How to Maximize Your Living Room’s Small Spaces with Interior Design

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There can be a thousand reasons you would purchase or lease modular homes. It could be because of the number of bedrooms that’s perfect for the family, a yard out front that’s great for Sunday morning festivities, or even an extra room that fits a mini home-theatre setup.

Whether you’re renting or paying a monthly mortgage, real estate is an investment. So, no matter what wow-factor reason you might have, the venture of having your own home costs too much to put valuable floor area to waste.

To properly utilize each room in your house, here are 8 tips you should keep in mind:

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1. Turn entryways into a convenient stop

Entryways or foyers may be the most underutilized space in a home. Thinking about it, this is the first place that welcomes you as you get home, as well as the last to bid you adieu.
By installing a wall-mounted coat rack, you won’t forget to bring a jacket when it’s cold outside. You can also hang hooks to finally avoid misplacing keys. Design the area in a way that it supplements your day-to-day needs.

2. Think about your workflow

We all have a way of doing things, and taking into consideration how you go about your day can help you utilize the room. Imagine an assembly line and how each station accomplishes a task before moving on to the next.

Rooms should allow you to move around smoothly and freely. Take, for instance, cabinets. You wouldn’t want to layout cabinets that would require you to keep crossing the room every time you need a pair of jeans and a shirt.

3. Common areas need space

Common areas should be designed with everyone’s needs in mind. When you’re designing a living room, ensure that the furniture can accommodate most, if not everyone, at home. After all, this is where people are meant to engage and converse with others.

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4. Don’t hide junk in the garage

The garage may be the default storage space for unused items or broken appliances, but there are still a ton of ways to utilize the area. You can try installing overhead compartments or ceiling racks to help you keep things organized without sacrificing a lot of floor area.

5. Use room dividers

Dividers are a great way to merge two functions into a single room. Not only can this be beneficial in terms of functionality, but also with privacy.

6. Declutter

One of the best solutions to maximize a room is to declutter it. Having too many things in one room can greatly shrink its size and kill efficiency.

Write down the purpose of each room on a piece of paper, and when you see something that doesn’t fulfill the intended purpose, take it out.

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7. Scale the bedrooms accordingly

Having oversized furniture can put a good room to waste. Though some rooms may be smaller than others, it’s best to think about the space and choose appropriate-sized furniture. Sounds like a no brainer right? But, you’d be surprised how many people are choosing furnishings based on aesthetic than usage.

You can try making built-in shelves or collapsible dresses to utilize the room for other purposes.

8. Leverage on natural light

It was mentioned in this article, windows are sometimes best left bare. However, it’s not just to make a room bigger that’s proving open windows are an advantage.

With the help of natural light, you can eliminate the need to install too many light fixtures that can leave the room looking cramped and cluttered.

Every room in a house is not just meant to be slept in. It should also be your sanctuary where you can relax and reenergize yourself so you can do more in life. Even modern modular homes can be utilized to fit all your needs. You just have to learn how to lay things out and design with a purpose in mind.

With a lot of tender loving care, you can turn any house into a home. Just remember that the best way to utilize every room is to make sure they harmoniously fit into your lifestyle.


Guest post courtesy of Ash Genete.
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