6 Expert Space Saving Ideas

6 Expert Space Saving Ideas

This is a guest blog by Justine Stedman, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors

With more and more of us compromising space for a vibrant inner city lifestyle, it’s hard to imagine that with a few small changes to our living quarters we can not only create more space, but also a more organised way of living.

In this blog, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top space saving tips.

1. Seasonal Storage 

Who doesn’t want a streamline immaculate wardrobe? If yours is bursting at the seams, divide your clothing and accessories into seasons. Just pack away and rotate when required. Space bags, shoe storage boxes and under bed storage boxes are all quick, easy and affordable ways to do this.

2.  Multifunctional furniture 

Investing in multifunctional furniture is one of the smartest ways to free up more space. Beds and ottomans with storage are the most common and easiest to find.

ottoman with storage, handyman magazine,
Ottomans with storage look great and are easy to find. Image: iStock

3 DIY Coffee tables with added storage

Click here to find out how to build these coffee tables with added storage 


3. Dual Purpose Spaces 

Try converting a spare bedroom into both a study area and guest room by using a sofa bed instead of a traditional bed. In the past, finding a sofa bed was limiting, however you no longer have to compromise on style as there are many well designed sofa bed options available.

guest room with study, handyman magazine, Convert a spare bedroom into a study area and room by using a sofa bed 

4. Smart Storage 

Joinery is a significant way to change the way you live and has endless possibilities when it comes to storage. Unused areas can be transformed into functional storage spaces with only a small amount of work, e.g. bench seating built under windows or storage under the staircase.

5. Vertical storage

Why not use walls to create space? Pegboards are flexible and fun and can be used for both practical and display purposes. Regardless of whether you’re hanging cleaning essentials or an ornament arrangement, you can add colour and life to your walls with only a small amount of effort.

6. Floating furniture

Floating shelves are a light, open and seamless way to display items. We love to utilise perspex or glass box shelving to create a sophisticated and interesting way to showcase items you may not have room to display. These can be stagnant or can act as changing artworks within your home. 

DIY floating corner shelves, handyman magazine,

Click here to learn how to build these DIY Floating Corner Shelves


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