5 ways to gain space in projects as interior designers


Space has always been a key aspect of the interior design of a house. Almost always more space is needed than is available and there are usually problems to fit any of the furniture in the imagined layout.

For interior designers, playing with space is one of the important skills to achieve a creative project in a space, sometimes, smaller than you want.

Even so, there are different ways to gain breadth in a specific area. Today there are solutions to obtain more efficient homes regardless of their size, just taking advantage of the elements we already have to make them usleless. Let’s see some examples.


1.Use the height of the corridor to create a loft


Sometimes it happens that the height of roofs of a house is high enough to create a loft with which to gain some extra meters.

This idea can be executed in different ways, depending on the height of the corridor and the needs that are required, for example, an open room or a corner for storing objects.


2. Take advantage of the space under the bed


There are furniture that occupy much of the physical space of a room and, however, can be reused more than we imagine. An example of this is the bed, which has a space below that is not usually used.

There are many ways to gain space using the bottom hole of the bed. You can install drawer units where you can store your bedding, or take advantage of the space to turn it into a shoe rack. A good alternative is also to use this space to store clothes that are not used according to the season of the year.


3. Place appliances inside cabinets


As interior decorators one of the solutions that we have made several times to gain more space in the kitchen is to locate the appliances in cabinets.

There are appliances such as the washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, among others, which occupy a large space. Placing them inside a closet helps us gain meters in the kitchen or laundry room.


4. Create built-in libraries


Those people interested in reading want to see their copies a beautiful piece of furniture that decorates their home. Even so, this type of furniture reduces space due to the depth that books need to be placed.

However, if we opt for built-in libraries we will gain walkable space since we will be saving this depth, which is ideal to gain a few meters more.

5. Make use of sliding doors


The opening movement of conventional doors is a limitation with respect to space and adjacent furniture, which must provide those centimeters of space that need for opening.

As interior decorators, if we choose sliding doors we will be, again, taking advantage of the space on the walls to gain useful meters in our home and to have more practical and spacious spaces.