Facing a serious space crunch due to that oddly placed table or sofa? Then you need to rethink your strategy and do a re-jig of the home. Furniture organization is extremely important for proper space utilization. It helps in freeing up valuable space and also aids in easy upkeep to lend a cleaner look. Also, helps in achieving an uninterrupted flow through the available space.
However, the question popping up in your mind must be where and how to start. That’s why we have some section wise tips lined up for you.
Your living room is probably the most used and occupied area all day long. If you are constantly bumping into furniture while making your way, then it calls for some measures. Take note of all furniture with sharp corners. Trade in your square or rectangular coffee table for a round one. It will help you seat more guests and help in easy maneuverability. Instead of hefty chairs go for low height stools that will take lesser space or even be tucked under the couch if possible. Go for the multi-utility couch which can be used as a lounge or turn into a bed if desired.
Since the bedroom is mostly used at night, it very important that there are no hindrances along or in front of the doorway leading to the exit or the bathroom. As this can even lead to injury when one gets up in the dark. Spare a minimum of 28 inches of space on either side of the bed. Try to place your wardrobes either in caves or in a corner where it does not obstruct free flow.
Your door might be the main culprit for space crunch in the bathroom. Swap your swinging door for a much compact and usable pocket door. Pocket doors slide into wall niches so they free up the considerable amount of space that goes waste in swing doors. You can use this space for placing small cabinets with sink. The same applies for the shower where a sliding glass door will do wonders instead of a swinging one.
The kitchen work requires one to make quick movements from one counter to another. Hence, a minimum of 40 inches between opposite counters is a must for optimal maneuverability. No obstacle should be placed between the hob or stove and the pathway to the dining area to facilitate quick exit in case of kitchen fires.
Although the dining room is used essentially just for sitting and eating, not having the correct organization can have serious space implications. Leave a minimum of 30 inches between the dining room chairs and any wall so provide easy access. Again, avoiding sharp corners is the key here. Select dining tables with rounded edges or even oval or round tabletops. This will not only solve the problem of bumping but also offer flexible seating in case of extra visitors.
In the case of a serious space issue, go for tables that can be mounted on the walls and can fold down when not in use. These flexible tables also come with smart extensions to increase seating capacity.