Are you looking for ways to make your home more practical without completing revamping it?
Well you’re in luck and will be pleased to hear that there are many cost-effective ways you can go about doing this. What’s even better is that some of these methods simply involve making the most of what you’ve probably already got in your home.
A Simple Change of Layout
By strategically moving the furniture around in rooms it can make them appear more spacious and less cluttered; ultimately a practical use of the space you have. Tidy up and put away any clothes and other items which can be stored and clear the floor space – which in itself will make the room look bigger. The next trick is to place larger items like wardrobes away from the door to allow it to open fully and then arrange furniture around the sides of the room, leaving a wider centralised space.
Having Built-in Units
To build on the above point, concealed built-in units are a practical option to consider that can help you save space. For example underneath bay windows and gaps either side of chimney breasts are ideal to install such units as they naturally take up less room. With the former you can also create a new seating area by having a fold up lid and a few cushions laid on top of this storage area.
A big part of practicality is convenience and have a few little devices added to your home can really go a long way. For example electric window openers like the ones available from Rocburn Limited, which not only take the hassle out of accessing hard to reach windows, they’re quite a trendy feature to have. Another snazzy and convenient device to consider are sound activated lights. With a quick clap of the hands you can turn the lights on and off in the rooms of your home; a definite winner for practicality!
Making the Most of Doors
While doors do a great job of keeping our homes and rooms secure, they can also be used in other practical ways. By installing a few hooks on the inside panel you have makeshift coat hooks. Another option is to fasten secured shelving units to your door panels which is particularly good in kitchens for storing pots and pans.
So, give some of these a try and give your home a new and practical lease of life at an affordable price.