Psychologically, we often associate small with less, as in, a lesser standard of life – however when we think about modern trends everything is getting smaller; from computers, phones and televisions to even washing detergent bottles!  

It can be a challenge to squeeze our big lives into such a small space.  Indeed, just a decade ago, you would find many homes with a huge box in the corner, whereas today, TV’s are so slim they will fit in the most cramp of apartments; so by design, maybe we are naturally evolving into smaller spaces – yet there is an intrinsic limitation as to how comfortable one can be when living in a small space, as the lack of storage can lead to a cluttered and chaotic home environment.  

Therefore, in this article, I’m going to look at five ways to squeeze more from a small space:

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  1. GET MORE STORAGE

There are a number of creative solutions for storage in small spaces where you can use wasted spaces such as on the top of units, around the bathroom sink, and on top of kitchen cupboards.

  1. MAKE BETTER USE OF THE AVAILABLE SPACE YOU HAVE

There are a number of little ways you can change how your house feels and one of these is to maximise the space you already have in your home.  As an example, if you were to fit your loft with loft boards you could then use this area for additional storage.

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3. CONVERT YOUR ATTIC

Leading on from fitting loft boards, if you are in need of an additional room, a full loft conversion could be the answer.  A loft conversion can make great use of that additional area under the roof that a lot of people leave as wasted space or a place of storage.  Whilst converting your attic is a significant investment it will usually increase the value of your home particularly if it provides an extra bedroom.

  1. BUILD ADDITIONAL SPACE

When you can’t quite make do with the small space you have, it could be time to consider building an extension in the form of a conservatory or a more substantial steel building construction that extends your living area.

Indeed, many people today are consuming space from within their garden in order to build an addition to their home; be this in the form of a granny flat… a workshop… or even a small office.  The great thing about building an additional space, of course, is that you then have an excuse to visit cool shops like House By Betty and make the space your own.

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  1. CREATE AN OUTSIDE LIVING SPACE

If you don’t have enough space inside to entertain guests it’s time to consider moving outside; with the use of outdoor seating, heater lamps, and the use of a porch or gazebo for shelter you can make use of your outside space in most climates.  Pinterest is a great resource for image based inspiration on how to make a cosy outdoor living space.

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