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Smart DIY Design Ideas For Your Small Space

There’s a common thinking that having a small prefabricated home won’t give you a lot of space for your items. However, that is only true when you are not able to maximize the space of your house.

Luckily, there are plenty of space maximizing ideas (or hacks) that you can do by yourself without having to consult a home design expert.

Here are some of the design ideas that you may do by yourself for your small space.

1. Invest in multi-function furniture.

It’s definitely a good idea to invest in furniture with more than one use because it doesn’t only save space but also helps you save money.

A good example of this is a pull-out bed/couch since it can be used by a single person or family, and can be easily pushed back and kept on the wall.

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2. Put baskets under the table.

Having a table takes up a lot of space in your home with unutilized space under it. But since it is an important item in the house, you must come up with ways to maximize space without disposing of it.

Install small baskets underneath the table so you can place your office supplies, cables, and even extension cords under your desk. Additionally, doing so would de-clutter your table and look more organized.

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3Install drawer slides.

Installing sliding drawers under the cabinets, tables, shelves, or beds can really help you maximize your space.

For example, you can install drawer slides to let you pull the bin out easily when you need to throw some waste and hide it inside the cabinet when you don’t have to use it.

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4. Install a pegboard.

When a peg board is pinned on the wall inside your home, it will allow you to hang several baskets and place your kitchen tools, office supplies, and other items in an organized and space-saving manner.

5. Maximize the corners.

The corners of your house are something that is often overlooked. When in fact, you can actually use this space to put shelves for books or other ornaments. You can also put rods and hang your clothes, or put furniture that fits the corner.

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6. Use ladders to dry your clothes.

Having a ladder hanging inside the house may sound and look weird, but just in case you don’t have any space to air or dry out your clothes, you can try doing this. Not only does it save space, but also allow you to decorate the ladder to match the design of your house.

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7. Avoid using dark colors.

Using dark colors is not advised, as it makes the room appear a lot smaller than it really is. If dark colors are your thing, then strike a balance between the light and dark colors such as painting your walls using a dark color and using white or similar shades for your furniture.

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There are a lot more space ideas or hacks that you can try out to make the most out of the space that you have in your small house. In addition to that, you can also try to customize everything according to your liking!

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