Space is the most valuable commodity in your home. So how do you go about maximizing every room in the best way possible? Ridgeline Homes has tips to help you maximize the space in your new custom home!
Make Your Entryway Functional
It’s a small area of your new custom home, but it can make a big impact when it comes to maximizing space. This is where family members and your guests remove their coats and shoes. So, take advantage of the opportunity to maximize the space and make it look nice!
If you don’t have the room to build a cabinet, think about adding a console table or bench instead. You can place bags and backpacks on top while footwear can be tucked away underneath. Install shelving above the bench or table for car keys and other small items you’ll need to grab before heading out the door. If you mount heavy-duty hooks, you can also hang up your coats and jackets.
Choose Storage Saving Furniture
The most important tip for maximizing space is to use furniture that allows you to save space. You can use this tip anywhere in the house, but the one spot this works best is in the living room.
If you’re looking to create storage, seating, and tabletop space in one spot, you’re going to love ottomans. Ottomans have hinged or removable lids with hollow spaces that can hold items like books, throw pillows, extra blankets, or games. You can also use the tops as a coffee table or a place to organize remote control and other gadgets. This versatile piece comes in various shapes, designs, and materials so you can find one that fits in with your style.
Side tables with drawers and bookshelves are useful pieces of furniture to add to your living room. You can easily store away things in drawers or baskets and display decorative pieces as finishing touches. TV consoles with cabinet storage are also a great way to hide away magazines, board games, and any extra clutter.
Utilize the Vertical Space in Your Kitchen
Your kitchen will have plenty of cabinet and drawer space for you to use. But don’t forget to utilize the walls and ceilings as well. They’re ideal spaces for storage and organization.
You can keep cooking utensils on wall-mounted hooks by your stovetop for easy access. This will help you avoid losing your tongs or wooden spoon in a cluttered utensil drawer. Vertical floating shelves are great places to store spices and jars for easy access. If you have fun dishware, you can put them on the shelves for display as well. Also, consider overhead storage for hanging your pots and pans. This will open up the space below counters so you can store more kitchen gadgets or cleaning solutions.
Discover Hidden Space in Bathrooms
Shared bathrooms can get cramped quickly. But utilizing each nook and cranny can help you use all of your bathroom’s potential space.
If your bathroom sink vanity has open shelves, fill them with labeled baskets. This will help use all the open space while keeping things nice and organized. For your mirror, use a mirrored cabinet instead of a flat mirror. You can store toothbrushes, toothpaste, skincare items, and medication neatly inside so all those things don’t clutter up your counter space. Last but not least, a shoe organizer on the back of the door is a great way to store hair tools and other bulky items.
Make the Most of Bedrooms
Bedrooms are places of refuge, so they should be free of clutter. When you maximize the space properly, clutter will be a thing of the past. Store out-of-season clothes and shoes in under the bed storage containers. For kids, beds with built-in drawers can house their clothes, games, or stuffed animals. Closet organizers for clothes, accessories, and shoes will help you keep your bedroom free of things that don’t belong.
Let’s Build Your New Custom Home Together
Maximizing the space in any home is essential. But why not build a new custom home with that already in mind? Ridgeline Homes would love to help build a home with the efficiency of your family in mind. Our experts are not only easy to work with but deliver superior quality no matter the price point you choose. We’re based in Montrose, Colorado, and are ready to start this exciting process with you.