Small Home Hacks To Consider

Small Home Hacks To Consider

If you’re looking to change the way that your home looks and feels small home hacks can be enough to get the job done and will help you avoid costly renovations. Having a small home does not mean you have to be short of space if you use what space you have wisely. Your home can be warm and cosy and look bigger than it actually is with just a few tricks. It is best to work through the house one room at a time to avoid project overwhelm.

Small Home Hacks For Bedrooms

The bed is going to take up most of the space in any sized bedroom so you need to make the most of it. If it has drawers underneath utilise them for storage. If it is one of the more modern bedframes that is empty space underneath, invest in some of the storage boxes. Ideally look for those that are on wheels and push them under it. These are a great way of storing your bed linen and things such as spare pillows and cushions. Also, unsightly things such as the 3000 different cables your husband insists on keeping as they may be needed one day, the can go under here. Small home hacks making things pretty again, I can work with that.

Most people only use their bedside table for their phone and a drink. These would fit just as well on a small shelf next to your bed. You may not be able to use the space underneath the shelf, but it will help to make your bedroom appear larger because more of the floor will be free. This also stops you cluttering up an area that really should be more zen!

Bedroom Warmth and Space

Of all the places you need to make sure you are warm, the bedroom is probably the most important. You will not be able to sleep if you are cold and ones of the ways to use up as little space as possible for some heating is traditional-style column radiators. Because they go up instead of across, they take far less space while providing the same level of warmth.

Now your bedroom will be nice and snug, it will look as though it is bigger, but what about all the clothes piles up on the stool and the making lying around your dressing table? Stools and chairs in a bedroom, as well as taking up space, become magnets for clothes you have thrown off. Get rid of the offending piece of furniture to stop this happening. Your makeup you should put away until you next need to use it, as a clutter will diminish the size of your room quicker than anything else. The small home hacks are exactly what I need in my bedroom, especially the clothes on the chair one. I’m very guilty of that.

Kitchen Small Home Hacks

Your kitchen needs to be functional as well as a pleasant place to prepare meals. Remember that there is no reason why cupboards and shelving cannot go as high as the ceiling, and if you do that you may need less of them creating more space. Every kitchen has things that are only used occasionally, and high selves, in or out of cupboards, are the perfect place for these.

Keep your work surfaces as free as possible. They should only have things on them that are used often, such as the kettle.  This will make your kitchen easier to clean and will make it look as though is has more space. This reminds me, I need to clear out my kitchen junk drawer and clear the sides!

Living Room Small Home Hacks

Keep your living room as simple as possible with no furniture that is oversized. This is the room that you will probably use when visitors call and you do not what them to have to step over things to get to a comfy seat. Keep the room as uncluttered as you can, and if there is a corner or nook that cannot be used for anything else, fit a couple of shelves to stand some plants and other knick-knacks on.

Footstools with lids can be useful storage in a living room, but only if you have the space for a footstool to start with.

Bathroom Hacks

Your bathroom is one room that should be as free of clutter as possible as you do not want someone falling over an item on the floor. Give everything a place and make sure that is where it stays. Baskets for storage under the sink can be useful but if your bathroom is really tiny, there is often space over the doorway where a shelf could be fitted. I’ve lived with tiny bathrooms, trust me, you need to get your storage right.

A heated towel rail rather than a radiator will take up less space and will always give you nice warm towels when you get out of the bath. A corner sink is another space saving idea.

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Lighting For Your Home

To be honest, the light levels in our current home are very much part of the reason we are considering moving. All through your home, the lighting should be as natural as possible. If you have small windows, don’t cover them in heavy drapes that will block the sunlight out. Use the ceiling for as much of the lighting as you can, as after natural light this will provide the best light. Lights in the ceiling will also not take up any room as side lamps do.

Have plenty of mirrors on the walls. Where possible place them opposite a window. Mirrors will reflect whatever light there is and give the illusion of a room looking larger than it actually is.


Of course, the flooring has to suit the room it was meant for. You do not want a furry rug in from of your cooker or next to the bath where it stands the chance of getting very wet.

Keep the flooring as simple as you can and it will not then detract from the size of the room. Carpets are great in the chilly weather, but laminate flooring is better when the weather is warm.  Only you can decide which you would prefer. 

Treating Your Small Space Right

You do not have to feel cramped in your small home, not if you treat it right. Stop any clutter building up, as this is the worst thing for making your home look small and for making lot harder to clean. Keep surfaces free of most things. You may well want a plant or two and some family photos, and that is fine. Just make sure that other things are not left lying around when they are not needed. This is one of the most simple small home hacks and the one which makes the biggest difference to how a space looks and feels.

Your home should reflect your character and that is quite easy to do with some pieces of art or something similar on the walls. Anything that does not take up floor space is good, as the more of that you have the larger your home will feel and appear to be. We’ve lived in tiny houses and larger house and this small home hacks advice is valid for both. We are considering a house move right now to somewhere a little smaller in one way yet packed with great spaces in others. We will be employing these top tips ourselves.


Exciting Interiors: Some Examples

Exciting Interiors: Some Examples

How wonderful would it be to create exciting interiors rather than mainstream decor for your home? As many regular readers are aware, we are torn between making significant changes to this house and moving (we may have a viewing this afternoon….) so interiors and decor are very much on the mind! If and when we move we really want to create something special. We all have ideas as to what our dream home would be like and for many of us, it will always be a dream.  Below are some weird and wonderful ideas you might want to adopt for your home.

Aquarium Bed

Want to make your bedroom a bit more interesting? Do you like the idea of sleeping beneath an aquarium every night? The aquarium bed has a tank fixed above and down the sides of the bed and finishes just below the pillows. This is supposed to be very relaxing and supports a better nights sleep. Counting fish instead or counting sheep, can you imagine that?

Work In Sand

Sand is good for your feet. It helps to keep hard skin at bay so they stay smooth and more comfortable. Some people actually have their desk sitting in a large tray of sand that is about four inches deep. Some say they work better this way and they think the sand puts them in a better frame of mind to be more productive. I’ve read about this and as a freelancer, anything that helps with productivity is good for me!

Unusual Furniture

There is no law that says every home must have sofas or armchairs. Likewise, with accessories, the choice is yours. If you want to have something that is totally different from the norm then you should look at JCP furniture here. Being different is not bad and in fact, can make your home rather special. This is what exciting interiors is all about.

Spiral Staircase Slide

Most people have seen a spiral staircase, but how many have you seen one with a slide fitted to the side? What a great way to come down the stairs each morning when you are only half awake! The boys would love this! Who am I kidding, I would love this!

Play Pool On Your Dining Table

This is not something you would normally do unless you have a table that converts from one to the other. There is now a table available that you would have no idea the top comes off to reveal a pool table underneath. It looks like any usual dining table but easily converts for a game of pool. I love the idea of a multi-function table however would probably go one step further and make this a gaming table, for Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, we are that geeky.

Ping-Pong Door

A Ping-Pong door has a swivel at just the right height to turn it into a Ping-Pong table. With a net that is fixed but lies flat when it is being used as a door, this is a perfect way to have some fun when you do not have a great deal of space. Of all the exciting interiors ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest and so on, so far, this is the most…different. Good though, and great for boosting your activity levels.

Themed Fire Pit

Fire pits are not new but what about putting yours in a themed setting. You could build some seating around it and have sand on the ground so that you can pretend you are enjoying the evening on a beach somewhere. Has anyone seen the Darth Vadar fire pits? Well worth a Google!


There is no end of ways you may create exciting interiors without spending too much money. Things like a hammock over your stairs, or maybe turning your basement into a skate park. These are simple things that you might not have thought of, but each and every one of them has already been done by someone else.


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