The UK has seen a huge rise in house prices over the last decade with properties soaring in value by around 90%. This rise has unfortunately priced a lot of people out of moving home so ensuring that you make the most of the space you have available is vital.
Follow these simple space planning tips to help:
The layout of your bedroom can have an impact on your quality of sleep, so placing the bed in the best place is vital to ensure a good night’s rest.
Tip: A double bed should be accessible from either side so place it in the centre of the room with clear access.
If you don’t have a built-in wardrobe then this is probably the next largest piece of furniture that will be present in your room – you need to place it somewhere that has enough space to get dressed in front of but without getting in the way.
Tip: Avoid placing it directly in front of the window – blocking out a natural light source will make your room seem smaller.
Chest of drawers are great for additional storage for small items and clothes that don’t need to be hung in a wardrobe – they’re also great for placing mirrors or lamps on top of too!
Tip: Remember you’ll need full access to the drawers so leave enough clearance at the front in order to open.
Everyone needs somewhere to put important items before bed and you want somethings within easy reach of the bed – a good book, glasses or your mobile phone.
Tip: A bedside table shouldn’t impact on the room too much – just because you have the space, bigger isn’t always better.
It can be nice to include additional seating in your bedroom in case friends come over or you want somewhere to throw your clothes at the end of the day.
Tip: Make sure that you leave enough space to be able to manoeuvre around easily and still open wardrobes or drawers.