33 Home improvement ideas for small space

33 Home improvement ideas for small space


Downsizing is a trendy way to get rid of some unnecessary things. But when you have a small space, it’s difficult to find places for even the most basic wardrobe. If you want to maximize the space you have, this list will help you make excellent use of your small space This is 33 Home Improving Ideas to Maximize Small Spaces Before I start the list, to you home décor bloggers and YouTube video creators, if you’re interested in guest posting for us, check out www.simphome.com/guestpost/ You’ll get massive exposure to our large viewer base, and it’s free. Make sure to choose the category that suits your content. Back to our list: Number 1. Load-bearing shelves. Here’s a crafty way to get around repairing a damaged or ugly wall. Make it into a shelf wall by using load-bearing objects like this designer has done. You’ll be using the maximum amount of space but you’ll also have some trendy shelves. 2. White out. No, we don’t mean that sticky stuff in the tube. We mean redo your room in all white. It’s a high fashion look that gives your room a new and clean feel. Don’t be afraid to use a few basic colors like brown and black or silver and gold to go along with the white (just so you don’t think you’re in a snow storm). You can also use a little bit of bright color to make it pop, but stick to one or two objects. 3. Bookshelf door frame. You can frame your doorway with some bookshelves for a fun way to save space. Instead of having large, bulky bookshelves to deal with, change it up by using smaller shelves. This not only makes a chic door frame, but it also saves a ton of space when it comes to shelving your books and other objects. 4. Sabrina Soto on Small Space Living Solutions. Here are some helpful tips on small space living. Sabrina Soto takes you through how to make the most of your small space and love it. 5. Discover unexpected storage. Who would have thought of this? That’s why we’ve done the research for you on how to save space. Think about some creative ways to save space that may be a little more unconventional than your traditional wall shelves. This cabinet is cool because it uses the vertical wall to store away things that may not need to be out in the open. 6. Keep it simple. One of the best ways to maximize the use of your small space is to keep things simple. Some people use the acronym K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid) but we don’t want to make any assumptions! Think clean lines and simple colors. You don’t need every appliance sitting out on the counter using space when you can simplify and condense. 7. On the flipside, you can embrace the quaint. We don’t mean you have to move to Hobbiton (although it is awfully quaint). Just remember you can live in a unique or exciting space, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be cluttered. Stick to the basics for what you need or use the most often. 8. How to produce a high-yield garden in a small space in 12 months. Want to start your own veggie garden using a small space? You can take this 12 month challenge to see what your patch will yield. The trick is to use simple and easy plants that will yield a gain per leaf. Growing things like lettuce and other leafy herbs is ideal. 9. Producing a high-yield small space garden, Month 2. For your second month of growing, you’ll be able to get a good idea of what you’ll be producing for the season. Harvest what you can after a month of growth (and lots of tender gardening care, bedtime stories, etc). Here, they’ve yielded about $20 worth of leafy greens in the first month. 10. Repurpose your closet. Who says you have to store your wardrobe in the closet? No matter how Star Wars-ish your wardrobe is, you can create a simple hanging solution to save space in your closet. Now that your wardrobe is hanging in the room (and is easier to sift through, might we add) you can store larger items away in the closet. 11. Use open storage to draw the eye upward. This is a quick and simple fix. Store your not-used-so-often materials up on top of the cabinets, or on one of your open shelves. This draws the eye upward for a more vertical sense of space, and it’s just a great place to store those books you’ve been “meaning” to read. 12. Create the illusion of vertical space by selecting low-sitting furniture. Seriously. By getting some on-the-floor seating or using tables that aren’t as tall, you create more space above. It’s not just easy on the eyes, though. It really gives more space up top if you need it. 13. Remove the clutter. Okay, so you don’t need a cute little dog to make a room great (although it helps). You should be able to get rid of a few things that you haven’t used in a while, or at least find a new place for it. Once you begin removing the clutter, you’ll find that your rooms now have a simpler and more streamlined look. 14. Less is more. It’s not just a classy phrase that artists throw around to sound, well, classy. It’s true. Over decorating is one of the most common mistakes when decorating. If you found the perfect bird theme for your room, you don’t need to buy every bird-themed item at Hobby Lobby. Too much in a small room will only enhance the fact that the room is small. Keeping wall decor and furniture to a minimum is a smart idea. 15. Utilize retractable pantry drawers for small appliances. This is one of the most helpful ideas out there. If you’re like everyone else, you can’t just toss out the microwave because it will look less cluttered. For bulky appliances, look into buying (or making if you’re crafty) some retractable shelves to house these units so you can simply slide, use, and slide back. 16. Dark or light wall colors. Using solid light colors can make a room feel more open and larger. But don’t worry—you’re not destined to an all-white house. You can still get creative in your use of décor and color. Solid dark colors can have the same effect if executed properly. Even though very light or very dark isn’t your first choice, you’ll like the way it makes your room feel. 17. Show some legs. Yep, we said it. No no, not those legs! Your furniture legs. You can help the visual aspect of any room feel larger and more open just by using furniture with exposed legs. It’s one of those sight-to-brain tricks that make us sense something different. When vision is interrupted by a frumpy couch with a skirt hiding its legs in a small room, we feel cut off. Expose those legs and contribute to the openness of the room. 18. Double duty. Maximize storage space by finding furniture that serves more than one purpose. TV stands with cabinets or drawers that both store DVDs and hide ugly electronics and cords is a great way to save a little space. Also, ottomans or coffee tables with storage function with more than one purpose. That way you can do away with the other stuff. Learn how space-saving, multi-functional types of furniture can help you get the most out of your space by watching this quick video. 19. Decorate with light. Who says you need expensive paintings to clutter your walls? Instead, use some natural light. It creates an open and positive vibe in your room and keeps things nice and simple. Plus, it varies depending on the time of day to keep things interesting. 20. Curtains for privacy. Need more privacy? Instead of erecting a wall or losing space, put up some simple curtains to help make the most of your small space. They’re removable and light, which will give you the advantage to use your space wisely. 21. Use room dividers in place of walls. Room dividers are a great way to save money and space. In place of erecting a wall, you can use a room divider to add some pizazz to your room but keep the open feel to the room. Walls will always close off a room (quite literally). 22. Put a shelf on it. Windows. Cabinets. Tables. Walls. Any open space. You can really put a shelf anywhere you want it. And the more wasted space you can use with shelving, the more living space can be freed up for you. 23. Pick your favorite room in the house and go big. And we mean big. You can use elements like wood and mirror to create a very natural and open aura for your favorite room. Use things like light-colored granite to keep a sleek look. Also, you’ll want to de-clutter to make sure your sleek look into going to waste. 24. Get creative with mirrors. Mirror are one of the easiest ways to make a small space look bigger and more open. It has to do with the way your eye scans a room. Due to the reflection, your brain “thinks” it can see further than the actual mirror. Don’t be afraid to get crafty using mirrors or shapes of mirrors. Just don’t go too far—it didn’t work out for the Evil Step Mother Queen in Snow White. 25. Use glass walls to separate spaces without visually dividing a room. Using glass walls (even ones with awesome wooden dividers like this) is a chic way to keep the space in a room even when there’s an actual wall. You don’t need to cut off the layout of a large room. Warning: not recommended for homes with toddlers. We’re just saying…not a good idea. 26. Replace doors with sliding walls to let your space breathe. Sliding walls are one of the best ways to keep your space open, but still have the option to section it off if needed. It works great for a bedroom or living/dining room section-off. 27. Add a loft over your kitchen. A loft can save tons of space by creating another “layer” to your home. Often, the space near the ceiling is completely wasted. But by adding a loft, you’re giving yourself twice the space. Plus, it looks really unique. 28. Or just add a loft anywhere. Here’s the neat thing about lofts- you can pretty much add them anywhere there’s ceiling space up high. It doesn’t have to be a large loft, just something large enough for a bed or some extra storage. 29. Keep your window-to-wall ratio high. The more window space you have on any given wall, the more open it will feel. With any tiny window comes a more closed-off feeling. Basically, the bigger the window, the more your eye can see past the actual wall. 30. Use semi-opaque materials to allow light into windowless rooms. Everyone has at least one cavish room where light seems to be something so far away. Usually it’s the bathroom, considering in many layouts, they’re the room in the center of the house. Try using some semi-opaque. 31. Create outdoor living space to add the feeling of square footage. It doesn’t just have to be inside—get creative and add some outdoor living space in order to not only maximize, but also add to your small space. Plus, a beautiful wrap-around porch or a deck is the perfect place to relax or host a summer party. 32. Shotgun Houses & The Tiny Simple House. Or maybe you’re looking to downsize into something more cozy. Here are some ideas using a tiny simple house or a shotgun house. Given a shotgun house’s room-upon-room layout, you’ll want to make sure you follow these tips to maximize the use of your space. And Last, 33. Fewer walls, more multipurpose rooms. If you’re in the beginning stages with your small home or space, you can use fewer walls in order to make the most of your small space. You can use things like curtains or wooden dividers to keep the open feel but still have some separation. Just remember, the more walls the smaller each room is. That’s it for this episode, be sure to like this video and share it with friends before you leave! Last, feel free to leave a comment below! And as always, press subscribe button before you play another random video on your right side. Thanks for watching

25 thoughts on “33 Home improvement ideas for small space

  1. Like the ideas, the format with one blurred picture and one clear literally hurts my eyes and makes it hard for me to follow. Why not one large picture we can all see clearly?

  2. I like this. So white or neutral colours with pops of colour for appliance. For the the herb garden can you grow spinach or kale

  3. New to your channel, and love your ideas. Please keep the volume at a steady level. The Brit dude has good ideas, but the music is louder and annoying. Thanks for the vid..

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  5. sOME OF THESE IDEAS ARE GOOD SOME I HAVE SEEN MANY TIMES AND ARE QUIET EXPENSIVE. W e want to tell u to go look at our videos Hurricane Harvey Dedication and let's remember to keep praying for all these people and all the others that have had their homes and even loved ones taken away from them the last few weeks. thank u so much and thumbs up to you.

  6. The voice used for the voice over here is very annoying. And the ad for their channel with submission info for guest posts up front lost me before I looked at the rest. Punting on watching.

  7. First of all, this video isn't showing small space, because I live in a small apartment have very small spaces to show what a small space actually looks like. The voice of the lady doing voice over is very annoying and need to show a real person to teach everyone how to maximize a real small space. Do something different in your videos.

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