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Making the most of small rooms

The smaller rooms in our houses can be a pain to get just right, whether it be the living room, your child’s room or even the kitchen. How are you supposed to create a cosy retreat when there’s no room?

Turns out there’s quite a few solutions for this problem…

Some easy fixes…

In a small living room, the TV is often the biggest space waster. Trying mounting your TV on the wall or above a fireplace and you'll instantly regain essential floor space. Or if you’re not a fan of having your TV on the wall, there are plenty of sideboard cabinets around that can not only hold your TV and any games consoles but also allow for extra storage – keeping everything neat and tidy.

Where space is tight in a small kitchen, it is important to utilise every inch of space - a pull-out cupboard with shelves offers the perfect solution. If you’ve got a large dining table that takes up an unnecessary amount of space… ditch it! Give yourself some extra space by opting for a smaller, round dining table or a folding table that can be tucked away.

Do you work from home and think you have no room for an office? Think again. A wall mounted desk takes up less room and you can even mount shelves above it for extra storage space.

Swap your child’s regular bed for a day bed and watch the bedroom double in size. A day bed also comes with a lot more storage than a normal bed, double bonus!

For those who are renovating…

If you’re refurbishing your home or completely renovating a new house, think ahead!

Cubbyholes in the bathroom wall will create space for all of your toiletries, without using up valuable space.

If you have a fireplace, alcoves on either side are perfect for building storage units that will fit seamlessly into the room.

Some extra tips & tricks…

It's the oldest design trick in the book… mirrors give the illusion of a larger and lighter space.

It may seem silly but furnishing a small space with just a few bigger pieces of furniture, as opposed to lots of smaller pieces, can actually make it feel larger.

When deciding which colour these smaller rooms should be painted, go for neutrals. Neutral coloured rooms fool the eye into thinking they're more spacious than they are.

And remember, you don't have to display everything. After all, nothing makes a room feel smaller than clutter.

Our Valuers can help you make the most of your space so why not book your free, no obligation property valuation today and ask our opinion. You can do this by visiting www.prospect.co.uk/valuation

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