Small spaces, Big ideas!!
With the benefits of living in the City Centre growing rapidly, more and more people are searching for their perfect home. The only downside is according to a report released by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, we are living in “rabbit hutch Britain”, with new homes ranking as the smallest in Europe.
There are three principal reasons for this: no legal minimum exists for the size of a home in Britain; in the past decade many studios and one- and two-bed flats have been built; and the cost of land here often prohibits larger properties.
So with this in mind, adaptability is key when it comes to fitting your lifestyle into a small home. Incorporating hidden storage and plenty of light can make any home feel bigger and brighter.
Petite properties – Top tips
- Give the illusion of space with floor-to-ceiling mirrored cupboards.
- Hang hooks on the back of doors. And hang clothes up out of sight instead of over chairs.
- Install a foldaway table in a small kitchen.
- Fix a shelf above the bed if there’s no space for a table.
- Don’t waste the dead space under a bed.
- To save wardrobe space keep belts, scarves and ties in order with a multi-use hanger.