Regardless of how big or small your house is we bet that the one thing you still long for is more space. Moving to a bigger property isn’t always practical or even possible so here are some great tips for maximising the existing space you have in your home.


Shelves are a great way of creating extra storage space without taking up any additional floor space. They can also really help to liven up and give a room some character.

Utilise your wardrobe

If you have a floor-to-ceiling length wardrobe we bet that there’s plenty of wasted and unused space in there. If the top of your cupboard is just empty space then why not add a shelf? This can be used for anything from clothes, bedding, towels and anything else you don’t quite know what to do with.

Get a bed with storage space

If you’re in the market for a new bed then opt for one that has drawers underneath. This is a fantastic way of creating extra storage space in your home without taking up any vital floor space and the best part is that nobody even knows they’re there.

Put things in self storage

Self storage really is the best way to deal with clutter. We find it hard to throw things away because it might have sentimental value or we genuinely might need it again at some point in the future. Self storage allows you the best of both worlds because you get to keep all your treasures but they don’t take up the space that you need in order to live comfortably.

Multi-task your furniture

Is there an item of furniture that can double up as something else? For example, if you work from home then chances are that you need a desk. The problem with this is that desks can take up a lot of space and unless you have an office, it’s probably clogging up your bedroom or spare room. Could your dining room table double up as a desk? If so, if you’re really short on space then there’s no need to have both.

Folding furniture

If your dining room table and chairs hogs the whole room then why not use furniture that you can simply fold away when you’re finished with it? There are plenty of tables you can make bigger when in use and then smaller when you’re finished so it takes up less space. If you can fold up your chairs and store them in a cupboard or to the side, this will also help free up some space and make your room look much bigger.