We all want a spacious home with big open rooms that can accommodate our furniture, but many of us don’t see the potential in the tight spaces between our floors, ceilings, and roofs. They can be very hard to work with and can make the space seem like it is a waste or unusable. But there are many benefits to working in small spaces. This blog will show you some ways to make the small areas in your home more functional spaces.
What is a crawl space?
A crawl space is a space in your home that you cannot see but can access. You can find a crawl space in a basement or in your attic. There are a lot of benefits to having a crawl space. If you want to make yours into something that you’ll enjoy, you need to ask yourself some questions. Is it large enough to fit furniture? Will there be enough space for a carpet? Will you be able to access it easily? The more you answer these questions, the better you should be able to plan out what you want your crawl space to look like. If you have an attic space, you likely have more room to play with and might wish to enlist the help of professionals such as Attic Projects to help you transform the space.
Let’s look at some options of what you can do.
Create a cozy sleeping nook
It is possible to make this a restful, warm, and cozy sleeping nook that can be enjoyed by the whole family. To make it feel like home, decorate it with a rug or blanket and add a few personal items. This is a great addition to a children’s room or a guest room.
If you are the type of person who is always looking for the next thing to do or the next book to read, you might want to create a reading nook in your crawl space. This is a great place to get some peace and quiet. You can create a relaxed space by adding blankets and pillows. The best option to create cozy lighting is to use a string of LED lights that can be hung from the ceiling.
Consider getting aesthetically pleasing sideboards and buffets to enhance the look of your space while providing more storage solutions to keep everything organized and clutter-free. Multipurpose furniture pieces like sofas and ottomans with storage are great choices to maximize your space even more.
If you have an unused crawl space or attic, it can be a great place to create a fun play space for your child, as long as it’s safe to do so. It is important to make sure that you include a small storage space for toys. You could opt to use chalkboard paint on a feature wall so that your little ones have a place to draw and be creative. They can use the board to help them create and play imaginative games.
A storage nook
The crawl space or attic is a great place to store things, but if it’s not properly utilized, it can lead to a cluttered and unappealing space. Make sure that the space is organized by using storage solutions like shelving, bins, and boxes. Keep any unused items stored in the garage or the attic. Make sure that the area is always tidy and that you can easily find everything you need. Also, make sure that you have a designated area for storing seasonal items. Utilizing useful tools like a Kreg pocket hole jig to efficiently build customized shelving units and storage solutions that will perfectly fit the dimensions of your small areas is great, especially when transforming a crawl space or attic into functional and organized spaces.
It’s important before you start any project in your attic or crawl space that you get someone qualified to come out and inspect it to ensure it’s safe to be in and that there are no unknown issues occurring.