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How to Capitalise on Available Space

How To / February 3,2013

If you are lucky enough to have your own space, whether it is your home, an office, or a parking spot, you'd be wise to make the most of every inch of it. The following is a look at some of the many ways you may be able to capitalise on your available space.

 

Improve your storage

Regardless of how large or small a space you have to work with, your storage in there is crucial if you are any chance of fully capitalising on the space you have available. You will need to have somewhere to store everything, as well as a system for keeping it all organised, and if you are stuck for ideas you should have no problem finding some inspiration online.

 

Upgrade your furniture

Whether you have a small balcony, a tiny office or a large shop front, it is vital that you have the right furniture, because the right furniture can make it a whole lot easier to get full use out of the space. Multifunction pieces are particularly useful, such as sofas that can turn into beds, or lounges that include storage drawers underneath them, so if you are still working with old, cumbersome furniture, it might be time you upgraded.

 

Rent it out

A smart way to capitalise on any extra space you have is to rent it out, because there are often people looking to rent even extremely small spaces. Whether you have a garage at home that sits empty or an office space you only use for five days a week, consider renting it, because you could be making money off the space during times it would normally sit empty.

 

Get creative

Even though a room may look full, there is often still plenty of space available. However, you might just need to get a little creative in order to find a way to use it. There is almost always space behind doors, in corners or on the walls and ceilings, so whether you are looking for storage space or places to display your art, get creative. If you are stuck for ideas, there is no shortage of inspiration online.

 

Use it

The best way to capitalise on the spaces you have, whether it is your home, office or otherwise, is to use them as much as you possibly can. If you run your own business, consider having more than one shift at your workplace, or if you have a spare room in your home, turn it into a yoga studio or reading nook, or take up some other hobby you can do in that space. However you choose to capitalise on the spaces you have, make sure they are rarely ever left sitting empty or unused. The more you can get out of the resources you have, the more successful you are likely to be, so whether you are running a business or a household, find every way you can to capitalise on all your available spaces.

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