In this economy, many people are choosing to stay in their homes and are willing to deal with less than adequate spaces in return for manageable mortgage payments. While it was popular a few years ago to use creative financing and buy what was considered bigger and better homes regardless of whether or not it was a smart financial move, today it is considered wise to be financially savvy in every way possible to ensure a brighter economic future for your family.
Many complaints about scaled-down homes center around two important areas: the kitchen and the lavatory. Home improvement stores do a brisk business selling wall storage systems for pantries and closets and cabinets and shelves for small bathroom storage.
These simple products can make major improvements by providing organizational solutions to many common problems by increasing the existing space possibilities. Consider using a light-colored paint on the walls and ceiling to create an unbroken backdrop to your furnishings. Neutral colors most always complement any room and make it look larger and also provide the perfect opportunity to use bright bold colors to accent the room. Towels and floor rugs can really make a room pop when used in the proper way to add interest to a lavatory.
Use a pedestal sink whenever possible to do away with heavy fixtures and give the illusion of more space in a lavatory. A tasteful mirror perhaps accented with matching sconces on either side creates a focal point that is pleasing to the eye but not cluttered when you enter the room. Baskets are a good decorating accessory because they can be placed on the floor and still make the room look ordered and crisp. Wicker baskets are an especially lovely choice and give a lacey look to the room while providing places to hold towels, makeup, and paper products such as toilet tissue, cotton balls, and facial tissues.
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