Less Is More: Making the Most of a Small Room

Whether you live in a house with compact rooms, rent a studio apartment, or share a space with roommates, finding a place for everything can be difficult. The good news is that you don’t have to skimp on style – or get rid of your stuff – just because you’re short on square footage. From nesting tables to storage units, these tricks are a must for your limited-space place, whether you live in Lehi, UT or another community.

Use Vertical Space

If there’s one thing the Stor’em Self Storage team has learned, it’s how to make the most of every inch of space. We know how limiting small spaces are, but there are plenty of ways to become more efficient at storage – and many of them involve utilizing vertical space. Use your walls in the following ways:

  • Add floating shelves
  • Hang clothes from racks on the ceiling
  • Work at a floating desk attached to the wall
  • Store cooking utensils on magnetic strips on kitchen walls
  • Add storage space to any room with a wall cabinet

The possibilities are endless when you use your walls for extra storage.

Make Wise Furniture Choices 

Maximize space with furniture that serves multiple purposes – or disappears into walls. Try these multi-functional or compact furnishings:

  • Futon
  • Day bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Nesting tables
  • Ottomans and benches with built-in storage
  • Beds with drawers and headboard shelves

Pieces that do double duty allow you to have fewer furnishings, leaving more breathing room.

Take Advantage of Self Storage 

A storage unit allows you to free up premium real estate in your home. If holiday decorations, seasonal clothes and dishes, off-season sports equipment, or a large collection make living in a small space even more challenging, a storage unit just might save the day. You’ll have the peace of mind with self storage’s security features, and your home will be tidy and clutter-free as well. Plus, you’ll have easy access to your things when you need them.

Stor’em Self Storage helps renters and homeowners optimize the rooms in their homes. Whether you struggle to cook in a tiny kitchen, need a more efficient home office, or want to squeeze more space from your bedroom, our storage units can help. Contact us online or by phone to reserve a unit in Lehi, UT or another community in the Greater Salt Lake area.