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Small City Spaces

Small Spaces

February 26th, 2015

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City spaces are typically small, that is why it takes a lot of creativeness and artistry to try and decorate the place despite its limitations. Loft spaces are the choice accommodation in recent years. It is primarily geared toward the young professionals who are usually just beginning their careers. These small city spaces are generally divided into the living area and sleeping area. If your loft is split-level, the upper level is normally made into a bedroom. The small living space is partitioned into the cooking, dining and entertaining areas. But if your loft just has one level, screen sliding doors are your best bet.

De-cluttering Your Space

February 19th, 2015

Living in a small space, like condos and flats may be convenient, but keeping the clutter to a minimum is challenging. The small space means you have limited space to keep your belongings, and they might end up spilling out everywhere. It doesn’t mean you have to be resigned to a messy home, however. Here are some tips to control clutter:

  • Maximize your space by installing built-in closets and shelves. Make every inch count! Buy those plastic boxes which come in all sizes, they can go under the bed, in place of a coffee table, etc. Invest in drawer organizers and closet savers.
  • Choose furniture that can do double duty. There are a lot of cool, new furniture in the market today that are designed to have multiple uses. Such as an ottoman that can be a coffee table, extra seating and has room for storage. Or sofa beds that can transform into a comfy bed at night, with storage space for beddings. Or dining tables that can expand to accommodate extra guests.
  • Making the Most out of Your Space

    February 12th, 2015

    If you live in a small place, then you will most likely be familiar with the many ways available to maximize your space. More and more people now live in townhomes or even condominiums so a small home is no longer a novel or strange idea. So what are some tips to maximize your living space in a small home? Let’s look at some simple tips.

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    When you live in small scale, your furniture should also be small scale. If you are a lover of ornate and very elaborate kind of furniture, you might find it difficult to fit all the pieces you need in a small place as ornate stuff are usually bulky. Instead, opt for more compact seats, like L-couches or even sofa beds and make up for the lack or “ornate-ness” by having specific prints. Like sofas and seating, you can also maximize space and utility by having multi-function pieces. Your kitchen counter top can also double for casual dining, can be one of those pieces that extend to accommodate more people, and can fold up to create more space when needed. You can also maximize cabinetry by having pull out shelving and multi level racks.

    There are now many ways to maximize a small home. You just need to go out and be intentional with your furniture pieces.

    Lighting Your Space

    February 5th, 2015

    smallspacelightHowever small your space may be, lighting plays an important part in the overall look of your home. Ambiance lighting focusing on your home’s unique aspects such as artwork and other unique stuff brings it to light taking out attention on the unwanted parts such as closets. High ceilings can be given some dramatic effects by using several multicolored LED lights focused on the ceiling blending into unique hues playing around as you shift from space to space. Read the rest of this entry »

    Maximize Your Small Space

    January 29th, 2015

    sofabed.jpgMost people think that a small space deserves small furniture for maximum utilization of the available area, not really. The choice of getting several small pieces of furniture will tend to make a room look a lot smaller and cluttered so choose key pieces and complement them with smaller ones to augment their use. Also consider getting multifunction furniture, say a sofa that has storage underneath and can also turn into a bed for guests should you choose to have them. Lighting also plays a big part in making a small space look even larger so choose lighting that is bright that illuminates all the nooks and crannies of the place (not too bright though for too much light can be stressful to the eyes)

    Colors….rich colors

    January 22nd, 2015

    color-chart.jpgFor small spaces it would be best to steer away from dark shades for they tend to make the room smaller that it really is. Use bright or subdued colors in the pastel range which is not only soothing but makes the room brighter with the walls and ceiling reflecting light. Combinations of colors can also make a room interesting, try mixing a blue wall and a yellow ceiling, sounds crazy, not at all these are composite colors. Complementary colors are those opposite the spectrum. Try going to the HGTV web site where they have a variety of tools and calculators that can help you a lot in the task at hand.

    Floors – Tiles

    January 15th, 2015

    slippery.jpgTiles are some of the most durable stuff around the house due to their makeup which makes them as hard as concrete. It will last years and can withstand any weather Mother Nature can throw at it. The down side is that, its durability is also quite harsh with shattered glass plates and glasses assured if one happens to slip your grip. They can also be hazardous when wet and children are quite injury prone on them due to, again their durability. The difficulty at which it was installed and also when re0moving them discourages people from reviving a dead space with a floor they hate just sighing out their frustration everytime they see the floor.

    Cool spaces old places

    January 7th, 2015

    refstore.jpgAn old fireplace can house a television or fit a small refrigerator within it’s cavity. Got an antique refrigerator heirloom form the old house that doesn’t work? Use it as a Television rack. Get those glass tops you mount from the sides like clamps and store away. Light plays wonders in a small room. Use mirrors and allow a lot of natural light in to make it look spacious even if it really isn’t. Want to save more space with the TV? Get those projector type ones that hang on the ceiling projecting the image onto a blank white wall, no space consumed at all? TV addict with no space, mount them on swing arms so you can turn them anyway allowing you’re to move is as you move around to cook, work and sleep.

    Color Sense

    December 31st, 2014

    colorswatch.jpgUse stark and contrasting colors to allow light to play around, and use natural light whenever possible. Use mirrors you place wisely to bounce light from space to space. Use your imagination when thinking of dividers such as pull up blinds or roman blinds you hang from the ceiling. let them down at night for privacy from the door. The space behind the door can be turned into a storage area with widely available door organizers you hang from them. Or get some peg hangers you can arrange in intricate designs which are actually for hanging stuff of different sizes. Love bags, use the closet door by sticking in some hooks but get your bags and arrange them so they fit the space exactly. You have an interesting wall covering and an organizer for your bags in one swoop. Fold-down show racks that swing open for access are great. They store your shoes vertically and open at an angle for access. You also get a nice display counter.

    Small Gardens for Small City Spaces

    December 24th, 2014

    terrarium_2.jpgterrarium_1.jpgSmall vacant lots in urban centers can be turned into a garden of Eden with a little help from other citizens. These small parks provide not only soothing refuge from hectic city life, but also provides a haven for nature’s creatures that have been displaced by development. Even in a small room or attic space, a small terrarium which needs little care and can be placed anywhere where there is ample sunlight such as a windowsill can give you a piece of nature in the concrete jungle that is the city. Potted plants and shrubs give a warn earthy look to utterly harsh concrete paths and corridors. Just be sure to choose hardy plants that are native to the area so they have the necessary adaptations for the said area preventing die-offs.

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