With UK house prices dropping, homeowners now more than ever are looking to make the most out of floorspace. To help those looking to get the most space for their money, we recently analysed data from HM Land Registry and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, to find out the most and least expensive floorspace of properties across the country.
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1: Declutter and organize
A great place to start is by decluttering your space. Get rid of items you no longer need or use that may be taking up valuable floorspace. This is also a great way to make some extra money, just take a photo of your items and upload them to an online marketplace such as eBay or alternatively you can donate them.
2: Rotate seasonal items
Store seasonal items such as bulky winter clothing and seasonal decor in a separate wardrobe or storage area when not in use. If you are tight on space, vacuum bags are a great way to make your storage go further.
3: Utilize vertical storage
Make the most of your vertical space with mounted shelves, cabinets, or hanging baskets. This frees up floor space while providing extra storage. If you’re looking for some more renter-friendly options, there are also ample adhesive products on the market, that will allow you to hang needed storage without causing damage to the wall and risk your deposit.
4: Create custom storage solutions
Consider consulting with a professional or explore what custom storage options are available to maximize the use of awkward or challenging spaces. Remember, every space is different, so what may work for some may not work for others.
5: Invest in multi-functional furniture
Invest in furniture that serves multiple purposes, such as a sofa bed or a desk-turn-shelving unit. This way you are maximising space while maintaining the functionality and aesthetic of your home.
6: Use under-bed storage
Use the space under your bed for storage. Consider a bed with built-in storage compartments or invest in some plastic containers. This is a great way to utilise otherwise unused space as it provides an efficient yet discreet way to store your unused belongings, helping to keep clutter to a minimum and your floor space free for other things.
7: Utilize corners
Corners often go unused as people don’t know how to fill them. To maximize your floor space, consider filling the corners with space-efficient furniture or storage. Items such as corner sofas and triangular cabinets can effectively utilize these overlooked areas, making your room feel more open and functional.
8: Opt for self-storage
If you’re struggling to find extra storage in your home, you may want to consider investing in self-storage units. They are a great option for storing personal items, and with 24/7 access, it is very convenient.