If you’ve spent any time living or flat hunting in London, you’ll know as well as the next person
that London flats have one thing in common: they’re tiny. But if that’s all your budget can afford, then you at least want to be able to make the most out of your space. To help you live
comfortably, we’ve put together 4 tips to help you create space in your small home or condo.
Declutter your Home
As much as it is the one task we’ve all been putting off for months, having a clear-out is one of
the best ways to maximize space in a small home. What is a better way of freeing up space
than getting rid of clutter? There are lots of approaches you can take to a clear out, maybe you’ll
be inspired by Marie Kondo’s “does it spark joy” philosophy, or maybe you’ll go for the old-
school “have I used it in the last year” process.
Whatever your methods, a good clear-out is an excellent way to help your home feel less cluttered and free up space.
Put your stuff in storage
If you’re someone who hates to get rid of things, why not take a few boxes of things that you
don’t use often to a storage facility? Companies like Safestore can hold onto your things
securely for as long as you need, and it can be a great way to hold onto those items you just
can’t bring yourself to get rid of.
As much as a huge, comfy sofa sounds simply dreamy, having big furniture can really take up a
lot of space, particularly in a small home. If you live alone or with a partner, you might not need
to have the huge 6-seater corner sofa that takes up your whole living room.
If you live in a flat or a unit like the Lansing Square Condos, consider a loveseat and fold-out chairs for when you have guests over. You’ll have so much more room to move about your home and still be really comfortable. Similarly, you don’t need to have a huge, solid-oak dining table in your tiny apartment. Consider investing in a fold-away dining table or an extendable one. This means that it is just big enough for the residents on a day-to-day basis, but you can still host your famous dinner parties without your dining table taking over your home all the time.
Folding tables lead perfectly to the next idea: multipurpose furniture. Items like sofa beds or
desks that contain drawers can be great ways to maximize space in your small home. Furniture
that can serve more than one purpose is a great way to turn what would be two separate pieces
of furniture that would take up space into just one. It also means that your small home can do
everything that a big home can. Turn your living room into a spare bedroom with the simple
action of pulling out a sofa bed or your kitchen into a handy office space by altering your kitchen
Your home may be small but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t function just as well as
a big home can. Make a few small changes and invest in smaller, convertible furniture to help
your space be able to transform into whatever you need, whenever you need. Take the time to
have a good clear-out and put anything you don’t need (but can’t get rid of) into an external
storage facility that will take the pressure off your small home to hold everything. In no time at
all, your small London flat will be feeling like a mansion.
I hope these tips help you create space in your home, whether you live in a small rural cottage, or a Lansing Square Condo!