide a plethora of storage and design options to any space. Taller shelves take advantage of valuable space. Baskets and decorative bins can be used to organize and hide smaller items. Add colorful binders, books and accessories to jazz up the space. Or, use a loft system or bunk bed to maximize vertical real estate in small kid’s rooms. Many come with shelving and desk options to add additional storage and work space for one or more child.