One of the biggest problems that most home owners face is that they do not have space for all of the belongings that they own and their homes will often look cluttered and messy simply because they do not have enough storage space. As a solution to this many homeowners will buy extra cupboards and wardrobes to put the things in however this in turn takes up even more space on the ground causing even more clutter in the process. You may look at the beautiful spacious homes that they have in interior design magazines and wish you had a home that was as big and spacious as the ones you see. The truth is however that these homes are no bigger than your own home but they are designed differently making use of the many principles of space and light.
Using interior design principles
You will see that many modern homes that have been designed by professionals have very little clutter lying around. The beautiful homes that you see on television on interior designer shows will also be spacious and clutter free. The secret to these homes is that they are designed to have a lot of hidden storage that would allow the home owner to keep all of their belongings in so that they do not lie around the house. You too could buy some nuts and bolts manufacturers and some small do it yourself tools and build some extra storage in the form of shelves and other hidden storage space. This is different to buying cupboards and wardrobes. You can have furniture with hidden drawers. You could have drawers under your dining table to keep your spoons, forks and pans. If you are going to be doing a lot of do it yourself work, you might also need to buy a drill and some stainless steel decking screws. You might find that they are quite easy to build if you study some tutorials online.The homes in magazines give the illusion that the houses are a lot bigger than they actually are. If you are looking to increase the amount of storage in your home you might want to consider replacing your old furniture with modern furniture that has storage space included within the furniture. You could host a garage sale to sell off all of your old furniture and in turn collect some money buy yourself some new furniture that has storage. In fact, if you cannot afford to buy furniture from a furniture store you might even be able to build your own furniture.