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How to Maximize Space in a Small House - Space Saving Furniture

Updated on May 7, 2015

Most families nowadays own a kind of storage item where they store food and other valuable belongings. Most of them are made from plastic materials, like the ones being produced by Tupperware and Orocan, whose designs and specifications keep on improving by adding features that make them more versatile and useful.

But one characteristic common in maximizing space in a small house is using space saving furniture and storage items. While some come in handy and compact sizes, others are bulky, heavy, and occupy big spaces. People living in apartments or boarding houses do not have adequate rooms for them so they make the most of the space available. They use space saving furniture and small stuff that allow versatility and flexibility.

Here are some tips and a few list of space saving furniture and other handy stuff to maximize space and live big in a small house.

Pull-out Sofa

If your house is small and you're planning to buy a sofa, consider the one that is a pull-out sofa. It has a dual function - a sofa to accommodate any guests or visitors, or a sofa that can be unfolded and function as a bed. Moreover, you don't have to fork out extra amount of money to buy a bed anymore, and the space inside the house won't be cluttered with any other furniture that makes the space tight.

Bathroom Shelf

To store all things to be used for the bathroom such as napkins, towels, and other bathroom accessories, you need bathroom storage tower to put all these together in one cabinet. No need to buy individual storage for each stuff you need like toilet paper dispenser, soap and shampoo tray, etc. that clutters in any space inside the bathroom.

The Bath Collection Storage Tower below has two open shelves and one adjustable shelf behind frame frame and with panel door.

This can be bolted to the wall, but this furniture is sturdy enough that stands on its own very well and you don't need to use bolts, according to the customer review on this particular product.

Wall Display Bookcase

This one is expensive but you can search in the amazon similar to this which suits your need.

For me, this 3-piece wall display bookcase is for all purpose. Not only for storage of books, but for your CD and DVD collections, or even your old vinyl records, picture frames, your collection of valuable figurines, even medals and other entertainment materials. Everything small important entertainment stuff which you are proud to be displayed can all be stored in this elegant bookcase.

This 3-piece set looks like 1-piece finish with interior lighting, which has 12 adjustable shelves, 6 glass doors, and 6 cupboard doors below, with antique bronze hardware and pearl white finish, and crafted of hardwood solids and veneers.

Dresser with Mirror and a Tabletop

If you're looking for a wardrobe cabinet, consider buying one which has a table top, mirror, and several drawers in it.

The table top serves as a display area for your perfumes and cosmetics for an easy reach, or even a vase of fresh flowers to make your room smells fresh and beautiful.

This black wood dresser and mirror possesses a combination of modern and classic styles.

Fully assembled for convenience.

It has 9 drawers with brushed metal pulls.

To give the idea how big this is -- Dresser: 55L X 17W X 37H, Mirror: 45L X 1W X 36H.

Undersink Sliding Organizer

There's no need to put all stuff cluttered in the area under your sink and hassle yourself to squat to find what you need, even reaching far back into the cabinet. Organize your household cleaners under your sink with roll out under sink drawer.

It glides smoothly and extends fully for an easy access to cabinet contents.

Fully assembled and easy to install.

The top drawer is elevated with a durable, removable liner to hold wet sponges and brushes.

Wall Mounted Hanging Pot Rack

No matter how big or small is the kitchen, nowadays we use hanging pot rack for easy access of our favorite pots, pans, and other kitchen utensils. Not only for our convenience, but also an advantage for those who have small kitchen area. Piled up pots and pans take up large space in cabinet/drawer and is inconvenient for us because we need to dig deeper to find what we need.

Keep your kitchen accessories organized and more convenient by using Enclume Rack it Up Bookshelf Wall Rack, Hammered Steel.

Enclume Bookshelf Wall Rack is made of durable steel with its weight only 9 lbs, and can hold over 100 lbs of utensils.

Easy to install that doesn't need to bolt it to joists and studs.

Include in the box are 8 hooks, hardware, and drywall toggles.

With Rack It Up Wall Rack, we will love more our kitchen, thereby, we will have more time in cooking.

Instant Hanger

If your house has no backyard or front yard, of course, the only way to hang your clothes is inside the house. You don't need to worry anymore where to put your clothesline and set it as permanent fixture, which can be a hassle because it occupies space, more so, you will easily hang clothes there indiscriminately, sometimes mixing the newly-washed with your once-worn tees/pants to be worn again the next day.

With many innovations nowadays, our lives now will be made easy and comfortable. Use Arrow Hanger Instahanger Clothes System. Customers are much satisfied with this product, especially those who are living in a house or room with a small space.

This fold-away rod Instahanger is a heavy duty hanger which can hold up to 50 lbs. It creates instant hanging and drying space.

You can buy one for the laundry room and the other one for hanging once-worn clothes to be worn again the next day.

Presently, this product has 592 customer reviews, with the score of 4.6 out of 5.

Bed with Drawers

To maximize space in your room, use bed with drawers and a bookcase headboard. Store your favorite stuff like tees, pants, underwear, or any other stuff in your drawers that you can access conveniently right there in your bed. And an easy access of your favorite book to read before you sleep.

The amazon product shown at the right has 3 reversible drawers which can be placed in either side of the bed. It has bookcase headboard. No box spring required, and can support up to 250 lbs.

Maximizing space in a small house or small room is painstakingly hard to do, which requires planning, moving, or transferring the furniture just to be accommodated in the tightness of the space. Luckily, there are innovative products nowadays for small living space. And this hub lists some of the useful furniture or storage items which are multi-purpose and space saver.


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  • beth811 profile image

    beth811 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

    I agree on what you have said, Morris, but on other things like cds and books, I can't do away. I have great cd collection and a few good books to display.

    Thanks for reading & good to know that you have a knack on home improvement, too.

  • Morris Streak profile image

    Morris Streak 8 years ago from UK

    Other than being picky with storage items and furniture or appliances that are compact or collapsible, one really would have to have the discipline to routine throw away, give away, sell, or repurpose items, so they won't consume much space. Do you really need all those books and cds, for example? Good stuff you have here. I'm into home improvement myself.