33 Home improvement ideas for small space

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