If you are like most people, you wish you had more room in your home. You wish you had space for storage, an extra chair, or cute knick-knacks. But have you ever thought “out of the box”—the box of seeing only 4 walls?
The best way to maximize space is to take advantage of your “fifth wall,” the floor!
Floor space takes specific shapes and patterns and can be utilized in other ways than for walking. Check out the following advice for making the most of your floors.
- Choose the right furniture: Tables, specifically dining room tables, do not have to be huge, stealing valuable space from your flooring, especially if you aren’t using it. Purchase compact dining sets that tuck into themselves, saving you flooring space. The same goes for furniture. Select pieces that fit the contours of the room and seat a realistic number of people. Multi-purpose furniture, such as a sleep couch, is also a good idea.
- Make use of corners: Often times people don’t use the corners of their home. We figure nothing can fit there, right? Think again. When wall space is at a premium, making use of the space where a wall and carpet meets is important. Corner cabinets that match your flooring are ideal for storage.
- Underneath Storage: The space between the floor and the bottom of your bed is typically large and only gathering dust. Use this flooring space for storage. You can place things in boxes or purchase small storage units.
- Stylish Storage: Remember that although it’s nice to have floor space, certain rooms don’t need as much. Purchasing baskets or moving storage carts can be placed in various areas around the home for additional storage.
As you are considering your floor space, consider the quality of your floor. Johnson Carpet One has been serving the Grand Rapids, MI area since 1954. We specialize in tile, carpet, hardwood, vinyl and laminate flooring. With the best array of products to choose from and a history you can count on, Johnson Carpet One is the first stop for all your flooring needs.