September 26, 2012
Due to the limited space provided by apartment living, we are forced to utilize what we have and come up with creative ways to fit all our belongings in this small abode. Thanks to the Internet, I can find space solutions which are not only practical and affordable but also pleasing to the eyes. Take a look at this ingenious use of baskets as storage and at the same time, accents to a wall shelving:
Really cool, don’t you think? And what’s better is that I know some local manufacturers and suppliers of similar products – the baskets. I can certainly get them cheaper compared to buying them from the mall. Yay!
Image Source: Maple & Magnolia via Pinterest
September 25, 2012
Now that a number of companies opt to hire online employees, many people have chosen to work from home. This is a good, especially for moms who wish to manage their household without leaving the workforce.
As on online worker or small home-based business operator, it is imperative that a home office is assigned where you can conduct business or work peacefully. It is important to note when creating a home office is that it should suit your family’s needs. Moreover, one should choose equipment and supplies which are versatile for maximum use of everyone in the family.
Here are some tips in creating your own office space:
- If space is scarce, find a wall or part of a wall to set up your office. Try mounting shelves on the wall where you can store files and other supplies. If you like, you can also opt for a table that can be folded down.
Use a divider like a screen to set off a corner of a room to separate your office space from other parts of the room.
If you have an unused closet like the one in your guest room, you can convert it into an office by replacing the door with a folding door. You might want to change your home office’s flooring into carpet or laminate to make it more conducive for working. If you are in Quincy, the best company to do the job is Harry’s Carpet One Floor & Home. You can contact them through their online shop or call them at telephone number (877) 917-9650. You might also need to install a good wiring for lighting and electrical outlet for your closet/ home office.
If your budget permits it, replace your double bed with a sofa bed for more space in your office.
Plan your space. Keep items which you often used within arm’s reach.
Draw a floor plan prior to purchasing equipment.
Use a bulletin board or big calendars to easily see your reminders, schedules, etc.
Remember that setting up a good and conducive home office need not to be expensive. There are ways to convert a small space into a room where you can work and at the same time, manage your household.
January 28, 2012
How to maximize small space
Invest on furniture with multiple use. There are many pieces out there which are does not only function as you might obviously perceive but they also make great storage solutions.
Choose light hues in painting your rooms. Lighter shades have a tendency to make your room look more spacious and open. Opt for creams, pale blues, grays and others.
Use mirrors to reflect light and open up an area. If you have limited funds, find good deals at flea markets and garage sales.
Give your furniture some breathing space by angling your furniture instead of shoving them against the wall. There are pieces that look better at an angle or surrounded by space compared to being placed against the wall.
Choose monochromatic colors. Paint the walls and details using different shades of a color. You can also go for a light color tinted with a darker one for trims and detailing.
Give your ceiling texture with bright colors and fun fixtures. These can draw the eye upward to create an illusion of height in the area.
Ditch the curtains and leave your window uncovered. This will trick the eyes into thinking that your space is wide. Provided of course, that you have natural beauty of landscape at your yard.
Find a prominent furniture to highlight in a room. One big furniture provides the room an airier atmosphere compared to displaying a lot of small pieces everywhere.
For a more organized look, arranged pieces according to color. Arranged decorative items, books or flower vases by color makes the room more streamlined and in order.