10 Fantastic space saving ideas to make the most of less space


Not everybody can afford lavish homes with loads of space available. Compact flats are obviously sought after due to nuclear families and dependency on home loans. Moreover in existing homes, despite the availability of space, increasing family members result in lesser space for individuals. How do you compromise where living space is concerned?

Easy!! You innovate and create the most unique space saving ideas. This won’t make your home look untidy and will also provide you ample space for storage. This is a compilation of DIYs and space saving ideas that show you how to utilize space.

1 Towel rack behind the bath room door

Most bathrooms are small. The best way to hang your towels while bathing is behind the door. Just set up a rack there and you’re done.

Towel rack behind the bath room door

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2 Conceal your garbage bin

You can’t hope to have a kitchen large enough to match your living room now can you? But then where do you stash your garbage? Well! You simply stash it away in a good looking cabinet which provides you space for an angular tilt out garbage bin. Even if you can’t make them, you can certainly buy them.

Conceal your garbage bin

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3 Corner shelves

Known as corners or corner shelves, these are excellent space savers. You can easily purchase them in different shapes and sizes. Stack books, make an altar or even place curios.

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4 Use the back of your Kitchen door

One of the best space saving ideas. You can set up narrow width shelves against your kitchen door and that would give you fantastic storage space for condiments and packaged foods. It could even be your mini pantry.

Use the back of your Kitchen door

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5 Floating nightstand or bedside table

If your bedroom is small and lacks space for a bedside table, then try this out. It’s a floating bed side table that is attached to the wall. When you have no width then use height.

Floating nightstand or bedside table

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6 Skinny table

Skinny tables placed behind and running along the length of your sofa is a great space saving hack that will enable your guests to place their personal items, cups of coffee and drinks.

Skinny table

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7 Skinny console table

A skinny console table is ideal for placing in narrow corridors, living rooms or alongside staircases. You can also purchase lampshades that are big enough to fit on it giving your compact home an aesthetic look.

Skinny console table

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8 Skinny plate rack

This is a cool DIY which creates ample if not extra space for plates. If you observe closely it’s much better than a regular storage rack for plates as it uses good height to fit a number of items.

Skinny plate rack

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9 Sofa perch

This is an ingenious invention that makes great side mini tables to pace drinks and coffee. A sofa perch can be placed on either arm of your sofa as well as the smaller couches.

Sofa perch

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10 Half Table

The half table makes a fantastic furniture piece for small homes. You could place it before a staircase or even in your bedroom as a dresser. With these space saving ideas where space won’t be a problem.

 Half Table

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Andrew Alpin