One of the most common woes in home design is inadequate size. Many rooms are small or awkwardly laid out, making it difficult and frustrating to furnish said rooms. When decorating an undersized or oddly-shaped room, the most important rule to follow is: use every inch that you have!
Corners are often and unfortunately overlooked in design, while they can be the most useful. We’ve found ingenious solutions to help you whip your home into shape and use your available inches wisely.
In the bathroom:
If you have a tiny powder room, are hankering for a double vanity or sink but don’t have the space, or just want to free up your wall space for something else (a bigger shower? a tub? the possibilities abound), try a corner vanity, sink, or console:
Add a matching corner medicine cabinet for optimal functionality:
Tuck the tub in the corner for a cozy and space-freeing setup:
Many tubs are available in left and right configurations to fit every bathroom:
Put your shower in the corner, complete with angled shower panel, shower seat and shower accessories:
This great seat flips up and out of way when not in use:
Yes, you do have room for a towel warmer:
Even your toilet can fit in the corner!
In the kitchen
You can just put a regular sink in the corner, but that can wastes space and make dishwashing awkward. A specially designed corner sink intended for the space grants you two basins and easier access:
If you’d prefer a regular rectangular sink, choose an apron-front sink so that you don’t have to bend over to reach it better.
Triangular cabinets have gotten smarter and more versatile than ever! Forget Lazy Susans and deep cabinets where everything ends up wedged in the back (so that’s what that smell was!) – these clever solutions make corners useful again.
Around the house
Specially-shaped curio cabinets, bookshelves, display shelves, desks, banquettes, and even hanging bars will help you maximize the space and layout that you have:
Don’t you just love it when everything fits perfectly?
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