Living in an absurdly small flat is a sad reality – and almost rite of passage – for the majority of Londoners. Whether it’s navigating a studio flat solo, getting cosy with a partner or enduring a sardine-like situation in a flat share, it can be hard to find ways to keep your interiors pretty.
That’s why you need to make sure you’re using the space to its full potential – because it’s precious. It may seem challenging. But it doesn’t have to be.
When space is at a premium, incorporating furniture that serves multiple purposes into your interior is a must. One of hardest working furniture pieces around is the multitasking ottoman, which can be used as a coffee table, extra seating or a footrest. Likewise, a stool can also be used as a side table in your living zone or as a bedside table.
It’s basic maths: small room plus large mirror equals space doubled (well, visually at least). Suited to everything from bathrooms and bedrooms to living rooms and hallways, a sizable mirror will reflect light and give the illusion of a larger space. This means it’s particularly good for flats with small or few windows. For a light and storage double whammy, why not try a floor-to-ceiling mirrored wardrobe? Ideal for compact bedrooms with little wardrobe space.
It’s also important to be creative with your general storage. Identify areas in your flat that can be manipulated for this purpose – such under the stairs or along corridors – and find a way to work in storage. Simple things, like using the ledge on a staircase to line up books, can also be just as effective as buying a clever new storage unit.
Sure, a crisp white palette can make a spatially challenged apartment feel airy and open, but all-white schemes can sometimes feel cold and lifeless. Rather than dressing your space in this classic tone from ceiling to floor, introduce muted shades, such as soft pastels or light neutrals, that achieve the same space-maximising effect but offer character and visual interest, as well. This compact culinary zone features a calming colour combination of fresh mint and white that makes the room feel more spacious and infuses it with personality.
So whether your house hasn’t been lived in for a while and has become run down and an eye sore, or you just fancy a change that will revive it and return it to its former beauty. We have the expertise and the people to make it happen with our house renovation service. We don’t take a one-solution approach to our clients, so we work to understand your requirements, your family needs and we create a home renovation plan tailored for you. We can renovate part of your house or carry out a complete overhaul that will transform your property into the dream home you desire. Our team of kitchen installers can carry out the entire project from design, preparation and installation to completion of the finest detail of your new kitchen.
With more than twenty years combined experience the Entire Houze team have been dedicated to offering the highest standard of building work and impeccable service with a complete hands on approach to every project whether large or small.