Small Spaces - You Can Get Much More out of Your House

usha kiran By usha kiran, 19th Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3nwu02i1/
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Here are some ideas that are useful and practical that can easily be implemented in your home. Creating an illusion of space can be easily done by making a few simple and practical changes and additions within your home .

Introduction

.If one has some imagination it is not difficult to have a functional home that caters to all your needs even though you have a limited space. You can definitely get much more out of your house however small it may be.
You can definitely get much more out of your house however small it may be..
Creating an illusion of space can be easily done by making a few simple and practical changes and additions within your home .If one has some imagination it is not difficult to have a functional home that caters to all your needs even though you have a limited space. To get a spacious feel it is advisable to have white or semi white walls and sheer drops which tend to enhance the size and make the room look bigger than what it is.
Keeping the furniture to bare minimum , pushed to the peripheries also helps .Following a similar colour trail in your furnishings, window frames, floor rug and other accessories creates an illusion of space and a clean uncluttered look also makes a room much more attractive and inviting. When there is no proper window or there is only a small opening in the room , using pastel or light shades of upholstery, furniture and linen adds brightness to a room. Hanging a bright outdoor nature print on your wall also helps in brightening the room.

Here are some ideas that are useful and Practical

No guest room

If you are unable to have a guest room due to lack of space, there is no need to worry. One can always get a Sofa - Bed or a diwan in the living room or even in your bed room, for informal house guests. It is easy to design a Sofa - Bed with additional storage space, where you can store additional bed linen and towels. With an attractive cover and some brightly covered cushions you can easily plan your other sitting room furniture and arrangement around it.

No space for a study

Space constraint makes it impossible these days to have luxuries like an independent study, and many people use their dining table as their study table.
However, with a bit of imagination and planning one can utilise any extra cupboard in the bedroom or hall to create a compact workspace. You can get your carpenter or if you are good at DIY jobs it is easy to create a few shelves and a set of drawers that can be placed according to your convenience to store your file-folders and reference books. You can place your computer laptop on the middle shelf, also have a space for a stool or a chair that can be pushed in while not in use. The best part about this is that you can literally shut out your work space when not in use.

Create a workspace or study for your own self.

If you work from home or any other member in your household needs to work from home or catch up with the pending work, there is need to have a study or a workspace since one tends to send a considerable amount of time there. One can easily do that in some area of the house to create a study.
Choose a length of wall space ideally in a less frequented area, where there is a window and plenty of natural light. Once you locate the best possible spot all that needs to be done is to install a long wooden counter to act as the desk and then add on shelves, drawers, a reading lamp, more storage underneath to keep heavy files and folders. Make the most of the area by adding shelves on the walls, since storage space is forever in demand in most households. Light coloured surfaces, a glass sheet on top of the desk bring a neat and tidy look to your work place.

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I love to write and interact....I am a teacher/housewife and a mother of three grown up children..

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