Living in an apartment or studio sometimes forces us to be imaginative with space-saving techniques. We’ve compiled a list of small space ideas to inspire you, because living in a small space doesn’t mean giving up your favorite pieces or skimping on essentials. Small areas like apartments, condos and dorms simply require you to think outside the box! If you live in a big city like New York City, then this article will be extremely useful for you. In these areas you can find tiny apartments for exorbitant fees, so it’s really important to utilize every square inch of your apartment. Listen.
Build baseboard drawers in your kitchen
Don’t waste those few inches of space. Construct and install toe kick drawers to store flat items like baking sheets and cutting boards. This is a common tactic used in RV storage facilities. When I first saw it I couldn’t understand why it isn’t being done everywhere…even in larger homes. It’s literally innovative living and makes the place look so much less cluttered.
Convert the area under your stairs for extra space
If you have a staircase, chances are the space below is either covered or unoccupied. You can usually turn the room into a reading nook, a desk, or a play area. For many years, our under-stairs area served as the children’s office because it was centrally located and the children were small enough that height was not a problem.
Install an extra shower curtain rod in your shower
Installing an extra rod at the back of your shower provides the ideal location for hanging waterproof baskets. Finally a storage place for soap, shampoo and children’s toys. This is brilliant and I can’t believe it isn’t done more often! What an easy way to add lots of storage to the shower and tub. If you need more bath storage, you can use multiple rods.
Get creative with available space for small room ideas
Build a closet between the studs in your walls. Although space between each stud can be limited, this is the ideal spot for a built-in closet. You now have more space to store cleaning supplies or a coat rack.
Maximize your space in small spaces
Add a shelf above your door to make the most of the space. Shelves are a great way to make the most of space. Although this design is focused on a bathroom, you can use it in your bedroom as well. You can create a bespoke built-in look by adding a shelf above the door to accommodate a variety of items.
Small space ideas that will surprise you
Toothbrushes should be kept in the bathroom cabinet door. You can use this hack to make your space more functional. You can use the free space on closet doors with just a few materials and very little work. There will be no more crowded counters!
Lazy Susan uses ideas for small spaces
Implementing a lazy susan is just what you need to utilize the space you already have. All you need is a pair of cake pans and some marbles! Yes, you can even make it yourself! They are great for storing spices in cabinets, art pens, pencils, markers, paint brushes, straws, silverware and more!
Towel rails keep towels off the floor and small spaces clean
Hang a towel rack on the back of the bathroom door. Don’t overlook the area behind the door! The door handle automatically creates a 6 inch gap between the door and the wall. This provides the ideal space for a towel rail or two. Towel rails keep your space clean by preventing wet towels from splashing on the floor. Ideal for managing your small bathroom in your tight spaces.
Fake drawer ideas for extra neat fun in small spaces
Turn the fake drawer under your sink into a real drawer. Whoever came up with this concept was a genius! Remove the glued-on drawer and replace it with a storage basket. It offers the ideal location for sponges! You may need to purchase hinges, which are available at any hardware store. Store extra sponges and cleaning brushes on one side and a pair of gloves on the other. Then you always have everything you need and more!