In today’s diminishing size of living quarters and office areas alongside the increase of real estate market prices, designers and architects are teaming up to create flexible and innovative space-saving pieces to combat these growing problems. Fortunately, many have designed furniture pieces and other innovations that are flexible, functional, and ideal for modern homes and offices that anyone can access—giving everyone the space they deserve.
That said, here are some of the most functional and efficient space-saving innovations that can make even the tiniest of spaces big, from compact cabinets to ‘down-sizeable’ desks—there’s something for everyone.
A Sliding door
Sliding doors provide limitless possibilities for the diversity of an area. These let you seamlessly divide spaces and create complicated space solutions, making the tiniest homes and offices large by creating large spaces by combining several rooms. Because of the modern trend in apartment dwellings and commercial establishments where builders aimed to build smaller areas for maximum occupancy, adding a sliding door or two has become a popular space-saving innovation.
That’s because traditional hinge doors tend to bulky, taking up too much space, whereas a sliding door can give you the same functions but saves you plenty of space. Additionally, you can add a sliding door system as movable walls, doubling its purpose—saving you twice the space in your home or at the office.
You can make a sliding door more than just a door, helping you make it part of the interior design and part of carefree everyday life, all the while saving you space.
A compact cabinet allows you to organize the equipment you have at home or at the office in a way that’s most convenient for you. Additionally, these storage units come in various mounting solutions, allowing you to place the cabinets anywhere you like. The best part is, you can put it anywhere, even in the little nook beside your work desk or in a small guest bathroom at home.
It’s no secret that storage is necessary to keep houses uncluttered and organized. However, carefully designed storage spaces may also improve the shape and function of your interior space, meaning investing in built-in storage is one of the best purchases you can make.
An example of this is a built-in media unit, which you can use at home. All you need for it is to install a long and low storage cabinet along the walls of your living room. These provide additional storage through the cabinets, giving any space a clean and uncluttered look.
Meanwhile, for small bathrooms at the office, carving out wall spaces for recessed cabinets can work well, allowing you to make the most out of a compact restroom. This storage will enable you to add plenty of bathroom essentials, ranging from soaps to other toiletries you usually need in the office.
Bed and Study Pod
This unique innovation is perfect for compact homes. It follows the platform bed concept that’s relatively common in Asian culture, but combining it with a study pod, creating a bed nook is a genius invention, providing homeowners with a comfy bed alongside a productivity area while saving valuable floor space.
This innovation is ideal for apartment dwellers looking to have more space in their homes without sacrificing comfort and functionality.
Desks that you can Downsize
Down-sizeable desks or drop-leaf desks are excellent space-saving innovations that help you create a workspace at home or add more functional spaces in an office. These desks are usually attached to walls and can be lifted and secured in a position for work and folded down into a shelving unit after the day is over. If the idea sounds appealing to you, you may not even have to buy one as a drop-leaf dining table can suffice and may already be sitting somewhere in your attic or office storage room.
However, if you don’t, you don’t need to worry, as you can easily find these down sizable desks online or at your local home depot stores. Additionally, desks that you can fold into a small cabinet, sometimes referred to as a Murphy desk, is another down-sizeable desk you can consider, allowing you to create extra workspace while giving additional storage.
But with all folding innovations, keep in mind that it’s best for individuals who clear everything away without any issue, so it’s not ideal for people who like having trinkets, stacks of papers, and other clutter on their desks. The space-saving innovations mentioned are perfect for home and office storage, helping you create comfortable, efficient, and clutter-free spaces.