50 Tips For Improving Space Utilization In Your Home


Extra space is one of the most coveted aspects of home ownership. But if you feel like you have too much space in a particular area of your house, it’s time to get creative about how you utilize the area. The following tips will help you make the most of every inch:

Paint your walls a lighter shade.

Painting your walls a lighter shade will make them look bigger. If you’re renovating, consider keeping the same color scheme throughout your house so that the rooms feel connected and flow together in a cohesive way.

If you have an open-plan kitchen/living room or dining room, try painting the ceiling white or light grey to make it appear taller–this trick works particularly well on skylights! Dark colors can also make small spaces seem smaller than they actually are; avoid using dark colors like black or navy blue if possible.

Hang items near the ceiling.

  • Hang items from the ceiling.
  • Use hooks, nails and pegboards to hang items.

Get some shelving units.

Get some shelving units. Shelves are the perfect way to utilize space, especially if you have a small home or apartment. You can buy them in all shapes and sizes, so they’re versatile enough to work in any room of your house.

If you have a closet, consider installing shelves on its walls. This will allow you to store items like clothing and shoes where they won’t take up valuable floor space or get in the way when opening and closing doors (which can be difficult when there are items stored against them).

If your pantry has high ceilings or back walls that aren’t being utilized by other storage solutions (such as cabinets), then consider putting up some additional shelving units so that everything has its own place instead of just piling up on top of itself at random points throughout the room!

Consider a platform bed.

A platform bed is a great way to save space. You can add storage under the bed, which is an excellent way to keep clutter out of sight. The mattress itself will take up less room than if you had a traditional box spring and mattress combo, so this option makes sense from both a design perspective and an economic one (you won’t have to replace parts of your bed as often).

Platform beds are also more comfortable than traditional ones because they use flat slats instead of springs or coils for support–and they’re easier on your back! They’re also easier than making an entire frame out of wood: just build two sides (one side should be taller than the other), then lay some slats across them.* If this sounds like too much work for you, try looking into ready-made options like IKEA’s Brimnes Bed Frame ($599).

Use vertical space in your closet.

  • Use a hanging shoe rack.
  • Use a closet organizer.
  • Hang ties on hooks or use a tie rack.
  • Put shoes in bags and hang them on hooks, shelves, or walls (with dividers if you want).

Hang shelves on the walls, including in closets and pantry storage areas.

If you have the right tools and know-how, hanging shelves is easy. Just be sure to use a stud finder to determine where to place them and make sure that they’re level before you start drilling holes in your wall. You can also try to reinforce a shelf by adding extra supports underneath it if it’s too heavy for its location (for example, if it’s above someone’s head).

If possible, install shelving systems that come with brackets so that they don’t require any additional hardware beyond the screws included in their kit.

Store items in bins and buckets, not baskets or shelves with holes that allow things to fall through.

  • Store items in bins and buckets, not baskets or shelves with holes that allow things to fall through.
  • Use containers with lids, so you can keep the dust out.
  • Use clear containers so you can see what is inside them.
  • Stackable containers save space when storing large amounts of items like clothing or toys (and they look nice too).
  • Labeling your storage containers makes it easier to find what you need when it’s time for an emergency clean-up!

Use under-bed storage units for added space efficiency in your bedroom or children’s rooms.

Under-bed storage units are a great way to save space in your bedroom or children’s rooms. These units can be used for anything from toys, games and books to clothes and linens.

Under bed storage units are ideal for any room in your home as they provide an easy way to store items that might otherwise take up valuable floor space. They come in a variety of sizes depending on what you need them for, but all have the same basic design: two pieces of metal framing with a thick canvas fabric stretched over the top piece so that the entire unit slides under your bed when not being used.

Remove excess furniture from smaller rooms, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, and use those spaces for other purposes (such as an office or craft room).

Remove excess furniture from smaller rooms, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, and use those spaces for other purposes (such as an office or craft room).

If you have a guest room that is rarely used and could be better utilized as storage space, consider converting it into a “closet” of sorts where you can store items such as extra linens or seasonal clothing that doesn’t get much use but needs to be kept handy. If you don’t want to convert your guest room into a storage room entirely, consider adding a shelf unit above the bed so that guests will still have somewhere comfortable to sleep when they’re visiting.


We hope these tips have given you some great ideas for how to make the most of your space. It may seem like a lot of work at first, but once you get started it can be fun and rewarding. Plus, if you’re willing to think outside the box a little bit by getting creative with storage solutions or repurposing furniture (like turning an old dresser into a desk), then there are endless possibilities!