There are plenty of ways to fit things into small places in your home, however what is the most efficient way?
Personally the most efficient way to optimize your storage space for the maximum amount of stuff is to measure. Here's what I would do ↓
1. Measure your space with the amount of shelves you have and the height of each shelf so if you can, you can stack boxes.
2. Go to Walmart, Dollar General, or Dollar Tree and find baskets or bins that correspond with your measurements
3. Finally, you will have stylish baskets or bins that fit perfectly in your closet!
Other Ways to Save Space
Other ways to save space on your shelves is by using different sized bins or even wall hanging bins. Bins that hang on the wall are AMAZING because they take up the wall space and not your shelves. Using command hooks are also get ways to save space especially if you have a lot of items to hang.
P.S. This is just me however you can also DIY these baskets or bins to have labels on them and paint them to fit the design of your home!
Space saving does not always have to go with shelves, this also works for coffee tables to house magazines or anything else you would like to store underneath your coffee table. You can also save cabinet space by using a hanging pot apparatus over your island or use command hooks to hang dishtowels in your kitchen.
There are also space saving ideas for new construction of homes and remodels. When using a designer and architect, they can work together to create the most aesthetic and functional design for your space. Using built-in's are a space saving hack in new construction because they are dual purpose meaning; you can put a closet in one bedroom and then using that same wall you put a built-in desk space on the other side. This can also work for remodels as well, adding a built in to an existing wall.
Organization is a big factor in storage because if everything is organized wrong then saving space will be hard. If your not good at organizing or if you just don't have time for it there are businesses out there that organize for you. They can organize many spaces in your home such as pantries, closets, or offices.
All in all these are my top tips to save space in your home! Read our other blog posts for more ideas!
So for me personally working in the showroom, I always get asked about pricing.
This is understandably the number one question because you want your money to be spent well. By hiring a designer they seek out ways to save you money through the beginning, middle, and end of the project. I speak more about this in my previous blog post (How Interior Designers save you money?).
Although quartz may be more expensive than granite, the benefits that quartz gives are far more substantial in the long term of your home!
Stain Resistant: Quartz is a non-porous surface this means it is resistant to stains such as wine, coffee, makeup, etc. This is especially helpful when you have children who spill a lot! This means, quartz is easier to clean and less work for you when its time to clean!
Lighting can affect us in many ways and it varies from person to person because we are all different and unique!
In my opinion, as this is a blog, lighting can affect us in many ways but these are the three, I have used most often when lighting a space. ↓
Think of your kitchen and your cooking a big meal for your family or spouse.
Everything is almost done but oh no! You forgot to cut the onions and they need to be fried! Here is what a designer would say ↓
"To make this problem as functional as possible I suggest implementing a cutting board hidden in the cabinet just above the trashcan for easy cleaning and access to your stove."