So you’re looking to save some space in your home? One of the best ways to achieve this is to actually start using space-saving furniture. This could mean furniture that is physically a lot smaller than what you’re normally used to, or it could mean furniture that services multiple purposes. So in this post, we’re going to offer a couple of tips on how you can start using space-saving furniture to make more room in your home.
Ask yourself if it’ll really save space
Before you buy any kind of furniture for the sake of saving space, make sure it’s actually going to help you save space. This sounds really obvious, but most people overlook the concept of floor space and how furniture can affect it. For example, let’s say you want to replace a dining table with something a bit smaller. A table with a smaller bottom or smaller feet can ultimately take up less floor space and it’ll be easier to move than a similarly sized table that covers more of the floor. We take floor space quite literally here; the more you have, the more spacious your rooms are going to feel!
Furniture that can be packed away needs some consideration
You could always try a wallbed or a folding table to save space, but you need to remember that they’re fitted in the home differently. For example, a wallbed takes up a lot of vertical space and you may need to take this into consideration if you have short ceilings. Similarly, it can’t be mounted unless the wall behind it is sturdy enough. You’ll also need to take these into consideration for installing a folding table. At the end of the day, the folding furniture is a fantastic way to save space in your home, but you absolutely need to consider the way it’s installed and the weight it puts on other parts of your home.
Space-saving furniture isn’t always high quality
When you pay for quality furniture, a lot of your money is going towards the overall quality and construction. However, for space-saving furniture, you’re sometimes paying for the unique design that allows it to save space as well. This is especially true for furniture that is molded in a unique shape or is constructed and shipped as a single piece. In a case like this, you might end up paying more for something because the production process is more involved and requires someone to put it together. You might also find that space-saving furniture can be more expensive due to lower production runs. Not everyone is into the idea of saving space, meaning the products aren’t sold in high quantities. This ultimately means they’re more expensive and you should consider this into your budget.
At the end of the day, space-saving furniture is extremely convenient for most homes. However, you need to keep in mind that you can’t just replace something and assume you’ll save space. You do need to think carefully about how you place the furniture in order to make the most use of it.