Check out what one of our floor fitters done with a small space underneath the staircase! Clever and innovative ways on how to utilise space has become a recent trend in the home interiors world.

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The new tiny home trend has arrived in 2020. What is most delightful and satisfying is the use of very square inch and the clever use of small spaces. Whether you live in a small or large home, you can still grab a few innovative ideas to transform your home and make the most of the space you have!

Use Your Empty Walls

No matter the size, every home has atleast four walls. The walls are the home’s number one interior assett that is less likely to be utilised. A blank wall is fantastic for hanging your pictures, but can be used for so much more. 

  • Build tall bookshelves for extra storage
  • Install hooks and hang your bike on the wall
  • Try a living wall planter in order to have plants without taking up any table or floor space for pots
  • Hang extra pieces of furniture like fold-up chairs and tables. 

Make More Use of Your Furniture

Picking furniture for your small space can be challenging but why not combine to uses into one? For example, instead of putting an end table next to your sofa, consider using a pretty side chair. That way it can double as extra seating when you have guests. Instead of a coffee table, use a bench that can double as a seating area, that also has storage inside. That way you get a table, seating, and storage all in one. And the biggest one, swapping your double bed for a fold out sofa bed, just as comfy but half the space! 

Let there be light

A small space can appear larger with the right lighting. Allowing natural light shine in through the windows, also use additional lighting throughout your space to bring in some warmth to your room. If you don’t have the space for standing lamps, choose lighting options that don’t take up much space, like string lights, wall sconces, or pendant lighting.

Get rid of stuff

The biggest benefit from living in a small space is that it makes you organise your belongings and bringing down the amount you keep in your home. Overcrowding a space can really make it feel smaller than it really is so editing down the objects you keep in your home can expand the space and you get rid of the things that don’t really serve a purpose in your home, making the space very effecient. 

Use large rugs

Decorating a small space is all about tricking the eye into seeing more than there really is. When you use small rugs in a small space, you see—and think—small. Decorating with large rugs, however, give a sense of grandeur and the feeling of a larger room. Ultimately, the shape of a room and the furniture within it will dictate the best size rug to purchase, but always aim to go as big as you can.

 

 

 


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Gavin Reid 18/08/20

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We recently had First Floors install laminate flooring in our lounge and hallway and are absolutely delighted with the final result! It has been finished to a high standard with great attention to detail.

Having had a rough idea of what we were looking for, David helped find the perfect flooring for both rooms.

We were booked in quickly and kept informed throughout the process.

We would definitely recommend and use again.

Christine Sharp 23/08/20

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Wee have recently had a new laminate floor laid in our upstairs hall. We are very happy with the result and feel the level of workmanship and finishing detail was excellent

Chris Milne 30/08.20

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Excellent service from first point of contact. Staff took time to discuss and review options, then worked to suitable timescale based around my schedule.
Work completed on time and to a very high standard, delighted with results.

Ainsely Meldrum 10/09/20

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Honestly so chuffed with my new floor. Everyone has been so helpful especially after I ran into issues on my end and had to delay getting my skirting on - everyone I spoke to has been so flexible, the joiner who fit the floor was really pleasant and quick too. Highly recommend!