Are you looking to maximize your space? Are you starting to feel a little cramped in house?
Small space living and minimization is totally hip right now – but just because your space is small, doesn’t mean you can’t do a lot with it!
I’ve been doing my fair share of apartment shopping lately and the places I’m looking at tend to be smaller. So I am super excited about these home ideas that make the most out of the space I have to work with.
Between these decorating ideas and organization tips I feel alot better about moving in.
These small living ideas are sure to not only be functionally but also will impress your friends and family that come over and visit.
Let’s Get Crafty!
1. Skinny Sofa Table
Found from Always Never Done
For $25 you can create a sofa table that takes up little space and adds some charm for you and your guests. Your living area will transform with the sofa table and the addition of lamps and decorations, it also adds a convenient place to set down a glass of wine!
2. DIY Rolling Pantry
Found from Classy Clutter
This clever freestanding pantry works well for small kitchen dwellers and renters. The best part is that the whole rolling pantry cost less than $150 for all the supplies and tools. And if you are the renter you can bring this with you to your next place.
3. Tilt-Out Trash Can
Found from Ana White
No room under the sink for your ugly garbage or recycling can? No problem! Build one of these tilt-out trash cans that doubles as a cutting board or a microwave/toaster oven stand! It takes up hardly any space at all, but provides a little extra counter space, and more importantly, keeps the garbage can out of site.
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4. DIY Desk
Found from SF Girl
Don’t have a space for a desk. Hang a shelf and you have an instant desk that can fit in any corner or wall space you might have. If you need some storage for your desk add some of those inexpensive organization drawers underneath your new desk.
5. Utilize Space Around The Door
Found from Lauren Rubin Architecture
This is how you use the most of your small space. Just look around at your current place and now you’ll start seeing how much space you can utilize around the door. This is great for the main living space but also well for extra bathroom space.
6. Over-the-Cabinet Basket
Found from Amazon
No hardware needed! Just place this basket over a cabinet door and use it as a garbage bin in the bathroom or for extra storage in the kitchen (or any room). This might also be the perfect solution for a travel trailer or boat where space is really limited!
7. DIY Breakfast Nook
Found from Offbeat + Inspired
This breakfast nook is perfect for a small apartment or a studio, don’t take up precious living space to put a table in there. To build this breakfast nook it costs less than a whole table and chair set so already your a big fan of the breakfast nook and you can easily build it against the window so you have a pretty view to look at over your morning coffee.
8. Backsplash Storage
Found from No. 29 Design
The kitchen counter is precious space so finding a functional yet nice way of storing things is crucial. Instead of placing everything (coffee can, sugar, butter, salt & pepper, cork screw, etc.) on the counter, keep the space free and use your backsplash as storage! Go check out her before and after pictures, as well as where she got the hardware for this project.
9. Wall Full of Baskets
Found from Simply DIY 2
This wall full of baskets is a genius idea that can work in any apartment or small home. The baskets can hold your extra towels, bath products and other things that take up too much counter space.
10. Corner Shelf and Bedside Table
Found from Apartment Therapy
You might not have room for a nightstand, but a small corner shelf can at least give you a place to put a small lamp, store a book or two, keep your chapstick near by (hehe), and charge your phone or tablet.
Whether you are looking for a new place to live or looking to maximize the space you already have these ideas are sure to help out.
All great ideas! I love the over the door basket for cabinets!
That’s one of my favorites as well! It’s so simple but so effective for small space storage!