For those that haven’t come across this term before, the ‘dead space’ in a home is anywhere that has nothing going on. No furniture. No lighting. No shelving. It has no purpose and that means it adds nothing. This is about as far from the ideal situation as possible, which is why we have come up with some amazing tips and tricks to help you better use the dead space in your home.
That doesn’t mean you have to, of course. After all, there is nothing wrong with having a minimalist vibe or a bit of emptiness. But there may be some spaces in your house that you wish you could do more with, and that is what our list could help you with.
Under The Stairs
It is one of the most underused – certainly misused – spaces in a home. We all tend to have a cupboard under the stairs, but we just throw anything under there without care or thought. It’s like sweeping things under the rug. Instead of it being a black hole of mess, we suggest you use pull out compartments to keep things organized and a little more exciting.
Bathrooms are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to hoarding dead space, and in a room where we all have so many bits and bobs and lotions and potions to store. But the blueprint for an amazing bathroom is all about exploring space, which is where the end of your bath comes in. See if you can have a bespoke cabinet put in. It could be open shelving or hidden drawers; either way, it will work wonders for you.
A lot of people have space in their eaves that they don’t use. Even more, have attics that they can’t really access. But a quick stop at the Roofing Superstore to pick up a loft hatch with a ladder attached could change all that, especially when there is no space for stairs. Now you could hide away an extra bedroom, or create an office where the kids cannot disturb you. Simple.
The bedroom is one of those rooms where dead space is thought about a lot and because of that most of the dead space gets used. Mirrors, dressing tables, wardrobes, pictures. But what about the bottom of your bed? Dressers don’t always have to be against the wall and below the window. Instead, get yourself a lovely high footboard and put a table against it, with all your bits and bobs. If nothing more, it will make your room look extremely luxurious.
In Your Windows
We all have windows in our homes. It is what stops a house from being a cave. But we rarely make the effort to address the space in our windows. We don’t think we can touch that dead space, but you totally can with an amazing window seat. For example, you could put a bench seat into your bay windows to add a new dimension. It could even have built in storage to give it an extra purpose. Bedroom, living room, kitchen, halfway up the stairs. Wherever you want to make a leading reading nook.