Small homes and apartments aren’t just small in size but also have immense possibilities in design. What they lack in space, can be optimized in clever measures that enhance their look while also ingeniously saving space.

Small apartments and residences are those that are less than 1000 sq ft, and doing them up can be really tricky. While it works out well for the budget-conscious, these homes come with a lack of space and require clever use of furniture and a different way of interior design. Here is a list of 8 space-saving measures for small homes that you can use.

1. Sofa Cum Beds

These new space-saving, multi-purpose units are comfortable, easy to use and available in many different materials. A sofa that can be extended into a bed whenever the need arises, can be placed anywhere and also negates the need for two pieces of furniture. This is a great space-saving measure for small homes.

space saving sofa cum bed

2. Rolled in Dining Table and Chairs

Sleek, armless chairs that slide under tables can be hidden away when not in use and don’t take up much space. They can be placed anywhere in a room, and can also be used as a reading nook, converted into a temporary home office or tucked to one side when not in use.

Space saving table and chairs

3. Foldable Table

A clever idea in a rather small room is a fold-down table that can be lifted up or used whenever the need arises. This can be fixed against a wall, is unobtrusive and can also be used as an additional utility table should the need arise.

space saving Foldable table

4. Wall-Mounted Sofa Cum Bed

If you’ve watched such beds and wondered if they ever could be replicated, then you must give this serious thought. Wall beds are the best things that could happen to small living spaces. They can be used as a showcase cum sofa in the daytime and folded out into a bed for the night.

wall mounted single bed

5. Under Stair Storage

It might seem impossible but under stairs with cabinets are the most essential space-saving trick for your home. There’s lots of space that gets wasted with stairways. Cabinets and drawers not just use that empty space but hide unused furniture or out of season clothing and accessories.

under stair storage

6. Built-in Shelves

The great thing about built-in shelves is that you can customize them to the exact height and depth that your room needs, depending on your requirement. Customized wall shelves like this make your room look well put together and in sync. Also, they don’t have to take up any floor space. And when you live in a small home, any additional storage is always appreciated.

builtin shelves

7. Hang Your Cookware on Wall-Mounted Storage

Instead of taking up precious storage in the kitchen with large pots and pans, hang them up in your kitchen; above the stove, behind the door or below shelves. If you have to own copper cookware like this or colourful ceramic ones, you can create a decor moment by hanging them up.

hanging pot and pans

8. Storage Above the Toilet

The space above the toilet is often forgotten and underutilised. You can either place wire bins like this above the toilet as temporary storage or build in a shelf to keep even more things in. Go for either closed or open storage depending on your requirement. If you are planning to keep only pretty rolled towels, go for open storage. If you need the space to store all your spare soaps and shampoos, go for a closed unit.

toilet storage

Have some space-saving tricks of your own that have worked in your small home? Share them in the comments below! And do connect with the experts at HomeLane to get your own small home designed with custom made furniture.



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    StarHardware Reply

    These are really some nice ideas and can save a lot of our space in our homes and make them look spacious. Thanks for sharing such an interesting blog. Keep sharing such more tips & ideas.

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    Indeed, this space saving furniture is truly incredible. I have never come across anything as fascinating as that in any of the online stores. Very beautifully designed and completely compact. Thank you for sharing this lovely blog. Keep penning more such posts. I am planning to renovate my home and such posts are helpful.

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