10 Essential Products to Maximize a Small Home
You won’t have to sacrifice space or style with these small-home essentials
A small living space often means few closets and limited storage space. When possible, purchase furniture with concealed storage (rather than open storage like shelves).
In a small space, choose furniture that can double as art. (Minimizing the amount of wall art will help a space feel larger.)
In a small kitchen, you often need to store pantry items out in the open. Wrangle packaged items together in sleek modern baskets.
Buy kitchenware that serves as a beautiful accessory when not in use (since it'll likely be stored in plain sight). Bonus tip: Whenever possible buy products that "nest" (bowls, chairs, tables).
You can never have enough storage baskets. Use ones with handles to store extra blankets couch-side in the living room, or to serve as toy bins in a kids' room.
When square footage is limited, look up! Position small hanging plant containers at eye-level or higher and close to natural light.
In lieu of a bulky coat tree, choose a design-minded coat rack that mounts to the wall. Hang coats, handbags, hats, scarves. Position several racks side-by-side as needed.
Have storage where you need it by purchasing furnishings—a cart, a bookcase, a file cabinet—on casters.
Whenever possible, choose furnishings that serve more than one purpose. Instead of negative space under the footboard, this bed frame features a bookcase for storage.
For all the household goods that do fit in the closet or garage, use clear bins for storage so it's easy to identify what's what.