How can I maximise space in my small home?

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Everybody dreams of having a home with ample storage space and plenty of room for our favourite furnishings. Whether you’re a first time buyer getting a new home, or a growing family, space can be at a premium. 

Many of those living in the almost 25 million dwellings in Britain said they wanted more space in their home and that is possible with a few of our handy hacks. Our guide will take a closer look at the ways you can maximise space in your home and even make it feel bigger. 

This process should make you fall in love with your home all over again and should allow you to live an uncluttered life without having to give up items close to your heart. Continue reading to find out more. 

Start with a declutter

A cluttered home isn’t maximising its space and can lead to its occupiers suffering from mental health issues. Spend a weekend sorting through your belongings and separate them into three categories: keep, bin and sell or donate. 

By the end, you’ll be able to get rid of unwanted items and could even make money by selling them on second-hand sites like Vinted. Once you’ve done this, you’ll have a clean slate to start the maximising space process. 


Storage is always an important feature, but small homes need it more than most. Clever solutions are often needed to make use of every bit of space you have. Consider incorporating a storage room beneath your stairs, over-the-door hooks for towels and robes as well as corner shelves for making use of awkward spaces.

Practical furniture 

With little space, making full use of your furniture is a must. There are plenty of furniture types that have built-in storage, ensuring comfort and practicality. This includes: 

  • Ottoman beds
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Sofas with drawers

Making it feel bigger than it is 

While a small home may feel unpractical and cramped at times, there are several ways to make the space look and feel bigger than it is. This is through the use of natural light, mirrors and wall paint. 

Natural light and mirrors combine spectacularly to trick the eye into thinking a room is bigger than it is. To do this, place a mirror directly across from a window to reflect the light around the room. This makes it feel bigger and brighter, which we’re confident you’ll appreciate.

You could give your walls a new lick of paint to make the home feel bigger as well. The colours that work best for this include greys, light blues, whites and yellows.

As you can see, a small home isn’t the end of the world. There are plenty of ways to make the space feel bigger and add extra storage for your favourite items. Implement our ideas above and we’re confident you’ll make the most of your small property.








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