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15 Small Space Solutions

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Small apartment getting you down? Luckily some nifty people have come up with a few very clever tricks and we’re excited to share these 15 small space solutions with you. Be prepared to be amazed! If you put some of these ideas into practice and we’re sure your small house/flat/room will be transformed with tardis like magic overnight.

 

1. Don’t over sink it

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself over tap storage

Busy counter tops are a thing of the past! We think this is so clever, and would make a very useful addition. We even think it could be made yourself as a simple DIY project! Maybe there’ll be a tutorial in the future… you’ll have to stay tuned!

2. Sneaky iron storage

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself fold in ironing board iron

Sick of the sight of your ironing board? Remind you of chores and boredom? Why not tuck it away in a slide out drawer? Who knows, maybe the sliding novelty will make ironing more bearabble!

3. Lego to legone

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself hiding kids toys storing easy

We all know that the most painful thing in the world HANDS DOWN is stepping on lego. In fact, we’ve even heard it kills 3 people a year. [statistics may be made up]

To save yourself and your loved ones, here’s a neat solution. This play mat provides a place for your child to build as many lego cities he likes, while allowing you to sweep them away in the blink of an eye… c’est la vie. We think you could totally make one too! Just layer two circles onto each other, and sew around the perimeter an inch from the edge, and then two inches in from this. Leave a gap in your cirlces, and pull some rope through this, to make a pully. And ta-da!

4. Game over

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself games console controllers storage

When game time’s over just stash away your controller with this handy velcro addition.

 

5. Iron Cram 2

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself fold up ironing board laundry cupboard

All your ironing needs in one cupboard. Who knew you could buy fold away ironing boards? Spread the word! It’s an ironing board revolution

6.  Tuck it under

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself tuck away table chairs

We like things neat and pleasing to the eye here at The Handy Mano, which is why we think this design is super cool, not to mention space saving!

 

7. Art you can eat off

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself pictutre photo painting also table folding

Who knew that framed art work and a folding tables went so hand in hand?

 

8. Perfect stowaway

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself hide away bed tuck

Layered flooring is a great way to create extra space, and create perhaps the comfiest sofa bed.

 

9.  Ping Pong at your fingertips

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself ping pong door table

This way if you’re in an argument with someone you can slam the door AND start playing ping pong… with yourself…. or just keep batting balls into the wind… no judgement here…

10. Reels on wheels

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself moving divider tv shelves

This acts as a bookshelf, TV stand and room divider all in one! Don’t lie, we know you’re impressed.

 

11. Raising the platform

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself raised platform bedroom

A different take on hack number 8… we want to see if you’re paying attention.

 

12. Fake it til you make it

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself painting table side table

Save yourself from the bulk of real legs by just painting fake ones on! Warning: the same concept can not be applied to everything…

13.  Hideaway Island

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself kitchen unit island fold away

Add some extra space in your kitchen and tuck it away when you’re not using it.

 

14. Walk in wardrobe

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself walk in cupboard under bed

Aways dreamed of a perfect walk in wardrobe? Who knew all you had to do was raise up your bed and voila!

15. Stairway to storage heaven

thehandymano the handy mano mano manomano small space solutions diy do it yourself storage in stairs

All those unused nooks and crannies under your stairs will be a thing of the past with this neat storage solution.

 

We hope these 15 small space solutions helped you restore some order in your house and reclaim some space. Struggling particularly with counter top space? Why not check out this DIY and add counter top space with only a chopping board. If you’re still desperate for more space saving solutions, don’t worry! We have a whole other article for you to get lost in.

 

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