5 Ways to Save Space When Building a House

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When planning to build the perfect home, it’s important to think about what you might need for the long-term; and for many homes and lifestyles, this is often storage and space-saving opportunities. As your home life grows and you settle into your new house, it’s inevitable that you’re going to need to save space as much as possible to keep your home useable, bright, and open. 

With this in mind, here are five space-saving ideas when building a house. 

1) Go Open Plan

One helpful design feature you can use for space-saving is going open plan for your main living space. The fewer walls you have to think about, the more you can utilize one open space with creative design choices and have more room to work with. It can also help your home to feel (and look) a lot bigger than it actually is, especially if you welcome in natural light and brighter colors. 

2) Install Sliding Doors

When you’re dealing with a smaller space, doorways can be a big issue. Not only do you have to think about what you can and can’t place around a room in terms of furniture because of where a door is positioned, but you then also have to think about leaving room for the door to open and close fully. 

Sliding doors take away all of that worry and allow for a practical and modern design feature that isn’t going to take up space. Whether it’s sliding wardrobe doors, sliding doors from room to room, or a sliding main door to your garden, it’s certainly a beneficial feature. You can even improve this by opting for auto sliding doors to make your home more user-friendly and fitted with the latest automatic door technology. 

3) Implement Lots of Storage 

Storage is going to be extremely beneficial to a home when you’re trying to save space. You should think about storage potential with everything you build, whether it’s under-stair storage, more creative kitchen hacks, storage cupboards, and more. 

4) Be Creative with Stairways

Just like normal doorways as opposed to auto sliding doors, traditional stairways can take up a lot of space and often compromise what you can do with a room if they’re in an awkward position. You could think about an alternative such as spiral staircases, which take up less room, floating stairs to create a smaller stairwell, or simply thinking more strategically about where you place the stairs so you can still use the room easily. 

5) Install Skylights

Windows can compromise the ability to fill a room just as much as doors can, so if you’re thinking about where to place your windows, skylights may be a good option. This leaves you plenty of wall space free without having to worry about blocking a window and also invites in a healthy source of light for your space. Combined with glass panels for your doors, like Autoslide automatic sliding doors, this can create an extremely bright room with clearer views outside.