Say bye to ‘space issues’!

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 13, 2019, 7:37 am IST
Updated Jul 13, 2019, 7:37 am IST
Don’t fret over lack of space in your home; a little creativity can do wonders in utilising unused vertical spaces lending charm.
Small or big – it does not matter what the size of your home is. What matters is how well organised everything is.
 Small or big – it does not matter what the size of your home is. What matters is how well organised everything is.

Small or big – it does not matter what the size of your home is. What matters is how well organised everything is. Have you ever let that favourite and discounted knick knack go just because you realise there is no space to show it off? Then, fret not! Take a good look around your home and you will see the untapped potential in vertical space that is lying unused. That applies to your garden, too.

Thes vertical spaces with the right creative application can transform walls, corners, niches and crooks into stylish and sophisticated spaces, apart from providing the much-needed storage facility. Spend some time surfing the web for some amazing DIY ideas if you need to get a kick-start in the right creative direction.

 

Some of the unused spaces lie in the form of those spaces above your cupboards, the space between tables, the space above the toilets and kitchen counter or the walls behind the flower beds. Even that two-inch space between your furniture can be used to add a floor lamp to throw a warm glow when the sun sets.  See the bare walls behind the sofa sets – add some colourful paintings to make it a gallery wall or hang personal photos to brighten up the space and add character to the room.

Are you one of those people who crib about the lack of space in kitchen? Then hanging spice racks can help save counter space. If you rely on cook books to help create those yummy concoctions, then install a cook book rack on the side of your kitchen cabinets for easy access. Also, one can utilise the space behind the cabinet doors to store cutting boards.  An abandoned drawer with a nice coat of distress finish paint can turn into a hanging organiser. A narrow makeshift shelf can be used to store bathroom accessories even in confined spaces. See that space above your cabinets that is begging to be noticed? Add some storage boxes and a planter and you have extra space.   

So, there is an old door that is lying somewhere in the garage then go get it, add a coat of paint, attach some hooks, prop it against a wall and voila, you can hang planters, add some  string lights in between or use it as a coat or umbrella holder. If you have over-indulged at the nursery and don’t know what to do with the new flower pots, look for small unused ladders, prop them against an exterior wall and stack the pots on the ladder rings.

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