Narrow spaces can be delightful sanctuaries

If you have a Victorian style home with that narrow hallway or your home is on a smaller lot of land you know all about narrow spaces. There are many ways to use these spaces well and create a special space in your home. Here are my top ideas.

  1. Squeeze in more storage - we can never get enough storage space and that shelving unit can be any dimension and still be very useful.

  2. Use of side gardens - often the blind side of the house gets little attention but we forget that we often look onto these spaces. Creating a lush green haven can really make a view go from dull and boring to wow and beautiful.

  3. Working from the edge of a space to edge can provide just enough space for a power room especially when you can build on your lands boundary and push the wall out a metre or so.

    4. Built in furniture can really free up a space. It is a great way to provide more seating an a cosy atmosphere.

  4. The use of mirrors can amplify a space. It reflects the light and makes a space feel bigger.

  5. Light is another trick to make a space feel bigger. If you don’t have windows, skylights are another great idea