Do you ever walk into a model home and think “ugh! I wish my home could look as open and uncluttered as this is?!” In every home, there is the need for more space. Regardless of the size of the home or how many sentimental items you may own, we all seek the need for maximizing space to make our homes feel spacious and welcoming.
Here are 6 different ways to maximize your space – both with the architecture of your home and within the furnishings!
Walk-in closets can help your wardrobe (and your room if utilized properly!) avoid looking cluttered, cramped or disorganized. Maximize its available space with the help of storage features like built-in shelving and racks. Another added benefit of a walk-in closet is that you can use it as your personal dressing room! All of your items are already in a single, easy-access location and there’s enough room for you to move about and get dressed in comfort.
PANTRIES WITH STORAGE SPACE
Did someone say snacks-galore? But really – what better way to help declutter your kitchen than a spacious walk-in pantry and/or pantry would ample storage space? Not enough cabinet space, no problem! Walk-in pantry’s typically come with floor-to-ceiling shelves, so they’re big enough to store dozens of ingredients, cookbooks, snacks, pots, pans, medium to large cooking appliances and more.
Contrary to the name, the mud-room can be a beautiful and functional control center to the home instead of merely a pass-thru space next to the garage. Utilize the space for the entire family as a landing area to put shoes when you come home so they are not scattered throughout the house. This can also be a designated area with hooks for the kids’ backpacks, coats, shoes, and so on to keeps things organized and creates a routine for the family to put all their belongings from school in one place, plus it organizes them the next morning during the rush to get out of the house.
A butler’s pantry is an ideal multi-functional space that acts as a wet bar, storage space, and serving area, particularly useful for when you host guests! Store your precious dishware in the cabinetry. This space can truly help give your home an extra level of prestige. Install wine racks, glass-front cabinets, granite countertops, and other high-end features and fixtures, afterall, your guests will likely pass through this space when moving from kitchen to dining room.
The architecture of your home can be benefited by making sure you are installing windows wherever possible. large windows create stylish look and spacious feel, increasing a house appeal and its value! For one – you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors from indoors, enhance your home’s curb appeal, and create a perfect ambiance throughout your living area and bedroom! Furthermore, large windows are energy-efficient on their own – bringing in more natural light and protecting home interiors from heat and cold. Because Christopher Companies’ is committed to sustainable building – we also make sure to install Low-e windows whenever possible, providing comfort while helping our homeowners save money on their energy bills!
Your furniture and decorations can play a part in maximizing your space as well! Choose coffee tables with drawers and open-shelving, define zones with large rugs, use contrasting colors, and so much more! Check out this Houzz article detailing ways you can maximize your space with your decorating!